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Hygiene Operative (Dayshift) - Marybank

We are looking to recruit a dayshift Hygiene Operative to join our team on a permanent basis at Marybank.

Please complete and return the attached Application_Form or send your CV and Cover Letter to workwithus@scottishsalmon.com.

Hygiene Operative (Dayshift)

Location: Marybank, Stornoway (what3words Location Code: ///recover.coherent.partly*)

Salary: £19,683.30 per annum (based on 35 guaranteed hours)

Entitled to overtime for hours worked over 40 (paid at x1.5 Monday to Saturday and x2 Sunday)

Hours: Mon-Fri, guaranteed 35 core hours per week exclusive of unpaid breaks

May be required to work up to 40 hours per week depending on the needs of the business

Contract Type: Permanent

The Opportunity:

We are looking to recruit a dayshift Hygiene Operative to ensure that our communal and office spaces are maintained to a high standard. Our Hygiene Operatives are key to achieving our ambition to be recognised as Scotland’s leading fresh food business.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Domestic Cleaning: Cleaning and maintaining staff welfare facilities, communal areas and office spaces. Duties include sweeping and mopping floors, dusting, loading and unloading dishwasher, replenishing amenities, sanitising touch points, cleaning toilets and changing rooms.
  • Laundry Duties: Collecting, organising and maintaining laundry to SSC’s hygiene standards for Processing, Harvest and the Smokehouse.
  • Absence Cover: Cover of sickness and holidays which may require earlier or later starts/finish times.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to enhancing the working environment by sharing knowledge and ideas to drive positive changes in your team.

Your Skills & Experience:


  • Displays positive and hardworking attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable working across multiple tasks
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Actively follows policies & procedures
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Has an eye for detail to ensure quality and accuracy 


  • Experience working in a food processing environment
  • Basic/Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate  
  • An understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace

The Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, with regular reviews, we offer many other benefits including:

  • 31 days holiday per annum
  • Holiday buy & sell scheme
  • Friends & family referral scheme
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • Cycle to work & retail discount schemes
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical Illness Cover – also for your spouse or partner
  • Occupational health service
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Annual company Christmas gift – side of smoked salmon

The Company:

  • Part of the Bakkafrost Group
  • 600+ UK employees
  • We sell to over 26 countries around the world
  • We are an internationally recognised pioneer in Aquaculture
  • Sustainability is at the core of all of our activities

With our head office in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, we breed, rear and process superior salmon exclusively in the pristine waters of the Scottish Western Highlands and Islands.

Our customers appreciate our product quality, service excellence and provenance guarantee. We are also the proud recipients of multiple industry awards recognising our commitment to Scotland, our industry and employees.

How To Apply:

Please complete and return the attached Application_Form or send your CV and Cover Letter to workwithus@scottishsalmon.com.

Please note, applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the advert will close once the successful candidate has been appointed.

Important Information:

Please note, applicants will be required to complete a background check via Experian as part of pre-employment checks. All applicants must also be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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