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“We Operate with Passion, Expertise, Pride, Commitment and a ‘Can Do’ Attitude.”

In September 2015 Tropical Marine Centre was formally awarded the Investors in People award, the first UK aquatics wholesaler to achieve this standard.  

We are very proud to achieve this nationally recognised standard and have a culture where Pride, Passion, Expertise, Commitment and a ‘Can Do’ attitude from our people to our customers and to our business, comes first. 

If you share our values we could be the company for you!  We actively recruit colleagues who believe in, and can demonstrate, our key values.  We expect every person within Tropical Marine Centre to be able to demonstrate these values and foster an environment where we all work together for the greater success of our business. 

Does this resonate with you? If so, there are many different opportunities at TMC, with offices in Bristol, Manchester, London and Lisbon, Portugal.

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FISH-HOUSE ASSISTANT (Part-time) CHORLEYWOOD FHA/CWD September 25 2020 December 07 2020 Open/Close
Job description

Fish House Assistants are critical to the daily operations of our marine livestock business.  We are inviting applications from those who would be interested in applying for a part-time role in our fish-house.    This role has come about to support social distancing rules and maintain good health & safety practices within our fish-house and at the same time sensibly manage the welfare, sales and maintenance operations required.  

We are now looking for 2 people to undertake the following fixed hours:

  1. Working 3 days per week every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7am-4pm
  2. Working 3 days per week every Saturday, Sunday & Monday 7am-4pm

The responsibilities will include but are not exhaustive to:

  • feeding fish & inverts
  • tank cleaning - fish algae’s
  • making boxes
  • filter bag/cartridge cleaning maintenance using acid & bleach
  • end of day washdowns
  • box-room housekeeping
  • livestock shipment acclimation (as and when required, working times will be agreed in advance)
  • quarantine room housekeeping
  • other FH duties as advised by FHM
  • packing orders


Desirable Competencies

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Hands on approach
  • Attention to Detail
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm essential

We are looking for a reliable self-starter, someone who brings enthusiasm to the role and can support strong morale during their shift.  This role will require additional days to be worked on occasion to help support holiday cover.  This role reports into the Fish-House Manager and we are looking for an immediate start. This role attracts a salary at national minimum wage. 

FISH-HOUSE ASSISTANT (Maternity cover support) BRISTOL BRI/MCover November 27 2020 December 09 2020 Open/Close
FISH-HOUSE ASSISTANT (Maternity cover support)
Job description



We Are looking for a flexible individual who is looking for full-time work and able to work between our fish-house and drive a van to our head office in Chorleywood to collect supplies.  This is a one-year temporary contract to support maternity cover arrangements at our Bristol facility.


Fish House Assistants are critical to the daily operations of our Livestock business.  You would be working as part of a very busy team in our modern fish holding facilities.  General daily duties will include assisting with feeding, tank maintenance, handling livestock and packing orders in the Fish-House. During the working week, this individual would also be required to support the logistics of our fish supplies from Hertfordshire. Duties will include the ability to drive a van, therefore candidates we request candidates only apply if they hold a full UK driver’s license and are comfortable driving a transit van.


Contracted working hours are Monday to Friday (45 hours per week / shift rota), due to the nature of dealing with Livestock, business flexibility in hours is essential and some evening and weekend work is required. The successful candidate should have an interest in aquatics or animal care, and be enthusiastic, hard-working, and eager to learn all aspects of fish husbandry. Full-training and support is given, we are looking for a January 2021 start.


Desirable Competencies

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Hands on approach
  • Attention to Detail
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm essential
  • Self -managing and strong time management
  • Aquatic experience (advantageous, but not essential)

Starting date: January 2021                           Salary starting at national minimum wage.

If you are looking for a challenging position in a stimulating environment, please send your CV (including current salary) to: Nina Potter, Tropical Marine Centre, Solesbridge Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD35SX or   email: [email protected]

WAREHOUSE / CASH & CARRY ASSISTANT CHORLEYWOOD CWD/CCA December 22 2020 January 03 2021 Open/Close
Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic customer focused individual to join our warehouse and Logistics team, based in the warehouse and Cash and Carry areas at our Chorleywood site. Candidates should have strong warehousing experience and good customer service skills.

Brief Job Description

You will be dealing with all aspects of a Cash and Carry operation including dealing with calling customers on site.  You will need to pick/pack and arrange customer orders on overnight parcel services and couriers on a day to day basis. You will also be assisting with any daily warehouse tasks that are required. The role also requires the need to do some driving jobs delivering/collecting from customers and suppliers from time to time.

Key Responsibilities

Picking / packing both dry and frozen customer orders

Arranging collections for overnight couriers

Driving company vans to make collection/deliveries

Using our stock control computer system

Stock taking

Booking in supplier deliveries

General Housekeeping of the warehouse


Desirable Competencies

Customer focus

Good interpersonal skills

Team player

Organised and manages time well

FLT – Counterbalance/Flexi license (advantageous)

Attention to detail (essential)

Full clean driving Licence (essential)

Aquatic experience and product knowledge (advantageous)


Hours of Work

Monday – Friday (8-5pm or 7.30-4.30pm) start date:  a.s.a.p.