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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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Job description

TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A CAREER -  Full and Part-Time Opportunities

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 marine livestock holding facilities. General duties include assisting with tank maintenance, feeding, handling livestock, and dealing with customers in the Fish-House.  The role is varied and may occasionally involve driving one of our vehicles to collect livestock shipments from the airport and unpacking and acclimating livestock shipments in our quarantine room.

Full-time contracted working hours are 45 hours per week and due to the nature of dealing with Livestock and the current requirement for social distancing, business flexibility in hours is essential and evening and weekend work is required on a rolling shift rota. We can aslo accommodate part-time hours monday - friday.   The successful candidate should have an interest in aquatics or animal care, and be enthusiastic, hard-working with attention to detail, and eager to learn all aspects of marine livestock husbandry. Full training is provided. 

We also have opportunities for those looking for part-time working hours, primary responsibilities would be cleaning the tanks and feeding our marine animals.  Get in touch and let us know what sort of hours between 7am - 6pm you'd be interested in and which days are suitable.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Livestock acclimation
  • Hands on maintenance of the fish-house systems
  • Feeding livestock and fish welfare
  • Tank cleaning
  • Picking and packing of livestock in a timely manner, for sales deliveries and calling customers
  • Supporting calling customers
  • Fish-house housekeeping duties
  • Feeding at weekends (half day - rota basis)

Key skills required include:

  • Willingness to get involved, take ownership, and work on your own initiative is important.
  • Hands on approach to tasks and situations
  • Flexibility to adapt to sudden changes
  • Work to deadlines and support critical pinch points, so that our livestock welfare standards are maintained.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Aquatic experience and product knowledge (advantageous)
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm essential

Hours of Work:  Fish-house shifts will include early starts and late finishes including weekend support on a rota basis.  We can accommodate an immediate start.


Salary starts at national minimum wage with monthly shift attendance allowance payments.  If you are looking for a challenging position in a stimulating environment, working with marine animals please send your CV referencing CWD/FHA to: 


[email protected] or post to TMC Chorleywood, Solesbridge Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD35SX

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, to join our team. The ideal candidate would exhibit strong experience in delivering a good service to our internal and external customers. We are a Marine Livestock business and as such time is critical to our shipments, as is the quality and care of our goods in transit. This customer focused individual will be based in the warehouse and Cash and Carry areas at our Chorleywood site. Candidates should have strong driving experience and good customer service skills. This role would suit someone who is familiar with driving for extended periods and experience picking up and delivering shipments to the airports would be useful.

Brief Job Description

A key part of the role is the weekly collection and delivery of our marine animals and dry goods from Heathrow airport to our head office in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. You could be dealing with all aspects of collections from the airport and in particular deliveries to our customers on our assigned courier runs. You may also be assisting with any daily warehouse tasks from time to time when required. This role fits into our Logistics team.

Key responsibilities include:

· airport deliveries and collections of livestock, including dealing with necessary paperwork.

· Inter-site deliveries and collections

· Local / non-local customer and supplier deliveries and collections

· Operation of our Counterbalance Forklift Trucks

· Demands of the role and livestock business may require the successful candidate to be flexible with start and finish times.

· Warehouse duties

Key skills required include:

· Willingness to get involved, take ownership, and work on your own initiative is important.

· Hands on approach to tasks and situations

· Flexibility to adapt to sudden changes

· Work to deadlines and manage critical pinch points, so that our livestock arrives as quickly as possible

· Positive ‘can do’ attitude

· Excellent customer service

· Ability to communicate professionally, in the best interests of the company

· Building good relationships with key personnel at Head Office

· Full driving Licence (essential)

· Aquatic experience and product knowledge (advantageous)

· FLT – Counterbalance (advantageous)

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday (7.00-4.00pm flexible) start date: a.s.a.p.

SALES & CUSTOMER SUPPORT MANCHESTER MAN/CS May 26 2022 June 25 2022 Open/Close
Job description

We are looking for a junior member of staff who is an enthusiastic customer focused individual with administrative skills, to join our team based in the front office reporting to the Senior Customer Service / Office Manager. 

Brief Job Description

You will be dealing with all aspects of face-to-face interaction with customers visiting our site. The successful candidate will be required to input data into our internal ordering system, deal with incoming telephone enquiries, and provide administrative support to ensure efficient running of a busy office environment as well as be a friendly and welcoming face at the forefront of a fast paced, lively company.


Key Responsibilities

  • Answer and direct telephone calls and emails     
  • Prepare Invoices and undertake receipting of payments
  • Order processing via telephone, online dealer portal and e-mail
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Other general administrative duties
  • Deal with telephone calls and onsite visitors in a professional manner

Desirable Competencies

  • Must be PC literate and attention to detail is essential
  • Be adaptable by using own initiative and exhibiting strong team player capabilities
  • Good communication, organisational, and time management skills and be able to prioritise workload
  • Passion for providing excellent customer service
  • Aquatic / animal care experience advantageous but not essential


Hours of Work

Part-time and full-time hours considered - Immediate start available and full training will be given to the successful candidate.


Pay rate starts at National Minimum Wage & dependant on experience. To apply please forward your CV referencing MAN/CS to

[email protected]

or post to TMC Chorleywood, Solesbridge Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 5SX