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Jobs in Orkney

Orkney regularly has a wide range of job vacancies, from public sector positions to seasonal staff needed in the tourism sector.

Local vacancies are advertised at The Orcadian online. The Orkney Employment Consultancy also offers the chance to search for a wide range of local jobs and to upload your CV for potential recruiters.

You can search for other local jobs with My Job Scotland, which carries all Orkney Islands Council vacancies, and with NHS Orkney for health related posts. You could also take a look at the Jobsearch site.

You can get an idea of the range of companies based here by looking at our Business Directory.

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Office and Accounts Manager - R Clouston LTD

R Clouston Ltd require an Office and Finance Manager to assist the Managing Director in the running of this well respected, local construction firm. Established in 1989 the company has now grown to a workforce of approximately 60 staff. As Office and Finance Manager you will bring previous financial experience to the role, be comfortable working in a position of responsibility, willing to help out in other roles when occasional business need arises and ultimately enjoy working in a busy office environment.

Key responsiblities are:

  • To assist the Managing Director in the smooth and efficient running of the company
  • To take responsibility for ensuring all accounting systems are maintained working in close co-operation with MD and to ensure that information is passed to the MD and company accountants on a regular basis
  • To also take responsibility to ensure that sufficient administrative support is given and that resources as well as procedures are in place to allow the business to operate in an effective, efficient and professional manner

Find out more about this position and appy via the Orkney Employment Consultancy website.


EMEC - various roles

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters, and has supported more real-sea deployments than at any other site in the world. The Centre, based in Stromness, is currently looking for a Performance Test Engineer and a Project Officer.

Find out more about both roles via the Orkney Employment Consultancy website.

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 20th April.


NHS Orkney - various roles

NHS Orkney currently has a number of vacancies available, including Chief Officer, Spiritual Care Lead, Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and Biomedical Scientist.

Find out more via NHS Orkney's recruitment website.


Kyloe - various roles

Kyloe is an international software company. The headquarter is in the centre of Kirkwall, but they have people all over the world. They have approximately 40 people across the US, the UK, the Netherlands and they have recently opened an office in Sydney. Due to the rapid growth of business, they are looking for new people to add to their team in Orkney.

Working for Kyloe will mean that you will get to work with people from all around the world and businesses of all sizes. You will gain a great knowledge of international business and no day will be the same. One day you can work on a project for a small business in Australia to then switch to a big implementation for a renowned recruitment business in the US.

Visit the Kyloe website to see the current vacancies.

If you are interested, or keen to find out more, get in touch with Kyloe's HR Business Partner Ashleigh at: ashleigh.gillespie@kyloepartners.com or on +44 (0)203 800 1314.


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