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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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EMEC - various roles

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is the world’s leading facility for testing wave and tidal energy technologies in the sea. To date, more marine energy devices have been tested at EMEC in Orkney than at any other site in the world.

The organisation continues to grow and diversify, and has been awarded €11 million of European INTERREG NWE funding to progress the Integrating Tidal energy into the European Grid (ITEG) project.

To support the successful delivery of the ITEG project, EMEC is recruiting a Project Manager, Project Officer and Marketing Officer.

Find out more about all three roles and how to apply via the Orkney Employment Consultancy website.

EMEC is also looking for a Finance Officer.


Kyloe - various roles

Kyloe is an international software company with its headquarters in 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.

The company currently has vacancies in Kirkwall for a Finance Accountant, Systems Administrator, HR Assistant, Project Co-ordinator and a Product Consultant. Positions for a Database and Software Programmer and a Software Developer are also available.

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.


NHS Orkney - various roles

NHS Orkney has a number of opportunities available for health professionals. It's an exciting time for the organisation, with the building of a new multi-million pound hospital progressing in the centre of Kirkwall.

Vacancies at the moment include Registered Nurses, Service Managers, Community Mental Health Nurses and a Vaccination Transformation Programme Business Change Manager

Find out more and apply for any of these roles via the NHS Orkney recruitment website.


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