• Leo Kerr from Kerr Carpentry at work in Orkney


Orkney regularly has a wide range of job opportunities on offer, across a variety of sectors.

Vacancies are advertised at The Orcadian online, while the Orkney Employment Consultancy also offers the chance to search for local jobs and to upload your CV for potential recruiters.

You can search for other local positions 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.

Our Business Directory is a good place to find out more about the types of companies and organisations operating in Orkney.

Check out our featured posts below, which are updated regularly.

Relationships Scotland Orkney - Family Link Worker

Relationships Scotland Orkney is a successful third sector organisation in Orkney delivering a wide-range of valuable services to the local community. As Family Link Worker you will focus on supporting vulnerable families to work together, identify their strengths and develop capacity to find solutions to the problems they face.

Key responsibilities include undertaking comprehensive needs and risk assessments to ensure that clients’ support needs are fully identified and met appropriately, developing an outcome-focused, flexible support plan with each individual and family and providing practical and emotional support for families to develop their capacity and take responsibility to meet their children’s needs

Applicants should have an SVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification in Child Care/Social Care or relevant experience.

This role is for 18 hours per week. Find out more and apply via the Orkney Employment Consultancy.

Kyloe Partners - SQL Data Developer

Kirkwall-based international software company Kyloe Partners is looking for someone who is great with data, has knowledge of databases and programming, and has a keen eye for detail. A desire to write software that will benefit clients all over the world will also be valued. Some experience of MS SQL and T-SQL would be desirable.

Find out more about the company from our blog and video, and apply via the official website.

Pentland Ferries - Human Resources Officer

Pentland Ferries is currently looking for an experienced Human Resources Officer to work from its busy office in St Margaret’s Hope. The successful applicant will be required to look after the company's 50+ employees based in Orkney and Caithness.

Responsibilities will include recruitment, policy/procedure creation & maintenance, disciplinary & grievance. You will be expected to practice the highest level of confidentiality. Knowledge of employment law is required.

This post is a permanent contract of 25-30 hrs per week. Rate of pay is dependent on experience and can be disclosed to suitable applicants.

Find out more and apply via the Orkney Employment Consultancy website.