Looking for work?

Whether you live in Orkney or are planning to relocate here, The Orkney Employment Consultancy will help you make your next career move. 

We work closely with Orkney employers looking for suitable candidates and offer a range of services for job seekers via our website,  www.orkneyemployment.co.uk and Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

Our easy to use website provides access to the latest public and private sector vacancies and also enables employers to find individuals through our candidate search facility.

The Orkney Employment Consultancy's extensive local labour market knowledge and network of contacts means job seekers using our services have the best possible chance of securing employment. 



Go to www.orkneyemployment.co.uk to;

  • View private sector, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council vacancies all in one place
  • Filter your job search by sector, job type or salary
  • Register to create a profile and upload a CV
  • Make your profile and CV visible to employers
  • Receive job alerts daily, weekly or monthly direct to your inbox

Once you've registered, The Orkney Employment Consultancy will get in touch to confidentially discuss your specific job search requirements, offering tailored advice and support.



Looking for Staff?

Whether you’re a small business or a major employer, The Orkney Employment Consultancy offers a range of tailored and fully confidential services to suit all recruitment budgets;

·        Vacancy Advertising

·        Recruitment Advice & Support

·        Full Recruitment Package


Vacancy Advertising Service

For any employer seeking to find prospective new employees, The Orkney Employment Consultancy website, www.orkneyemployment.co.uk, is the perfect one-stop solution

You can upload your job advert in minutes and we’ll get it working across our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.   Our website also links to a global network of jobs boards, giving your vacancy the widest possible exposure. 

The Orkney Employment Consultancy offers two different job posting packages - 7-days, and 28-days.  Depending on your requirement, you can select your job posting duration accordingly.  For those with regular posting requirements, we also offer job credits.  1-credit is used for posting a 7-day job, and 4-credits for a 28-day job.  Purchasing credits in advance gives you a method for potentially saving money on your job advertisements.

If you have a particularly hard to fill job, you may wish to search our candidate database.  The database contains CVs of candidates who have opted to make their details available on The Orkney Employment Consultancy website.  Or perhaps it’s worth considering whether our Recruitment Advice & Support or Full Recruitment Package could help.


Recruitment Advice & Support

Our Recruitment Advice and Support service is delivered across three informative sessions, tailored to the specific needs of your business;

  • You’ll learn how to attract the right candidates for your vacancies by creating effective and properly targeted job adverts.
  • We’ll also provide advice on what you should be looking for in a CV and application, along with guidance on short listing candidates and how to understand different qualifications.
  • Finally, you’ll learn about interview formats, assessment tools and selection criteria with the aim of finding an approach to recruitment that best suits your particular business. Advice on salaries is also covered.

Our Recruitment Advice and Support package is priced at £350 (+VAT) and can also be delivered as one intensive session.


Full Recruitment Package

Our Full Recruitment Package offers the most comprehensive recruitment solution for your business.  It’s a hands-on service, one designed to cut the management time normally taken up by recruitment.  The Full Recruitment Package can also significantly reduce the period that vacancies remain unfilled, minimising business losses.

We'll spend time getting to know your company in order to gain a full understanding of your job requirements. We can then create the most effective job advert and handle all essential advertising. 

In addition to performing a thorough search of potential candidates on The Orkney Employment Consultancy database, we'll engage with our own network of industry contacts to identify people who might be a good fit for your post. 

We can also undertake fully confidential headhunting, if you have a particular person in mind for the job.

After carrying out any required assessments and checking applicant qualifications and references, The Orkney Employment Consultancy will provide you with a short list of the most suitable candidates.  Notifying successful and unsuccessful candidates is something we take care of too.

Prices for our Full Recruitment Package are extremely competitive and vary from 10-20% of base annual salary, dependent on salary range.



About Us

The Orkney Employment Consultancy was established by Employment Professional, Claire Sim, in a bid to help islands businesses find - and keep - the people they need. 
Claire has worked directly with local job seekers and employers for over a decade, gaining a thorough understanding of the particular demands facing the Orkney labour market. 
As such, she is able to offer vital insight to companies looking to attract high quality candidates, helping shape and focus recruitment processes. Claire also provides expert guidance to anyone seeking a rewarding new role, or a more fulfilling career.