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Port Administration Building, Sella Ness, Shetland, ZE2 9QR
£25,680.76 - £26,684.70 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
45.4 hours per week

This position has expired.

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The Deckhand performs the day-to-day seafaring duties. The Deckhand also plays a vital part in the safe transfer of personnel at sea and needs to be alert and able to react quickly should an accident occur.

The Deckhand is under the command of the Skipper.

The main duties of the Deckhand include:

  • Assist the Pilot in boarding and landing to/from vessels, piers and jetties
  • Assist vessel’s crewmembers/passengers in embarking and disembarking vessels, piers and jetties
  • Assist and direct non SIC personnel to ensure compliance with safety procedures whilst in SIC facilities by delivering a safety briefing indicating location and use of lifesaving equipment such as lifejackets and life-rafts. In addition, to advise of procedures to be followed in case of fire, collision or grounding as displayed on international safety instruction posters etc.
  • Assist in the stowage, delivery, handling and receiving of materials in transit to/from the vessel, such as perishable stores, general stores and other equipment

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is G
  • Salary shown in the advert is based on a 37 hour week and is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum (pro rata)
  • Permanent Full Time post for 45.4 Hours per Week (37 hours and 8.5 hours contracted overtime), 52.18 weeks per year 
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at The Port Administration Building, Sella Ness

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Kevin Main, Team Leader - Port & Marine Operations - 01595 744297 -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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