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Good Shepherd Ferry co Port Admin Building Sella Ness Sullom Voe, ZE2 9QR
£14.41 - £14.93 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
31.5 hours per week

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The Deckhand is the person on board the workboat who performs the day-to-day seafaring duties on board and looks after the welfare of passengers. The Deckhand is under the line management of the Master and takes direction from the Mate.

The main duties of the Deckhand are: -

  • Assists in the safe and effective mooring and unmooring of vessel;
  • Assists in the safe berthing and slipping of vessel (including operating and maintaining the winch mechanism) in home port;
  • Provides additional lookout on passage during daylight hours or darkness as required by the Master or Mate;
  • Attends to the safety and welfare of passengers when carried, with a particular emphasis on any disabled or distressed passengers;

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
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.2415
  • Permanent Part Time post for 31.5 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • You must have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • 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 on Mv Good Shepherd, Fair Isle

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Ian Best - Master -

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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