Shetland - a move that can make a difference

The council provides a range of essential services and support to 22,000 people across 15 inhabited islands, so we’re looking for flexible, creative people who enjoy Shetland’s sometimes unusual challenges.

We actively encourage applications from anyone interested in living and working in Shetland and we have opportunities for a huge range of skill sets.

As well as the range of services any local authority must provide, Shetland is home to one of Europe's largest ports, the Sullom Voe Terminal, which is operated by the council, and we're one of the few local authorities which operates both its own ferry services and airports. So we can offer some unusual career moves.

But in every aspect of council work, there are advantages and opportunities unique to Shetland: close, small teams, your very visible place in the community, and a management committed to transparency, accountability, staff welfare and we offer generous terms and conditions.

We believe in investing in our employees, so professional and personal development is thoroughly supported, with training opportunities within the isles and elsewhere, often using video conferencing and other forms of interactive digital education.

Shetland offers challenges, opportunities, career growth and a sense of accomplishment in a unique environment. It may not be for everyone, but we’re looking for special people who’ll thrive in this special place.

For more information visit the Shetland Islands Council website

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