Current Vacancies

General Purpose Deck Rating - Shapinsay
Closing Date: 11:59pm, Sunday 30th June

A vacancy exist for a General Purpose Deck Rating to serve on board Orkney Ferries vessels, primarily on the route above, however you will be required to cover on other routes as necessary. Duties will be varied between deck rating, purser or cook as required. The Rota for this is 2 weeks on/2 weeks of plus an additional 4 week’s annual leave per complete year served.

Certification required for this position is as detailed below, however training will be provided if a candidate does not hold any/or some of the certifications:

  • Valid ENG 1 medical certificate.
  • STCW Elementary First Aid.
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques.
  • STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (3-day course).

Candidates should ideally also hold STCW Crowd Management, STCW Crisis Management and Human behaviour, STCW Passenger Safety Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity certification and Elementary Food Hygiene certificate but training for these can be provided for the successful candidate, if required.

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) is desirable, but candidates not holding an EDH will be considered and will be required to gain their EDH certificate within 2 years.

Candidates must be prepared to reside on the island when on duty shift.

The salary scale is £29,079 to £32,653 pa plus DIA £2,742, subject to qualifications and experience.

The Company operates a contributory pension scheme currently at 15% and a sick pay scheme.

CV's will not be accepted.

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