Job Vacancies


Closing date: 7 May 2021

Relief Position

A vacancy exists for a relief Deck Rating/Purser/Cook to serve on board Orkney Ferries Ltd Inner Isles services. This entails Primary duties will be on MV Hoy Head and MV Thorsvoe based in Hoy operating Houton/Lyness/Flotta routes. It is a condition that you must reside in Hoy for this position. Suitable applicants must hold the following certification:

Valid ENG 1 or ML 5 medical certificate.


STCW Elementary First Aid.

STCW Personal Survival Techniques.

STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (3 day course).

EDH certificate.

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.

This is a relief position on an ad hoc basis as and when required to cover crew annual holiday entitlement and absence due to illness

The salary scale is 27,638 to 29,859 p.a. pro rata plus D.I.A. (TBC, subject to qualifications and experience) and the Company operates a contributory pension scheme and a sick pay scheme.

Closing date for applications is 12:00 Friday 7th May 2021.

Further Details

For further details please contact Captain Glenn Porter on 872044.

Application forms are available from the Orkney Ferries Office, Shore Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1LG.