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  • Ref no: ORK04060
  • Published: 13/4/2020
  • Closes: 10/5/2020
  • Location: Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
  • Salary: £0.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Casual/Relief
  • Position Type: Casual/Relief

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.




Are you out of work, recently retired, or can you spare even a couple of hours a week? The Council is looking at ways to staff vital service areas in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and one of the options will be offering additional short-term employment.

As Orkney Islands Council continues to take steps to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus, we are appealing to members of the public as well as current and former Council staff to help us in any way they can.

One of our main challenges in the weeks and months ahead will be maintaining essential services with a reduced workforce. This ranges from social care and childcare, to other less obvious tasks such as administration and cleaning.

Therefore, we would urge you to contact us if you have experience in the following areas:

• Social Care
• Childcare
• Additional support needs
• Garage mechanic
• Administration
• Cleaning
• Roads operative (roads, drainage, burial grounds)
• Waste operative (loader)

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome inquiries from anyone who can spare time to help us keep services running, particularly for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. All necessary guidance, advice and training will be provided. Rates of pay will vary according to the tasks or role you are able to undertake.

If you can help, please click apply now. We have set up a simple online process to accept your details and will look to process your application as quickly as possible.

During what is an uncertain and concerning time for us all, your help is very much appreciated.