Shetland Islands Council

Working on the Shetland Islands

Make the move, make the difference

When you're providing essential services to 22,000 people spread over 15 inhabited islands, the ability to come up with flexible and creative solutions is a must.

As you would expect from a modern local authority, we offer a range of services and support to our community, so we're looking for people from a range of backgrounds to join our team.

Shetland is home to one of Europe's largest ports and we're one of the few councils which operates ferry services, so we can also offer some more unusual career moves. We believe in investing in our employees, so professional and personal development is well supported.

There are challenges here, as well as opportunities, but the people we're looking for are those who thrive on this mix. It's a rather tempting package.

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