“Since I began working for the Northern Lighthouse Board I have gained a true appreciation of Scotland and its incredible geography, over which our lighthouses are spread - locations that are truly unique. Working and living at these historic buildings during their upgrade, modernisation and maintenance has been both a pleasure and a privilege considering that they have withstood the force of the elements for over 100 years, yet still serve their original purpose”. Tom Cairns Area Maintenance Engineer
“The challenges that we face around the Scottish coastline are varied and challenging, from the day to day buoywork to the precise manoeuvring required in support of lighthouse projects in remote and dangerous locations. Our ships are state of the art and equipped to a level normally only found in much larger vessels” Eric Smith Master, NLV PHAROS
Healthy Working Lives Award
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The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses (known as the Northern Lighthouse Board) offers a career in a variety of disciplines such as Engineering, Ships Personnel, Information Technology, Finance, Procurement and Human Resources. The Board offers a rewarding career which can take our employees to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Scotland.
The benefits package that is offered is extremely competitive and includes an excellent pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and human resources policies that support our employees’ welfare and wellbeing. Below is more detailed information on the benefits the Board provides to its employees.
The Board believes that staff that are treated well and are able to deal with family and personal matters are happier, more productive employees. We have a number of policies that support our employees work/life balance such as;
We offer and encourage our employees the opportunity to develop their skills and study for formal work related qualifications. To support our employees’ development we provide the following;
The Northern Lighthouse Board offers catering work experience placements on board our vessels. The placements last for two weeks and includes every aspect of the ships catering department with most of time being spent gaining firsthand experience. This is a rolling programme and applications may be submitted at any time. To find out more and request an application pack please contact the HR Department on 0131 473 3100 or firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload our Brochure.
Employees health and wellbeing is important to the Board, and we currently hold the Silver Healthy Working Lives Award. In order to support this, the Board offers the following;
To report any defects or damage to any of our aids to navigation please telephone our 24 hour freephone emergency number 08000 326655.
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