Working for us

Working for the Northern Lighthouse Board can offer a rewarding career which could take you to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes an excellent pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and HR policies that support our employees’ welfare and wellbeing.

Work/Life Balance

We believe that staff who 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 including:

  • Flexible Working Hours operating at our Headquarters in Edinburgh and at our Oban base
  • Carers/Dependents/Emergency leave
  • Enhanced rates of pay for Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Career Breaks/Unpaid Leave

Holidays

  • 25 days holiday entitlement rising to 30 days after 5 years service
  • 11.5 days public holidays

Health and Wellbeing

We’re proud to hold the Silver Healthy Working Lives Award. In order to support this, we offer:

  • 24 hour free access to an Employee Assistance Provider counselling and advice on a large range of issues such as work related, family and legal problems
  • Access to gym and fitness facilities
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Interest free loans for purchase of bikes and annual travel passes

Employee Handbook

The handbook is for all staff and offers information on a wide range of subjects related to NLB and your employment
Employee Handbook 2021 (PDF)

Work Experience – Ship’s Catering

We offer catering work experience placements on board our vessels. The placements last for two weeks and include first-hand experience of every aspect of the ship’s catering department. This is a rolling programme and applications may be submitted at any time. To find out more and request an application pack, please contact our HR team on 0131 473 3100 or jobs@nlb.org.uk

You can also download a copy of our Ship’s Catering Work Experience Leaflet (PDF)

Vacancies

Buyer

As Buyer you will manage quotes for goods and services and support the Procurement and Supply team and related NLB activities.

Closing date: 21 February, 2022

IT Help Desk Officer

As IT Help Desk Officer you will provide technical assistance and support to NLB staff.

Closing date: 15 February, 2022

Procurement Officer

We are recruiting for a Procurement Officer. The role is based at our headquarters in central Edinburgh, with the option of hybrid working. As Procurement Officer, your duties will involve professionally procuring goods, works and services to meet NLB’s diverse mix of business needs.

Closing date: 8 February, 2022