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 well-being.

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

Work Experience – Ships 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 ships 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 catering brochure (PDF)

Health and Well-being

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

Vacancies

Deck Rating

Applications are invited from those who have a STCW95 Navigational Watch Rating certificate and valid STCW95 First Aid and Firefighting Certificates. Recent relevant sea-going experience and, ideally, you should be in possession of a current AB certificate.

Closing date: 17 January, 2020

2nd Officer

Those with a valid MCA STCW ’95 Reg. II/2 Chief Officer Unlimited Certificate are preferred, but a lesser deck officer qualification with the relevant experience will also be considered. Good Seamanship and Navigation Skills are essential, together with a working knowledge of statute and regulations.

Closing date: 17 January, 2020

Caterer

Minimum qualification is a valid Ships’ Cooks Certificate. The successful candidate will require a valid MCA Medical Certificate (ENG 1) and in addition, a minimum of 2 years experience as ships cook is preferred.

Closing date: 17 January, 2020

2nd Engineer (Temporary)

Minimum qualification is a valid STCW95 Chief Engineer’s Motor Certificate of Competency, Class III/2 or Chief Engineer’s III/3 with endorsement up to 6000 kW. This is due to the requirement to deputise for the Chief Engineer on occasion.

Closing date: 20 December, 2019