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 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

Electrical/Electronic Technician (Inverness)

Based in Inverness and travelling to any of the lighthouses within the NLB estate, the successful candidate will work as part of a team carrying out maintenance, repair and installation work on aids to navigation and associated equipment.

Closing date: 14 May, 2019