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Multi-Skilled Tradesperson

Location: Benbecula

Company: Voove

Closing Date: Friday 30th August 2024 (May close early)

(Some Short-Term Travel Throughout UK Required)
Type: Full-Time, 1-Year Contract
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week, Flexitime

 

Voove are a Boutique Communications and Technology Company specialising in the design and development of bespoke network and technology solutions alongside short-run manufacturing of custom products for a variety of projects and industries. They are seeking a highly skilled and versatile individual to join their team as a Multi-Skilled Tradesperson for a one-year contract (initially). The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in various building trades and a passion for delivering high-quality craftsmanship in support of their custom product manufacturing and fabrication both in-house and at client sites. They  have a large workshop on Benbecula utilising, 8×10 and 4×4 CNC Machines, Large format print & cut machines, CO2 and Fibre Laser Cutter/Engravers, as well as a professional grade 3D Printer Farm.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and Fabrication of wood products, ensuring precision and quality in all items produced.
  • Carpentry and cabinet making, including custom-built furniture and fittings.
  • Joinery work on building sites, contributing to the structural integrity and finish of our projects.
  • Plumbing tasks, ensuring proper installation and maintenance of systems in commercial properties.
  • Renovation of commercial properties, managing and executing comprehensive and small refurbishments.
  • Utilising CAD & CAM software for design and manufacturing processes. Training Provided.

 

 

Skills Sought:

  • Proven experience in the fabrication of wood products.
  • Experience in custom carpentry and cabinet making.
  • Strong background in building site construction joinery.
  • Proficiency in plumbing
  • Demonstrated ability in commercial property renovations.
  • Job Pricing and Project Management.
  • Groundworks and Fencing.
  • Basic Welding and Metal Fabrication.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Extensive and demonstratable hands-on experience in one or more of the required skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable working in homes and businesses, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Good communication skills and a professional attitude.
  • Excellent Time Management, and ability to adapt quickly.
  • Valid driving licence.

 

 

  • What Is  Offered:
  • Salary of £40,000 per annum.
  • 40 hours per week with flexitime.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.

 

 

How to Apply: If you are a multi-skilled tradesperson with a passion for craftsmanship and a diverse skill set, Voove would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV or an email with your experience and suitability for the role to hr@voove.com

Hebridean Mink Project Support (2 positions)

Location: Uist or Lewis and Harris

Company: NatureScot

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024

 

Vacancy Type: Temporary to 31 March 2025

Hours: Full-time 35 hours

External Interviews: 25 June 2024

 

Job Purpose

To carry out control of mink in support of a project set up and funded by NatureScot. The project aims to eradicate American mink (Neovision vision) from the spectacular landscapes of the Outer Hebrides.

 

To trap and humanely despatch American Mink (also rats and potentially ferrets) on the Isles of Uist or Lewis and Harris using both Spring traps and live capture cage traps. This work can involve working in extremely remote areas accessed by boat.

 

Key Responsibilities  

  • To control mink, by trapping in North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist or Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides
  • To record contacts with officials and the public, in relation to this work
  • To maintain accurate records of mink trapping operations
  • To use trained dogs to locate field sign and mink den sites
  • To maintain a high level of personal responsibility in dealing sensitively and humanely with control operations
  • As travelling is an integral part of this role, you must have a valid driving license, or be able to call upon suitable means of transport

 

Finally, please note that the nature of this role can involve walking over moorland of between 8-20 kilometres per day.

 

Skills (Please refer to these in your Supporting Statement)

  • As this role will involve working in rough terrain and inclement weather conditions the post holder must have a significant level of physical fitness
  • Driving licence or other means of transport
  • Wildlife Management
  • Relevant Experience
  • Experience of using working dogs
  • Experience in using Live Capture and Kill Traps
  • Boat Handling experience
  • Experience of working in an INNS eradication Project
  • Experience of working with firearms
  • Working with the public
  • Knowledge of the local area and its natural history
  • Communication Skills
  • Time Management

 

Prerequisites Required

  • Proof of right to work in UK
  • To undertake a Disclosure Scotland application.
  • Although Gaelic language is not a prerequisite it is a desirable skill in support of our commitment to our Gaelic Language Plan

 

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Relief Assistant Cook

Location: South Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024

 

Relief Assistant Cook, Taigh A Chridhe Uile Naomh

 

£14.12 per hour (inclusive of £1.42 Distant Islands Allowance per hour)

 

Relief Assistant Cooks are sought to assist the Cook in Charge in planning, preparing and arranging the serving of meals to users, taking into account choice, best value and food hygiene.

 

You should have experience of large-scale cooking and cleaning, preferably to a cleaning schedule. You must be able to work as part of a team and work in an organised and thorough manner.

 

The wearing and use of PPE is essential in this position.

 

This position is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

 

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Relief Domestic Assistants

Location: North Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024

 

Relief Domestic Assistants, Trianaid Care Home
£13.57 per hour, inclusive of £1.42 per hour Distant Islands Allowance

 

The Care Home requires staff to cover periods of annual leave and sickness absence. You will have responsibility for the overall cleanliness of the Home, to the standard necessary for the health and safety of the service users.

 

You should have experience of cleaning, preferably to a schedule or in a work setting and an understanding of the rights of older people. This role requires the wearing and use of PPE.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.

 

Weekend cover is mainly sought for this position, though hours are available all throughout the week. Salary for the above post is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance.

 

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Kitchen Assistant

Location: South Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024

 

Kitchen Assistant, Daliburgh School (2467)
22.5 hours per week, term time, permanent post
£13,402 – £13,540 per annum, inclusive of £1,404 Distant Islands Allowance per annum

 

The post holder will be required to carry out general kitchen duties in school kitchen and dining areas. Duties will include: preparing food, including simple cooking and serving of meals, snacks and beverages; handling of cash, operating cash register and completing relevant forms; ensuring all food handling operations are in compliance with current Food Hygiene and Health and Safety legislation, and with the Comhairle’s Food Safety Policy.

 

Previous experience in a similar post is essential and a current Food Hygiene Certificate is desirable.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

 

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Relief Social Care Assessor

Location: Uist and Barra

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024

 

Relief Social Care Assessor, Uist & Barra

£16.85 per hour (inclusive of £1.42 Distant Islands Allowance per hour)

 

As a member of the Assessment and Care Management Team the main purpose of the post is to maximise the independence and safety of adults and older people who have care needs. This will be done by undertaking assessments of need using the appropriate assessment tools and undertaking reviews of care arrangements. You will assess and support service users in need, to develop appropriate care packages to meet the service user / carers preferred outcome within specified resources or by enabling the service user to access community resources and to review care arrangements.

 

It is essential that you hold a professional Social Care or Health qualification (HNC / SVQ Level 3) and / or the ability to work towards the registration requirements of the SSSC (if required). You will have a good working knowledge of community care legislation, an understanding of community care policy developments and a working knowledge of assessments, risk assessments and care planning. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with other agencies / organisations and the ability to work on own initiative are essential for this post. It is essential that you hold a full, unrestricted UK driving licence.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

 

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Relief Social Care Assistants

Location: Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024

 

Relief Social Care Assistants, TACUN (3070)
£14.12 per hour, inclusive of £1.42 per hour Distant Islands Allowance

 

Your duties will include assisting in attending to the social, emotional and physical needs of residents and day care users so that each person is enabled to live as fulfilling and independent a life as possible.

 

You should have an understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities, the ability to listen effectively and communicate clearly and the ability to work as part of a team. You should also have SVQ Level II in Care (or equivalent), in the absence of this – you must have the ability to undertake and achieve this qualification – 36 months after registration with the SSSC.

 

This role requires the wearing and use of PPE.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.

 

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Front of House Server

Location: Benbecula

Company: The Stepping Stone Restaurant

 

The Stepping Stone Restaurant are currently hiring a Front of House Server.

 

30 hours per week

 

5 days per week: Wednesdays to Sundays

 

30 hours or more per week, including some spilt shifts

 

Please inquire within or by emailing:

Lewis MacLean

macleanbakery@btconnect.com

Cleaner

Location: Benbecula

Company: The Stepping Stone Restaurant

 

The Stepping Stone Restaurant are currently hiring a Cleaner.

 

12 hours per week

 

Flexible shift pattern

 

Benefits package includes: competitive rates of pay, company pension, staff meals & paid overtime is available

 

Please inquire within or by emailing:

Lewis MacLean

macleanbakery@btconnect.com

Personal Banker, Mobile Branch Lead

 Location: South Uist

Company: NatWest Group

Salary: £24,750 per year

Term: Part time – 27 hours per week

 

Join NatWest as a Personal Banker, Mobile Branch Lead in Lochboisdale, South Uist

 

  • If you have a passion for delivering excellent customer service along with good banking knowledge, we’d like to hear from you

 

  • We’ll look to you to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers who use our mobile branch banking services
  • Crucial to this role will be your ability to complete our mobile branch driver training, which includes driver refresher training

 

What you’ll

do:

 

Our Mobile Branch banking service provides local communities with vital access to branch banking needs. You’ll be acting as the first point of contact to customers in these locations, processing transactions, answering queries and identifying opportunities to help and refer them to specialists across the bank. We’ll also be looking to you to follow safe and secure mobile branch operating processes, making sound health and safety decisions for colleagues and customers using the service.

 

You’ll also be:

 

  • Processing all customer branching transactions and making sure that customer records are up to date with the any outcomes and actions
  • Developing relationships with customers to understand and meet their needs and using your knowledge to explain the benefits of our products and services
  • Building and maintaining a thorough understanding of the local community, community hubs and key stakeholders

 

The skills you’ll need:

 

You’ll need to be over 25 to drive one of our Mobile Branch vehicles, and hold a valid driving licence. You’ll ideally already have a category C1 license, but if you don’t we’ll provide comprehensive training and cover the cost. It would also be an advantage if you already hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.

 

Additionally, you’ll need:

 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to explain our products and their benefits in a meaningful way
  • Completion of mobile branch driver training, including driver refresher training
  • The ability to work independently and on your own initiative

 

 

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Dining Room Supervisor

Location: South Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 3d June 2024

 

Dining Room Supervisor, Iochdar School
5 hours per week term time, permanent post
£2,945 – £2,950 per annum, inclusive of £312 Distant Islands Allowance

 

The post holder will be required for the supervision of pupils in the dining room during the lunch period. You will be responsible for the safety, welfare and good conduct of the pupils, assist younger pupils with handling of money, carrying trays and promote healthy choices to all pupils.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

 

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Teacher of Business Studies

Location: Benbecula

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 3rd June 2024

 

Teacher of Business Studies, Sgoil Lionacleit (2789)
35 hours per week, maternity cover
£41,397 – £51,258 per annum, inclusive of £2,742 Distant Islands Allowance per annum

 

The purpose of this post is to contribute to overall school effectiveness in respect of the following areas:

 

(a)Curricular

(b)Care and welfare

(c)Collegiate

(d)Professional development.

 

Subject to the policies of the school and the education authority the duties of teachers are to perform such tasks as the headteacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories:

 

1 Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction.

2 Developing the school curriculum.

3 Assess, recording and reporting on the work of pupils.

4 Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with the administration of examinations.

5 Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education.

6 Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils.

7 Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.

8 Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development.

9 Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review.

10 Contributing to good order and the wider needs of the school.

 

The successful candidate must have an appropriate degree / diploma and GTC Scotland Registration.



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Teacher of Biology

Location: Benbecula

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 3rd June 2024

 

Teacher of Biology (1651), Sgoil Lionacleit
35 hours per week, permanent post
£41,397 – £51,258 per annum, inclusive of £2,742 Distant Island Allowance per annum

 

The purpose of this post is to contribute to overall school effectiveness in respect of the following areas:

 

(a)Curricular
(b)Care and welfare
(c)Collegiate
(d)Professional development.

 

Subject to the policies of the school and the education authority the duties of teachers are to perform such tasks as the headteacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories:

1 Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction.
2 Developing the school curriculum.
3 Assess, recording and reporting on the work of pupils.
4 Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with the administration of examinations.
5 Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education.
6 Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils.
7 Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals.
8 Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development.
9 Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review.
10 Contributing to good order and the wider needs of the school.

The successful candidate must have an appropriate degree / diploma and GTC Scotland Registration.


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Bank Domestic Assistant

Location: Benbecula

Company: NHS Western Isles

Closing Date: Wednesday 29th May 2024

 

BANK DOMESTIC ASSISTANTS X 2  

Uist and Barra Hospital

Band 2 – £23,362- to £25,368 per annum

Plus £1,279 Distant Island Allowance per annum

Bank

Permanent  

 

A vacancy has arisen for two Bank Domestic Assistants, which may be suitable for all including those students currently studying, coming home for the holiday season or those who may be leaving school and looking for a career with security, excellent leave and pension benefits.

 

The postholder will be responsible for carrying out a range of cleaning duties, as per the National Cleaning Services Specification.

 

The successful candidate will need to achieve the Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers and comply with the Code of Conduct within three months of full time employment or up to six months for part time workers.  For further information see www.hcswtoolkit.nes.scot.nhs.uk

 

The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. This post is not eligible for relocation expenses.

 

For further information or an informal discussion on the post please contact Hotel Services Department at the Western Isles Hospital on 01851 708136.



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Community Psychiatric Nurse with special interest in Dementia

Location: Benbecula

Company: NHS Western Isles

Closing Date: Friday 31st May 2024

 

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Band 6 £37,831 to £46,100 per annum

Plus £1,279 Distant Islands Allowance per annum

37 Hours per Week

Permanent Post

 

A vacancy has arisen for a Community Psychiatric Nurse with special interest in Dementia to join the team in Uist and Barra to provide specialised support to individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia.

 

 You will be required  to support the adult mental health CPN team when required and will be expected to have a responsibility for the co-ordination of care needs, assessment, planning, and implementation and evaluation of evidence based care for adult patients with mental health difficulties.

 

 The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

 

You will be  one of several CPNs who are rostered to provide a 24/7 on call service that ensures the service is accessible across a 7-day-a-week service and will coordinate and provide specialised acute crisis psychiatric interventions and expertise to service users in crisis during within their own home / residence.

 

For further information regarding this post please Mike Hutchison on 01851 704704 xtn 2410

 

The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme). This post is eligible for relocation expenses.



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Relief Early Years Support Worker

Location: South Uist

Company: Cothrom Òg

 

Cothrom Òg are seeking suitable candidates to join their supply list in Cothrom Òg Early Learning and Childcare setting.

 

The post is rewarding and requires an energetic, caring person who can speak Gaelic and would be able to work as part of their team.

 

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis. Pay rates dependent on experience and qualifications

 

THE POST IS SUBJECT TO MEMBERSHIP OF THE PROTECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS SCHEME (PVG) AND SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICES COUNCIL (SSSC) IN RESPECT OF REGULATE WORK WITH CHILDREN

 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss this post by contacting Ceiteag MacDonald on ceiteag@cothrom.net or phoning 01878 700912

 

 

Shop Assistant

Location: Benbecula

Company: Neil Campbell / Uist Hardware

Closing Date: Friday, 31st May 2024

 

Uist Hardware are currently recruiting a

Shop Assistant.

 

(37.5 hrs/week)

 

Please email your application and CV to:

info@nc-ec.co.uk

 

Administrative Assistant

Location: Benbecula

Company:Neil Campbell / Uist Hardware

Closing Date: Friday, 31st May 2024

 

Uist Hardware are currently recruiting an Administrative Assistant.

 

(40 hrs/week)

 

Please email your application and CV to:

info@nc-ec.co.uk

 

Office Manager

Location: Benbecula

Company: Neil Campbell / Uist Hardware

Closing Date: Friday, 31st May 2024

 

Uist Hardware are currently recruiting an Office Manager.

 

(40 hrs/week)

 

Please email your application and CV to:

info@nc-ec.co.uk

 

Electrician

Location: Benbecula

Company: Neil Campbell / Uist Hardware

Closing Date: Friday, 31st May 2024

 

Uist Hardware are currently recruiting an Electrician.

 

(40 hrs/week)

 

Please email your application and CV to:

info@nc-ec.co.uk

 

Social Worker, Assessment and Care Management

Location: Uist and Barra

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 3rd June 2024

 

Social Worker, Assessment & Care Management, Uist & Barra (9477)

37 hours per week, Permanent post

£43,660 to £47,248 per annum (inclusive of £2,742 Distant Islands Allowance per annum)

 

 

You will undertake assessment and care management and other Social Work responsibilities including liaison with health, private and voluntary agencies. Within care management arrangement, you will make assessments and negotiate packages of care in consultation with service users and carers to meet identified needs within defined budgetary limits. You will also monitor, review and assess individual care plans and respond to changing needs.

 

You must hold a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent related Social Work qualification.  Please follow this link to see relevant accepted qualifications for this position:

 

https://www.regulated-professions.service.gov.uk/professions/social-worker-3

 

You must have up-to-date knowledge of Community Care legislation and practice. It is essential that you are able to communicate clearly, have good interpersonal skills and hold a full, unrestricted UK driving licence.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with Adults and Children.

 

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Plumber Apprentice

 Location: Benbecula

Company: FES

Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2024

 

FES are offering a new opportunity for someone to become an apprentice plumber within their organisation in the Western Isles.

 

To apply send a CV and covering letter to John Adams – Operations Manager FES FM 6 Inaclete Road Stornoway HS1 2RB jadams@fes-group.co.uk 01851 700811

 

A plumbing apprenticeship provides the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification while being paid. Over the course of your four-year apprenticeship, you will work to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in MES Domestic Plumbing through a mix of real-life learning with your employer and training in college or training centre.

Saoghal Beag Nursery Apprentice – Gaelic

 Location: North Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

 

Apprentice – Childcare, Gaelic, Saoghal Beag Nursery (9035)
30 hours per week, fixed term 18 months
£20,993 per annum, inclusive of £2,223 Distant Islands Allowance per annum

 

Ga shireadh, airson 30 uair a thìde gach seachdain, teirm stèidhichte airson 18 mìosan.

 

Bidh an neach a gheibh an dreuchd ag obair a chùm Ìre SVQ 3 ann an Cùram-chloinne (ri choileanadh ann an 18 mìosan).

 

Le taic, bidh sibh a’ dealbhadh curraicealam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig, a’ toirt taic agus stiùir air ionnsachadh agus leasachadh choileanta do chlann. Le taic, bidh sibh cuideachadh a’ dealbhadh agus a’ cur air dòigh seisean cluiche, a’ toirt aire do dh’fheumalachdan gach leanabh.

 

Feumaidh teisteanas Ìre Nàiseanta 4 a bhith agaibh ann am Beurla agus Matamataig NO Bun-ìre Preantasachd Clann agus Daoin’ Òga.

 

Tha e riatanach gu bheil comas labhairt is leughaidh agaibh ann an Gàidhlig.

 

Tha tuarastal na dreuchd a’ gabhail a-steach Cuibhreann Eileanan Iomallach.

 

Required for 30 hours per week for a fixed term of 18 months.

 

The postholder will work towards an SVQ Level 3 in Childcare (achievability, 18 months).

 

You will, with support, through the medium of Gaelic, plan a curriculum, which supports and guides children’s all round learning and development. You will also with support plan and organise the play session, taking into account the needs of every child.

 

You must have National 4 qualifications in English and Maths OR Foundation Apprenticeship Children & Young People.

 

The ability to speak and read Gaelic is essential.

 

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Educational Attainment Apprentice

 Location: Uist and Barra

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

 

Educational Attainment Apprentice (7663), Uist & Barra Schools
37 hours per week, year round, fixed term for 4 years
£25,892 per annum, inclusive of £2,742 Distant Islands Allowance per annum

 

The post holder will be required to develop skills, work directly and support children, young people and their families close the poverty related attainment gap by using targeted interventions in school, home and community settings. To assist in planning and provide opportunities for children and young people to participate in wider achievements in school and beyond which have a positive impact on their wellbeing. Duties will include; working in schools, supporting pupils with a poverty related attainment gap with educational work, under the direction of the class teacher/ head of school/headteacher; working in collaboration with schools to plan, organise, lead breakfast and afterschool clubs as required, specifically those who are eligible through the Pupil Equity Fund; providing, in partnership with other staff and agencies holiday support programmes that will encourage and develop participation of our children and young people, assisting in the maintenance of appropriate daily records and the completion of all necessary paperwork.

 

You must have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable groups of young people who may be experiencing poverty, and including those who are care experienced (looked after) and knowledge of young people who are particularly vulnerable in terms of social, emotional, behavioural, learning or family difficulties. The ability to work and relate well with children and young people including those who have behavioural difficulties, learning, social and emotional needs is essential.

 

You must hold a National 5 in English. You must be able to complete an SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) within 12 months and be committed to complete the BA Childhood Practice.

 

You must hold a full Driving Licence or must obtain this within 6 months of your start date.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

 

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Development Worker at Volunteer Centre

 Location: Benbecula

Company: Volunteer Centre, Uist

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024

 

£22,333 pro rata rising to £24,539 over 3 years.

 

17.5 hrs per week. Permanent contract.

 

Hybrid working with visits to community centres, schools, groups and organisations.

 

Benefits:

 

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment. Independent work across Uist but connected regularly online and face to face to collaborative and supportive team spread across Lewis, Harris and Barra. The role reports to the Volunteer Centre, Western Isles, our main centre in Stornoway. 
  • A private office as part of the business hub at Airport Rd where UCVO, Am Paipear, Community Energy Scotland, Western Isles Cancer Care, Caraidean Uibhist, the Thrift shop and more are located.
  • Work-life balance – flexible working encouraged in family friendly team.
  • Attractive pension scheme 
  • 5 weeks annual leave and 12 days public holidays (pro-rata)

 

Desirable Qualities:

 

  • Are you motivated and enthusiastic about volunteering and engaging with your community?
  • Would you like to promote, support and celebrate the achievements of your local voluntary sector?
  • Would you like to shape your own role according to your passions and interests?
  • Do you like a diverse working week making connections to local people of all ages who are involved in social, charitable, educational and environmental projects?

 

If so, then the Volunteer Centre, Western Isles would love to hear from you. Computer literacy, ability to work independently, communicate clearly, report on outcomes and access to a car are essential. The post requires a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check and very occasional overnight stays.

 

For application form or further details contact: manager@volunteercentrewi.org / 01851 700366.

 

Informal conversations are welcome with Laura: uist@volunteercentrewi.org





Environmental Clerk of Works/Environmental Advisor

 Location: Highlands and Islands

Company: Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd

Closing Date:  Sunday, 9th June 2024

 

Pay:          £30k – £40k (depending on experience). Use of a company pool vehicle.
Contract:   Permanent and full-time (part-time working will also be considered)
Hours:       40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

 

Stagfire Ecological Surveys, are currently  recruiting an experienced Environmental Clerk of Works/Environmental Advisor with an ecology and/or construction background.

 

IS THIS YOU?
You will be responsible for overseeing compliance and monitoring of environmental management plans, conducting site inspections, advising on compliance with environmental regulations, and recommending measures to mitigate any adverse effects on biodiversity and habitats. You will act as a liaison between construction teams and environmental stakeholders, advocating for the protection and preservation of natural resources throughout the project lifecycle.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO
Every day is exciting and different. This is a varied role where you will be responsible for overseeing construction and development projects to ensure they are conducted in an environmentally and responsible manner whilst fulfilling associated planning conditions relating to the environment and will act as a liaison between construction teams and environmental stakeholders, advocating for the protection and preservation of natural resources throughout the project lifecycle. You’ll be happy using your own initiative and enjoy working alongside their awesome team.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Site inspections and monitoring.
  • Environmental and legal compliance.
  • Implementation of environmental management plans.
  • Stakeholder communication and collaboration.
  • Data collection and reporting.
  • Assessing ecological risk.
  • Training and education to project personnel on environmental best practices, regulations and mitigation methods.
  • Implement emergency response plans for environment incidents or accidents.

 

JOIN THE TEAM
Does this sound like a role for you? If yes, please send an up-to-date CV to nperks@redstartuk.com.

 

If you’d like more information and a friendly chat, please contact Garry Riddoch, Stagfire Senior Ecologist, on 07765 840 308.

 

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Cleaner

 Location: Benbecula

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

 

Cleaner, Sgoil Lionacleit (0633)
16.5 hours per week, term time, Permanent Post
£9,976 – £9,991 per annum, inclusive of £1,057 Distant Islands Allowance

 

Required for 16.5 hours per week, term time, to carry out general cleaning duties including the maintenance of floors, cleaning and dusting of furniture and fittings in designated areas, cleaning and disinfecting of toilets and changing rooms. The range of cleaning duties includes washing, sweeping, vacuum cleaning, emptying bins, polishing and dusting of designated areas, fixtures and fittings using where necessary powered equipment.

 

You should have an understanding of the cleaning requirements of commercial premises, along with previous experience of working in a similar post and demonstrate an awareness of Health and Safety issues in relation to the handling and storage of materials and equipment.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

 

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Contract Administrator

 Location: Benbecula

Company: FES

Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2024

 

Responsible for arranging in-house trades and subcontractors to attend client sites including all pre and post paperwork. Computer literacy is essential to manage the above and to conclude each task via our in-house reporting and invoicing systems.

 

This is very much a client facing role and an ability to interact with various levels of the client team is essential.

 

This will be via frequent calls, regular Conference calls and face to face meetings in which the candidate is expected to take a leading role in.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Primarily working with our valued client Hebridean Housing Partnership you will be responsible for organising reactive maintenance and investment works. This will include (but not limited to)

 

  • Raising Purchase Orders (PO’s) on both our purchasing systems
  • Compiling and documenting work progress
  • Building relationships with our customers
  • Be able to organise and demonstrate sequentially planned activities
  • Invoicing queries.
  • Receiving concluding paperwork such as Test Certificates and Service Reports

 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Have an organised and structured approach to work
  • Computer literate
  • Works well in a team
  • Assist in the team meeting all KPI’s
  • Be confident with Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Understand or have previously worked within a maintenance contract environment

 

To apply, please forward your CV & cover letter to:

wmonk@fes-group.co.uk

Dining Room Supervisor

 Location: Benbecula

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

 

Dining Room Supervisor, Balivanich School (0694)
10 hours per week, term time, permanent post
£5,891 – £5,899 per annum, inclusive of £624 Distant Islands Allowance

 

The post holder will be required for the supervision of pupils in the dining room during the lunch period. You will be responsible for the safety, welfare and good conduct of the pupils, assist younger pupils with handling of money, carrying trays and promote healthy choices to all pupils.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

 

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Senior Social Care Worker

 Location: North Uist

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

 

Senior Social Care Worker, Trianaid Care Home (7098)

37 hours per week, Permanent post

£35,673 to £39,493 per annum, inclusive of £2,742 per annum Distant Islands Allowance

 

Required for 37 hours per week, working in Trianaid Care Home. You will supervise and manage staff within a social care setting and deputise in the absence of the Manager to ensure the operational running of the service and its compliance with the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

 

Experience of leadership in a social care setting and SVQ lll (or equivalent) is essential. In the absence of this you must have the ability to undertake and achieve this qualification 36 months after registration with the SSSC. You will work as part of a team on a shift basis.

 

The wearing and use of PPE is essential in this post.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.

 

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Social Care Worker

Location: South Uist

Company: Taigh a’Chridhe Uile Naomh

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

 

Social Care Worker, Taigh a’Chridhe Uile Naomh (0908)

37 hours Per Week, Permanent post
£
28,960 to £31,776 per annum, inclusive of £2,742 per annum Distant Islands Allowance

 

You will work enthusiastically as a member of a team that promotes and supports Adults with Support needs to maximise their inclusion, independence and planned outcomes. This can be within a variety of settings and include overnight support needs of a person where necessary.

 

You should have an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of people with support needs, the ability to listen effectively and communicate clearly and the ability to work as part of a team. You should also have SVQ Level III in Care (or equivalent), in the absence of this – you must have the ability to undertake and achieve this qualification – 36 months after registration with the SSSC.

 

This role requires the wearing and use of PPE.

 

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.

 

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Kitchen Assistant

Location: South Uist

Company: Kildonan Cafe

 

Kitchen assistant wanted!

 

Kildonan Cafe are looking to hire a second kitchen assistant, someone who is able to work from 1pm til 7pm. Job includes baking, cooking all items on our menus, burgers, pizza etc, prepping for the next few days as well general cleaning and tidying jobs you’d expect in a kitchen.

 

Hours and wages to be discussed

 

Someone with their own car is preferred but not necessary so long as you can get yourself home.

 

If you want to apply please email your CV over to kildonancafe1@gmail.com or ring 07488262884

 

 

Technical Officer / Assistant Technical Officer

Location: Uist

Company: Community Energy Scotland

Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024

 

Community Energy Scotland is recruiting for a Technical Officer or Assistant Technical Officer(dependent on skills and experience, with responsibilities on the successful candidate allocated accordingly).

 

Personal development opportunities, and support will be provided by Community Energy Scotland.

 

  1. Fixed-Term Post to 31st March 2025.
  2. Part-Time or Full Time Post (21 hours minimum to full time at 35 hours per week)
  3. Potential for flexible working / job share

 

Community Energy Scotland are looking to recruit an energetic, well-organised and self-motivated individual to work as part of a team delivering the technical aspects of several of CES’s projects. Training as required, personal development opportunities, and support will be provided by Community Energy Scotland.

 

Community Energy Scotland currently has 26 members of staff based all over Scotland, including Orkney, the Outer Hebrides, Shetland, the Inner Hebrides and across the mainland. Staff have the option of working from home or being based in a local office.

 

In our Staff Satisfaction Survey in January 2024 when asked what they liked best about working for CES, staff gave the following feedback:

 

  • “Being treated with respect.”
  • “The opportunities provided through my role to meet new people, learn new things, and work on meaningful issues.”
  • “Fellow colleagues and opportunity to do worthwhile work benefiting communities.”
  • “Kind and friendly colleagues and management team. The trust in staff to explore new work and light touch management giving the freedom to develop new areas.”
  • “Flexibility of working allows me to maintain a work-life balance and pursue interests and have good relationships outside of work. I think there is a good sense of community and belonging within our team despite being based in different areas”
  • “I really like the type of work, the team are all really driven and it feels like we are trying to make a positive change in the world.”

 

1. Technical Officer Job description

Community Energy Scotland is looking to recruit an energetic individual who shares CES’ values to be part of a team delivering and providing support on the technical elements of projects.

 

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Baker

Location: Benbecula

Company: Macleans Bakery

 

2 Full Time Positions

39 hours per week over 5 days

 

Macleans Bakery are looking for 2 Bakers to join their busy production team. Relevant experience is preferred but full training will be given. Candidates must be available to work a shift pattern which includes early mornings and Sundays.

 

Salary: up to £28,392 per annum / £14 per hour depending on experience.

 

Benefits Package includes: Company Pension, Staff Meals & Discount, Paid Overtime

 

Please inquire within or by emailing:

 

macleanbakery@btconnect.com

(Allan MacLean, Managing Director)

 

 

 

 

Care Assistants

Location: North Uist & Benbecula

Company: Tagsa Uibhist

 

Full Time/Part Time Hours

Hourly Rate: £14.54 (£15.17 with SVQ2)

Travel time paid at hourly rate

Mileage £0.56/mile

up to 10,000 miles, after that 36p/mile

 

Tagsa Uibhist are hiring Care Assistants.
They are looking for people with a caring and positive attitude who are interested in an emotionally rewarding, flexible, well paying job with great future prospects.

 

Tagsa’s Carers provide a range of services, such as assisting with meals, providing company to service users so their families can rest, providing personal care and assisting with medication.

 

All training is provided, experience not essential.

 

For further queries and to apply, please contact Hanna on hanna@tagsa.co.uk

 

Tagsa Uibhist is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds

Front of House

Location: Lochmaddy

Company: Lochmaddy Hotel

 

Lochmaddy Hotel are currently looking for Front of House/Bar/Waiting staff.

 

“To assist and serve in our busy bar and restaurant, good communication skills and a team player essential. Will be trained in epos (till) systems, Barista, drink pouring and all aspects of bar and restaurant work.”

 

Full time 40 plus hours per week over a varied shift pattern but mainly covering evenings.

 

The Perks …

Hourly Rate above Living wage and dependant on experience Level

Fantastic Island environment

Free accommodation in Large private Double room in shared flat (4 persons max) (shared kitchen & Bathroom)

Free meals and drinks whilst on shift

Pension scheme optional

Tip Share

 

Please email Lorna@lochmaddyhotel.co.uk or call 01876 500331 to enquire about the position.

Breakfast/Prep Chef

Location: Lochmaddy

Company: Lochmaddy Hotel

 

Lochmaddy Hotel are currently recruiting a breakfast/prep chef.

 

Full time working 5 from 7days, 6am till 12 mid-day.

 

Cooking to order breakfasts for 15 – 30 covers and assisting with kitchen prep.

 

Must have a pleasant personality and able to communicate with guests and customers, Team members and the public.

 

High Standard of hygiene practice required at all times.

 

On the job training available to the right candidate with a positive attitude.

 

Please email Lorna@lochmaddyhotel.co.uk or call 01876 500331 to enquire about the position.

 

Front of House Server

Location: Benbecula

Company: The Stepping Stone Restaurant

 

30 hours per week

5 days per week: Wednesdays to Sundays

30 hours or more per week.

 

£13.40 per hour

 

Benefits Package includes:

Company Pension,

Staff Meals & Paid Overtime

 

Please inquire within or by emailing:

Lewis MacLean

macleanbakery@btconnect.com

Coffee Shop / Bakery Assistant

Location: North Uist

Company: The Oystercatcher Bakery

 

The Oystercatcher Bakery are currently recruiting a fellow baking and coffee lover. You will be joining the lovely Ewa at her delicious bakery in the Claddach Kirkibost Centre, serving artisan sourdough bakes (sweet and savoury) as well as speciality coffee and tea.

 

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, The Oystercatcher Bakery want to hear from you!

 

This is a part time role with flexibility on hours, either on a permanent basis throughout the year, or seasonal if this suits you better. The Oystercatcher Bakery is open Wednesday-Friday 10:30am-14:30pm.

 

Please contact Ewa to express your interest: theoystercatcherbakery@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Modern Apprentice – Business & Administration

Location: South Uist

Company: Cothrom Re-Store

 

Are you aged 16-24 and looking for an opportunity to gain on the job experience whilst working towards a qualification? If so, a Business & Administration Modern Apprenticeship within Cothrom Restore could be what you are looking for…

 

For more information, please email enquiries@cothrom.net or phone 01878 700910

 

 

Askernish Golf Club Worker

Location: South Uist

Company: Askernish Golf Club

 

With the Askernish Golf Club opening from April – October, they are now looking for enthusiastic & driven individuals to join their  team.

 

Flexible hours during the season

Applicants must be trustworthy and enjoy interacting with the public

Training will be provided, an interest in golf is not essential.

Real living wage employer.

 

If you are interested or would like information, please email Allan – allan.macdonald@storasuibhist.com

 

 

 

Receptionist/Front of House

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Would you like to be a Receptionist/Front of House at Borrodale Hotel? In your new role, you will be taking bookings, checking in guests, dealing with general enquiries, and assisting in other general areas.
40+ hours per week.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Waiting Staff

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel currently have vacancies for Waiting Staff, for breakfast shifts, daytime functions, evening dinner service, weekdays or weekends and relief bank staff.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Part Time Bar Staff

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel currently have vacancies for Part Time Bar Staff.
There is flexibility for day, evening, weekday, weekend, and relief bank staff.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Head Bar Person

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel are currently recruiting a Head Bar Person, to take forward and oversee events and manage the smooth running of a busy bar.
5 day week.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Kitchen Assistant

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel are recruiting a Kitchen Assistant to join their team. In your new role, you will assist the chef and help to keep the kitchen organised.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Breakfast Cook

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel are currently hiring a Breakfast Cook, with flexibility in shifts / how many mornings you will work per week.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

2nd Chef/Cook

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Would you like to join Borrodale Hotel’s Kitchen Staff? The 2nd Chef/Cook role is 5 days per week.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Housekeeping Assistant

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel are currently recruiting part time Housekeeping Assistants, with an option of evening laundry shifts.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Head Housekeeper

Location: South Uist

Company: Borrodale Hotel

 

Borrodale Hotel are currently recruiting a Head Housekeeper, 30+ hours per week.
“We can provide training for most of the vacancies. You just need to be enthusiastic and pleasant and want to join our little team here.”
If your looking for a summer job, a bit of part time or full time career please email- reception@borrodalehotel.co.uk

 

 

Serving Staff

Location: South Uist

Company: Lochboisdale Hotel

 

Lochboisdale Hotel are currently looking for serving staff. Please send an email to kazamac@yahoo.com for more details and information.

 

 

 

Kitchen Porters

Location: North Uist

Company: Temple View Hotel

 

Are you looking for some extra income over the summer months? Temple View Hotel are looking to increase their team of Kitchen Porters.

 

“Good rate of pay on offer and an opportunity to be part of a small, hard working team with a forward thinking vision.”

 

Seasonal position, March/April until September/October.

 

Evening shifts mainly Monday to Sunday.

 

Give them a call 01876 580676 or email them directly at info@templeviewhotel.co.uk for more information.

Housekeeping Staff

Location: North Uist

Company: Temple View Hotel

 

Are you looking for some extra income over the summer months? Temple View Hotel are looking to increase their team of Housekeepers.

 

“Good rate of pay on offer and an opportunity to be part of a small, hard working team with a forward thinking vision.”

 

Seasonal position, March/April until September/October.

 

Flexible hours Monday to Sunday.

 

Servicing and changeovers of bedrooms and cleaning of public areas.

 

Give them a call 01876 580676 or email them directly at info@templeviewhotel.co.uk for more information.

Gamekeeper

Location: North Uist

Company: North Uist Estate Trust

 

North Uist Estate are looking for an enthusiastic, conscientious person who has a wide range of interests and abilities to join their team. The Gamekeeper will assist the Head Keeper on their shoots, general maintenance tasks and be involved in developing the Estate’s other sporting and environmental interests.

 

Applicants should have good communication skills, enthusiasm and be self-motivated and safe-aware which are essential skills in managing the land, sportings and supporting our crofting community. It would be preferable to have had previous experience in a similar role.

 

Accommodation with dog kennels is provided.

 

Essential certificates for the post:

·         Full driving Licence

·         Shotgun Certificate

 

For job description and application form please contact:

Estate Factor, North Estate Office, Lochmaddy, North Uist, HS6 5AA

Tel: 01876 500329

Email: info@northuistestate.co.uk

 

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Royal Mail Leave Reserve

Location: Benbecula

Company: Royal Mail

 

 

A great opportunity to join the Royal Mail team on the Isle of Benbecula is now open to application.

 

The role involves covering the 6 duty holders annual leave and sick leave. A full year annual leave plan is in place but sick leave cover may be at short notice.

 

Working days / hours:

2 to 5 days a week depending on what duties are needing covered. Start time 08:00 and finish time 15:24 but an element of flexibility is required at times when aircraft arrivals are late or mail volumes are high.

 

Initially the successful applicant will be on boarded via an agency then converted to Royal mail contract provided performance standards are achieved.

 

Full training will be provided and there will also be the opportunity to be trained on airside operations at Benbecula airport. Local knowledge is preferred but not essential. Full UK driving licence is required with no more than 6 points.

 

To apply please email the below address with your contact details and a little bit about yourself.

 

Andrew.macdonald@royalmail.com

 

Catering Assistant

Location: North Uist

Company: The Wee Cottage Kitchen

 

The Wee Cottage Kitchen are looking for one Full/Part time member to join their lovely little team.

 

Duties will include food preparation, basic cooking, taking orders both at the hatch and on the phone, making milkshakes and hot drinks. Weekday shifts, 9.30am-3.30pm and a competitive hourly rate of pay

 

Previous kitchen/server experience would be an advantage. Essential training will be given.

Applicant should be comfortable working in a fast paced environment and able to work well in a close knit team.

Applicant may be required to work Saturdays.

Own transport would be an advantage.

 

If you think this job could be for you, or if you have any questions, they would love to hear from you! Please private message them on social media or drop an email to theweecottagekitchen@hotmail.com

 

“We Look forward to hearing from you!”

 

Read Uist Beò’s story on the Wee Cottage Kitchen here:

 

https://uist.co/wee-cottage-kitchen/

 

 

 

Seasonal Kitchen Porter

Location: Berneray

Company: Berneray Shop & Bistro

 

Berneray Shop & Bistro are looking for Part-time Kitchen Porters or a Full time Kitchen Porter to join their hard working and happy team starting on the 15th April until the 28th of September. They are willing to work around your family life and hobbies.

 

The job description will be to wash dishes, pots and pans etc before loading them into the dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and you will need to keep the floors clean. You will be working alongside their Head Chef and the Kitchen Assistant.

 

No experience necessary as training will be given. They offer good pay and meals/ soft drinks/ coffees will be provided on the job as a wee extra bonus.

 

If you are interested in part time or full time work, please email Abi at bernerayshopandbistro@gmail.com or call 01876 540288.

 

Mechanical Technician

Location: South Uist

Company: QinetiQ

 

As a Mechanical Technician, you will be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and operation of the Banshee Jet80, Propeller Banshee and Firejet aerial target systems.

 

Day-to-day, in addition to preparing the targets you will also be required to maintain and operate their complex launcher systems and also set up and maintain all of their associated radio control equipment.

 

  • Build, functional test, repair and disassembly of aerial targets and associated payloads, in accordance with operator manuals and service bulletins.
  • Problem solving and fault diagnosis on targets and launchers including complex electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Handling and preparing pyrotechnics.
  • Conducting target retrieval from recovery areas.
  • Engine ground running.
  • Maintenance of all Ground Support Equipment where specified.
  • Use of specialist towing and lifting equipment for target movement.

 

Working in a small team you must be proactive and self-motivated to work unsupervised when required.

 

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Primary Health Care Experience

Location: South Uist

Company: South Uist Medical Practice

 

South Uist Medical Practice are currently offering primary health care experience as an ‘Earn as your Learn’ opportunity.

 

This opportunity presents regular work that will help both the practice and the local community as well as support your CV and portfolio.

 

The role will involve reception, administration and dispensary work, alongside existing staff and the clinicians in the practice and out in the community. The commitment would be daytime hours and week days only.

 

For further information please contact Fiona

fiona.bird2@nhs.scot.

 

They can also put you in touch with students currently working in the Practice.

 

Chef

Location: South Uist

Company: Polochar Inn

 

The Polochar Inn are currently recruiting staff across all aspects of hospitality (chefs, housekeeping, front of house).

 

Benefits:

– Stunning location

– Great people

– Flexible hours

– Full time & part time vacancies

– Live-in available (if required)

– Friendly & supportive working environment

– Staff discounts

– Competitive salary, plus equal share of tips

 

Find a role where you can build an exceptional experience for yourself by emailing: info@polocharinn.com

Housekeeping

Location: South Uist

Company: Polochar Inn

 

The Polochar Inn are currently recruiting staff across all aspects of hospitality (chefs, housekeeping, front of house).

 

Benefits:

– Stunning location

– Great people

– Flexible hours

– Full time & part time vacancies

– Live-in available (if required)

– Friendly & supportive working environment

– Staff discounts

– Competitive salary, plus equal share of tips

 

Find a role where you can build an exceptional experience for yourself by emailing: info@polocharinn.com

Front of House

Location: South Uist

Company: Polochar Inn

 

The Polochar Inn are currently recruiting staff across all aspects of hospitality (chefs, housekeeping, front of house).

 

Benefits:

– Stunning location

– Great people

– Flexible hours

– Full time & part time vacancies

– Live-in available (if required)

– Friendly & supportive working environment

– Staff discounts

– Competitive salary, plus equal share of tips

 

Find a role where you can build an exceptional experience for yourself by emailing: info@polocharinn.com

Network eSgoil Secondary & GME Primary Supply Teachers Operative

Location: Any location in Scotland

Company: e-Sgoil

 

’S e iomairt-ionnsachaidh air loidhne nàiseanta a th’ ann an e-Sgoil, stèidhichte ann an Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais, a tha ag amas air co-ionannachd ann an roghainnean curraicealach ann an sgoiltean. Chaidh e a chruthachadh cuideachd mar aithneachadh air mar a bhios daoine òga a’ fuireach agus ag ionnsachadh an latha an-diugh. An dèidh coinneamh aghaidh ri aghaidh an toiseach a leigeas dha sgoilearan agus luchd-teagaisg eòlas a chur air a chèile, thèid a’ mhòr-chuid den teagasg a dhèanamh tro Microsoft Teams, inneal co-labhairt bhideo eadar-ghnìomhach. Gheibhear na h-innealan-teagaisg eile tro Glow. Thathar a’ toirt seachad trèanadh agus taic-teicnigeach dhan luchd-teagaisg.

 

“Thathar a’ lorg luchd-teagaisg an-dràsta bho air feadh Alba, no fiù ’s bho àitichean eile, aig a bheil ùidh ann a bhith a’ cur an ainmean sìos air liosta-sòlair airson cuspairean far a bheil gainne luchd-teagaisg againne, agus aig ùghdarrasan eile. Bhiodh stòr-dàta mar seo a’ leigeil dhuinn àitean bàn airson ùine ghoirid a lìonadh agus luchd-teagaisg a chur an dreuchd àite sam bith ann an Alba tòrr nas luaithe. Feumar clàradh slàn GTCS agus sgilean ICT. Ma tha sibh an-dràsta ann an dreuchd pàirt-ùine no air ur dreuchd a leigeil dhibh bho chionn ghoirid, agus ma tha ùidh agaibh ann a bhith ag obair gu sùbailt, cuiribh fios thugainn. Faodaidh tagraichean a bhith stèidhichte àite sam bith ann an Alba. Chan eil feumalachdan ann a thaobh an àireamh de chlasaichean a dh’ fheumas sibh teagasg.”

 

Ma tha sibh airson barrachd fhaighinn a-mach mu e-Sgoil, no teirmean agus cùmhnantan, faodar na ceanglachain a leughadh no fios a chur gu e-Sgoil, aig e-sgoil@gnes.net.

 

e-Sgoil, based in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, is a national on-line learning initiative geared to promoting equity in curricular choice in schools. It is also a response to the rapid change in the way our young people live and learn. After an initial face-to-face meeting which enables pupils and teachers to get to know each other, most of the teaching takes place through Microsoft Teams, an interactive, video-conferencing facility. The other teaching tools and resources required are available through the Glow suite. Training and technical back-up is provided for all staff.

 

“We are currently looking for teachers from anywhere in Scotland or indeed further afield, who are interested in having their names on a supply list for subjects in which we, and other local authorities, are experiencing staffing shortages. Having such a database will enable us to match people to temporary vacancies and allow for deployment anywhere in Scotland much more quickly. Full GTCS registration and confidence in using ICT is required. If you are currently employed part-time or recently retired and interested in working flexibly, we would like to hear from you. Potential applicants can be based anywhere in Scotland. There is no minimum requirement with regard to the number of periods you may wish to teach.”

 

Should you wish to find out more about e-Sgoil, or terms and conditions, you can view the attachments or contact e-Sgoil, on e-sgoil@gnes.net

 

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Parents at Work

Location: South Uist

Company: Cothrom

 

Cothrom are currently presenting a fantastic opportunity for parents to return to work and gain new skills.

 

Cothrom is looking for parents who want to return to the workforce, pursue a new career, or improve skills to scale up their position. They can tailor a programme to your needs and interests using their numeracy, literacy and ICT programmes, SQA qualifications and workshops. They can offer funded childcare hours in their nursery for you to pursue your goals. This is a 13 week flexible programme with potential work placements.

 

There are 5 spaces available. To sign up, please email: enquiries@cothrom.net

Chef

Location: Lochmaddy

Company: Hamersay/Lochmaddy Hotel

 

Harmersay/Lochmaddy Hotel are currently seeking a full time chef, seasonal or permanent. You will be joining a busy team, working at both their hotels in the village (within walking distance). You will need to demonstrate excellent hygiene and cooking skills. You will be required to work under pressure and be a good team player. Development of menus and good working practice is essential. You will be working with lots of seasonal and local produce.

 

Meals are provided whilst on shift and tips are shared. There is some limited staff accommodation available.

 

The hourly rate is above the new Living Wage from April.

 

Please email Lorna@lochmaddyhotel.co.uk or call 01876 500331 to enquire about the position.

 

Commis Chef

Location: Lochmaddy

Company: Hamersay/Lochmaddy Hotel

 

Harmersay/Lochmaddy Hotel are currently recruiting a Commis Chef to join their busy kitchen team and learn all aspects of kitchen work from their excellent chefs. This is a great opportunity for somebody looking to make their way into a cheffing career.

 

The position is Seasonal/Permanent – Full time. Team players are desired, with a willingness to learn, work well under pressure and take on responsibility.

 

Meals are provided whilst on shift and tips are shared. There is some limited staff accommodation available.

 

The hourly rate is above the new Living Wage from April.

 

Please email Lorna@lochmaddyhotel.co.uk or call 01876 500331 to enquire about the position.

 

Car Driver and Cleaner

Location: Liniclate

Company: Ask Car Hire

 

Ask Car Hire is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join their busy team, based in Liniclate.

 

They are looking for a car cleaner and driver – immediate start available. The role requires a full and clean driving license. The salary is negotiable.

 

To apply, please contact Katherine on 01870602818 or email: katherine@creagorry.me

Luchd-obrach Taigh-stàile / Distillery Operatives

Location: Benbecula

Company: Benbecula Distillery

 

’S ann ann a 2015 a bheachdaich Aonghas MacIlleMhaoil an toiseach air taigh-stàile a stèidheachadh ann am Beinn na Faoghla, a’ chiad taigh-stàile riamh an Uibhist. Tha sinn a-nis a’ sireadh luchd-obrach airson an taigh-stàile ùr againn ann an Gramasdal, Beinn na Faoghla, gus tòiseachadh air grùdadh san earrach 2024.

 

Bhiodh eòlas air obair timcheall air grùdaireachd, no einseannaireachd/meacanaigeachd no ciùird feumail ach chan eil e riatanach oir thèid trèanadh a thoirt seachad dha na tagraichean shoirbheachail, a’ leantainn gu teisteanas oifeigeil. Tha sinn a’ sireadh neach aig a bheil deagh dhol-a-mach agus a tha deònach ionnsachadh, le sgilean a thaobh fuasgladh cheist. Feumaidh iad a bhith comasach air obrachadh aoir an ceann fhèin no mar phàirt den sgioba ùr againn.

 

Tuarastal £28k-£35k a-rèir eòlas agus às dèidh trèanadh, le grunn shochairean eile.

 

Adhbhar na dreuchd

Eòrna a chaidh a bhrachadh, beirm agus uisge a ghiullachd gus alcol ùr

de chàileachd chòrdach a dhèanamh, ag obair ann an sioftaichean.

Cuideachadh le stòradh agus obraichean eile san taigh-stàile.

 

Prìomh dhleastanasan

 A toirt a-steach

 Stuthan a ghiullachd gus alcol a dhèanamh.

 Cumail sùil agus clàradh de fhiosrachadh giullachd.

 Deagh ìre de stiùireadh làraich a chumail suas.

 Cuideachadh le obair stòraidh.

 Cuideachadh le lìonadh thancairean agus clàradh de chunntasan

spioraid.

 Cumail ri righailtean HMRC, Slàinte & Sàbhailteachd, sàbhailteachd bìdhe, sàbhailteachd biadh bheathaichean agus àrainneachd.

 Obair taigh-stàile sam bith eile a tha a dhìth.

 

Cumhaichean obrach

 Uairean bhliadhnail, 40 uair gach seachdain sa chumantas.

 Obair-sioft a gabhail a-steach obair air an oidhche.

 Dh’fhaoite gum bi uairean a bharrachd rin obrachadh a-rèir

feumalachdan a’ ghnìomhachais.

 Dh’fhaoite gum bi obair a-muigh a dhìth, ’s dòcha ann an droch shìde.

 

Pròifil Pearsanta

 Comasach air obrachadh air an ceann fhèin le deagh sgilean a

thaobh fuasgladh cheistean.

 Deònach a bhith ag obair mar phàirt de sgioba.

 Comasach air fiosrachadh a chlàradh gu mionaideach agus am

fiorachadh a chleachdadh ann an dòigh freagarrach.

 Dìcheallach le aire aig ìre àrd a thaobh stiùireadh.

 Deagh sgilean IT.

 Bhiodh eòlas air grùdaireachd feumail ach bidh trèanadh ri fhaotainn.

 

Teisteanasan Fheumail

 IBD General Certificate in Distillation.

 Seòrsa dreuchd: Làn-ùine, Maireannach

 Tuarastal: £28,000 – £35,000 sa bhliadhna

 

Sochairean:

 Peinsean companaidh

 Sgeama Cycle to work

 Pàirceadh an asgaidh

 Pàirceadh air an làrach

 

Cuir CV le litir na chois gu angusa@benbeculadistillery.com no cuir fios gu Aonghas MacIlleMhaoil airson còmhradh dìomhair.

 

The concept of Benbecula Distillery was first considered in 2015 by founder Angus MacMillan, with the vision to open the first ever distillery in the Uists. Benbecula Distillery are now hiring operatives for their new distillery in Gramsdale Benbecula, as they start production in the spring of 2024.

 

Previous experience in a distillery type activity, or an engineering/mechanical or trades background is desirable but not essential, as training will be given for the right candidates, leading to a recognised qualification. The key qualities they are looking for are a positive attitude and willingness to learn, an ability to problem solve, and be able to work on your own initiative and as part of our new team.

 

Salary rage is £28k-£35k commensurate with previous experience, and after training, with a range of other benefits also offered as part of the package.

 

Purpose of Role

To process malted barley, yeast and water into new make spirit of a consistent quality on a shift working basis. Assist in warehousing and all other distillery operations.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Intake raw materials
  • Process raw materials into alcohol
  • Monitor and record process information.
  • Maintain a good standard of site housekeeping.
  • Assist with warehousing operations.
  • Assist with tanker loading operations and take and record spirit accounts.
  • Adhering to HMRC, health & Safety, food safety, animal feed safety and environmental compliance.
  • Any other distillery operations as required.

 

Working Conditions

  • Annualised hours, averaging 40 hours per week.
  • Shift pattern includes night shift working.
  • May be required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business.
  • Can involve working in external conditions with exposure to extremes of weather.

 

Personal Profile

  • Candidate will require to demonstrate good initiative and ability to problem solve.
  • Good team worker.
  • Good ability to accurately record data and act on results as necessary.
  • Diligent with attention to maintaining high standard of housekeeping.
  • IT literate.
  • Previous Distillery Operator experience would be preferred however, not essential as full training would be provided.

 

Please visit either apply directly with a CV and covering letter to angusa@benbeculadistillery.com or get in touch with Angus MacMillan at Benbecula Distillery for a confidential discussion.

 

 

Clerical Assistant

Location: Benbecula

Company: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

 

The main purpose of this job is to provide clerical and administrative support to the various business units within the Assets section.

 

The postholder is one of a team were it is expected that all members of the team work closely together offering support to each other and at the same time being willing to cooperate with other members of staff within the department.

 

The applicant should be proficient in using word processing and spreadsheet software to create a wide variety of letters, documents, spreadsheets, and databases.

 

The applicant must be Educated to MA level 3 or equivalent experience of working in an office environment.

 

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Bakery Assistants

Location: Benbecula

Company: MacLeans Bakery

 

Working in the bakery, on Fridays 2:30-5:30pm and Saturdays 9am-3pm.

 

Rate of pay: Dependant on age and experience.

 

Two part-time positions: 8.5 hours per week over 2 days.

 

Airson barrachd fiosrachaidh/for more information: email Allan MacLean, Managing Director, macleanbakery@btconnect.com

Chef

Location: Benbecula

Company: MacLeans Bakery

 

Working at the bakery, on daytime shifts, Monday to Friday.

 

Basic salary: £26,000 per annum, increasing in April.

 

Full-time: 35 hours per week over 5 days.

 

Airson barrachd fiosrachaidh/for more information: email Allan MacLean, Managing Director, macleanbakery@btconnect.com

Retail and Packaging Assistant

Location: Benbecula

Company: MacLeans Bakery

 

Duties include: serving customers, dealing with telephone and online orders, packing and labelling goods for sale.

 

Basic salary: £25,000 per annum, increasing in April.

 

Two full-time positions: 40 hours per week over 5 days.

 

Airson barrachd fiosrachaidh/for more information: email Allan MacLean, Managing Director, macleanbakery@btconnect.com

Catering Assistant

Location: North Uist

Business: The Dunes Cabin

 

The Dunes Cabin are currently recruiting part-time staff to join their small team for the 2024 summer season. If you love meeting and chatting to people this is a great job for you. The Dunes Cabin will be open from April to the end of September.
Duties will include:
🍰 Taking orders and handling payments
☕️ Serving soups, drinks, snacks and homebaking to customers
🥪 Preparing food e.g. sandwiches
🧹 Dish washing and cleaning the cabin after service

Previous catering/serving experience and Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate would be beneficial but not essential. Training will be provided.

 

Shifts are available from Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm. There can be flexibility on days and hours worked.

 

The Dunes Cabin are a Living Wage Employer.

 

If you’re interested in the post, please get in touch by emailing: thedunescabin@gmail.com, message their Facebook page or call Anne on 07379944335.

Distillery Manager

Location: Benbecula

Business: Benbecula Distillery – MacMillan Spirits Co.

 

Would you like to lead the day-to-day operations of a new and exciting distillery enterprise on Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides? As Distillery Manager, you’ll lead the distillery operations during the crucial initial phase of their 14-year production plan, driving sustainable success and making your mark in their history. 

 

Responsibilities:

 • Oversee all distillery operations to meet quality and budget targets

 • Manage production for maximum yield and quality

 • Efficiently handle maturation warehousing

 • Ensure safety and regulatory compliance

 • Implement continuous improvement 

• Lead capital projects and asset maintenance, including proposed visitor centre.

 • Manage, train and motivate a dedicated and experienced team 

 

Experience:

 • Degree or equivalent in brewing/distilling, engineering, or science (preferred)

 • Leadership experience in distillation or similar

 • Knowledge of regulations and quality standards (SEPA, HMRC, HSE)

 • Strong problem-solving and budgeting skills 

 

The candidate:

 • Strong leadership and time management

 • Excellent communication skills

 • Independent and team player

 • Project and stakeholder management 

 

Remuneration package (worth up to £65k):

 • Competitive salary, based on experience

 • Generous pension contribution

 • Accommodation included

 • Company car/car allowance

• Subsidised travel scheme

 

Please either apply directly with a CV and covering letter to angusa@benbeculadistillery.com or get in touch with Angus MacMillan at Benbecula Distillery for a confidential discussion.

 

Am bu toigh leat a bhith aig an stiùir air iomairt ùr inntinneach – taigh-stàile ann am Beinn na Faoghla sna h-Eileanan an Iar? Mar Mhanaidsear, bidh thu a’ stiùireadh obair an taigh-staile aig an ìre dheatamach seo den phlana 14-bliadhna aca, a’ stiùireadh soirbheachas sheasmhach agus bidh thu nad phàirt den eachdraidh aca.

 

Dleastanasan:

A’ stiùireadh obair an taigh-staile gus targaidean càileachd is buidseit a choileanadh

Manaidseadh air cinneasachadh gus an toradh agus an càileachd as àirde fhaotainn

Làimhseachadh èifeachdach air stòradh nan casgan abachaidh 

Uallach airson sàbhailteachd agus riaghlaidh

Cur an gnìomh leasachadh leantainneach

Stiùireadh air pròiseactan calpa agus air maoineachadh, a’ gabhail a-steach ionad luchd-tadhail a tha san amharc.

Stiùireadh, trèanadh agus brosnachadh air sgioba eòlach 

 

Eòlas:

 • Ceum no leithid ann an grùdaireachd, innleadaireachd, no saidheans (iomchaidh)

 • Eòlas air ceannardas ann an grùdaireachd no leithid

 • Eòlas air riaghaltan agus inbhean càileachd (SEPA, HMRC, HSE)

 • Sgilean làidir a thaobh fuasgladh-cheist agus buidseit 

 

An neach soirbheachail:

 • Ceannardas agus manaidseadh ùine làidir

 • Sgilean conaltraidh air leth

 • Ag obair gu neo-eisimeileach agus mar phàirt de sgioba

 • Manaidsedh pròiseict agus luchd-uidhe  


Pàigheadh agus sochairean (luach suas ri £65k)

 • Tuarastal farpaiseach, tabhartas peinnsein fialaidh

 • Àite-fuirich ri fhaotainn

 • Càr companaidh/taic-airgid càr

• Sgeama siubhail le subsadaidh

 

Cuir litir le CV na chois gu angusa@benbeculadistillery.com no cuir fios gu Aonghas MacIlleMhaoil air Taigh-stàile Bheinn na Faoghla airson còmhradh dhìomhair.

Delivery Driver

Location: Uist

Company: Grillburger

 

 

Grillburger, Stornoway are currently seeking a full time Uist based delivery driver.

 

 

  • Training provided
  • Competitive salary
  • Requires physical work

 

 

Please email jobs@grillburger.co.uk if you are interested in the position.

 

 

Taxi Driver

Location: South Uist

Company: AM/PM Taxis

 

AM/PM Taxis are looking for a new driver, primarily based in South Uist but likely driving all over. Hours are flexible and can be discussed. Please call/text Len Steele for more info on: 07398 327380

Sales/Admin Assistant

Location: South Uist

Company: Lovats Carnan Shop

 

Lovats Supermarket are currently advertising for Sales/Admin Assistant for their shop in Carnan. They are looking for applicants “with common sense, a friendly nature and able to work well both on your own and as a team member, with good personal hygiene”.

 

Hours available:

Full Time: 5 day week, 8 hour day

Part Time: 3 day week, 8 hour day

 

Please contact Lovats Supermarket, Carnan for more information: 01870610340

 

Volunteer with the Uist and Barra Foodbank

Location: The Bunker, East Camp, Balivanich, Benbecula.

Charity: The Uist and Barra Foodbank

 

The Uist and Barra Foodbank is seeking volunteers to help with donations, processing and distribution of food supplies across Uist and Barra. Current opening times are Monday 9.30am-1pm and Friday 12-3pm.

 

A volunteer at the foodbank, “enjoys Monday mornings just getting various donations sorted in to order and when required making up clients boxes or bags… It is also very satisfying to meet with clients and try to understand what they require from us at the foodbank. It’s also good to work with other like minded individuals.”

 

If you are interested in joining a dedicated and enthusiastic team to make a positive impact within your community, please email uistandbarrafoodbank@gmail.com or call 01870603819.

 

 

Retail Assistant

Location: Benbecula.

Company: MacLennans Supermarket

 

MacLennans Supermarket are currently looking for someone to join their team as a Retail Assistant. The role is part time – nights: Wed 5-8:30pm, Thu 5-8:30pm and Fri 5-8:30pm.

 

To find out more please call 01870602308 or email joanna@maclennanssupermarket.co.uk

 

Electrical and Electronic Technician

Location: South Uist

Company: QinetiQ

This is an opportunity to join the Hebrides Tracking Engineering Team, working in a world class Testing and Trials Evaluation environment, you will play a vital role in the maintenance, repair and operation, of a broad range of equipment, underpinned by a qualification in and practical working knowledge of electrical and electronic equipment.

 

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Head Chef, Westford Inn

Location: North Uist

Company: The Westford Inn

 

The Westford Inn is an award winning pub / restaurant situated on the Isle of North Uist. We are looking for a Sole Chef to run our kitchen (ordering, menu planning, stock control, health safety and hygiene) Cooking with fresh local ingredients. Hands on owners who are a great support. A beautiful rural Island location. We are the only pub on the Island. CAMRA pub of the year Highlands & Islands 2023 This position is available until October 2024.

 

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Adult Learning Tutor

Location: South Uist

Company: Cothrom

 

JOB PURPOSE:

  • Work with the Adult Learning Co-ordinator and Tutors to deliver good quality Adult Learning Services to learners.
  • Plan and organise effective delivery of subject and programmes, including Literacy, numeracy, community-based adult learning and employability.
  • Tutor in a relaxed, supportive setting according to individual need
  • Employ a system of trainee evaluation, including initial assessment of training needs and regular progress reviews and exit reviews

 

  • Maintain files and up to date record sheets
  • Attend Annual General Meeting, Staff Meetings and any other Cothrom Events
  • Carry out any other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the Adult learning Co-ordinator


SPECIFIC ROLES AVAILABLE IN: 

  • Day Services Support
  • Construction Skills Training
  • Hospitality/Food and Drink Tutoring
  • Employability Tutoring
  • Paperwork Verification

 


Salary £12.36 per hour. Applications taken throughout the year. 

 

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