Job Opportunities

Serco NorthLink Ferries and Serco Ferries (Guernsey) Crewing Ltd
is an Equal Opportunities Employer

The following jobs are available at NorthLink Ferries. Please click on the links below for more information.

Cleaning Operative, Lerwick

Location: NorthLink Ferries, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PR
Full and Part Time Opportunities Available 
Flexible shifts between 07:30 and 15:00 (across Monday to Sunday) 
Pay Rate £9.90 per hour 

Serco NorthLink Ferries is an organisation with a strong reputation in both passenger and freight transport between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland and we have a number of great opportunities for Cleaning Operatives to join our team in Lerwick, Shetland. 

NorthLink Ferries sail daily from Aberdeen to Lerwick with frequent calls at Kirkwall, and from Scrabster on the north coast of Scotland to Stromness in Orkney. Our ferries operate 363 days per year providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders, visitors, goods and supplies all travelling by NorthLink Ferries.

The Cleaning Operative will provide a high standard of service to the customer, specifically to ensure a high level of cleanliness of the vessels, terminal buildings and other port facilities at all times. Principal duties will include cleaning the vessel, dealing with lost property, making up cabins and beds, and ensuring defects found within the vessel are reported.

What you’ll need

You will need to live within the local catchment area and be committed to working flexible variable hours. You will need strong customer service and communication skills, and be able to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions.

What we offer:

There are a range of benefits for working at NorthLink Ferries including:

  • Sensible benefits that could save you money – Pension Scheme, Life assurance, wellbeing support, staff discount, cycle to work scheme, etc.
  • Discounted staff travel on our ferries
  • 25 days annual leave plus UK Public Holidays (pro rata)
  • The opportunity to improve skills and knowledge via a wide range of training courses available

To apply
Please visit the careers page on the Serco website. The job Reference number is: 260546

Temp AB/EDH position

Applications are invited for the position of ad hoc Able Seafarer (AB)/EDH within the Serco NorthLink Ferries fleet.

Context/Job Purpose
As an AB/EDH the candidate will work under the instruction of the BOSUN directed by the Chief Officer (Head of the Deck Department) in order to maintain the ship. There will also be duties assigned to the candidate relating to mooring and cargo operations as directed by the Master or Officer of the Watch.

Place of Work
The AB/EDH may be required to work on any vessel owned, managed or chartered by the ship owner out of the Northern Isles locations that the operator has vessels operating. Please note that this position is a temporary as and when required position.

It is preferred that Candidates live within the local vicinity of our Ports (Aberdeen, Orkney & Shetland).

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Header image: MV Hamnavoe sailing out of Stromness in Orkney photo © Copyright Justin Merrigan