Pentland Ferries Ltd - Ferry to Orkney


Please see below for any current vacancies. To apply for a position below or to enquire about relief work please contact us.


We are currently recruiting for a Customer Service Assistant to work in our busy St Margaret's Hope booking office from May to September. Applicants may also be required to take on the Check-In Assistant role to cover holidays. The main duties will involve making bookings for customers over the telephone and in person, preparing information for sailings and general office duties. Applicants must be responsible and reliable, accurate with information, have good communication skills and be approachable and friendly. Experience with computers is essential. Hours available are 20-30 per week and must include weekends. Position would suit someone living in the local area as the hours may include split shifts. To apply please email your CV to or call 01856 831901 for more details.


SUMMER STEWARD - 21/02/2017

Pentland Ferries are currently looking for a Summer Steward to work on their busy passenger ro-ro service on the Pentland Firth Route onboard the MV Pentalina between May and August.

Our crews work on an even time rota of 2 weeks on 2 weeks off. Wages will be paid at current Company rates. (Details can be provided to suitable candidates on request).

Applicants require to be trained to STCW 95 standard (PST, PSSR, First-Aid and Fire-Fighting) and hold a valid medical certificate (ENG1). It would be an advantage to hold a Food Hygiene Certificate but not essential as training will be given.

Overnight accommodation cannot be provided and own transport would be preferred.

To apply please send your CV including a list of the certificates you hold to Applications must be submitted by Friday 31st March.

Rope Person - 02/03/2017

We are currently recruiting for the post of Rope Person to catch ropes and assist the safe docking of the Pentalina at Gills Bay, Canisbay. There is one full time and one part time position available.
The position will require applicants to be physically fit and ideally live in close proximity to the harbour. The regular hours of the post are 8.30am - 9.30am, 12.30pm - 1.30pm and 5.30pm - 6.30pm although this will vary during the summer months.
Days of work can be agreed on employment but both vacancies must include working a Friday.
Please apply by CV to Jenni Banks at


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