To apply for any of the posts listed below, please download the application form, print it, complete in your own handwriting, and return by either post, email or fax. Postal address: Shetland Grasscutting, 5a Gremista Industrial Estate, Lerwick ZE1 0PX.
We would prefer for you to post your application, but if you need to hand-deliver, then as a Covid-19 precaution, please do NOT attempt to enter our shed, nor approach our staff. Just post it through the letterbox and leave. Your co-operation with this is appreciated.
Note – any applications sent without sufficient postage paid, will NOT be delivered. If you want us to receive your application, you must ensure you’ve used the right stamp for the size of your envelope! Also, apologies in advance but due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to reply to all applicants. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Closing date as advertised.
If you have any questions, please check first to see whether you can find an answer within the website. Failing this, contact us, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for more than one post, please complete one application form, and state the posts applied for.
Supervisory staff. Skilled grounds maintenance operatives, must be able to demonstrate sufficient experience and capability. Pay commensurate with performance. Based from Lerwick, operating throughout Shetland. To apply, download an application form.
We are on the lookout for someone with significant coding knowledge/experience to join our systems-development team, working on a number of interlinked projects. We use Flutter/Dart for our cross-platform app development, and for web application work within ASP.NET. Ideally you would be working as a full-stack developer. Experience of these is not necessary, training can be provided. We would like to hear from students seeking summer work, or someone with more extensive knowledge and experience. The work can be either full-time or part-time. You would be working mainly from home, as part of a small team. The most important qualification is the kind of person you are, but it’s also vitally important that you have a healthy, positive, productive work ethic. We could consider the possibility of training you to do grass-cutting as well, if you would like to mix your roles for health reasons. If you’re interested in this work, contact us with either an email, and/or your CV, and/or by completing and returning one of our generic application forms.
Part-time seasonal gardening assistant. Flexible shifts, from early April to late September. Physically demanding but highly enjoyable work. You must have a full driving license, and be able to work through the summer holidays. Significant experience of garden-maintenance essential. Typical duties include weeding, hedge trimming, litterpicking. Extra work and increased hours probably available if desired, or, there is potential to offer it as a subcontract opportunity if preferred. Mainly working in and near Lerwick. Pay commensurate with experience, ability and level of responsibility.
Herbicide spray operators. Suitable certification such as PA6, and driving license, essential. Hours flexible, occasional, and weather-dependant. Attractive hourly rate, negotiable.
Occasional standby / relief snow-clearing work available during winter months. Suitable for applicants living in the Lerwick area. Must be physically fit, and available at short notice. Peak hours typically approx 4.30am to 7.30am, and occasional longer shifts from approx 2am to 9am. Enjoyable work, and excellent rate of pay. For full details, you can download the job / person description for this post.
We have a brilliant bunch of people working with us, who all get on really well, and take a pride in their work – so if that sounds like your cup of tea, we want to hear from you!
Driving license (at least a provisional), with category B, is essential.
Applications from College or Uni students (of any age), in the 1st or 2nd year of a course which is set to last at least 3 years, are particularly welcome. Students attend for the duration of their summer break, non-students get the whole season from early April through to September / October.
Good rates of pay, commensurate with ability and performance. Comprehensive training will be provided. Unfortunately there are no part-time options available for new trainees, you must be available full-time.
We normally work Monday to Friday, and there’s scope for some weekend work if desired. Overtime is paid at time-and-a-half after 40 hours. Start time is 7.55am, finish times etc are variable, but you’ll usually do approx 35 – 48 hours per week. You’ll be working in mobile crews travelling throughout Shetland, based around our operations workshop at 5a Gremista Industrial Estate, Lerwick. The work is moderately physically demanding, and you’ll certainly get fitter as the summer progresses. 🙂
To apply, please complete and return the application form for seasonal work.