Covid-19 - Appeal for Staff

Covid-19 - Appeal for Staff
27 March 2020

Are you out of work, recently retired, or can you spare even a couple of hours a week? Orkney Islands Council is looking at ways to staff vital service areas in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and one of the options will be offering additional short-term employment.

As Orkney Islands Council continues to take steps to lessen the impact of Coronavirus, we are appealing to members of the public, as well as current and former Council staff, to help us in any way they can.

Andrew Groundwater, Head of Human Resources and Performance said: “One of our main challenges in the weeks and months ahead will be maintaining essential services with a reduced workforce. This ranges from social care and childcare, to other less obvious tasks such as administration and cleaning.”

Therefore, the Council is urging people to contact us if they have experience in the following areas:

  • Social Care.
  • Childcare.
  • Additional support needs.
  • Garage mechanic.
  • Administration.
  • Cleaning.
  • Roads operative (roads, drainage, burial grounds).
  • Waste operative (loader).

Andrew added: “This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome inquiries from anyone who can spare time to help us keep services running, particularly for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. All necessary guidance, advice and training will be provided.  Rates of pay will vary according to the tasks or role you are able to undertake.

If you can help, please click here, and submit an application for vacancy reference number ORK04060.

We have set up a simple online process to accept your details and will look to process your application as quickly as possible. If you do not have online access, then you can contact to discuss alternative means of registering your interest.

Andrew went on to say: “During what is an uncertain and concerning time for us all, your help is very much appreciated.”

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