On this page you will find jobs that are available within the BID area of Lerwick.

Tait & Peterson-Cashier


We are looking for an efficient, courteous cashier who possesses excellent customer service skills for our busy legal practice. The cashier will record accurately transactions, post these to the computer records, maintain the crofting estate rental records, handle the receipts & payments for the conveyancing, executry & other business. Accept payments mainly by card payments or bank transfer, issue receipts, answer inquiries from clients. Full training will be provided and training up to law accountant standard will be offered, as appropriate.

To succeed as a cashier, you should have a strong work ethic and high level of accuracy & efficiency. You should be responsible, attentive to clients’ needs, and committed to providing excellent service.

Cashier Responsibilities:

  • Balancing the cash ledger and generating reports complying with Law Society regulations.
  • Good communication and keyboard skills.

Cashier Requirements:

  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Previous bookkeeping experience is required
  • Customer service & cashier experience.
  • High level of energy with helpful, courteous approach to problem resolving.
  • Competitive salary and opportunity to develop your career as part of an experienced team.

For more information/to apply please contact Eric Peterson [email protected]

Tait & Peterson

Tel: [+ 44] (0) 1595 69 3010

Bank of Scotland Buildings





[email protected]

No88 Front of House staff required

Would you like to be part of the dynamic team at No88?

We have vacancies for Front of House staff

Flexible working hours, staff discount and benefits.

Please send your C.V to [email protected]

Optometrist at Icare

Are you looking for a better work/life balance? Are you tired of the rat race and fancy a more relaxed life in beautiful surroundings? Come and work in Shetland and enjoy the benefits of our wonderful island. You may even spot Orca’s from your test room window!


ICare Shetland is a well established, independent practice with a great reputation. We strive to provide the highest level of patient care in a relaxed and welcoming environment, backed up with the latest technology including OCT, Optomap and Haag-Streit digital slitlamp.

We are looking for a clinically minded, caring Optometrist who loves working with people of all ages and has a desire to provide excellent service. IP qualification is preferred but not essential if the candidate has a strong clinical interest and the desire for future IP qualification.

Work four days with every second long weekend off.

Salary of £55-65K pro-rata, dependent on experience, with £5K relocation package & benefits.

For more details please email [email protected]

Queens Hotel

We are currently looking for additional night porters to join our existing team. Ideally working a 4 on 4 off rotation, 7pm until 7am


Please contact Harvey by phone or message on 07828 129158 for further information

Sales Advisor at Begg Shoes - £13 per hour + benefits - Full Time or Part Time

Become the trusted shoe fitter and adviser to our loyal customer base, working with top quality products and benefitting from training on the job and remotely.

This is an ideal role for an individual who loves footwear and thrives in a customer-facing environment.

Benefits include:

- Excellent Staff Discount in Stores

- Flexible Annual Leave

- Health & Wellbeing Support Portal

- Performance-Based Bonuses

- Convenient Rota Access

- Nationwide Discounts

Email your C.V to [email protected]

Beggs Shoes Store Manager - Full Time - Up to £30,000 salary + benefits.

Step into leadership at our vibrant Lerwick shoe store! Lead us toward a future filled with footwear wonders for loyal customers in the Shetland Isles and beyond - blending the very best of traditional retail with modern e-commerce in our historic location.

As Store Manager, grow with tailored training and support from Begg family Directors and work closely with fellow store managers

Benefits include:

- Excellent Staff Discount in Stores

- Flexible Annual Leave

- Health & Wellbeing Support Portal

- Performance-Based Bonuses

- Convenient Rota Access

- Nationwide Discounts

Email your C.V to [email protected]

Electrician-George Robertson

We are currently seeking an Electrician to join our team at GR Contracting.

We take pride in our reputation for providing cost-effective, reliable, and professional electrical contracting services to our clients across various sectors including domestic, commercial, and industrial. Our ability to deliver on projects, regardless of size, is something we hold in high regard. Our team is committed to providing exceptional service from first contact to completion and beyond for each project. As our company continues to grow and expand, we are seeking someone who can grow and develop with us.


  • Installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems
  • Fault finding and diagnosis
  • New build wiring installations from planning right through to completion
  • Planning and installing wiring for kitchen refurbs with GR Kitchens team
  • Inspecting and testing electrical systems and equipment
  • Renewables installations
  • Working within domestic, commercial and industrial sectors
  • For more information about the services we provide see: https://www.grdirect.co.uk/contracting


  • Positive, proactive attitude
  • Motivation
  • Drive
  • Initiative
  • Excellent team player
  • Self-awareness


  • Fully qualified electrician (18th edition)
  • Current ECS Grade Card
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Logistics and time management skills


  • Broad range of work opportunities to develop your skills and career
  • Working in a fun, busy and supportive team
  • Training and development opportunities within an expanding team
  • Company van
  • Excellent staff discount
  • Generous holiday entitlement (31 days p/a)
  • Company pension scheme


  • Full-Time/ Permanent
  • Competitive pay – above the SJIB national rate
  • 40 hours per week, working days are Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Overtime opportunities regularly
  • Based from George Robertson Ltd, 3-4 Carlton Place, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0ED


We would be keen to discuss the role with anyone who might be interested. Please call or email Lewis on 01595 692915 or [email protected] for a confidential chat.

For more information about George Robertson Ltd please visit www.grdirect.co.uk.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to Lewis Moncrieff, Director – [email protected].

Opportunities at Da Steak Hoose

The following vacancies are available at Da Steakhoose:

1. Front of House Staff (Full-time/part-time)

Looking for candidates with a pleasant and kind manner to join our front of house team. Both Part-Time and Full-time hours are available.

Previous experience preferred, however training will be given to the correct candidate

2. Chef (Full-time)

We are looking for a Full-time chef to join our team, experience preferred however training will be provided to the correct candidate.

An attractive package will also be offered to the successful candidate

Please get in touch on 01595 696566 or email us at [email protected] for more information (Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 5pm until close)

Superdrug-Team Leader

Superdrug Lerwick has a vacancy for a Team Leader!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable & flexible 16+ year old. Supervisory experience is an advantage however full training will be given.

16 hour contract.

Saturdays & Sundays.

Other shifts throughout the week may be available for holiday cover etc.

For more information or to send over your CV please email me at: [email protected]

C'est La Vie-Front of house/waiter/waitress

C’est la vie requires person with enthusiasm and great customer interaction skills for front of house to serve customers, clean tables and wash up.

Hours: 12 to 3 pm six days per week - Monday to Saturday

Occasionally 6 to 9pm

Great opportunity to improve your French.

Please contact Valerie at: [email protected] or call: 01595697154

Icare-Trainee Dispensing Optician

Do you want a professional career without having to go to University? Get paid and get a qualification through distance learning at the same time. Come and join our team!

This is a great opportunity for someone in Shetland to have a valued career in optics. A Dispensing Optician (DO) is a qualified optical professional specialising in the supply of optical lenses and spectacles. This is an ever expanding and changing profession with a focus on ensuring that customers are supplied with the best product to fulfil their individual optical needs.

Our practice strives to provide the best customer experience with regards to eye health, choice of designer glasses and patient care. Having staff who are motivated, friendly and have an eye for detail is vitally important to us. You will be given full training for this career both in practice and through a recognized ABDO distance learning 3 year dispensing qualifications.

This will be a varied role and will include:

  • Supporting the eye test clinic both in making appointments, dealing with queries & greeting patients as well as performing some of our clinical tests to support the Optometrist.
  • Administration and maintenance of patient records, databases and NHS paperwork.
  • Contact lens management and teaching patients how to insert & remove contact lenses.
  • With time and training, doing spectacle adjustments, repairs and advising customers on frame choice and spectacle lenses.
  • Once professional qualification completed future expansion of this role within the business and clinically is likely.

For this position, no previous experience is needed as full training will be given. As academic dispensing training will be considered for the right candidate an aptitude for maths and science is essential and higher qualifications are necessary for entry to the dispensing course. An interest in health, science and fashion would be useful. The successful applicant needs to be positive, articulate, polite, a good multitasker and problem solver. You must be good with people, have an organized approach and always be happy to help. Wearing spectacles and contact lenses is useful but is, by no means, essential.

Enquiries to be made in the form of a current Curriculum Vitae with covering letter and should be emailed to [email protected].

Job Description

Job Element


Job Title

Trainee Dispensing Optician


ICare Shetland, Lerwick

Type of position

Full Time

Main Purpose

To train in practice to become a qualified Dispensing Optician carrying out spectacle dispensing duties as well as general practice duties.

Duties and


  • Being the first point of contact for patients in the practice, face to face and over the telephone.
  • Assisting patients with queries relating to every aspect of wearing spectacles and contact lenses.
  • Giving patients demonstrations on how to insert and remove contact lenses.
  • Managing the practice appointment diary, giving consideration to patient appointment requests and staff availability.
  • Assisting Optometrist in taking retinal images, scans and performing visual field tests.
  • Stock control and ordering.
  • General housekeeping duties to ensure the practice is clean, tidy and presentable.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as and when required.

You would also be working towards:

  • Advising customers on appropriate frame selection.
  • Dispensing of spectacle lenses based on prescription and patient need.
  • Adjustment and repair of spectacle frames.

Training Given

• •

In house training.

Academic training options dependent on candidate aptitude.

Personal Attributes




Entry Qualifications

  • Higher grade qualifications including English, Maths and a Science (C,C,C) or equivalent.


  • Evidence of learning within the last five years.




• Experience dealing with the public in a service environment.


Skills and


  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage own workload.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of patient confidentiality.
  • Mathematically minded.
  • Manual dexterity.







Personal Attributes

  • Confident
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Motivated
  • Sense of style
  • Attention to detail







• Competent using a wide range of computer

applications (Microsoft Office etc)


Grand Hotel-Various positions

Full and part time Bar staff required

£12 / hour

Please call into the bar or contact Harvey on 07828 129158

The Dowry-Front of house staff-full time & part time availble

The Dowry is looking for front-of-house staff.

Full/part-time positions available.

You must be enthusiastic, hardworking, and have great communication skills.

Hospitality experience desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

For more details, please send an email to [email protected]

Da Harbour Chippy

16 years or over
Apply within or email
[email protected]

Trainee Optical Retailer

Full-Time (including Saturday Work)

Optical experience isn’t essential, you just need the desire to learn.

Main duties include:

  • General administrative duties
  • Face to face customer service
  • Conducting pre sight test screenings
  • Dispensing spectacles whilst advising the customer on a wide range of available lenses and lens products.

Please apply at: jobs.specsavers.co.uk/vacancies

Dispensing Optician

Postition: Dispensing Optician

Location: Lerwick, Scotland

Salary: Up to £27,000 depending on experience

Working Hours: Full and part-time working patterns considered

Experience Level: Must have previous experience working in an optician and must have a GOC number.

Specsavers in Lerwick is looking for an experienced or newly qualified Dispensing Optician to join them. The focus at this store, is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. Become our new Dispensing Optician at Specsavers in Lerwick – a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and the very highest standards of customer care.

What’s on Offer?

  • An annual salary of up to £27,000 depending on experience
  • A strong performance-based bonus scheme
  • Holiday allowance of 28 days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Private health and dental cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities
  • Support with CET
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT
  • Fantastic clinical involvement and progression opportunities
  • Joining a store that constantly exceeds sales expectations.

With a focus on flexibility, we are open to full-time and part-time applicants and will consider any working pattern to suit you. So, whether you need condensed hours, alternate weekends or early finishes, we’re open to making it work – but let’s talk about that later.

We are passionate about the clinical development of our team, and as our new Dispensing Optician, we would like to support you with extra courses and specialisms that interest you. If your ambitions are to become our next Contact Lens Optician, we’ll do everything we can to help you to get there!

Our store is fully-equipped with the latest clinical technology (including OCT). We offer enhanced clinical services including: remote optical testing. We always aim to be the very best we can be – both clinically and in terms of customer service. Our experienced, diverse and friendly team are always on hand to offer support and take care of patient’s needs, meaning that as our new Dispensing Optician you can focus on offering a first-class experience to our loyal customers.

What we’re looking for

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Dispensing Optician, the right person for this position will be confident, possess a strong worth ethic and a willingness to succeed. You’ll be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a Dispensing Optician who will go the extra mile for our customers and someone who encourages their colleagues to do the same. In summary, we’re looking for a high calibre resident Dispensing Optician to join us and assist in driving this excellent practice forward.

Find out more

Interested? To find out more contact Emma Johnston: [email protected] 01566 770125

Joiner at George Robertson

Job Vacancy - Joiner

We are expanding our kitchen and joinery department and are looking for a hard-working individual to join our GR Kitchens team for home refurbishments and kitchen installations.

For more infomation: https://www.grdirect.co.uk/vacancies

Barber/Hairdresser required at Just for Gents

Looking for hairdresser/barber for busy Lerwick barbers

On a self employed basis

Friendly work place with good earning potential

Pm the Facebook page for more details ????