Vacancies

We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and enjoyable work environment that staff are proud to be part of. 

 

Why work at Picky? See our benefits below:

  • Free use of facilities 
  • Discounted Personal Training Sessions
  • Discounted Sunbed Use
  • Discounted Children's Parties
  • Discounted Holiday Camp
  • Cycle to Work Scheme after 1 year service
  • SHAW breaks – opportunity to extend unpaid 1/2hr lunch break for a further 1/2hr which will be paid, in order to exercise up to 3 times per week
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – employers contribution of 17%
  • 28 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years with an additional day from years 6 – 10, giving a max entitlement of 38 days after 10 years service
  • Enhanced company sick pay 6 months full pay followed by 6 months half pay – linked to length of service

To apply:

Applications and job descriptions are listed under each role. Enquiries can be emailed to the HR department or telephone Amanda Spence on 01856 879900. Applications should be directed to our HR department or emailed to hr@pickaquoy.com.

 

Financial Controller

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£41,233.70 + Attractive Benefits Package 

No of hours:
35

Overview:
The Pickaquoy Centre in Orkney is recognised as a first class sports, arts, conference and social facility, offering an excellent range of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. As a non-profit organisation with charitable trust status, it is an integral part of the community and has hosted world class arts festivals, music events, exhibitions, conference and sports competitions. This role is based in the beautiful Orkney capital, Kirkwall, an area steeped in culture with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

Reporting to the Managing Director, this post is responsible for managing the day to day running of the finance and administration function including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash, inventory and fixed assets. The Financial Controller will also provide guidance and support to the Managing Director, Board of Trustees and wider Pickaquoy team by providing them with financial management information and analysis for decision making. In addition, the post holder will prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, manage the annual budget setting process and coordinate all compliance/governance requirements.

The role will require a highly motivated qualified Accountant with relevant experience in a similar position. The ideal candidate will have experience of budget preparation, excellent attention to detail and have a track record of delivering high quality results to set deadlines.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to step up, develop their career or to make a difference to this successful, innovative and dynamic organisation.
Interview Expenses along with relocation package will be provided.

To apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter to hr@pickaquoy.com.

Job Description – Financial Controller

 


Management Personal Assistant

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Interviews:
Week commencing 6 June

Rate of pay:
£20,256.60 per annum

No of hours:
35

Overview:
Do you have an eye for detail, excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn? If so, the Management Personal Assistant position may be for you. We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic individual who holds a recognised administration qualification or can demonstrate relevant experience. You will be responsible for providing administrative support to the centre’s management team with a large function focused on assisting Human Resources.

Job Description – Management Personal Assistant
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application

 


Cafe Front of House

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£9.90 per hour

No of hours:
Variable - as and when required

Overview:
We are looking for a confident individual who enjoys working with customers. You will be fully trained to make great coffee, serving customers with a smile and helping them to feel welcome. You will be joining a brilliant team, but also have the ability to work independently. Maintaining health and cleanliness within the Cafe is an important part of the role while you continue to learn and develop within the role.

Job Description – Cafe Front of House
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application

 


Activity Leader

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£9.90 per hour

No of hours:
Seasonal hours

Overview:
We are looking for an Activity Leader to help us deliver the holiday programme to children between the ages of 5 - 11. You will be responsible for providing a fun and safe environment while delivering a wide range of age appropriate activities. If you are an energetic and enthusiastic individual who loves working with kids, this job is for you!

Job Description – Activity Leader
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application

 


Cleaner

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£9.90 per hour

No of hours:
Variable - as and when required

Overview:
We are looking for an individual to undertake cleaning duties as part of the cleaning team ensuring a high level of cleanliness is maintained throughout the Centre & campsite. This is a varied role for someone who is keen to work as part of a great team, and offers flexbility with a work/life balance.

Job Description – Cleaner
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application

 


Climbing Instructor

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£12.20 per hour

No of hours:
Variable - as and when required

Overview:
This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic and experienced climber who is keen to share their knowledge of the sport with others. You will be responsible for supervising the climbing wall sessions for individuals and groups while ensuring that the climbing equipment is safe to use at all times. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic climber who would like to join great team!

Job Description – Climbing Instructor
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application

 


Leisure Assistant (full-time and casual)

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£9.90 per hour

No of hours:
35 (full-time) & Casual (as and when required)

Overview:
We are looking for someone who is motivated and has career ambitions as the successful individuals will undertake qualifications such as First Aid and Lifeguarding to develop the role. Working both as part of a team and individually, you will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day set up and take down of equipment in all areas of the facility amongst a variety of other tasks. This is a varied role and a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in getting involved in the leisure industry.

Job Description – Leisure Assistant (35 hour)
Job Description – Leisure Assistant (casual)
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application

 


Lifeguard (full-time and part-time)

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£9.90 per hour

No of hours:
35 (full-time) & 10 hours (part-time)

Overview:
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who who would like to learn and improve their skillset. You will be responsible for effectively carrying out the operational procedures of the swimming pools and health suite, working as a team and ensuring the safety of customers at all times. This role offers an opportunity for someone that is keen to receive further training and develop their skillset. Applications welcomed from unqualified candidates, training to be provided. Please be sure to read the Supplementary Information attached.

Job Description – Lifeguard (full-time)
Job Description – Lifeguard (part-time)
Lifeguard - Supplementary Information
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application 

 


Modern Apprenticeship in Sport & Active Leisure

Closing date:
Sunday 29 May 2022

Rate of pay:
£7.15 per hour

No of hours:
35 

Overview:
Joining a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme is a great opportunity to learn real world skills while gaining qualifications that can lead to a rewarding career. We are currently accepting applications for Modern Apprenticeships in Sport and Active Leisure. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the Sport and Leisure industry while undertaking continual professional development. This is a 12-month fixed term with the possibility of permanent employment once MA is completed.

Job Description – Modern Apprenticeship in Sport & Active Leisure
The Pickaquoy Centre Job Application