Sanday is an amazing place to live, with a very easy going way of life. The beaches are fabulous, accommodation to rent and buy is very well priced, incomers are welcomed and there is an active social scene for those that like to get involved.
Many islanders have set up local businesses offering goods and services. However, with regards to employment, things tend to be a little different to what is considered normal elsewhere.
Those that are employed often have a couple of small jobs rather than one main job. Some island businesses offer employment, mostly part-time. Much of Sanday is agricultural land and there is nearly always farm work available for those who are willing to work hard. The fish farm operated by Scottish Sea Farms, located off the neighbouring island of Eday, also provides employment for Sanday residents.
Another option to consider is homeworking handling calls or doing online chat, facebook, etc. The central area of the island has reasonable broadband and there is a growing trend towards this sort of work on the island. Whilst homeworking has received negative press in the past, residents are successfully able to 'make a living' from this type of work when employed by reputable firms.
Current Employment Vacancies on Sanday
The Sanday station is looking to recruit retained firefighters in order to have the Sanday Community Fire Station fully staffed. There is no maximum age limit and the roles are open to all genders.
For an informal chat regarding applying to become a retained firefighter, contact Raymond Brown, Sanday Station Watch Manager.