Whether you're newly qualified, mid-career or simply looking for some supply work to keep you busy, Shetland is always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic primary and secondary teaching staff to work in our island schools. Interested? Find out more from the teachers who live here...

Teaching vacancies crop up regularly in Shetland, where there are two high schools, five junior high schools and 22 primary schools across the inhabited islands.

Benefits of becoming a teacher in Shetland include:

  • Access to Distant Islands Allowance (a financial incentive given to public sector employees for working in Scotland's distant islands), on top of your annual salary
  • Interview expenses (within the UK) are often offered as part of the recruitment process
  • Relocation expenses are often offered as part of your recruitment package
  • On-the-job training and a chance to upskill while in post
  • Job variety and the opportunity to work across a range of island communities
  • A stress-free commute to work
  • The perfect work/life balance

Find out more

If you're interested in becoming a teacher in Shetland, you'll find the latest job opportunities listed on our Current Vacancies page.

To discuss opportunities and for any other queries regarding teaching careers in Shetland, please contact:

Leanne Moss, Quality Improvement Officer
Hayfield House

Email: Leanne.Moss2@shetland.gov.uk
Phone: 01595 744 000