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Ultimate ‘remote-working’: Scottish island seeks to recruit couple for once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity

The ultimate ‘remote-working’ job: Island seeks couple to embrace off-grid island life in Scottish Highlands with this once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity.

Ever fancied getting away from it all? Scottish recruitment site, HiJOBS, is seeking a couple to take on two roles as a Live-inEstate Worker and their partner on the spectacular Island of Rona, near Skye. Doubling the island population to four, it’s a dream job for anyone looking for true ‘remote working’, being completely off-grid and only accessible by private boat.


Offering full-time salary for the Estate Worker and part-time hours for their partner, the package also includes accommodation, complete with stunning coastal views, on the five-mile-long island. The perfect antidote to the stresses of modern working life, the successful candidates will trade the Northern Line for the Northern Lights; swap staring at screens for sunsets over Skye’s Old Man of Storr and ditch the rat race for roaming with deer.


Already one of the most viewed jobs on the HiJOBS website this year, the positions are perfect self-sufficient souls. Supporting an entrepreneurial couple who run luxury self-catering cottages on the island alongside their successful venison business, responsibilities will include management and logistics on the estate, its holiday properties and assistance with deer management.


Truly off-grid, the island’s solar panels, generators and inverters will need maintaining along with equipment including boats, digger and other machinery. Candidates don’t necessarily need to be skilled already in these areas, but must be willing to learn.


Rona provides plenty of its own entertainment in the form of dolphin-spotting, dark sky star-gazing, foraging and getting to know the 180-strong deer population. A private chartered boat leaves and returns to the island just once a week. But if something is forgotten from the nearest shop on neighbouring Skye, the new recruit can enjoy fine-dining Rona-style, thanks to its rich larder of venison, langoustines, squat lobsters and wild mushrooms.


Bill Cowie, Island Manager, Ardochy & Rona Estate said: “We’re looking for an enthusiastic Estate Worker and partner who will really throw themselves into our island life and outdoor work. Someone just like the island itself – self-sufficient, resilient and perhaps a little rugged. The island is our home and living, and we know the right candidate will fall in love with it just as we have.”


Laura Saunders, Commercial Director and Founder, HiJOBS said: “It’s always been a priority at HiJOBS to help promote job opportunities across Scotland’s rural and Highland communities. This role is the complete embodiment of that, and I’m not surprised it’s one of our most popular job ads of 2023 to date.”


This dream job opportunity is one of thousands of Scotland-based roles available on HiJOBS. For more details and to apply for the Isle of Rona role, visit hijobs . net website searching Isle of Rona.

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High res images available: About HiJOBS HiJOBS is the Scotland-dedicated job site which puts the candidate at the centre of the online experience. With nearly 1400 jobs currently posted in 956 towns and villages from Shetland to the Scottish Borders, HiJOBS’ local knowledge and unmatched user experience make it easy for candidates and employers to make the perfect match. Over 80% of the workforce in the Highlands and Islands are registered with the site, allowing HiJOBS to further establish niche specialisms in Scotland’s strongest and growing job sectors, including aquaculture and renewable energy.

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