Time for a new perspective

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, where you can find out more about both the unique environment of the Northern Isles, and this key appointment. I hope that you find the information provided useful in making your application.



Living and working in Shetland and Orkney really isn’t like anywhere else – and both councils play an integral role in the islands’ communities, economy and infrastructure. Our work directly affects every person who lives on, or visits, our islands.

An island community presents some unique challenges, not least the added complexity of delivering cost effective and fit-for-purpose services across dispersed communities and often in remote locations.

This is a key statutory role working for both councils and you could choose to be based in either location – though you can expect to travel between both as required.

The Shetland and Orkney Islands are quite remarkable places to live, work, and flourish, and we look forward to working closely with the successful applicant to deliver our organisations’ targets, priorities, and ambitions for our community.

Councillor Andrew Drever
We have engaged Solace in Business to support this important appointment; so if you have any queries about the role or the recruitment process which are not answered on this site, we encourage you to contact them on 020 7976 3311.
Councillor Andrew Drever
Chair, Orkney and Shetland Valuation Joint Board


This is an opportunity that presents a compelling offer of professional challenge and opportunity, set in one of the best places to live in the UK. We wish you the very best of luck with your application.