Beautiful Scottish island looking for people to relocate for salaries up to £53k

A rare opportunity to live and work on a beautiful Scottish island has just come up.

NHS Scotland is currently hiring a number of positions on the island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. A range of jobs are available at a variety of skill levels and working patterns.

A total of six positions are currently available in the island's capital Stornoway. These are a Domestic Assistant, a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, a Senior Procurement Officer, a Laundry Assistant, an Anaesthetic Nurse, and an Endoscopy Team Lead Nurse.

Salaries for the positions start at between £23,362 and £25,368 for the Domestic Assistant and Laundry Assistant roles, while the Specialist Clinical Pharmacist job pays as much as £53,789. Meanwhile, all of the positions also include a yearly 'Distant Island Allowance' of £1,279.

The roles would be perfect for anybody looking to get away from the noise of modern living and live somewhere more peaceful and remote. Stornoway features plenty to see and do, from art galleries to pubs and restaurants, while still feeling like a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

Elsewhere, Lewis and Harris has a wealth of spectacular natural beauty to explore. From the mysterious Calanais Standing Stones to the historic Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, there is something for everyone.

With summer just around the corner, the island is also home to a variety of stunning beaches. Among these is the breathtaking Luskentyre Sands, which was just named Scotland's "most beautiful" beach by Time Out.

Meanwhile, for those looking to live and work somewhere even more remote, NHS Scotland is also hiring a Community Psychiatric Nurse in the village of Balivanich on the island of Benbecula. The role pays up to £46,100 per year and also comes with an annual £1,279 Distant Islands Allowance.

Most northerly point of Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.
Lewis and Harris is the perfect idyllic spot to relocate to, especially with summer just around the corner -Credit:David Madison / Getty Images

The main centre for Benbecula and the nearby islands of North Uist and South Uist, Balivanich is home to a post office, a hospital, a primary school, and several shops and cafés. Like Lewis and Harris, Benbecula is also blessed with jaw-dropping beaches such as Balivanich Beach, which looks like the perfect spot to unwind after a day at work.

More information about the positions available can be found on the HiJOBS website.

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