This Scottish Island is Hiring Someone to Take Care of Its Famous Sheep

published Jul 16, 2019
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North Ronaldsay is an island in Scotland where famous sheep roam. (They even have their own Wikipedia page.) And as of right now, the local charity is seeking a warden to move to the island and tend to its flocks. 

While the sheep can feed themselves through the plentiful amount of seaweed on the island, the North Ronaldsay Trust have a need for a sheep dyke warden to tend to the flocks. The job duties fairly straightforward: making sure the sheep don’t fall off a cliff and into the ocean or eat unsavory/poisonous things. The warden will also be asked to maintain the island’s wall, which is critical to the first part.

The ideal candidate is in good health and fit. They also should have good communication skills and, ideally, experience in both dry stone wall construction and project management. (If the applicant doesn’t have actual experience, the island is also willing to consider candidates who can acquire the skills needed quickly.) 

The job demands 35 hours a week and pays $27,541 annually, and the position will last for three years (minimum). Although it’s not plainly stated, we suspect some kind of hookup with accommodations is also a part of the deal.

You can read more about this strange—but cool—position here.