|Elena Mera Long|
After 9 years the Fair Isle nurse, Elena has just left the Fair Isle's nursing job to be the Director of Nursing in a big cancer treatment centre which is opening in Cluj, in Romania near her husbands home. It’s an exciting new job, but it was SO hard for her to leave Fair Isle! Elena was not just the nurse, but a member of Fair Isle's small community. She played the organ in church on Sundays, lead the Christmas choir and taught piano to many of the Island children. Also an avid birdwatcher she enjoyed the natural beauty of the island while walking her dog and raising her chickens Before coming to Fair Isle she had been the the Nurse on Foula for over a year, before that she has a long impressive history of nursing mostly in London and Romania.
|Mastering the Art of Fair Isle Knitting|
Elena is also a keen knitter and spinner of wool. She embraced the Fair Isle Knitting traditions over the years. She knits mostly for friends and family. Also Elena was the administrator of the Facebook "Fair Isle Fisherman's Kep Page" promoting Fair Isle Knitting for our local museum. A great success, and has raised not only funds but awareness of Fair Isle history.
link to facebook group if you want to join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/602312566589772/
Band 6 - Salary Range £26,565 - £35,577 per annum
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week plus on-call
As this is a residential position there is a Nurses House available for rent on the island. A separate clinic facility is in place.
Interview date: w/c 8th May 2017
We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,721 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).