Camas is a residential outdoor adventure centre set in a beautiful & remote bay on the Island of Mull with a focus on youth work (particularly with groups from disadvantaged backgrounds), community building, a simple lifestyle and an environmental ethos. We have an organic garden which produces food for the centre as well as being a learning resource.
We are looking for someone to join the resident staff team to help lead volunteer staff, operating of the centre and take specific responsibility for the upkeep and development of the garden including:
- Manage and maintain the Centre’s organic garden – woodland, tree nursery, wild garden areas, lazy beds and polytunnels seeing it through the whole season, from planting at the beginning of the year, to harvesting for our daily use, and then preparing the beds for the winter.
- Support both staff and guests to feel confident in being part of the daily upkeep of the garden, knowing when to pick and use the produce and teaching basic gardening skills
- Running garden /environmental education sessions with our guests, often young people who have little or no experience of home grown food to help them understand the basics of gardening and enjoy and use the fruits of their labour.
- Manage and maintain, supporting the development of the garden and woodland as places for young people to explore and discover, perhaps as part of the John Muir Award
- Overseeing the garden shed and tool care
Resident Staff receive full Board and Lodgings, a monthly allowance (approx £606) and personal pension provision. Applicants must be willing to share fully in all aspects of life at Camas and able to thrive in a close-knit community setting. It would be important for us to know whether someone wishing to join us has a mental or physical disability or illness which might affect their ability to participate in some aspect of our life, or might need particular attention during their stay in the Community. It should be noted that the habitual use of drugs or alcohol is not compatible with life at Camas.
If you have a passion for growing your own food and want to share this with others then we’d love you to get in touch – with an application or for an informal, initial chat.
This posts will require the successful candidate to be or to become a Scheme Members under The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme ). Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory report from the CRBS. Having a criminal record however will not exclude anyone from applying, or being considered for appointment.
Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT Sunday 27 November 2016
Interviews will be held at the Camas Centre from Fri 16th – Sun 18th Dec, candidates will need to arrive on Mull on Friday and not leave until Sunday.
Contract Start Date 8 February 2017
Contract End Date 4 November 2017
Please read the “Working for the Iona Community at Camas” before applying.
All applications must be on the Community’s Application Form (CVs are not accepted)
To arrange an informal chat please email [email protected].
Completed applications forms should be returned to – [email protected] OR BY Post to
Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP
UK Immigration Law means that it if there is a suitable candidate from the EU or otherwise already has the right to work in the UK we are not allowed to appoint someone who does not.