Resident instructors at an Outdoor Centre with a Difference

Unique opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and remote bay on the West coast of Scotland at the outdoor centre with a difference! Camas is a residential centre providing nurturing outdoor experiences with a focus on youth work (particularly with groups from disadvantaged backgrounds), community building, a simple lifestyle and an environmental ethos. We also have an organic garden which produces food for the centre as well as being a learning resource.

We are seeking the right people to join the resident staff management team to:

  • Welcome young people to community living, providing exceptional warmth and hospitality.
  • Help operation of the centre e.g. maintain the buildings and equipment and planning.
  • Mentor, support and lead volunteers.
  • Take part in the everyday tasks of the centre – cooking, facilitating reflections and reviews, gardening and hanging out with young people.

With specific roles responsible for the

  • Delivery of outdoor activities with a flexible approach, including rock climbing, kayaking, coasteering and lead walks.
  • Delivery ofenvironmental themed activity sessions, including art/creative sessions and projects, wild camping, walks and nature trails, environmental awareness activities including delivering the John Muir Award

Benefits of living and working at Camas

  • It’s in a wild and beautiful remote location right next to the Hebridean sea and white sand beaches.
  • It’s fun – 12 staff committed to getting the best from their season.
  • It’s challenging – learn loads about how you work and live under pressure.
  • It’s worthwhile – you make a difference to young people’s lives.
  • It’s great experience for the future – building your skills and spirit Live more sustainably through a simple off grid life style (wind power for electricity and solar for hot water).
  • Receive full board and lodgings, plus a monthly allowance (£630) and personal pension provision.

If you have a passion for wild places, outdoor and environmental activities and developing young people, then we’d love you to get in touch – with an application or for an informal, initial chat.

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.

For more info about working at Camas: or email [email protected]

Application deadline: 23:59 GMT 28th November 2018

Candidates called for interviews will require to be in Glasgow on 10th December and then to travel to Camas on 11th December, returning 13th December.

Please read
Working for the Iona Community at Camas
Terms and Conditions – Camas 2019

Job Descriptions
Camas Environment Worker – 3 years
Camas Activities Worker – 3 years
Camas – Activities Programme worker – 9 mth

All contracts run February to November, exact dates to be agreed.

All applications must be on the Camas Application Form – 2018 (CVs are not accepted)
Please submit separate application forms if you wish to apply for more than one post.

Completed applications forms should be returned to Karen Turner, [email protected]
by post the Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

Camas Resident Group posts are subject to Membership of The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme). Having a criminal record however will not exclude anyone from applying, or being considered for appointment.


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.

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