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Working for, or volunteering with the Iona Community is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. We have around twenty permanent members of staff, most of whom are based on the mainland and a further fifteen or so staff who are resident on Iona or at Camas. Each year, a number of volunteers join the team and greatly enhance our community. Details of vacancies for staff and volunteers appear on this page.
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Iona Community Executive Director
Salary: £43,454 (under review)
Location: Home-based. Must be available for regular meetings in our mainland office in Glasgow, and for occasional travel to our island’s centres on Mull and Iona.
Full-time: 35 hours/week
Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 15th August 2022
Interviews: Monday 12th September 2022
For Job Description, including the person specification, visit here.
The Executive Director will be someone who embraces the values and outlook of the Iona Community as a whole, including seeking justice and peace, and caring for the environment. The key objectives of the Executive Director are as follows:
- To work collaboratively with the Leader in developing the strategic vision and direction of the Community’s work and witness. In particular, they will develop and implement its strategic objectives.
- To develop the business potential of the Community and provide strategic planning for its commercial activities; assist the Council of the Community in fulfilling its governance duties; lead, manage and support staff; deliver measurable outcomes.
The successful candidate should have an understanding of and sympathy with the values and outlook of the Iona Community; substantial senior management experience; thorough knowledge and experience of financial direction and planning; and the ability to think and plan strategically.
For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact either Ruth Harvey, Leader on 07884 185 414 or Martin Scott, Convener of Council on 07856 165 820
To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter indicating how you fulfil the person specification, to ICRecruitment@iona.org.uk ’
Due to the nature of this role, applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.
There are no staff or volunteer vacancies at Camas at present.