Iona and Camas

Are you looking for an alternative, counter cultural and spiritually challenging way to live and work? Then consider joining the Resident Staff at our centres on the island of Iona or at Camas, to share a common life and extend our ministry of hospitality to guests from all over the world.

Being part of the Resident Staff at the Island Centres is not simply taking on a job – it is taking on a way of life, sharing in the Community’s ministry of hospitality and a common life of work and worship. Resident Staff Members take on specific responsibilities for the running of certain functions within the Community, which encompass a range of skills and experience. We ask that applicants be in sympathy with the aims and purpose of the Iona Community and recognise that living in community is not simply doing a job but sharing in common life responsibilities which includes welcoming guests, building community and daily worship where appropriate.  Please read Working For The Iona Community explaining practical details about life on Iona and Camas.

Working for the Iona Community at Camas                         Working For The Iona Community on Iona

Resident posts are generally offered on a fixed term basis of between 10 months and 3 years. All posts regardless of the duties are offered at the same monthly allowance, plus full board and lodgings, and relocation assistance.  Many Iona and ALL 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.

If you wish to apply for more than one post, you must complete a separate application from for each post.

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.


Iona

MACLEOD CENTRE COORDINATOR

This is a post within the Iona Centres Operations Team (ICOT), which is responsible for the running of our centres on Iona, under the leadership of the Iona Centres Director. This post has responsibility foracting as co-ordinator at the MacLeod Centre and, with ICOT, ensuring the provision of appropriate welfare and spiritual support to staff. The post is also responsible, with the Director, for co-ordinating the practical aspects of our services of worship on Iona in accordance with Community policies. Overall responsibility for worship rests with the Iona Centres Director.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
1. Has an active Christian commitment
2. Has significant, successful experience of managing and/or supporting people in their work
3. Has experience of leading services of worship in a variety of styles
4. Has experience leading workshops and programmed activities
5. Has experience of working with groups of people, of diverse backgrounds and ages
6. Has a good understanding of The Iona Community’s approach to worship, with a particular
emphasis on Justice and Peace and on creativity in leading acts of worship
7. Has excellent organisational skills; ability to prioritise and multi-task
8. Is self assured and self motivated but also welcomes guidance
9. Is able to take a flexible approach and work with the unexpected as well as the routine
10. Is able to delegate and can empower a team both individually and collectively
11. Is energised by working with people. Enjoys meeting new people and developing new
relationships
12. Has experience of providing pastoral or spiritual support to individuals
13. Ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility and confidentiality
14. Is keen to share in the ministry of hospitality and the common life of work and worship in the
Community’s centres on Iona

Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT  16th February 2017

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 21st February but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date   March 2017

Contract End Date      30 September 2017

Please read the “Working For The Iona Community on Iona” before applying.

Job Description MacLeod Centre Coordinator                    Islands Structure                    Terms & Conditions - Iona 2016

All applications must be on the Community’s Islands Application Form (CVs are not accepted)

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.

For the foreseeable future, and in particular the 2017 season, the Iona Community does not have staff accommodation on the islands that is suitable for families with children. We also cannot accommodate partners who are not themselves members of the resident staff. Potential candidates need to be aware that at present we can employ staff only on those terms, and take this into consideration when deciding whether to apply for a resident post. If you would like further clarification, please contact Michael Marten ([email protected]) to arrange a confidential discussion.


MAINTENANCE SUPPORT/GARDENER

Please note that this is a re-advertised post and previous candidates need not apply.

The Maintenance Team is responsible for maintaining, on a day to day basis, the Iona Community’s properties and equipment on the islands of Iona and Mull, as well as implementing a regular programme of planned maintenance.

The post of Maintenance Support/ Gardener would form part of the Maintenance Team and thereby be called upon as necessary to undertake general maintenance tasks, as directed by the Maintenance Co-ordinator. The post holder is responsible for the overall management and up keep of all the Iona Community’s gardens on Iona, in consultation with the Maintenance Co-ordinator.

As a member of the team, you would work under the support and supervision of the Maintenance Co-ordinator, with specific responsibilities for the up keep and development of the gardens. However, a degree of flexibility will be required, in order that all the functions of the team are carried out at all times.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  1. Demonstrate experience of general maintenance skills– carpentry, plumbing and equipment maintenance
  2. Demonstrate experience of, and a keen interest and enthusiasm for, gardening
  3. Experience of fire safety and using/testing fire alarms
  4. Be able to lift loads up to 20kg
  5. Be able to work outside in inclement weather
  6. Have the ability to communicate well with, motivate, direct and supervise others, including guests
  7. Work on own initiative but also be a team player
  8. Demonstrate a knowledge of tools used in connection with the garden including hand held tools and power tools
  9. Possess a current clean driving license
  10. Demonstrate a knowledge of herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals including safe use, storage and disposal.
  11. Ability to keep accurate records
  12. Preferably to be computer literate
  13. Be prepared to share in the ministry of hospitality and the common life of work and worship in the Community’s centres on Iona
  14. Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have an understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes

Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT  12th February 2017

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 17th February but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date   March 2017

Contract End Date      31 October 2017

Please read the “Working For The Iona Community on Iona” before applying.

Maintenance Support/Gardener Job Description                    Islands Structure                    Terms & Conditions - Iona 2016

All applications must be on the Community’s Islands Application Form (CVs are not accepted)

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.

For the foreseeable future, and in particular the 2017 season, the Iona Community does not have staff accommodation on the islands that is suitable for families with children. We also cannot accommodate partners who are not themselves members of the resident staff. Potential candidates need to be aware that at present we can employ staff only on those terms, and take this into consideration when deciding whether to apply for a resident post. If you would like further clarification, please contact Michael Marten ([email protected]) to arrange a confidential discussion.


HOSPITALITY TEAM SUPPORT WORKER

The Hospitality Team is responsible for providing a range of services for staff members and guests which includes providing meals, ensuring accommodation for guests and staff is maintained and the buildings are presented in a welcoming condition.

As a member who works within this team, this post will provide support and administration for the Hospitality Team Co-ordinator, across all the centres’ cooking and domestic work. The post holder will be required to provide cover for tasks associated with the kitchens and housekeeping, manage volunteer general assistants, as well as contribute to the general staff complement of the Hospitality Team.

The post holder will work within the Hospitality Team, under the management of the Hospitality Team Co-ordinator. A high degree of flexibility is needed in order that all of the functions of the team are carried out. In some places this work is done ‘behind the scenes’ as well as being very much engaged with guests on a day-to-day basis with the full commitment of the common life of the resident staff and its ministry of hospitality.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  1. Will have well developed organisational ability, good time keeping skills and the ability to handle multiple, competing demands.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong background in teamwork.
  3. The ability to adapt to changing situations and work well under pressure.
  4. Proven capacity to take independent initiative and self direct.
  5. A significant amount of lifting and carrying is required. Applicants should be able to carry loads up to 20kg.
  6. Previous experience in cooking for large numbers is desirable.
  7. Ability to manage, support and train a small team of volunteers.
  8. Awareness of Health & Safety and environmental regulations.
  9. Be prepared to share in the ministry of hospitality and the common life of work and worship in the Community’s centres on Iona.

Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT  5th February 2017

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 11th February but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date   3 April 2017

Contract End Date      30 September 2017

Please read the “Working For The Iona Community on Iona” before applying.

Hospitality Team Support Worker Job Description                    Islands Structure                    Terms & Conditions - Iona 2016

All applications must be on the Community’s Islands Application Form (CVs are not accepted)

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.

For the foreseeable future, and in particular the 2017 season, the Iona Community does not have staff accommodation on the islands that is suitable for families with children. We also cannot accommodate partners who are not themselves members of the resident staff. Potential candidates need to be aware that at present we can employ staff only on those terms, and take this into consideration when deciding whether to apply for a resident post. If you would like further clarification, please contact Michael Marten ([email protected]) to arrange a confidential discussion.


MACLEOD CENTRE COOK 

The Hospitality Team is responsible between them for providing a range of services for other Resident Staff Members and Guests including – providing meals, ensuring accommodation for guests and staff are maintained and that the buildings are presented in a welcoming condition.

As a member of the team, you work under the support and supervision of the Hospitality Team Co-ordinator and with specific responsibilities, however a degree of flexibility will be required, in order that all of the functions of the team are carried out at all times. In some places this sort of work is done ‘behind the scenes’ but at the Iona Centres team members are very much engaged with guests on a day-to-day basis.

The MacLeod Cook is responsible for managing a team of voluntary staff, which provides meals for the staff and guests in the MacLeod Centre. The post holder works closely with the Hospitality Team Co-ordinator in planning meals, ordering supplies and keeping within the allocated budget. Catering at the Centres provides a staple, healthy option diet which is predominately vegetarian, and attempts to be environmentally friendly (i.e. avoiding waste), ecologically sustainable, sensitive to tastes and providing for special dietary requirements.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  1. Previous experience in cooking for large numbers
  2. Ability to manage, support and train a small team of changing volunteers
  3. Well developed organisational skills
  4. Ability to adapt to changing situations
  5. Good time management skills
  6. Ability to work within budget and available resources
  7. Have at minimum a basic/foundation certification in Food Hygiene
  8. Have a creative approach to meeting individuals dietary requirements
  9. Have a flexible approach to their work, able to work varied hours
  10. Basic computer literacy preferable
  11. Be prepared to share in the ministry of hospitality and the common life of work and worship in the Community’s centres on Iona
  12. Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have an understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes

Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT  1st February 2017

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 4th February but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date   3 April 2017

Contract End Date      30 September 2017

Please read the “Working For The Iona Community on Iona” before applying.

MacLeod Centre Cook Job Description                    Islands Structure                    Terms & Conditions - Iona 2016

All applications must be on the Community’s Islands Application Form (CVs are not accepted)

Completed applications forms should be returned to – [email protected] and [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.

For the foreseeable future, and in particular the 2017 season, the Iona Community does not have staff accommodation on the islands that is suitable for families with children. We also cannot accommodate partners who are not themselves members of the resident staff. Potential candidates need to be aware that at present we can employ staff only on those terms, and take this into consideration when deciding whether to apply for a resident post. If you would like further clarification, please contact Michael Marten ([email protected]) to arrange a confidential discussion.


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