Business Director and Company Secretary – Glasgow
Programme Worker (Children & Youth Focus) – Iona
Shop Manager – Iona
Centres Resource Coordinator – Iona

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 form 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

PROGRAMME WORKER (CHILDREN & YOUTH FOCUS)

The Programme Team is responsible for providing a range of services for guests, visitors and staff including the provision of workshop-style programme sessions and helping to resource worship. Each member of the team has specific responsibilities, however a degree of flexibility is required, in order that all of the functions of the team are carried out at all times. The work is very much engaged with guests on a day-to-day basis, but it also includes participating in team meetings and supports the complete programme which includes welcoming guests and occasionally deputising for colleagues when they are absent.

The Programme Worker has an emphasis in working with children and youth who are staying in the Centres. This is done through organised sessions, exploring particular themes, activities, and through open, informal sessions. Through creative methods, children and youth are encouraged to explore their faith, work for peace, justice and the integrity of creation alongside the Iona Community. The Programme Worker also serves as part of the wider programme team facilitating sessions to adult guests staying at the Abbey or MacLeod Centres.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  1. Have experience of planning designing and facilitating programmes and activities for children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18.
  2. Have experience of facilitating workshop-style sessions, for a wide range of people
  3. Be able to enable children and young people to contribute to the building of community, exploring ways of expressing their faith and spirituality and integrating the pursuit of justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
  4. Be able to plan ahead, but also respond flexibly and appropriately to changing situations.
  5. Be a team player and take a flexible approach to his/her work and contribution to the team.
  6. Be able to communicate and work with people with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, abilities and nationalities.
  7. Be able to prioritise conflicting demands.
  8. A significant amount of physical activity is required. Applicants should be able to carry loads up to 20kg.
  9. Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have an understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes.
  10. 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  31st March 2017

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 6th April but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date   1st May 2017

Contract End Date      31st August 2017

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

Programme Worker Job Description 2017                    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.


Shop Manager

Are you looking for a way to integrate your faith and business skills? Interested in raising awareness and promoting fair trade products? Could you offer creative ideas in promoting the commitments and ideas of the Iona Community through the resources sold in our shop? The Shop Manager is responsible for the overall management of the shop, developing a team approach to its operation, and managing the budget and development of the shop’s ethos. ; The post holder is required to participate fully in the common life of the Resident Staff, the responsibilities of which cross the different centres. The focus of a shared life is hospitality, which includes leading worship, chairing meals, helping lead pilgrimages and ceilidhs and interacting with guests.

Candidates will demonstrate:

  • Management and organisational skills
  • Experience of managing staff (paid or voluntary)
  • Experience in cash handling and an ability to manage financial records and budgets
  • The ability to manage stock and inventories
  • The ability to keep accurate records
  • Computer literacy (preferably in MS Office)
  • Experience in the retail sector and customer service
  • Be prepared to share in the ministry of hospitality and the common life of work and worship in the Community’s centres on Iona
  • Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have an understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes.

Deadline for applications 14:00 BST 22 April  (please note change of date)

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 25th April but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.  (please note change of date)

Contract Start Date   ASAP

Contract End Date 31 December 2018

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

Shop Manager 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.


Do you have experience as a project manager of staff and resources?  Iona Community is searching for a Centres Resource Co-ordinator whose primary task is to oversee the distribution of tasks and ensure the efficient functioning of the Finance, Maintenance, and Iona Community Welcome Centre.  These responsibilities include key aspects of property and maintenance, IT, finance, business, administration and reception. The post holder is required to participate fully in the common life of the Resident Staff, the responsibilities of which cross the different centres. The focus of a shared life is hospitality, which includes leading worship, chairing meals, helping lead pilgrimages and ceilidhs and interacting with guests.

Candidates will:

  1. Have a general understanding of the maintenance and management of property.
  2. Have proven staff management, organisational, and interpersonal skills.
  3. Be a team player and take a flexible approach to their work and contribution to the team
  4. Have good communication and negotiation skills
  5. Be able to prioritise and manage a varied and demanding workload
  6. Have proven administrative skills.
  7. Have the ability to read and interpret official guidance and legislation
  8. Be a confident and competent user of IT systems
  9. Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have an understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes.
  10. 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 BST 17th April

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 22nd April but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date  May 2017

Contract End Date   This post will cover the period until the end of October 2017, as we currently expect the centres on Iona to be closing to guests at that point. Alternative, but related positions may well be available for the post-holder to move on to after October, and so we would also encourage applicants who are interested in longer-term positions to apply.

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

Centre Resource Coordinator 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.


Glasgow

 

Business Director and Company Secretary

We are looking to recruit a Business Director and Company Secretary based in our Glasgow Office.  

The Business Director supports the Leader and the outreach and other work of the Community by providing strategic planning for the Community’s commercial activities, whilst ensuring that efficient services are provided and maintained in the fields of finance, staffing, property and administrative support. The post is based at the Community’s offices in Glasgow; the post holder will also require to travel occasionally to Iona and Mull.

This is in substantial measure a new post, and the post-holder will be working to a newly elected Leader of the Community. The job role and description will therefore be reviewed after the first year.

For further details please follow the links below.

Deadline for applications 11:59 am GMT  31st March 2017

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Wednesday 12th April 2017

Contract Start Date   22 May 2017

Please read the “Working for the Iona Community in Glasgow” before applying.

Business Director and Company Secretary Job Description

Organisational Structure

About Us

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

Completed applications forms should be returned to Karen Turner – [email protected]

OR BY Post to

Karen Turner – Recruitment, Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

 

 

Camas

There are currently no vacancies being advertised at Camas.

 

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