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

RESIDENT 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 Resident 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 Coordinator.

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  14th March 2017

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

Contract Start Date   April 2017

Contract End Date      31st 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 – ICRecruitment@iona.org.uk

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 (Michael@iona.org.uk) to arrange a confidential discussion.


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  8th March 2017

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 15th March 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 – ICRecruitment@iona.org.uk

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 (Michael@iona.org.uk) to arrange a confidential discussion.


Camas

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Glasgow

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