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.
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.
The Camas Centre is situated on Mull about 3 miles from Iona and about 30 minutes’ walk across beautiful (and boggy!) moorland from the road end. This lends itself to a sense of isolation, adventure and an appreciation of the simpler things in life.
We are looking to recruit a new Coordinator who will be responsible for the day to organisation and management of the Centre and, under the guidance of the Camas Committee, its strategic development. Camas has a core Resident Staff Team of up to 4 (Co-ordinator and 3 Resident Staff Team Members) and up to 7 volunteer staff during the guest season.
The successful candidate will be sympathetic to the aims and purposes of the Camas Centre and the wider Iona Community and have the ability to interpret the Iona Community’s thinking on work and worship and spirituality to the staff and guests who form the community each week at the Centre.
This post is offered on a fixed term residential contract. Resident Staff receive full board and lodgings as well as a monthly allowance of approximately £620. Other benefits include an optional contributory pension scheme, re-imbursement of travel costs at start and on completion of contract, annual kit allowance, and removal & resettlement allowances. The successful candidate will require confirmation of membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme prior to taking up this appointment.
Staff are expected to undertake training as appropriate and necessary to their post and are encouraged to work towards a personal development plan.
Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT 27th November 2017
Contract Start Date 15th January 2018, End date 15th January 2021
Applicants shortlisted for interview must be prepared to travel to Camas Arriving Monday 11th December at 6pm, interviews in evening/morning. Depart Camas Wednesday afternoon to catch the 15:20 ex Fionnphort bus. Shortlisted Candidates will also require to bring a completed PVG form, which will be mailed to them.
All applications must be on the Camas - Application Form (CVs are not accepted)
Completed applications forms should be returned to Karen Turner – [email protected]
OR by post to
The Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland
If you have any questions about the role, please address these in the first instance to Abbi Mason, Camas Coordinator. [email protected]
There are currently no vacancies being advertised on Iona.
There are currently no vacancies being advertised in Glasgow.
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