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

SHOP MANAGER

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

The Iona Community’s Shop serves tens of thousands of day visitors each year, as well as the hundreds of guests who come to stay in the Abbey Centre and the MacLeod Centre. This fast paced environment is a significant point of contact for the Iona Community with many people, as well as being an important source of revenue for the Iona Community’s work.

The Shop Manager, supported by the Assistant Shop Manager, is responsible for the overall management of the shop, developing a team approach to its operation, managing the shop budget and the development of the shop’s ethos.  The Shop Manager is responsible for developing the shop so as to maintain its production of revenue and to ensure that the commitments and ideas of the Iona Community are reflected in the literature and crafts sold. Thereby, the Shop Manager creates a welcoming atmosphere in the shop, reflecting Iona Community’s commitment to hospitality and welcome.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Demonstrated management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff (paid or voluntary)
  • Experience in cash handling and an ability to manage financial records and budgets
  • Ability to manage stock and inventories
  • 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 23:59 GMT  15th December 2016

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 20th December but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date     4 January 2017

Contract End Date      31 December 2019

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 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.


 

ISLANDS STAFFING COORDINATOR

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

The Iona Community has in excess of 100 volunteers coming through its centres each year and the Islands Staffing Coordinator will have prime responsibility for managing recruitment and appointment of volunteer staff at our centres on Iona. This includes facilitating the support and integration of the volunteers into the community with assistance from the Iona Centres Operation Team . The successful candidate will also be responsible for administration of general staffing matters on Iona.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Proven personnel experience
  • A high level of organisational skills
  • A knowledge of good practice in recruitment and selection of staff
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills when relating to staff and public
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting demands
  • Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have a good understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes
  • High level of computer literacy (preferably in MS Office) – web skills would be an advantage
  • 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  22nd December 2016

Initial Interviews will be by Skype on 5th or 6th January but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date   February 2017

Contract End Date      31 October 2017

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

Islands Staffing Coordinator Job Description                    Islands Structure                    Terms & Conditions - Iona 2016

All applications must be on the Community’s 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.


Camas

There are currently no vacancies on Camas.

Glasgow

There are currently no vacancies being advertised in the Glasgow office

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