Iona and Camas

Shop Manager
Administration/Finance Assistant
Welcome Centre Coordinator

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

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 23:59 Sunday 25th September
Initial Interviews will be by Skype on Saturday 1 October but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date  4 Jan 2017
Contract End Date 31 Dec 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 Josy Hobmaier – ICRecruitment@iona.org.uk
OR BY Post to

Iona Community, Welcome Centre, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SN

We currently do not have accommodation to employ someone who would be bringing a partner.

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.


Administration/Finance Assistant

Do you enjoy compiling concrete data with precision and accuracy? Have an affinity for numbers and spread sheets? Iona Community is searching for a finance assistant to undertake day-to-day financial transactions and documentation for the Island Centres, plus provide administrative support to the other departments. The Finance Assistant 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:

  • Good level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high degree of organisational skills.
  • Ability to process financial transactions competently.
  • Proven numeracy & accuracy skills.
  • High level of computer literacy (preferably in MS Office). A thorough working knowledge of the use of spreadsheets (Excel) is essential.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility and confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Good interpersonal skills when relating to staff and public.
  • Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team.
  • Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment and have an understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes. Be willing to share in the ministry of hospitality and the common life of work and worship in the centres on Iona.

Deadline for applications 23:59 Wednesday 28 September
Initial Interviews will be by Skype on Monday 3rd October but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date 7 November 2016
Contract End Date 3 August 2018

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

Finance Assistant 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 Josy Hobmaier – ICRecruitment@iona.org.uk

OR BY Post to

Iona Community, Welcome Centre, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SN

We currently do not have accommodation to employ someone who would be bringing a partner.

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.


Welcome Centre Coordinator

Do you enjoy talking with new people? Are you a friendly, confident communicator who’s computer literate? Do you excel at multi-tasking? The Welcome Centre Coordinator will provide an attentive welcome to the lona Community’s visitors, guests, the local community and service providers, undertake reception duties and engage with a wide range of administrative functions which include supporting other staff members and will ensure the smooth running of the Iona Community’s Welcome Centre on Iona.  The Welcome Centre Coordinator 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

  • Good interpersonal skills when relating to public and staff.
  • Demonstrate administrative and secretarial skills and experience.
  • Have excellent organisational skills; ability to prioritise and multi-task.
  • Share the Iona Community’s Christian commitment have a good understanding of the Iona Community’s aims and purposes and an ability to communicate these clearly.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills and good typing skills.
  • Flexible, friendly and confident manner – a team player who also works well alone.
  • High level of computer literacy (preferably in MS Office) – and IT support.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload in a busy environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility and confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Initiative when setting up systems and ability to develop this post where needed, in consultation with line manager.
  • Be willing 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 Wednesday 28 September
Initial Interviews will be by Skype on Wednesday 5 October but candidates should be prepared that they may have to travel to Iona for a further interview.

Contract Start Date  4 February 2017
Contract End Date 3 August, 2018

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

Welcome Centre 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 Josy Hobmaier – ICRecruitment@iona.org.uk

OR BY Post to

Iona Community, Welcome Centre, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SN

We currently do not have accommodation to employ someone who would be bringing a partner.

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.


Camas

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. 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.

We are currently not advertising any posts at Camas.

Glasgow

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