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Organisation profile

Inspired by our faith, we pursue justice and peace in and through community.

The Iona Community is a Scotland-based Christian community of people from different traditions in the church, who are engaged together, and with people of goodwill across the world, in action, reflection and prayer for social and environmental justice. A long-established charity, originating in the restoration of Iona Abbey, it is now a worldwide voluntary movement of members and supporters.

The Iona Community welcomes people from every background to share its community life at its centres on the islands of Iona and Mull. Its Glasgow base is located in Carlton Court, close to the city centre. 

It trades through Wild Goose Publications and the Iona Community Shop on Iona, and resources a wide range of church and community organizations through its Wild Goose Resource Group.

Iona Community is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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 2020                              Working For The Iona Community on Iona 2020

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 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

We are looking to recruit the following posts

Sacristan
Deputy Housekeeper
Deputy Cook

Camas, Isle of Mull

Applications for the posts at Camas are now closed. for information about Volunteering see here

Iona

Sacristan

Working at the Abbey Centre is a rewarding and creative experience, and whilst the work can, at times, be demanding many past staff and volunteers have described the experience as ‘life changing’, with rich encounter, deep learning, life-long friendships and new directions being formed.  Our staffing model comprises a resident community of staff and volunteers, who are mutually accountable to each other, and share a common life of work and worship, both of which are valued in equal measure. Recognising the pressures this brings, we provide a range of supports including training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.

This is an exciting time for the Iona Community, with a unique opportunity for the new team of Abbey staff and volunteers to re-establish the Centre as a vibrant place of welcome, encounter and challenge that enriches and touches the lives of many.

Within this context, the prime purposes of the Sacristan’s role are to ensure that the Abbey Church, Michael Chapel, St Oran’s Chapel, Chapter House, or other spaces as appropriate, are prepared for worship and to welcome and support those leading worship and those taking part in the worship. All work must be in keeping with the Iona Community’s Vision, Purpose and Values.

All applications must be on the Community’s Iona Application form (CVs are not accepted).

Completed applications forms should be returned to [email protected],

OR BY Post to Recruitment, Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

Deadline for applications and date of interviews:

The closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday 5th January 2020(GMT)  and interviews will take place mid January on Iona.

Job Description: Sacristan 2020
Application Form:  Iona Application form
Working with us:   Working For The Iona Community on Iona 2020
Terms & Conditions: Terms and Conditions Iona 2020
Information Leaflet: Iona Community General Leaflet

UK Immigration Law means that 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

Deputy Housekeeper

Working at the Abbey Centre is a rewarding and creative experience, and whilst the work can, at times, be demanding many past staff and volunteers have described the experience as “life changing”, with rich encounter, deep learning, life-long friendships and new directions being formed.  Our staffing model comprises a resident community of staff and volunteers, who are mutually accountable to each other, and share a common life of work and worship, both of which are valued in equal measure. Recognising the pressures this brings, we provide a range of supports including comprehensive training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.

This is an exciting time for the Iona Community, with a unique opportunity for the new team of Abbey staff and volunteers to re-establish the Centre as a vital place of welcome, encounter and challenge, enriching the lives of many, and bringing hope to the world.

The main purpose of the role of the Deputy Housekeeper is to support the Housekeeper in ensuring the Abbey and Welcome Centre are cleaned and maintained to a high standard, thus playing a key part in allowing all those who live, stay and visit to have a rich experience of welcome and hospitality. The post-holder will deputise as needed to ensure all housekeeping duties are completed in a timely manner, in keeping with the Iona Community’s Vision, Purpose and Values.

All applications must be on the Community’s Iona Application form (CVs are not accepted).

Completed applications forms should be returned to [email protected],

OR BY Post to Recruitment, Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

Deadline for applications and date of interviews:

The closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday 5th January 2020(GMT)  and interviews will take place mid January on Iona.

Job Description: Deputy Housekeeper 2020
Application Form:  Iona Application form
Working with us:   Working For The Iona Community on Iona 2020
Terms & Conditions: Terms and Conditions Iona 2020
Information Leaflet: Iona Community General Leaflet

UK Immigration Law means that 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

Deputy Cook

Working at the Abbey Centre is a rewarding and creative experience, and whilst the work can, at times, be demanding many past staff and volunteers have described the experience as “life changing”, with rich encounter, deep learning, life-long friendships and new directions being formed.  Our staffing model comprises a resident community of staff and volunteers, who are mutually accountable to each other, and share a common life of work and worship, both of which are valued in equal measure. Recognising the pressures this brings, we provide a range of supports including comprehensive training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.

This is an exciting time for the Iona Community, with a unique opportunity for the new team of Abbey staff and volunteers to re-establish the Centre as a vital place of welcome, encounter and challenge, enriching the lives of many, and bringing hope to the world.

During the main season (early March to end of October), the Deputy Cook will work closely with the Abbey Cook and kitchen volunteers to provide tasty and healthy home cooked food for staff, guests in the Abbey Centre (up to 44), Iona Community representatives and occasional visitors. Out of season, the Deputy Cook will be solely responsible for ordering the food and cooking for the small winter staff team and the few guests staying in the Abbey for Quiet Weeks.

The food on offer is mainly vegetarian, with emphasis on seasonal, fairly traded or locally sourced, healthy food. Avoiding waste, in food and packaging, is a priority.

All applications must be on the Community’s Iona Application form (CVs are not accepted).

Completed applications forms should be returned to [email protected],

OR BY Post to Recruitment, Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

Deadline for applications and date of interviews:

The closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday 5th January 2020(GMT)  and interviews will take place mid January on Iona.

Job Description: Deputy Cook 2020
Application Form:  Iona Application form
Working with us:   Working For The Iona Community on Iona 2020
Terms & Conditions: Terms and Conditions Iona 2020
Information Leaflet: Iona Community General Leaflet

UK Immigration Law means that 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

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