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.

For information about Volunteering please click here to be redirected

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

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.


Camas, Isle of Mull

We are looking to recruit the following posts
Co-ordinator
Community Gardener
Activities Programme Worker

 

Co-ordinator

The Camas Co-ordinator is responsible for the day to day organisation and management of the Centre and, under the guidance of the Camas Committee, its strategic development.

Through the Camas Resident Staff Team, the Co-ordinator is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme, and for the integration and support of all staff and guests into the common life at Camas. The Co-ordinator is also responsible for ensuring the implementation of policies to ensure that high standards of safety and the welfare of both staff and guests are maintained. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.

The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational and management skills including managing budgets. Be able to make decisions and take responsibility for them.  Have previous experience of working with young people including marginalised young people. Have the ability to interpret the Iona Community’s vision and values to the staff and guests who form the community each week at the Centre and be willing to share fully in the common life at Camas, and be able to thrive in a close-knit community setting. Have an interest in, and at least basic experience of activities offered at the centre – Kayaking, Abseiling, Walking and Wild Camping, and an awareness of risk

Application notes:

All applications must be on the Community’s  Camas Application Form 2020 (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 Midnight Sunday 10th November and interviews will take place at Camas w/c Monday 25th November.

Job Description: Camas Co-ordinator 2020
Application Form: Camas Application Form 2020   Self Declaration Form  PVG Self Declaration form
Working with us: Working for the Iona Community at Camas 2020
Terms & Conditions: Terms and Conditions Camas 2020

Information Leaflet: About Us - 2019.pdf  This leaflet is being updated, but gives an idea of the work of the Community)

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.


Community Gardener

Under the guidance of the Camas Co-ordinator, the Camas Resident Staff Team (of up to five people) is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests, and for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests into the common life at Camas.

The successful candidate will manage and maintain the Centre’s organic garden – woodland, tree nursery, wild garden areas, lazy beds and polytunnels, seeing it through the whole season, from planting at the beginning of the year, to harvesting for our daily use, and then preparing the beds for the winter. Manage and maintain, supporting the development of the garden and woodland as places for young people to explore and discover. Support both staff and guests to feel confident in being part of the daily upkeep of the garden, knowing when to pick and use the produce and teaching basic gardening skills whilst running garden /environmental education sessions with our guests, often young people who have little or no experience of home grown food to help them understand the basics of gardening and enjoy and use the fruits of their labour. Overseeing the garden shed and tool care and managing a tidy and safe workspace.

All members of staff at Camas are required to participate fully in the common life shared by staff and guests – this includes attending shared meals and taking part in daily chores, as well as attending and leading morning and evening reflections. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.

Application notes:

All applications must be on the Community’s  Camas Application Form 2020 (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 Midnight Sunday 10th November and interviews will take place at Camas w/c Monday 25th November.

Job Description: Camas Community Gardener 2020.pdf
Application Form: Camas Application Form 2020     Self Declaration Form  PVG Self Declaration form
Working with us: Working for the Iona Community at Camas 2020
Terms & Conditions: Terms and Conditions Camas 2020

Information Leaflet: About Us - 2019.pdf  This leaflet is being updated, but gives an idea of the work of the Community)

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.


Activities Programme Worker – Feb to Nov 2020

Under the guidance of the Camas Co-ordinator, the Camas Resident Staff Team (of up to five people) is responsible for the planning, coordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests, and for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests into the common life at Camas.

The successful candidate must be proficient in planning and delivering outdoor activities, which may include kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing, wide games, wild camping and hill walking. Planning and facilitating the weekly programme with groups, including leading reflection sessions and community building activities. They will also be confident and experienced in communicating with Group leaders and organisations prior and post-visit. And also communicating with local community members in particular schools and environmental organisations.  Together with the long-term Activities Programme Worker they will ensure all technical equipment used in the outdoor activities is maintained adequately for its purpose and according to guidelines set out in the Camas Safety Document. maintain equipment check logs and the addition and removal of equipment from the system.

All members of staff at Camas are required to participate fully in the common life shared by staff and guests – this includes attending shared meals and taking part in daily chores, as well as attending and leading morning and evening reflections. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.

All applications must be on the Community’s  Camas Application Form 2020 (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 Midnight Sunday 10th November and interviews will take place at Camas w/c Monday 25th November.

Job Description: Camas Resident Activities Worker 9-months 2020
Application Form: Camas Application Form 2020     Self Declaration Form  PVG Self Declaration form
Working with us: Working for the Iona Community at Camas 2020
Terms & Conditions: Terms and Conditions Camas 2020

Information Leaflet: About Us - 2019.pdf  This leaflet is being updated, but gives an idea of the work of the Community)

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

 

We are not currently advertising any resident posts on Iona, but please check back regularly as we will be advertising for Residential Staff very shortly.

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.