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.

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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. 

The 2019 season on Iona will be like no other previous season, due to the absence of residential programmes in the Abbey while a major refurbishment programme is carried out. The Abbey is due to reopen to guests at Easter 2020: meanwhile the MacLeod Centre is also closed. At the same time the Iona Community continues to offer hospitality to visitors to the island through the worship in the Abbey Church, our shop and through providing information sessions for groups and individuals interested in the work. We also continue to work in partnership with our neighbours on the island of Iona. In 2019 there will be a small resident staff team who will be responsible for these areas of work and for preparing for the reopening to guests in 2020.

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 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 not currently recruiting any resident posts at Camas.  For volunteer information please see  Volunteers

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

Operations Manager for Iona Abbey Centre:

Initially offered as a 3 year fixed term contract. Residential team member (full board and lodging provided + £630 per month) could in some circumstances be offered as a salaried position at a starting salary of £28,347.

Pension:- 15% Resident Team Member Employer contributions

7% if salaried position.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Iona Community’s small residential staff team on the beautiful island of Iona. The Community has for many decades offered hospitality and welcome at its Abbey Centre which is due to re-open in 2020 following extensive refurbishment.  The new Operations Manager will have a key role in this vital time of transition turning strategic vision into operational practice.

Who are the Iona Community?

The Iona Community is an ecumenical Christian community of women and men who seek to live out the Gospel in a way that is radical, inclusive and relevant to life in the 21st century.

The Abbey Centre comprises buildings which originally housed the monks that were rebuilt by the founding members of the Iona Community. The Centre is linked by cloisters to the medieval Abbey Church where the Iona Community facilitate ecumenical public worship.

Where is Iona?

Iona is a small island in the Inner Hebrides 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. A wild and beautiful remote location surrounded by turquoise sea and white sand beaches. It is two ferries and a bus journey away from mainland Scotland. It has for centuries been a place of pilgrimage and has several active Church communities including the Iona Community, Bishop’s House (Scottish Episcopal Church), the Catholic House of Prayer and the Church of Scotland’s Parish Church. There are also two hotels, and various shops, cafes and opportunities for visitors.

What we are looking for?

The successful applicant will act as a flexible and resilient leader during both the transitional year and during the phased re-instatement of the Abbey living spaces into a residential centre of hospitality. They will have demonstrable management, planning and organisational skills, but will also share the Iona Communities Christian commitment, and be willing to share in the community and life on Iona.

Purpose of Job

  • To oversee the operational aspects of the Iona Community’s activities and properties on the island of Iona during the transition period leading to the re-opening of the refurbished Abbey living spaces.
  • To manage a small team of paid staff and volunteers
  • To support the planning for 2020. This will include assisting in detailed planning for the re-instalment of the Abbey as a residential centre and for the guest season of 2020.
  • The role will require close co-ordination with the Iona Centre Manager, the Business Director, Leadership team and with other staff in Glasgow.
  • Although the primary function is to manage operations and plan, the post holder will sometimes have to help out practically (with maintenance, administrative of housekeeping tasks) given that the 2019 operational team will be small.
  • If the post holder is appointed as a Resident Member of the staff team, s/he will be required to participate fully in the common life, which includes sharing in the conduct of worship, for which training will be given. More information on the general responsibilities of Resident Staff is given in “Working for the Iona Community on Iona – 2019”: these should be read in conjunction with this job description and addressed in your application.
  • If the post holder is appointed on a salaried contract, s/he would still be expected to support some agreed aspects of the common life, including public worship.

Benefits

 Role Title: Operations Manager

 Contract: Fixed Term 3-year contract April 2019-April 2022

Resident Post (Full board and accommodation provided) Plus pension and an allowance of £630 per month. The post could in some circumstances be offered as a salaried position at a starting salary of £28,347.

Deadline for applications 12 Noon (BST) 3rd April

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Iona on 11th April

Please read   Working for the Iona Community on Iona before applying.

All applications must be on the Islands Application Form (CVs are not accepted)

Job Description Iona Operations Manager

Terms & Conditions - Iona 2018

Completed applications forms should be returned to [email protected]

OR

by post to Recruitment, Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

For volunteer information please see  Volunteers

 

Musician:

This role is offered as a 1 year fixed term contract (with the possibilities for extension).  Residential team member (full board and lodging provided + £630 per month)

Pension:- 15% Resident Team Member Employer contributions

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Iona Community’s small residential staff team on the beautiful island of Iona and to take a leading role in engaging visitors to the island, and the staff team, in creative and inclusive music for worship.

Who are the Iona Community?

The Iona Community is an ecumenical Christian community of women and men who seek to live out the Gospel in a way that is radical, inclusive and relevant to life in the 21st century.

The Abbey Centre comprises buildings which originally housed the monks that were rebuilt by the founding members of the Iona Community. Although there will be no residential guests at the centre in 2019, people still come from all over the world to visit Iona and to take part in the regular daily pattern of ecumenical public worship in the Abbey Church.  

Where is Iona?

Iona is a small island in the Inner Hebrides 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. A wild and beautiful remote location surrounded by turquoise sea and white sand beaches. It is two ferries and a bus journey away from mainland Scotland. It has for centuries been a place of pilgrimage and has several active Church communities including the Iona Community, Bishop’s House (Scottish Episcopal Church), the Catholic House of Prayer and the Church of Scotland’s Parish Church. There are also two hotels, and various shops, cafes and opportunities for visitors.

What we are looking for?

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience as an accompanist, and will have piano skills at minimum Grade 6, preferably grade 7 or 8. They will have the experience/ability to confidently teach songs and music to large and small groups. They will have the ability to enable others to engage musically with a wide range of ages, abilities and nationalities.

Purpose of Job

  • Coordinate music for all services.  Ensure that music in services challenges and expands the horizons of participants and introduces them to the Iona Community’s musical resources and ethos.
  • Run music focused programme sessions (including Big Sings) 
  • Provide coaching, support and encouragement to staff, and visitors to ensure people are enabled to fully participate in services, and in liaison with service leaders arrange for all musical input, arranging parts for specific instruments as required.
  • Support and promote Wild Goose worship material.  Provide weekly services resource and occasional information sessions in the Iona Community Shop.
  • Manage all music material and resources for services, seek new materials from sources in Britain and abroad, advise on copyright issues and record their use.
  • Maintain musical instruments and amplification equipment.  Ensure their fullest and correct use – liaise as necessary with visiting musicians.
  • Have responsible for making service sheets.

 Contract: Fixed Term 1-year contract April 2019-April 2020 (with possibility of extension)

Resident Post (Full board and accommodation provided) Plus pension and an allowance of £630.

Deadline for applications 12 Noon (BST) 4th April

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Iona on 12th April.

Please read   Working for the Iona Community on Iona before applying.

All applications must be on the Islands Application Form 2019 (CVs are not accepted)

Job description Musician

Terms & Conditions – Iona 2018

Completed applications forms should be returned to [email protected]