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.
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.
Resident instructor at an Outdoor Centre with a Difference – Camas Resident Staff Team Member – Activities
Unique opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and remote bay on the West coast of Scotland at the outdoor centre with a difference! Camas is a residential centre providing nurturing outdoor experiences with a focus on youth work (particularly with groups from disadvantaged backgrounds), community building, a simple lifestyle and an environmental ethos. We also have an organic garden which produces food for the centre as well as being a learning resource.
We are seeking the right person to join the resident staff management team to:
- Welcome young people to community living, providing exceptional warmth and hospitality.
- Deliver outdoor activities with a flexible approach, including rock climbing, kayaking, coasteering and lead walks.
- Help operation of the centre e.g. maintain the buildings and equipment and planning.
- Mentor, support and lead volunteers.
- Take part in the everyday tasks of the centre – cooking, facilitating reflections and reviews, gardening and hanging out with young people.
Benefits of living and working at Camas
- It’s in a wild and beautiful remote location right next to the Hebridean sea and white sand beaches.
- It’s fun – 12 staff committed to getting the best from their season.
- It’s challenging – learn loads about how you work and live under pressure.
- It’s worthwhile – you make a difference to young people’s lives.
- It’s great experience for the future – building your skills and spirit
- Live more sustainably through a simple off grid life style (wind power for electricity and solar for hot water).
- Receive full board and lodgings, plus a monthly allowance (£621) and personal pension provision.
If you have a passion for wild places, outdoor activities and developing young people, then we’d love you to get in touch – with an application or for an informal, initial chat
Applicants must be willing to share fully in all aspects of life at Camas and able to thrive in a close-knit community setting. It would be important for us to know whether someone wishing to join us has a mental or physical disability or illness which might affect their ability to participate in some aspect of our life, or might need particular attention during their stay in the Community.
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. 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.
All applications must be on the Camas Application Form - 2017 (CVs are not accepted)
Deadline for applications 23:59 GMT 4th January 2018
Contract Start Date 5th February 2018
Contract End Date 9th November 2018
Applicants shortlisted for interview must be prepared to travel to Camas between 16th and 18th January 2018. Shortlisted Candidates will also require to bring a completed PVG form, which will be mailed to them.
All applications must be on the Camas Application Form - 2017. (CVs are not accepted). Completed applications forms should be returned to Karen Turner – [email protected]
OR by post to
The Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland
There are currently no vacancies being advertised on Iona.
There are currently no vacancies being advertised in Glasgow.
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