We are looking to recruit a Support Services Manager and Company Secretary based in our Glasgow Office.

The Support Services Manager supports the Leadership Team and Executive Director (not currently in post), the outreach and other work of the Community by ensuring that efficient services are provided and maintained in the fields of finance, staffing, IT, property and administrative support. The post is based at the Community’s offices in Glasgow; the post holder will also require to travel occasionally to Iona and Mull.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and considerable experience in financial administration, acquired at a management level, as well as practical experience in the fields of personnel, property and IT and a “can-do” attitude.

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.

Due to the nature of this role, it will not be possible to consider applicants who do not already have the right to work in the UK.


Application notes:

All applications must be on the Community’s Application Form - Mainland - 2019 (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

Please note that we have extended the application date due to technical issues with our website last weekend.

The closing date for applications is now Midnight Monday 30th September and interviews will take place in Glasgow on  Wednesday 9th October.


Support Services Manager & Company Secretary Job Description August 2019.pdf
Working for the Iona Community in Glasgow - 2019

Application Form - Mainland - 2019

Structure Diagram showing how the post fits into the organisation 

June 2019 -Mainland Structure.jpg
Proposed-2020 Mainland Structure.jpg

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

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. 

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.




We are not currently recruiting any resident posts on Iona.

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.