Iona and Camas: we are recruiting!

Are you looking for an alternative, counter cultural and spiritually challenging way to live and work? The Iona Community is recruiting now for its residential staff teams on the islands of Iona and Mull to re-open our island centres in 2021 and, through our Unlocked programme, find ways to support those particularly who have been affected most by lockdown.

IONA: – Administrator, Deputy Housekeeper, Programme Manager, Musician, Sacristan

CAMAS: – Camas Activities Worker

Iona Abbey Centre

Following a £3.7 million capital appeal and a period of major refurbishment, we aim to open our newly improved Abbey Centre to guests in spring 2021, alongside our renovated Iona Community Shop and Welcome Centre.  

We are looking to fill the following staff posts: 

Job Description: Iona Administrator Job Description
Application form: Iona Administrator Application Form
Information: Working for the Iona Community on Iona

Job Description: Deputy Housekeeper Job Description
Application form: Deputy Housekeeper Application Form
Information: Working for the Iona Community on Iona

Job Description: Programme Manager Job Description
Application form: Programme Manager Application Form
Information: Working for the Iona Community on Iona

Job Description: Musician Job Description
Application form: Musician Application Form
Information: Working for the Iona Community on Iona

Job Description: Sacristan Job Description
Application form: Sacristan Application Form
Information: Working for the Iona Community on Iona

The Iona Centre 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. We provide a range of supports including comprehensive training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.  

The newly improved facilities provide:

• Residential accommodation for up to 43 paying guests, with upgraded bedrooms and communal spaces offering a comfortable and relaxing 6-night stay, between the months of April to October. NB for the 2021 Season, due to Covid-19 and distancing regulations we will be accommodating a total of around 21 guests each week.

• A pattern of daily public worship, prayer and reflection in the historic Abbey Church, planned and facilitated by the Centre’s staff and volunteers, alongside guests.

• Workshops and sessions on the purpose and work of the Iona Community around themes of justice, peace and the environment, drawing on the creative skills and talents of staff, members, associates and local people.

• Themed weeks over Easter, Advent and Christmas, youth events, Music and Liturgy Weeks, Quiet Weeks and a biennial international conference, known as ‘Iona Fest’.

Camas, Isle of Mull

Camas Outdoor Centre 

Our Camas Outdoor Centre is based off the beaten track on the island of Mull. Housed in a group of traditional fishermen’s cottages only metres from the shore and with an organic garden and foraging opportunities, Camas has offered generations of young people from all faiths and none the opportunity to experience a unique blend of outdoor pursuits and opportunities for personal growth and reflection. We are now looking for: 

Job Description: Camas Activities Worker Job Description
Application form: Camas Activities Worker Application Form
Information: Working with the Iona Community at Camas

Application notes:

If you wish to apply for more than one post, you must complete a separate application form for each post. 

Each job has a different application form tailored to the person specification for that post. Please make sure you complete the correct form.  

CVs will not be 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: 

The closing date for all applications is 9 am on Monday 1st February 2021

Interviews will take place via Zoom in the week beginning 1st March 2021

Volunteering at our Islands Centres

Volunteering on Iona        Volunteering at Camas


We currently have no vacancies in our mainland/Glasgow base. 



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