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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.

Mainland

Executive Director

We currently have a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability.

The key responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Leader and Council to guide and develop the Community’s strategic planning.
  • To develop and implement an ongoing fundraising strategy and overseeing donor support.
  • Overall responsibility for the finances, in consultation with the Leader and the Finance Team.
  • Shared annual revenue budgetary responsibility of £1.4 million.
  • Attend Council and Community Resources Committee meetings.
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
 

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

To access the application process visit 

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.

Working for the Iona Community at Camas 2020                              Working For The Iona Community on Iona 2020

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 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

Applications for the posts at Camas are now closed.  2021 information about Volunteering will follow in the Autumn

Iona

We are currently not advertising posts on Iona, due to the travel restrictions becuse of the Covid-19 outbreak.  Please check back later in the year.

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