The Iona Community
The Iona Community

Charity registered in Scotland SC003794

The Iona Community is an ecumenical Christian community of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Church engaged together, and with people of goodwill across the world, in acting, reflecting and praying for justice, peace and the integrity of creation; convinced that the inclusive community we seek must be embodied in the community we practice.

Our mainland office is located in Glasgow. Today, we are about 280 Members, mostly in Britain, with 1450 Associate Members and 1250 Friends worldwide. The Iona Community welcomes people from all walks of life at its centres on the islands of Iona and Mull. 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 and Youth Resource Team. The Iona Prayer Circle is a worldwide network which prays for people and places in distress. Coracle is the bi-monthly magazine of the Iona Community, which seeks the exchange of thoughts and ideas as a basis for finding common ground.


Current vacancies

Camas Activity Worker

  • Full time
  • £8,900
  • Camas Centre, Isle of Mull
  • Closing 3rd March 2024

Camas is the Iona Community’s outdoor activity centre on Mull. ~We have a strong focus on Building Community and connection; with each other and with our surroundings. Camas is home to a team of staff and volunteers who live down a 2km track welcoming guests to share a simple way of life. The centre is house in 200-year-old cottages which nestle in a beautiful bay on the Ross of Mull. The shore, garden and woodland provide an incredible setting for personal challenge and community Growth

The Camas Activity Worker’s role is to have significant input into the quality assurance and health and safety aspects of the centre’s outdoor activities. This includes significant time delivering outdoor activities including:

·kayaking, coasteering, wild swimming and raft-building

·abseiling

·wild camping and hillwalking

·wide games and indoor team-building activities

A large proportion of the time will be spent leading these activities, while supporting other resident staff and volunteers to contribute fully to the delivery of the activities.

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £8,900
  • Camas Centre, Isle of Mull
  • Closing 3rd March 2024

Camas is the Iona Community’s outdoor activity centre on Mull. We have a strong focus on Building Community and connection; with each other and with our surroundings. Camas is home to a team of staff and volunteers who live down a 2km track welcoming guests to share a simple way of life. The centre is house in 200-year-old cottages which nestle in a beautiful bay on the Ross of Mull. The shore, garden and woodland provide an incredible setting for personal challenge and community Growth

The Camas Support Worker’s additional role is to ensure that all residential volunteers receive an appropriate level of support and supervision, from before they arrive until they leave. The post holder will also coordinate the volunteer recruitment process in close liaison with the Camas Coordinator. They will additionally liaise with groups and advise the team on support needs for vulnerable guests, and provide training and support for the team in specialist areas surrounding these.

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Music in Worship Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £33,676 pro-rata
  • Home-based, within easy reach of Glasgow office
  • Closing 3rd March 2024

The Iona Community has been a lead creative agency in the global renewal of worship since 1938. Since 1987, this work has been focused on the life of the Wild Goose Resource Group (WGRG). We are looking for a skilled facilitator in music and congregational song to join the WGRG and to lead in this area of our work. Could it be you?

We are looking for a skilled facilitator in music and congregational song to join the WGRG and to lead in this area of our work. The successful candidate will be involved in continuing and developing our ministry through music, by working with critical friends, partners and allies on questions of justice in translation, decolonization, and creativity in music in worship. You will have a strong background in facilitating congregational song, a passion for justice through song, and a commitment to the vision and purpose of the Iona Community.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £8,900 – £32,694
  • Isle of Iona
  • Closing 10th December 2023

The Shop Manager is responsible for the overall management of the shop. The appointee will develop a team approach to its operation, manage the budget and maximise revenue whilst continuing to ensure that the ethos of the Iona Community is reflected in the literature and products sold.

The Shop Manager will have specific responsibility for

• training, supervise and support shop volunteers and line-manage the Assistant Shop Manager

• ensuring a high standard of customer service and welcome, including providing information about the work of The Iona Community

• ensuring the correct handling and accounting of all sales receipts and maintain appropriate records and reports via the EPOS system.

• maintaining good working relationships with current suppliers and expand the supply base in accordance with the Iona Community’s values and shop purchasing policy.

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Deputy Cook

  • Full time
  • £8,900 – £23,525
  • Isle of Iona
  • Closing 3rd December 2023

During the main season (early March to mid-November), the Deputy Cook will work closely with the Abbey Cook and kitchen volunteers to provide tasty and healthy home-cooked food for up to 80 people (up to 44 guests and 30 staff plus visitors). Out of season (from mid-November until Christmas), the Deputy Cook will be the person in charge of the Abbey kitchen.

Please note, this is a 10-month seasonal contract from 1st February 2024 to 30th November 2024.

The Deputy Cook will have specific responsibility for

• the daily running of the kitchen with the Abbey Cook

• assisting the Abbey Cook in inducting, coaching, supporting and supervising volunteer staff and others (including guests) who come to help out in the kitchen.

• managing food stocks and ordering provisions in accordance with the annual budget and the ethical food policy.

• ensuring that Environmental Health and Safety and the Food Safety Standards are met in the kitchen at all times.

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Mainland Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,180
  • Mainland base
  • Closing 3rd December 2023

The Iona Community Mainland Operations Manager is a key role within the organisation responsible for leading the Operations Team and for managing and coordinating the operations functions to support the organisation’s mission and objectives.

The post holder will oversee all operational tasks to ensure smooth operations and provide an efficient service to staff, members and external stakeholders. This position requires a high level of organisational skill and experience, leadership skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with other teams.

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Camas Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £8,900
  • Isle of Mull
  • Closing 15th October 2023

The Camas Co-ordinator is responsible for the day to organisation and management of the Centre and, under the guidance of the Community Life Committee, its strategic development.

Camas has a core Resident Staff Team of up to 10 (Co-ordinator and 9 Resident Staff Team Members) and up to 5 volunteer staff at a time during the guest season.

The Camas Coordinator will have specific responsibility for

  • Ensuring the vision and strategy of the Iona Community is visible and is developed through the community life and programme of the Camas Centre.
  • Line management and support of the Camas Resident Staff Team and the Volunteer Team.
  • Preparing and managing the centres income and expenditure to ensure that budgetary targets are met.
  • Ensuring and developing personal and spiritual practices at Camas to reflect the Iona Community’s Christian ethos and commitment to justice and peace.
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Iona Centres Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £8,900 – £28,807
  • Iona
  • Closing 1st October 2023

The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement of over 2,000 people working for peace and justice, the rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. As a movement, community and charitable organisation we pursue our purpose through the activity of our members where they live and work, and through our centres in Glasgow and on the islands of Mull and Iona.

The Abbey is a place of welcome, hospitality and challenge, through our daily rhythm of worship, meals, guest programme. The work and presence of volunteers is essential as we build community week by week.

Across our Iona islands centres we typically have 10-15 volunteers at any one time; throughout the season we welcome around 80 volunteers in total. In addition, there are currently 16 staff at Iona Abbey. There are no staff at the MacLeod Centre at the moment, as it is closed for refurbishment.

The primary purpose of the job is to ensure that all residential volunteers receive an appropriate level of support and supervision, from before they arrive until they leave. The post holder will also coordinate the recruitment process in close liaison with the Operations Manager and be responsible for encouraging and organising social events that help build the team.

A large proportion of the time will be spent on welcoming, inducting, and carrying out 1- to-1 supervision with volunteers as well as working with the Operations Manager and Heads of Department on recruitment. Induction and 1-to-1 supervision of residents staff is delegated to department heads and the Senior Management Team.

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Islands Estate Manager

  • Full time
  • £8,900 – £36,180
  • Iona
  • Closing 1st October 2023

The Estates Manager is a key role on the islands and will oversee the management and maintenance of the properties, facilities and grounds on the islands.

The Estates Manager will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation, maintenance, and improvement of all physical assets, including buildings, grounds, facilities and infrastructure. They will forward plan, record and execute small to large scale repair projects in line with the agreed annual maintenance plans and budget.

The Estates Manager will have specific responsibility for:

  • The Iona Community Islands Estate comprises of 10 properties on Iona, including the residential accommodation for staff and volunteers, the Abbey and MacLeod Centres, and the Welcome Centre and shop, the Iona Post Office and the Iona Beach Hut, on Mull we have the Camas Youth Centre comprising two main buildings and a number of staff huts,, Camas garden and forest, 2 km track from main road to Camas, all grounds and facilities including as renewables such as a wind turbine and photovoltaic panels at Camas, and planned ground source heat pumps on Iona.

The vehicle pool consists of two vans and a boat. Electrical utility vehicles and people carrier are currently under consideration for purchase.

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Director/Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Home based with occasional in person meetings
  • Closing 6th August 2023

Director/Trustee to Council of the Iona Community

The Iona Community is seeking to recruit two young adult trustees (18-30 years old). This will be a great leadership and mentoring opportunity where you get to share your ideas and shape the future of the Iona Community.

If this could be you – read on.

Director/Trustee to Council of the Iona Community

Who are we?

The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement working for justice and peace, the rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.

Call for a Director/Trustee replacement.

To preserve the future of our organisation we need to provide leadership opportunities for our young adults, to give them a voice in how we develop to face the challenges of the future and to keep our messaging relevant to the needs of society. In order to achieve this we have agreed to reserve two spaces on Council for people aged between 18 and 30. These roles are not about representing young people but are an opportunity to bring a much-needed diversity of perspective to our decision-making process.

Is this for you?

This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic, motivated Council who are integral to working with the leadership and staff in shaping and delivering the vison and values of the Iona Community. If you think we could be doing things differently we are keen to hear your voice, please read more about the role and if you’re interested, apply. The Iona Community really wants to hear from you. For more about the Iona Community please visit our website.

The Iona Community is committed to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusivity is part of the organisation, reflecting the equality, justice and belonging which it wants all people to feel in the world. The more diverse its Council and workforce, the better its able to respond to, bring new perspectives to and tackle the challenges it faces in delivering the purposes of the Community.

We are looking to help you unlock your potential and for you to help us unlock ours. Training and mentoring will be provided to support you in this important role as you help guide the future of The Iona Community.

The Iona Community welcomes applications from everyone committed to its purposes regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the Iona Community may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

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Director/Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Home based with occasional in person meetings.
  • Closing 16th April 2023

The Iona Community is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on its Council as Director/Trustee.

Who are we?

The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement working for justice and peace, the rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.

Call for a Director/Trustee replacement.

The Iona Community seeks applications to fill two vacancies on its Council as Director/Trustee. Membership of the Council can be for one or two four-year terms, with members rotating off after a maximum of eight years’ service.

Is this for you?

This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic, motivated Council who are integral to working with the leadership and staff in shaping and delivering the vison and values of the Iona Community. If you think we could be doing things differently, or if you feel you could never apply for this role, please read more about the role and if you're interested, apply. The Iona Community really wants to hear from you. For more about the Iona Community please visit iona.org.uk

Applications are particularly encouraged from people aged 18 – 30 as we try to improve the age diversity of our Council

We have identified the following skills which would strengthen the Council:

  • New technology – cyber security; social media.
  • Business – trade, commerce, investments and marketing.
  • Fundraising and finance.

However, lack of experience in these areas will not exclude applicants to the role.

The Iona Community is committed to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusivity is part of the organisation, reflecting the equality, justice and belonging which it wants all people to feel in the world. The more diverse its Council and workforce, the better its able to respond to, bring new perspectives to and tackle the challenges it faces in delivering the purposes of the Community.

The Iona Community welcomes applications from everyone committed to its purposes regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. As those from minority racial or ethnic groups, of female gender and younger people are currently under-represented on the Council, applications from those individuals would be particularly encouraged. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the Iona Community may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

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Iona Community Learn Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,933 pro-rata
  • Home-based, but with regular meetings in our mainland office in Glasgow and occasional UK travel including to the islands of Mull and Iona
  • Closing 16th April 2023

Are you someone with a passion for learning? Are you willing to step out with the Iona Community as we launch a new learning and equipping programme?

This part-time post will dive deep into the world of learning, equipping and training through the lens of the Iona Community, bringing proposals to our Council within 18 months.

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Gardener

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Isle of Mull
  • Closing 24th January 2023

The Camas Resident Staff Team is responsible for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests in the “common life” at Camas, as well as the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests. As a remote, off-grid community committing to a basic, simple and sustainable lifestyle, all resident staff must hold additional responsibility for specific areas of Camas to maintain the centre.

The Camas Gardener will have specific responsibility for

  • Managing and maintaining the Centre’s organic garden – woodland, tree nursery, wild garden areas, lazy beds and polytunnels seeing it through the whole season, from planting at the beginning of the year, to harvesting for our daily use, and then preparing the beds for the winter.
  • Facilitating use of the garden as a space for exploring our connection with nature.
  • Supporting both staff and guests to feel confident in being part of the daily upkeep of the garden, knowing when to pick and use the produce and teaching basic gardening skills.
  • Oversight of the Iona Abbey Garden, including regular weekly visits to work in the garden coordinating required weekly work with the Iona team.
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Maintenance Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Isle of Mull
  • Closing 24th January 2023

The Camas Resident Staff Team is responsible for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests in the “common life” at Camas, as well as the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests. As a remote, off-grid community committing to a basic, simple and sustainable lifestyle, all resident staff must hold additional responsibility for specific areas of Camas to maintain the centre.

The Camas Resident Staff Team is responsible for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests in the “common life” at Camas, as well as the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests. As a remote, off-grid community committing to a basic, simple and sustainable lifestyle, all resident staff must hold additional responsibility for specific areas of Camas to maintain the centre.

The Camas Maintenance Worker will have specific responsibility for

  • Ensuring the Camas facilities and equipment are maintained to a safe and high standard, while observing Camas’ environmental and ethical policies. Facilities include the Camas buildings, grounds and track.
  • Coordinating and supervising Camas team members and guests in routine maintenance work.
  • Liaising with and working alongside outside contractors where necessary.
  • Supporting specific maintenance projects on Iona during agreed periods.
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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,387
  • Iona
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Could you bring your skills, interest and experience to enrich the Iona Community on Iona?

Being a part of the resident staff on Iona entails more than doing a job; it is a way of life. The resident staff community live and work together, and are committed to sharing a common life of work, worship and recreation with each other and with the volunteers and guests, throughout the season.

We are now recruiting to a number of resident staff team roles to work for the Iona Community on Iona from 2023 – come and join us:

Administrator

About the role: The Administrator will support the Warden and the Operations Manager in all areas of administration and logistics support. They will be a member of the Senior Management Team on the island and will bring a high degree of expertise and flexibility to the role. They will play a full part, along with all other Resident staff, in the Common Life of the Iona Community.

About You:You have excellent organisational, computer and interpersonal skills. You have the ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility and confidentiality and you show initiative. You have proven experience of working flexibly and as part of a team. You have a willingness to live in a residential community on a remote Hebridean island.

Essential reading - please download below

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Working for the Iona Community on Iona 2023

Read the Transforming Lives document and the updated strategic objectives to find out more about the Iona Community.

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Deputy Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Have you ever thought of having a Benedictine Abbey as your place of work?

Are you drawn to the wild, beautiful and small Hebridean island of Iona?

Do you have an interest in living and working as part of a residential community?

Would you like to be part of a team committed to radical hospitality?

Could you bring your skills, interest and experience to enrich the Iona Community on Iona?

Being a part of the resident staff on Iona entails more than doing a job; it is a way of life. The resident staff community live and work together, and are committed to sharing a common life of work, worship and recreation with each other and with the volunteers and guests, throughout the season.

We are now recruiting to a number of resident staff team roles to work for the Iona Community on Iona from 2023 – come and join us:

Deputy Programme Manager

About the role:The Deputy Programme Manager supports the Programme Manager with planning and delivering an inspiring and empowering programme for guests staying with the resident community at Iona Abbey. This includes planning and delivering a Children’s Programme to be offered during Family Weeks and a Craft Programme to run throughout the season

About You: You have experience of planning and facilitating Children’s activities, craft sessions and creative programmes for groups of people within faith based and other settings. You are well organised and have an ability to engage, communicate and work with groups of people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, abilities and nationalities. You have proven experience of supervising and supporting people in their work and ability to lead by example. You have a willingness to live in a residential community on a remote Hebridean island.

Essential reading - please download below

Job Description

Working for the Iona Community on Iona 2023

Read the Transforming Lives document and the updated strategic objectives to find out more about the Iona Community.

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Deputy Housekeeper

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Have you ever thought of having a Benedictine Abbey as your place of work?

Are you drawn to the wild, beautiful and small Hebridean island of Iona?

Do you have an interest in living and working as part of a residential community?

Would you like to be part of a team committed to radical hospitality?

Could you bring your skills, interest and experience to enrich the Iona Community on Iona?

Being a part of the resident staff on Iona entails more than doing a job; it is a way of life. The resident staff community live and work together, and are committed to sharing a common life of work, worship and recreation with each other and with the volunteers and guests, throughout the season.

We are now recruiting to a number of resident staff team roles to work for the Iona Community on Iona from 2023 – come and join us:

Deputy Housekeeper

About the role: The Deputy Housekeeper works alongside the Housekeeper in ensuring the Abbey premises, the Welcome Centre, and, as appropriate, other Iona properties of the Community, are cleaned and maintained to a high standard; and also, in ensuring smooth operations in the refectory and servery.

This is a ‘front-facing’ role. For many guests, the Housekeeping team is the most visible ‘team’, because it oversees all meal times in the refectory, and members of the team will often be the ‘go-to’ people for the guests.

About You: You are warm and welcoming with experience of housekeeping/hospitality. You have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and you work well under pressure. You have proven experience of working as part of a team and of managing staff. You have a willingness to live in a residential community on a remote Hebridean island.

Essential reading - please download below

Job Description

Working for the Iona Community on Iona 2023

Read the Transforming Lives document and the updated strategic objectives to find out more about the Iona Community.

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Deputy Cook

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Have you ever thought of having a Benedictine Abbey as your place of work?

Are you drawn to the wild, beautiful and small Hebridean island of Iona?

Do you have an interest in living and working as part of a residential community?

Would you like to be part of a team committed to radical hospitality?

Could you bring your skills, interest and experience to enrich the Iona Community on Iona?

Being a part of the resident staff on Iona entails more than doing a job; it is a way of life. The resident staff community live and work together, and are committed to sharing a common life of work, worship and recreation with each other and with the volunteers and guests, throughout the season.

We are now recruiting to a number of resident staff team roles to work for the Iona Community on Iona from 2023 – come and join us:

Deputy Cook

About the role: During the main season (early March to early November), the Deputy Cook works closely with the Abbey Cook and kitchen volunteers to provide tasty and healthy home cooked food for staff, guests in the Abbey Centre (up to 44), Iona Community representatives and occasional visitors. Out of season, the Deputy Cook will be solely responsible for ordering the food and cooking for the small winter staff team and the guests staying in the Abbey for Quiet Weeks.

About You: You have interest in and experience of cooking for large numbers, together with a desire and aptitude to learn. You have proven experience of working as part of a team and of managing staff. You have a willingness to live in a residential community on a remote Hebridean island.

Essential reading - please download below

Job Description

Working for the Iona Community on Iona 2023

Read the Transforming Lives document and the updated strategic objectives to find out more about the Iona Community.

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Membership Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,387
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Are you looking for a new challenge in a Membership environment? Are you a skilled administrator who enjoys variety?

We are looking for a Membership Administrator to join our Administration Team in Glasgow.

The Admin Team supports the life of the Community as a whole, with administrators having specific focus on areas of work, but working together and providing cover for each other.

The holder of this membership facing role will be responsible for providing excellent level of service to our membership, including ensuring that all membership information is accurately recorded and communicating, and supporting the work of our Community Life Committee.

This role is homebased but with regular working days in the Glasgow office.

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Top job! Executive Director

  • Full time
  • £43,454
  • Home-based. Must be available for regular meetings in our mainland office in Glasgow, and for occasional travel to our island's centres on Mull and Iona.
  • Closing 15th August 2022

The Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director.

Founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod in the context of the poverty and despair of the depression, the Iona Community is a faith-based organisation rooted in the Christian tradition while welcoming those of all faiths and none. The rebuilding of the monastic quarters of Iona Abbey on the island of Iona became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. This experience continues to shape the practice and principles of the Iona Community. To find out more about the Iona Community visit iona.org.uk

The Executive Director will be someone who embraces the values and outlook of the Iona Community as a whole, including seeking justice and peace, and caring for the environment. The key objectives of the Executive Director are as follows:

  • To work collaboratively with the Leader in developing the strategic vision and direction of the Community’s work and witness. In particular, they will develop and implement its strategic objectives.
  • To develop the business potential of the Community and provide strategic planning for its commercial activities; assist the Council of the Community in fulfilling its governance duties; lead, manage and support staff; deliver measurable outcomes.

The successful candidate should have an understanding of and sympathy with the values and outlook of the Iona Community; substantial senior management experience; thorough knowledge and experience of financial direction and planning; and the ability to think and plan strategically.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact either Ruth Harvey, Leader on 07377 185 414 or Martin Scott, Convener of Council on 07856 165 820

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Sacristan

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 10th May 2022

We have a vacancy for a Sacristan working within the Abbey Church and welcoming guests to Worship Services.

This role is an important part of ensuring the Abbey Church and other worship spaces are prepared and welcoming to everyone who participates in our worship.

The Sacristan is responsible for preparing the Abbey Church for worship, keeping the worship and prayer areas clean and in good order, welcoming and supporting those leading worship and those taking part of worship.

Main tasks will typically include setting up for services and clearing up afterwards, cleaning the church in line with Covid guidance, re-filling the candles with oil, keeping the votive candles stocked up in the Abbey Church and St Oran’s Chapel, emptying donation boxes, assisting with counting the money from these donation boxes and from church collections, and engaging with worshippers visiting the Abbey.

Training will be provided, but experience of working in a church and an interest in creative forms of worship would be highly desirable.

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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,891 – £37,329
  • Home based with travel to Glasgow, Iona and other places
  • Closing 28th February 2022

Are you the skilled and engaging communicator we require to join our strong team, committed to making the world a better place for all? You are encouraged to apply for this exciting position regardless of race, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage or civil partnership.

The Iona Community provides a welcoming, supportive environment and extensive opportunities for career development. You will work closely with the Leader, Executive Director and other staff to develop and implement an effective communications and marketing strategy. You will be responsible for managing and contributing to a new website, social media channels and a wide variety of different publications and will liaise closely with our local national and international networks.

Based at home, you will sometimes travel to Glasgow, Mull and Iona and occasionally elsewhere, advising colleagues and representing the Iona Community

Applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

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Gardener

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Camas, Mull
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Under the guidance of the Camas Co-ordinator, the Camas Resident Staff Team (of up to five people) is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests, and for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests into the common life at Camas.

The successful candidate will manage and maintain the Centre’s organic garden – woodland, tree nursery, wild garden areas, lazy beds and polytunnels, seeing it through the whole season, from planting at the beginning of the year, to harvesting for our daily use, and then preparing the beds for the winter. Manage and maintain, supporting the development of the garden and woodland as places for young people to explore and discover. Support both staff and guests to feel confident in being part of the daily upkeep of the garden, knowing when to pick and use the produce and teaching basic gardening skills whilst running garden /environmental education sessions with our guests, often young people who have little or no experience of home-grown food to help them understand the basics of gardening and enjoy and use the fruits of their labour. Overseeing the garden shed and tool care and managing a tidy and safe workspace.

All members of staff at Camas are required to participate fully in the common life shared by staff and guests – this includes attending shared meals and taking part in daily chores, as well as attending and leading morning and evening reflections. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.

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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 17th January 2022

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Programme Manager to join our resident staff team on Iona. Someone who can Plan and deliver creative events and activities that meet the needs of guests and visitors of all ages and inspire participants to take their learning into the wider world, empowering them to work for peace and justice.

The Programme Manager post is central to the guest experience and spiritual life of the Iona Community on Iona. This is a fabulous opportunity for someone who is innovative, inventive and determined to find ways of carrying forward the programme sessions on Iona into the home life of our guests.

Staffing at Iona Abbey is provided by a resident team who live and work together sharing in the common life assisted by a wider team of volunteers. Work and worship are valued equally at our centres. A resident allowance is paid and all accommodation and meals are provided. Living and working on Iona is ‘life-changing’. We hope to welcome your application soon.

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Musician

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 21st December 2021

We are looking for a skilled musician and music facilitator to join our resident staff at our Island Centre on Iona. Someone who can play the piano and ideally another instrument, who is experienced in organising groups for music-making, particularly singing and who brings a wide knowledge of world music and church music, including that of the Wild Goose Resource Group.

The Musician post is central to the worship and spiritual life of the Iona Community on Iona. Music connects people and brings worship to life. This is a fabulous opportunity for someone who is innovative, inventive and determined to find ways of harnessing the power of music to move and communicate.

Staffing at Iona Abbey is provided by a resident team who live and work together sharing in the common life assisted by a wider team of volunteers. Work and worship are valued equally at our centres. A resident allowance is paid and all accommodation and meals are provided. Living and working on Iona is ‘life-changing’. We hope to welcome your application soon.

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Iona Community Administrator (Wild Goose Publications)

  • Full time
  • £20,764 – £23,566
  • Home based with some time in Glasgow Office
  • Closing 27th October 2021

Wild Goose Publications (ionabooks.com), the publishing house of the Iona Community, is looking for an experienced Administrator to provide all aspects of administrative support to the publishing team including overseeing sales, liaising with customers and suppliers, maintaining the sales and royalties database, providing metadata to external organisations, handling contracts and permission requests, and more.

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian community with 3,000 Members and Associates around the world, united by a common Rule of Life and a shared commitment to using our lives to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.

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Inspired by our faith, we pursue justice and peace in and through community.

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian community with 3,000 Members and Associates around the world, united by a common Rule of Life and a shared commitment to using our lives to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.

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Financial Administrator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,171 – £27,432
  • Glasgow with the option of considerable homeworking
  • Closing 6th September 2021

Are you looking for a job with purpose? Do you want to use your skills and experience in new ways? Would you like to be part of delivering a shared vision with likeminded people all over the world?

The Iona Community is looking for a Financial Administrator to work as part of the Finance and Compliance team.

You will be able to provide general administrative support, undertake the day-to-day processing of all financial transactions and be a key part of the team modernising the Iona Community internal infrastructure. This will involve supporting the Finance and Compliance Manager to develop the use of Xero across the organisation. Specifically, this will include identifying inefficiencies in existing systems and ways in which Xero and other apps and software can help. In addition, you will be asked to participate by bringing a finance perspective in 2-3 projects upgrading other IT systems the Community relies on (e.g. website, bookings system). As new software solutions are assessed and implemented the Financial Administrator will be key to ensuring the best choices are made for smooth integration with Xero, payment systems and the Iona community’s financial processes.

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian community with 3,000 Members and Associates around the world, united by a common Rule of Life and a shared commitment to using our lives to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.

We have a ten-year vision to deepen our global membership and in the coming years will be running pilots to try new ways of engaging and supporting the membership at home and abroad. If you would like to be part of this exciting next chapter, we would love to hear from you.

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Membership Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,933 – £36,241
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Are you looking for a job with purpose? Do you want to use your skills and experience in new ways? Would you like to be part of delivering a shared vision with likeminded people all over the world?

The Iona Community is looking for a Membership Manager to work closely with Leader of the Community and run a small team supporting and develop our membership infrastructure, communications and activities.

You will be a creative problem solver with a record of developing innovative solutions to organisational problems. You will be experienced with using and developing member databases and be used to dealing with internal and external ‘customers’. Ideally you will have worked with a membership organisation before and have experience of fundraising.

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian community with 3,000 Members and Associates around the world, united by a common Rule of Life and a shared commitment to using our lives to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.

We have a ten-year vision to deepen our global membership and in the coming years will be running pilots to try new ways of engaging and supporting the membership at home and abroad. If you would like to be part of this exciting next chapter, we would love to hear from you.

Please download a copy of the relevant Application Pack, Job Description, Application Form and a copy of our recently agreed strategic vision for background information.

Staff are working from home due to COVID restrictions, so if you would like to have a discussion about the posts, please email your name and number to icrecruitment@iona.org.uk and someone will call you back.

Closing date: 9am Mon 28th June

Shortlisting 29/30 June

Interviews: Via Zoom w/b mon 5th July

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Finance and Compliance Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,933 – £36,241
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Are you looking for a job with purpose? Do you want to use your skills and experience in new ways? Would you like to be part of delivering a shared vision with likeminded people all over the world?

The Iona Community is looking for a Finance and Compliance Manager to lead a small team in upgrading and modernising our internal policies and procedures to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.

You will be well organised and with significant working knowledge of statutory and regulatory frameworks. You will be experienced in setting and monitoring budgets with excellent IT skills and knowledge. Ideally you will have previous experience upgrading internal processes and/or experience training and mentoring others.

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian community with 3,000 Members and Associates around the world, united by a common Rule of Life and a shared commitment to using our lives to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.

If you would like to be part of helping us grow into the next stage of our community life, we would love to hear from you.

Please download a copy of the relevant Application Pack, Job Description, Application Form and a copy of our recently agreed strategic vision for background information.

Staff are working from home due to COVID restrictions, so if you would like to have a discussion about the posts, please email your name and number to icrecruitment@iona.org.uk and someone will call you back.

Closing date: 9am Mon 28th June

Shortlisting 29/30 June

Interviews: Via Zoom w/b mon 5th July

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Top job! Executive Director

  • Full time
  • £37,171
  • Home-based, but with regular meetings in our mainland office in Glasgow.
  • Closing 28th June 2021

The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community to address poverty, work for justice and peace, and protect the environment.

Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, one half of the leadership duo that manages the Iona Community. The Executive Director and Leader of the Iona Community are equal partners, with the ED responsible for developing and implementing the business plan that will deliver the Community’s recently agreed strategic vision.

The key responsibilities include to:

· Develop and implement an ongoing commercial strategy, fundraising plan and oversee donor support.

· Work with the Leader and Council to guide and develop the Community’s strategic planning.

· 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.

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