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 Carlton Court moments’ walk from the City Centre.  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.


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Administrator

  • Full time
  • from £20,095
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th July 2018

We are looking to recruit an Administrator to join our small admin team based in central Glasgow.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record as an Administrator and significant experience of prioritising a busy and varied workload, both under direction but also using your own initiative. You will have an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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Iona Abbey Capital Appeal Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,891
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th July 2018

The Iona Community is seeking to recruit an Iona Abbey Capital Appeal Administrator to support the Iona Abbey Project Group in effectively facilitating all aspects of the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal. Working directly with the Appeal Coordinator and Business Director, the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal Administrator will be based in the Glasgow office.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of prioritising a busy and varied administrative workload, ideally in Fundraising, both under direction but also using your own initiative. You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Some experience of marketing communications and database work would be advantageous.

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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 14th November 2018

Iona is a small island off the west coast of Scotland with beautiful white beaches and centuries of history. There are approximately 150 people living on the island and it is the Island home of the Iona Community; an ecumenical Christian community committed to working for Justice and Peace. The Iona Community offers a programme in the Abbey through the season, is responsible for daily worship in the Abbey Church and runs a gift and book shop. 2019 on Iona will be unlike previous seasons due to the absence of residential programmes while a major refurbishment programme is carried out. In 2019 there will be a small resident staff team who will be responsible for maintaining our hospitality through the provision of worship, running our shop and welcoming visitors while preparing for the reopening to guests in 2020.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable Operations Manager to oversee the operational aspects of running the Iona Community’s activities and properties on Iona during the transition period leading to the re-opening of the refurbished Abbey living spaces. This is a wide ranging post but will include managing a small team of paid staff and volunteers and supporting the planning for the centre opening in 2020. Although the primary function is to manage ongoing operations and planning, it is expected that the post holder will have to help out practically on a regular basis, given that the 2019 operational team will be small.

The post holder will also be expected to participate fully in the common life, including attending and leading worship, and sharing in communal cleaning and cooking duties.

Allowance of £630 plus full board and lodging, Pension. Fuller details are available on the Vacancies page of the Iona Community Website.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 14th November 2018

Iona is a small island off the west coast of Scotland with beautiful white beaches and centuries of history. There are approximately 150 people living on the island and it is the Island home of the Iona Community; an ecumenical Christian community committed to working for Justice and Peace. The Iona Community offers a programme in the Abbey through the season, is responsible for daily worship in the Abbey Church and runs a gift and book shop. 2019 on Iona will be unlike previous seasons due to the absence of residential programmes while a major refurbishment programme is carried out. In 2019 there will be a small resident staff team who will be responsible for maintaining our hospitality through the provision of worship, running our shop and welcoming visitors while preparing for the reopening to guests in 2020.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead our shop team who will relish the challenges of working in the fast-paced environment of a thriving business while fully participating in the common life of the Iona Community resident staff team on a remote Hebridean island.

The Iona Community Shop represents the face of the Iona Community and offers a holistic approach to retail. This is achieved by selling products that reflect the ethos of the community and sourcing those products from a combination of local and other small businesses, and Fairtrade organisations of the highest ethical standing. It is also a place of hospitality for the thousands of visitors, many who come to Iona as part of their own pilgrimage.

The post holder will also be expected to participate fully in the common life, including attending and leading worship, and sharing in communal cleaning and cooking duties.

Allowance of £630 plus full board and lodging, Pension. Fuller details are available on the Vacancies page of the Iona Community Website.

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