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.


Current vacancies

Programme Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 5th December 2019

We are looking to recruit a Programme Co-ordinator based in our Island Centre on Iona.

Job Purpose

The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the effective planning and delivery of creative programme events and activities which meet the needs of guests and visitors, in line with the Iona Community’s Purpose, work and concerns. A member of the resident staff group, the post holder will work with colleagues on Iona and in Glasgow to plan a yearly programme which is an exciting, , relevant and inclusive experience for all those coming to stay in, or visit, the Abbey Centre.

The programme will meet the needs of those coming to the Abbey, of all ages, and will include creative and arts based activities; reflective spaces; activities exploring the local environment and expressing the Community’s commitment to environmental justice; discussions and workshops. Developing and coordinating a team of programme volunteers and workshop facilitators, the post holder will ensure activities and sessions are well planned and delivered, and inspire participants to take their learning into the wider world, empowering them to work for peace and justice.

Job Context

The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement of over 2000 people working for peace and justice, 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 Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona.

Following a £3.7million capital appeal, and a period of major refurbishment, we are re-opening our newly improved Iona Abbey Centre to guests in early June 2020, alongside our renovated Community Shop and Welcome Centre. An exciting Strategic Plan has been developed, refreshing the Centre as a place of hospitality, spiritual renewal and learning, for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, inspiring them to commit to action for justice and peace within their communities and throughout the world

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 5th December 2019

We are looking to recruit a Shop Manager based in our Island Centre on Iona.

The Iona Community’s Shop serves tens of thousands of day visitors each year, as well as the hundreds of guests who come to stay on Iona. This fast-paced environment is a significant point of contact for the Iona Community with many people, as well as being an important source of revenue for the Iona Community’s work.

The 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, as well as Fairtrade organisations of the highest ethical standing.

The Shop Manager, supported by the Assistant Shop Manager, is responsible for the overall management of the shop, developing a team approach to its operation, managing the shop budget, developing the shop so as to maintain its production of revenue, and to ensure that the ethos of the Iona Community is reflected in the literature and products sold. Likewise, the Shop Manager should ensure that the shop is a welcoming place, reflecting the Iona Community’s commitment to hospitality.


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Support Services Manager and Company Secretary

  • Full time
  • £28,347
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2019

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.

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Community Gardener

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Camas, Mull
  • Closing 10th November 2019

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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Activities Programme Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Camas, Mull
  • Closing 10th November 2019

Under the guidance of the Camas Co-ordinator, the Camas Resident Staff Team (of up to five people) is responsible for the planning, coordination 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 must be proficient in planning and delivering outdoor activities, which may include kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing, wide games, wild camping and hill walking. Planning and facilitating the weekly programme with groups, including leading reflection sessions and community building activities. They will also be confident and experienced in communicating with Group leaders and organisations prior and post-visit. And communicating with local community members in particular schools and environmental organisations. Together with the long-term Activities Programme Worker they will ensure all technical equipment used in the outdoor activities is maintained adequately for its purpose and according to guidelines set out in the Camas Safety Document. maintain equipment check logs and the addition and removal of equipment from the system.

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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Camas Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Camas, Mull
  • Closing 10th November 2019

We are looking to recruit a Co-ordinator based in our Camas Island Centre on Mull.

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

Through the Camas Resident Staff Team, the Co-ordinator is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme, and for the integration and support of all staff and guests into the common life at Camas. The Co-ordinator is also responsible for ensuring the implementation of policies to ensure that high standards of safety and the welfare of both staff and guests are maintained. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.

The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational and management skills including managing budgets. Be able to make decisions and take responsibility for them. Have previous experience of working with young people including marginalised young people. Have the ability to interpret the Iona Community's vision and values to the staff and guests who form the community each week at the Centre and be willing to share fully in the common life at Camas, and able to thrive in a close-knit community setting. Have an interest in, and at least basic experience of activities offered at the centre – Kayaking, Abseiling, Walking and Wild Camping, and an awareness of risk.

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