We are looking to recruit a Programme Co-ordinator based in our Island Centre on Iona.
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.
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
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.
Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Fundraising Officer to join the Fundraising Team to play a key role in the development and implementation of Project Trust’s fundraising activities. A central element of this post is to implement the fundraising strategy and take a lead role in maximising core and restricted income from charitable trusts, grants and statutory funders. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in securing substantial funding from a variety of funders and achieving or exceeding targets.
Main areas of responsibility include:
· Securing income from grants, trusts and statutory funders
· Building on existing relationships with key funders and cultivating new relationships
· Researching new funding opportunities
· Developing and submitting funding applications
· Writing reports and keeping funders informed of the positive impact of their support
Essential skills & experience include:
· Demonstrable track record in securing funding against targets
· Excellent communication and presentation skills
· Self-motivated with excellent planning and organisational skills
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the fundraising strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.
The role can be based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll, or in our Glasgow office with regular travel to the Isle of Coll.