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

  • Advertised from 15th June 2022
  • Salary under review. 35 hours/week


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

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 07884 185 414 or Martin Scott, Convener of Council on 07856 165 820

Application notes

More information is available on our website

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter indicating how you fulfil the person specification, to

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 15th August 2022

Interviews: Monday 12th September 2022