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Community Gardener

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

  • Advertised from 14th October 2019
  • Monthly allowance of £630 (2019 rates) Full Board and Lodging provided in addition to the Monthly Allowance.


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.

Application notes

All applications must be on the Community’s Camas Application Form 2020

(CVs are not accepted).

Completed applications forms should be returned to,

OR BY Post to Recruitment, Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP

A full job description can be found in the vacancies section of the Iona Community website,

Deadline for applications and date of interviews:

The closing date for applications is Midnight Sunday 10th November and interviews will take place at Camas w/c Monday 25th November.

Iona Community is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Iona Community is a Scottish registered charity SC003794