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Programme Co-ordinator

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

  • Advertised from 5th November 2019
  • Monthly allowance of £630 (2019 rates) Full Board and Lodging provided in addition to the Monthly Allowance. Fixed Term Contract


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

Application notes

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the post-holder will need to be or to become a member of Scotland’s Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

All applications must be on the Community’s Iona 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 Thursday 5th December and interviews will take place mid December. Exact details of dates and times will be provided at a later date to the shortlisted candidates.

Iona Community is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Scottish registered charity SC003794