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Shop Manager

  • 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 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.

Application notes

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