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Programme Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Iona
  • Closing 6th February 2020

  • Advertised from 16th January 2020
  • Monthly allowance of £630 (2019 rates) Full Board and Lodging provided in addition to the Monthly Allowance. Fixed Term Contract


The Iona Community seeks a Programme Co-ordinator to work with our guests visiting the newly refurbished Abbey centre, on the beautiful Hebridean island of Iona. This is an opportunity to shape and lead the creative programme which attracts thousands of guests from around the world.

Job Purpose

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a creative, well-organised person who has extensive experience of working with groups and would like to share our life in community. A member of the resident staff group, the post holder will work with colleagues to plan and deliver a yearly programme, in line with the Iona Community’s priorities and values, consisting of a range of events and activities which offer an innovative, inclusive and hospitable experience; fulfilling the needs of guests and visitors to the Abbey Centre.

The programme will include organising and running creative and arts based activities, discussions and workshops expressing the Community’s commitments,

Developing and coordinating a team of programme volunteers and workshop facilitators, the post holder will ensure programme activities are well planned and delivered, and inspire participants to take their learning into the wider world.

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

The closing date for applications is Midnight Thursday 6th February.

Interviews will take place in Glasgow on Wednesday 12th February. Exact details will be provided at a later date to the shortlisted candidates.

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