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Deputy Housekeeper

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Isle of Iona
  • Closing 5th 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.


Working at the Abbey Centre is a rewarding and creative experience, and whilst the work can, at times, be demanding many past staff and volunteers have described the experience as “life changing”, with rich encounter, deep learning, life-long friendships and new directions being formed. Our staffing model comprises a resident community of staff and volunteers, who are mutually accountable to each other, and share a common life of work and worship, both of which are valued in equal measure. Recognising the pressures this brings, we provide a range of supports including comprehensive training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.

This is an exciting time for the Iona Community, with a unique opportunity for the new team of Abbey staff and volunteers to re-establish the Centre as a vital place of welcome, encounter and challenge, enriching the lives of many, and bringing hope to the world.

The main purpose of the role of the Deputy Housekeeper is to support the Housekeeper in ensuring the Abbey and Welcome Centre are cleaned and maintained to a high standard, thus playing a key part in allowing all those who live, stay and visit to have a rich experience of welcome and hospitality. The post-holder will deputise as needed to ensure all housekeeping duties are completed in a timely manner, in keeping with the Iona Community’s Vision, Purpose and Values.

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

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 5th February.

Interviews will take place on Iona on Wednesday 12th February.

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