Resident Instructors x3

Iona Community

Ardfenaig, Isle of Mull
Allowance of £630/month, free board and lodging

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 0141 429 7281 Karen Turner

Reference: Camas2019

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th November 2018  

Resident instructors at an Outdoor Centre with a Difference -  3 Vacancies

Environment Programme Worker (3 year Seasonal contract)

Activities Programme Worker (3 year Seasonal contract)

Activities Programme Worker (9 month contract)

Unique opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and remote bay on the West coast of Scotland at the outdoor centre with a difference! Camas is a residential centre providing nurturing outdoor experiences with a focus on youth work (particularly with groups from disadvantaged backgrounds), community building, a simple lifestyle and an environmental ethos. We also have an organic garden which produces food for the centre as well as being a learning resource.

We are seeking the right people to join the resident staff management team to:

  • Welcome young people to community living, providing exceptional warmth and hospitality.
  • Help operation of the centre e.g. maintain the buildings and equipment and planning.
  • Mentor, support and lead volunteers.
  • Take part in the everyday tasks of the centre – cooking, facilitating reflections and reviews, gardening and hanging out with young people.

With specific roles responsible for the

  • Delivery of outdoor activities with a flexible approach, including rock climbing, kayaking, coasteering and lead walks.


  • Deliver environmental themed activity sessions, including art/creative sessions and projects, wild camping, walks and nature trails, environmental awareness activities including delivering the John Muir Award

Benefits of living and working at Camas

  • It’s in a wild and beautiful remote location right next to the Hebridean sea and white sand beaches.
  • It’s fun – 12 staff committed to getting the best from their season.
  • It’s challenging – learn loads about how you work and live under pressure.
  • It’s worthwhile – you make a difference to young people’s lives.
  • It’s great experience for the future – building your skills and spirit
  • Live more sustainably through a simple off grid life style (wind power for electricity and solar for hot water).
  • Receive full board and lodgings, plus a monthly allowance (£630) and personal pension provision.

If you have a passion for wild places, outdoor activities and developing young people, then we’d love you to get in touch – with an application or for an informal, initial chat

Applicants must be willing to share fully in all aspects of life at Camas and able to thrive in a close-knit community setting. It would be important for us to know whether someone wishing to join us has a mental or physical disability or illness which might affect their ability to participate in some aspect of our life, or might need particular attention during their stay in the Community.

For more info about working at Camas: or email

For full details and application information, please see our website.

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