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Executive Director

This position is now closed to applications.

The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression.  From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.  
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability. They key responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Leader and Council to guide and develop the Community’s strategic planning.
  • To develop and implement an ongoing fundraising strategy and overseeing donor support.
  • Overall responsibility for the finances, in consultation with the Leader and the Finance Team.
  • Shared annual revenue budgetary responsibility of £1.4 million.
  • Attend Council and Community Resources Committee meetings.
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.
To apply please submit a CV and your covering letter by clicking APPLY.
Closing Date: Monday 15th June at 9am