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Join our team!

We have some really great oppportunities to serve in Christian ministry on our teams in Scotland.  With over 100 employees, there are often vacancies in all departments.  Have a look at what we have available and pass on the details to anyone you know who is currently looking for a new challenge. 

There are people of all backgrounds employed with Abernethy in a range of full time, part time, long term, gap year and short term roles.  Whether you are a school or university leaver or have previous career experience, our ministry regularly offers a choice of options to serve.  Abernethy has been an investor in people since 1971 and we can offer the opportunity for professional development through in house training and through external courses. 

Most of our opportunities are on a “live-in” basis and there is a great community atmosphere at our centres.  Accommodation, meals and a salary are provided and there is the option to make use of the centres facilities and to visit the other Abernethy centres.

If you are applying for a position with us from overseas, please visit this page regarding visas HERE

Whatever role you are considering, our main focus is to share the Christian faith with our guests, many of whom are 10-18 year olds and so applicants should be in sympathy with this and able to participate in our evening Christian programme.

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Current vacancies:




Office Team Members - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for people with administration/reception and Microsoft Office applications experience to be part of our office teams. June & August 2016 starts. Click for full job profiles Ardeonaig | Nethybridge



Gap Year 2016-17 (House & Kitchen) - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Nethybridge

Have an amazing year out with a great bunch of people. Learn more about yourself, God and others, living on site at our fantastic outdoor centres. All food and accommodation is included. Start date: 15th August 2016. Apply by 31st May to be included in the next round of interviews. Click for full job profile - House & Kitchen




Assistant Cooks - Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for someone with catering experience to help lead our kitchen team. Ideal for someone who has already done a year working in a kitchen and would like more responsibility/experience. June and August/September starts. Click for full job profiles Nethybridge | Ardeonaig


House Team Leader - Abernethy Nethybridge

This is a more senior role for someone with experience of housekeeping and of leading a team to oversee our house team and their work. June start. Click for full job profile Nethybridge


Food Services Team Leader - Abernethy Barcaple

This is a more senior role for someone with experience of cooking for large groups and of leading a team to oversee our kitchen team and their work. June start. Click for full job profile Barcaple


House & Kitchen Team - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Nethybridge

These are ideal roles for people with general housekeeping/cooking experience who would love to live and serve in community in a rural location with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, work with children & young people, and to share their faith. Start date: 15th August 2016. Click for full job profiles ArdeonaigNethybridge


International Volunteers - Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardeonaig

If you are from outwith the EU - check out our International Volunteer page. You may not be able to apply to work here, but you can still come and have an Abernethy experience! Abernethy has an International Volunteer Programme which gives you the chance to come and stay with us for a year: helping on our house and kitchen teams, sharing your faith, and getting to experience Scotland. All food and accommodation is included.




Chief Instructor - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for a well-qualified instructor to come and lead our team from June 2016. We would be really interested to speak to you if you have a wide range of qualifications along with leadership/management experience. Click for full job profile - Nethybridge


Seasonal Instructor - Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for a qualified instructor to come and join our team for the summer - from 13th June to 21st August. Click for full job profile - Barcaple


Instructors - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for qualified instructors to come and join our team in June and September 2016. Do you already have at least three of the following: Archery Award, BASI Level 1 or 2, UKCC Level 2 Paddlesports (either Canoe or Kayak), BOF Award, DofE Supervisor/Assessor, full UK Driving Licence, D1 (minibus) entitlement on Driving Licence, First Aid, High Ropes Course Award, Moderate Water Endorsement, Mountain Leader, RYA Award, Snowsports Scotland Award, SPA? If so, you can apply straightaway to work with us - if not maybe you might like to consider going on one or more of our Training Courses. Click for full job profiles - Nethybridge | Ardeonaig



Maintenance Team Member - Abernethy Barcaple

This is a practical role for someone with DIY/Maintenance/Groundskeeping experience to be part of our maintenance team at our Barcaple centre. June start. Click HERE for a full job profile


Maintenance Assistant - Abernethy Ardeonaig

This is a practical, hands-on role for someone willing to be trained to be a part of our maintenance team at our Ardeonaig centre. No particular skills required. Start date: 15th August 2016. Click HERE for a full job profile


What now?


Didn’t see a job opening for you?

We do keep the jobs page on the website as up to date as possible. The departments we have across Abernethy are: House, Food Services, Administration/HR, Accounts, Maintenance, Marketing, Instruction, Ministries, and Leadership/Operations – so if you didn’t see an opening which suited your skills and experience, we welcome applications for a preferred department for us to consider and keep on file.