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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:



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. Interviewing now. Last-minute applications accepted. Click for full job profile - House & Kitchen




Cook - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for someone with catering experience to lead our kitchen team. Ideally someone who has already worked in a kitchen environment and has experience of leading a team. August/September start. Closing date for applications 31st July. Click for full job profile Nethybridge


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. August/September starts. Interviewing now. Last-minute applications accepted. 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. September start. Click for full job profile Nethybridge


House & Kitchen Team Member / Assistant Instructor - Abernethy Ardgour

This is a mixed role for someone with experience of cleaning and catering who might be looking for a move into outdoor activity instruction and would be willing to work in our house and kitchen departments alongside assisting our instructional department and working towards qualifications. August/September start. Click for full job profile Ardgour


International Volunteers - not currently accepting applications

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. Next intakes - January & April 2017 - applications accepted from September 2016.




Chief Instructor - Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for a hands-on team leader who is an experienced outdoor instructor to manage our instructional department and provide safe, educational and enjoyable outdoor experiences for our guests. October 2016 start. Click for full job profile - Barcaple


Instructors - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for qualified instructors to come and join our team in August/September 2016. Click for full job profile - Nethybridge

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.




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. Interviewing now. Last-minute applications accepted. Click HERE for a full job profile




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, Office/Administration, 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.