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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 Manager - Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for someone with business administration and leadership experience to manage our office and its team. We are looking for someone who has already had a responsible role in a busy office and who would be enthusiastic about our vision and aims. January 2017 start. Click for full job profile Barcaple




Gap Year 2017-18 (House & Kitchen)

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 dates: 1st February & 14th August 2017. Click for full job profile - House & Kitchen


Glen Kin Caretaker/Cleaner

Caretaker / Cleaner for Abernethy bunkhouse at Glen Kin near Dunoon, PA23 8RD.  This position would ideally suit a local, practical person looking for part-time work or extra hours. Contact Kirstine Inglis: glenkin@abernethy.org.uk with CV & Covering Letter or phone 01567 820523. Click for full job profile - Glen Kin


House & Kitchen Team Members - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Barcaple

Come and work for us in with our House & Kitchen team and enjoy living and working with a Christian team in a beautiful place with lots of opportunitites to get outdoors and share your faith. October & February starts. Click for full job profile - Ardeonaig - Barcaple


House & Kitchen / 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. March 2017 start. Click for full job profile Ardgour


International Volunteers

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 start date - April 2017.


Summer Team 2017

Have an amazing summer 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. You can apply to come for 1 to 6 months between April & September. Click for full job profile - Summer




Instructors - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for qualified instructors to come and join our team in October/November 2016. Interviewing now. Last-minute applications accepted. Click for full job profile - Nethybridge

The most important qualifications we are looking for are BASI Level 1 or 2 or a Snowsports Scotland Award, and a D1 (minibus) entitlement on Driving Licence.

If you don't have the qualifications we are looking for, you might like to consider going on one or more of our Training Courses.


Instructor - Abernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for a qualified instructor to come and join our team on 1st February 2017. Click for full job profile - Ardeonaig

The most important qualifications we are looking for are an ML Award, and a D1 (minibus) entitlement on Driving Licence.




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.