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Join our Team!

Abernethy's vision is to provide exceptional outdoor adventure experiences where our guests can discover more about themselves, others and God. We have some really great oppportunities to serve in Christian ministry on our teams in Scotland. 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. 

As a Christian organisation, we are passionate about seeing our guests experience the love of Christ through the care and contact that they receive. The team is trained to deliver the best hospitality and adventure activities possible in some of the most stunning (and occasionally remote) locations in Scotland. We are here to serve guests, ensuring they have an experience to remember for years to come!

There are currently over 100 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 was established in 1971 and has a long history of upskilling and training its team members and offering opportunities for professional development through in-house training and 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 centre 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.  Applicants should be enthusiastic about this and be keen to participate in our Explore Christian programme. See our statement of faith here.

Check out our Work With Us Trailer below!

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Current vacancies:

 

 

HEAD OFFICE

Chief Executive

Abernethy Trust is now seeking its next CEO.  This leader will be gifted and called to create a flourishing missional community of staff who overflow with the love of Jesus Christ into their many expressions of service.  The CEO of Abernethy Trust will first and foremost be a spiritual leader.  Leadership at Abernethy Trust must be authentic, relational and earthed in the everyday life of loving people and following Jesus.  Closing date: 16 January 2019.

 

HOUSE & FOOD SERVICES

 

Assistant Cook - Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardeonaig

 

We are looking for someone with the energy, physical fitness and faith to help lead the kitchen team at our biggest centre, look after our guests in very practical ways and be part of our team. Ideal for someone with some catering experience looking for a 'second Gap Year', a career break, or a job where they can share their faith. (Nethybridge: closing date 14 December 2018, start date: January/February 2019).

 

Cooks - Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for people with catering experience and the energy and faith to lead the kitchen teams at our centres, help look after our guests in very practical ways and be part of the work & witness of our team. (Nethybridge: closing date 14 December 2018, start date: January/February 2019).

 

Gap Year Team Members 2018-19 and 2019-2020 (House & Kitchen) - All Centres

You will have the time of your life on an Abernethy Christian Gap Year!  With a strong ethos of work hard and play hard alongside an awesome team, you will learn more about yourself, others and God and have experiences you never imagined.  We also offer the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities in your spare time. Ideal for school or university leavers looking for a year 'out'. Start dates: Full Year: August 2019 (flexible).
We still have some spaces on our Half Year, starting 13 February 2019 (flexible).

 

House Team Leaders - Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for someone with the energy, physical fitness and faith to lead the house team at our biggest centre, help look after our guests in very practical ways, and be part of the work & witness of our team. 

 

International Volunteer 2019-20 (House & Kitchen)

We are looking for an international team member to volunteer in our house & kitchen departments for a cultural experience and to enrich the work & witness of our team in return. Ideal for a school or university leaver looking for a year 'out'. Start date: January 2019 or September 2019 (flexible)

 

INSTRUCTION

 

Chief InstructorAbernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for people with the qualifications, physical fitness and faith to lead our instructional teams and be part of the work & witness of our team. Closing Date: 31 October. Start date: November.
 

 

Outdoor Instructor - Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for people with the qualifications, physical fitness and faith to lead outdoor activities, and be part of the work & witness of our team. If you join us at the start of the winter season at Nethybridge, you will be part of delivering a winter snowsports programmes at the Lecht or Cairngom.  (Nethybridge: closing date 14 December 2018, start date: January/February 2019).
 
We do require our instructors to have NGB qualifications in order to work at our centres.  If you would like to be an instructor with Abernethy but don't yet have any qualifications, we also run training courses where you can work towards gaining NGBs.
 
 

MAINTENANCE


Maintenance Manager - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for a committed and hands-on leader to join our senior team. Do you have what it takes to lead and motivate a team to maintain and develop our extensive facilities, buildings and grounds? A great opportunity to live and serve in the stunning Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.  (Nethybridge: closing date 14 December 2018, start date: January/February 2019).

 

Maintenance Team Members -Abernethy Ardgour & Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for people, ideally with qualifications in a trade, to help look after our grounds and buildings and be part of the work & witness of our team. (Nethybridge: closing date 14 December 2018, start date: January/February 2019).


Gap Year Team Members 2018-19
 and 2019-2020 (Maintenance)

You will have the time of your life on an Abernethy Christian Gap Year!  With a strong ethos of work hard and play hard alongside an awesome team, you will learn more about yourself, others and God and have experiences you never imagined.  We also offer the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities in your spare time. Start dates: Full Year: August 2019 (flexible).
We still have some spaces on our Half Year, starting 13 February 2019 (flexible).

 

 

MINISTRIES


Youth Worker with Maintenance or House & Kitchen - Abernethy Barcaple

This role involves working 60% in a role at Abernethy (maintenance or house and kitchen) and 40% with Kirkcudbright Parish Church, working to strengthen two existing SU groups, a local youth club and holiday bible clubs. Start date: January 2019.

 

OFFICE 

 

Office Team - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Barcaple

This role is essential to our ministry as our Office Team is often the first point of contact for guests. We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person who is highly organised and reliable and who has a good level of initiative.  (Ardeonaig closing date: 16 January 2019, start date as soon as possible). (Nethybridge closing date: 08 January 2019, start date: February 2019.) (Barcaple closing date: 08 January 2019, start date: February 2019.) 
 
 

WHAT NOW?

 

If there is no current vacancy in your preferred department...

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.

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