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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:

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Office Team Members - Abernethy Ardeonaig & Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for people with Microsoft Office experience, to help communicate with and look after our guests and be part of the work & witness of our team. Start date: July 2018.

 

HOUSE & FOOD SERVICES

 

Assistant Cook - Abernethy Nethybridge

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. Start date: August 2018.

 

Childminder and House & Kitchen Team Member - Abernethy Ardgour

We are looking for someone with the energy, physical fitness and faith to help look after two small children and be part of our centre house & kitchen team. Ideal for someone with some childminding experience looking for a 'second Gap Year', a career break, or a job where they can share their faith. Start date: September 2018.

 

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. Start dates: July & August 2018.

 

Gap Year Team Members 2018-19 (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 date: 13th August 2018 (flexible).

 

House Team Leader - Abernethy Nethybridge

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. Start date: July 2018.

 

House Team Leader - Abernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for someone with the energy, physical fitness and faith to lead our house team in our middle-sized centre, help look after our guests in very practical ways, and be part of the work & witness of our team. Start date: July 2018.

 

International Volunteers 2018-19 (House & Kitchen)

We are looking for international team members to volunteer in our house & kitchen departments for a cultural experience and to enrich the work & witness of our team in return. Ideal for school or university leavers looking for a year 'out'. Closing Date: 30th June 2018. Start date: 13th August 2018 at Ardeonaig & Barcaple.


Summer Team Members 2018 (House & Kitchen) - Abernethy Ardgour & Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for people with the energy, physical fitness and faith to work in our house & kitchen teams and be part of the work & witness of our team. Positions available at all centres for between 1-3 months from July to September 2018.

 

INSTRUCTION

 

 

Chief Instructor - Abernethy Nethybridge

 

We are looking for someone with the qualifications, physical fitness and faith to lead our instructional team and be part of the work & witness of our team. Closing Date: 16th July. Start date: August 2018 negotiable.

 

Outdoor Instructors - Abernethy Barcaple & Abernethy Ardgour

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. Start dates: July & August 2018.

 

Senior Instructors - Abernethy Ardgour & Abernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for someone with the qualifications, physical fitness and faith to lead outdoor activities, and be part of the work & witness of our team. Start date: September 2018 negotiable.

 

Summer Instructors - Abernethy Barcaple & Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardgour

We are looking for qualified instructors with a range of NGBs to come and join our team and be a part of our work, witness and worship for between 1 and 3 months between July and September 2018. 

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


Gap Year Team Members 2018-19 (Maintenance) - 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. Start date: 13th August 2018.

 

Maintenance Team Members - 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. Start date: July 2018.

 

Summer Team Members 2018 (Maintenance) - Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for people with the energy, physical fitness and faith to work in our maintenance teams and be part of the work, witness and worship of our team. Positions available at all centres for between 1-3 months from July to September 2018.

 

MINISTRIES


Youth Worker with Maintenance or House & Kitchen - 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: July 2018.

 

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.