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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.  Applicants should be in sympathy with this and be able to participate in our evening Christian programme.

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Current vacancies:




Executive Assistant - Abernethy Trust Office, Nethybridge

We are looking for someone who has had experience of an administration/personal assistant job and is familiar with using Microsoft Office to come and live and work with us in Christian community in a beautiful part of Scotland. Start Date: January 2018. This post is for 1 year in the first instance. At the end of the maternity cover we expect another comparative role to be available. Click for full job profile: EA Trust Office.




Gap Year Team Member 2018-19 - All Centres

Are you looking for a Gap Year in Scotland that will set you up for life - giving you the skills to look after yourself, have outdoor adventures and grow in your faith? Abernethy is a great place to come and serve and learn and share. Our Gap Year's have a "job" in the House & Kitchen team - but an Abernethy Gap Year is so much more than just a job! Start date: mid-August 2018. Click for full job profile - Gap Year


House Team Leaders - Abernethy Nethybridge & Abernethy Ardeonaig

We are looking for people with the energy, physical fitness and faith to come and lead our house teams, help to look after our guests in very practical ways, and be part of the work, witness and worship of our team. Start date: January 2018. Click for full job profile - Nethybridge | Ardeonaig


International Volunteer 2018-19 (House & Kitchen)

If you are from outside the EEA, check out our International Volunteer page. You may not be able to apply to work here, but you could still come and have an Abernethy experience! Abernethy has an International Volunteer Programme which gives you the chance to come and stay with us from 6 months to a full year: helping on our house and kitchen teams, sharing your faith, and getting to experience Scotland. All food and accommodation is included. Next start dates negotiable, from: 1st April at Barcaple, 13th August at Ardeonaig & 1st September at Ardgour.

Summer Team Members 2018 - All Centres

We are looking for people with plenty energy and enthusiasm, ready to come and get stuck in to a summer full of serving, sharing and outdoor adventures, joining in with all the worship, work and witness of Abernethy over the next summer season. You can apply to join in a House & Kitchen team or a Maintenance Team. This summer job will give you plenty of opportunities to share your faith, make new friends and experience Scotland. Positions available at all centres for between 1-6 months from April to September 2018. Click for full job profile - Summer | Summer Maintenance




Seasonal Instructor - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for a qualified instructor with a range of NGBs (including at least a BASI Level 1 for winter work) to come and join our team for Winter 2018 and/or Summer 2018. Various start dates and terms available. Click for full job profile - Nethybridge


Instructor - Abernethy Barcaple

We are looking for a qualified instructor with NGBs to come and join our team in February 2018. We are looking for somsone with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, ready to come and join in with all the worship, work and witness of Abernethy. Click for full job profile - Barcaple

We aren't spcifically advertising for any other instructors at present, but we do usually take on a few more instructors over the busier seasons.  If you have NGB qualifications and experience in instructing and you'd like to join us and be a part of our work, witness and worship within our residential community, you are welcome to send in your CV for us to consider.
We do require instructors to have NGB qualifications in order to work at our centres.  If you think you would like to be an instructor with Abernethy but don't yet have any qualifications, we run training courses where you can work towards gaining NGBs.



Maintenance Team Member - Abernethy Nethybridge

We are looking for a new maintenance team member, ideally qualified in a trade. February start. Click for full job profile - Nethybridge




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.