Organisation: Historic Environment Scotland

Salary: £22,954 per year (pro rata)

Location: Iona Abbey & Nunnery

Your role of Steward at Historic Environment Scotland will be a fixed term position. The likely start date for this role is in March 2024 and will include training in Edinburgh and on site. Two posts are available.

Are you looking for a flexible seasonal job that is both fun and unique? You’ll get a remarkable view into Scotland’s rich history and gain valuable experience in the tourism industry and help bring Scotland’s dramatic history to life for our visitors from across the world. Explore the fascinating stories from Scotland’s past and share your passion with international and local visitors who come to Iona Abbey during the season.

Our stewarding role delivers the highest standards of visitor experience at Iona Abbey and Nunnery working across all areas, including in the shop, admissions area and outside, with delivery of guided tours a core part of the role.

Central West is a district covering 43 sites across Argyll, Arran and Lochaber. Iona Abbey is one of its three staffed sites, and the busiest. We receive around 60,000 visitors per year and no two days are the same. We host weddings, performances and additional services at our island site. Founded by Columba in 563AD, we have an amazing collection of carved stones, standing crosses and beautiful grounds.

– A generous holiday allowance of 25 days holidays + 11.5 public holidays per year (pro-rata for employees)
– A Civil Service pension which means you will receive an employer contribution of 27% of your annual salary
– Free entry to Historic Environment Scotland sites (with up to three guests) and all English Heritage, Manx and Cadw properties
– Discounts on 100’s of online retailers
– Interest free loans for bicycles and annual travel passes

Application Deadline: Wednesday 28/02/2024