Abernethy Trust
Location: Highlands and Islands
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Evangelism & Discipleship, Hospitality, Leadership & Management, Sports & Leisure
Posted: 24 Nov 2021
Closes: 17 Dec 2021

Centre Director, Nethy Bridge

Abernethy Trust

OUR PRAYER FOR A CENTRE DIRECTOR
We are seeking God for someone who can take the lead in creating a Centre and building a Christian community that is both welcoming and safe, inspiring and challenging and which enables guests and staff to encounter the transformative power of God’s love.

Our prayer is for someone who can offer the calling, gifts and experience outlined below:

CALLING

  • You have a passion to discern and develop the gifts of others and lead them to become committed disciples of Jesus, effective in their work and witness
  • You are able to foster a warm, hospitable ambience within the Centre and amongst the staff
  • You carry a conviction that faithfulness to the gospel requires us to share the good news in both word and deed

GIFTS & STRENGTHS

  • You will be able to oversee Team Leaders, helping them create a harmonious and efficient working environment through collaboration and communication
  • You will be able to build a strong Centre team through wise recruitment and excellent people management
  • You will recognize the importance of and be able to ensure safe working practices and adherence to legal requirements
  • You will be comfortable with taking responsibility for the financial performance of the Centre to ensure resources are used effectively through writing and delivering budgets
  • You will play a part in shaping the direction of the Trust by being part of the Abernethy Leadership Team and working closely with and supporting the CEO

EXPERIENCE & QUALITIES

  • A mature Christian faith and experience of spiritual leadership
  • You understand what is required to inspire and develop a team
  • A passion for the outdoors and a desire to use outdoor adventure to share the good news of Jesus
  • You will be a role model, a consistent presence for the team and an ambassador for Abernethy
  • You have experience of writing and delivering budgets
  • You have excellent communication skills

WE WOULD ALSO LOVE YOU TO HAVE

  • Experience of change management and rebuilding within an organisation
  • Worked in missional teams where you live alongside each other, and therefore understand the dynamics of our residential context
  • Excellent Word, Excel, Outlook and IT skills

WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?

  • A monthly salary (plus allowances as required)
  • A house on site
  • 30 days paid annual leave (increases with length of service)
  • Opportunities for personal development and training
  • Use of Centre facilities and equipment
  • Favourable rates for family on most Abernethy holidays and camps
  • Living as part of a vibrant Christian community in a fabulous location with endless opportunities for outdoor adventure

HOW TO APPLY

Your application should comprise:

  • A covering note, of not more than two pages, outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the role
  • Christian faith is an Occupational Requirement for this role
  • The covering letter should also include the names of three referees. Please note these referees will not be contacted without your prior agreement
  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.

Please mention OSCAR when responding.

Abernethy Trust

At Abernethy, we believe that shared adventures in the outdoors create incomparable opportunities to transform lives.  Abernethy Trust provides adventure residential experiences through outdoor adventure centres in wild locations across Scotland. 
Address:
Abernethy Trust
Abernethy
Nethybridge
Inverness-shire
PH25 3ED
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: 01479 818001