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Current service community vacancies

 

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Non-residential:

 

We are currently recruiting two new support roles – please see below.

Gaia House is a wonderfully unique place to work, offering a supportive, friendly environment and a real sense of working together in the spirit of service to offer something of benefit to others. We value compassion, kindness and dedication and really care about our impact and place in the world. 

Following a year of navigating the pandemic and reviewing our working structures, we are looking to provide much-needed support for both our residential retreats and our new online Dharma programme. 

As we are an organisation that is open 365 days a year, our operations require support throughout the working week. Both new support roles positions may initially be required to work from home, but it is the intention for both roles to be based at Gaia House so anyone applying needs to have their own transport and live (or be intending to live) within the locality of Gaia House near Newton Abbot in Devon.

We look forward to hearing from you with your enquiries and applications.

Team Support Officer

28hrs per week

A flexible working position with some evening and weekend work required

Salary: £19k – £21k (FTE) plus enhanced pension

Approx £9.88 – £10.92 per hr

We are looking for someone with a strong administration background to join our non-residential team. This is a new position working in support of the management team to help the day-to-day running of Gaia House. We are looking for someone who is highly organised, has an eye for detail and a real “can do” approach to what will be a varied and valuable position. An understanding of the Gaia House culture and experience of retreats is ideal but not essential, as an opportunity to develop and explore meditation and practice is actively encouraged.

This role is initially offered on a 1-year contract with a view to the role potentially becoming permanent, subject to review. Gaia House is open 365 days a year so the position is offered with flexible working and there will be some evening and weekend work required. Exact days of the week are to be negotiated.

Team Support Officer Application Pack (click to access)

Please click here to download the application pack

The pack contains four documents: Job description, Application form, Staff benefits and Diversity and Inclusion questionnaire

Administrator / Reception Support

28hrs per week

This role requires one of the working days to be a Saturday.

Salary: £19k – £21k (FTE) plus enhanced pension

Approx £9.88 – £10.92 per hr

We are looking for an administrator to help our busy admin and reception area, assisting with bookings and responding to enquiries. The role will be varied and interesting and will include supporting both retreats taking place at Gaia House and also our online retreat programme. You will be working alongside the residential admin team to ensure the main reception area runs smoothly and effectively but with a real sense of care in supporting those on retreat. It is essential for this role that you have some level of retreat experience and an understanding of meditation practice.

This role is offered on a 1-year contract initially with a view to the role potentially becoming permanent, subject to review. Gaia House is open 365 days a year so the position is offered with a requirement for flexible working and one of the working days will need to be a Saturday. The other working days are to be negotiated.

Administrator / Reception Support Application Pack (click to access)

Please click here to download the application pack

The pack contains four documents: Job description, Application form, Staff benefits and Diversity and Inclusion questionnaire

How to apply

Applications for both roles need to be submitted by email to Sarah Abdy, our HR Manager by 12 noon on Wednesday 16 June 2021. 

Shortlisting will take place for each role during w/c 21 June 2021.

Interviews will take place at Gaia House “in-person”, provided the Government covid guidance allows this:

Team Support Officer interviews will take place on Thursday 1 July 2021.

Administrator / Reception Support interviews will take place on Wed 30 June (pm) and Fri 2 July (am) 2021.

For any questions or an informal discussion about the roles, please contact our HR Manager, Sarah Abdy, on hrmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk  or telephone 07850 667964 and leave a message.

Inclusivity at Gaia House

Gaia House warmly welcomes all people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We are committed to promoting inclusion and diversity both in terms of who comes on retreat here but also who works and offers service here. We have included an anonymous demographic questionnaire for you to complete with your application, but this will not form part of your application. The information collected will form a confidential statistical record which will not be used for any purpose other than to support the Trust’s actions with regard to equality of opportunity and inclusion. Thank you.


Residential:

 

We regularly have openings to join our residential service team – please click here for current opportunities.

 

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