Lives shared, lives transformed
The Scargill Community is made up of Community Members and supplemented by International Community Volunteers. Together they represent Christians from different denominations from all over the world. They live on the estate, working to deliver our vision and offer hospitality to our guests in an atmosphere of “love, laughter and life”.
Community consists of families, couples and single people. Some are on gap years, some are taking a career break to consider where God is leading them next, some are retired and others have made a longer-term commitment to raise their family with us.
Community is always changing, and we’re always on the lookout for new people with a heart for hospitality, creativity and fun. If you are a UK citizen or have a valid Youth Mobility Scheme Tier 5 Visa, you can apply to become a Community Member. Alternatively, we welcome applications from people outside the UK as part of our International Community Volunteer Programme (ICVP).
There are more details below, but if you’d like to explore this further, please give us some of your details, and we’ll be back in touch.
Does this sound like you? Then there are some things you need to know before applying:
- Have you felt a call to community?
- Would you like to immerse your self in life at Scargill, experiencing an apprenticeship in discipleship?
- Being on community can be an intense time of growth.
- As you live in community you will experience a ‘relevant authentic expression of Christian faith in today’s world through our life together, sharing a common rule of life including our rhythm of prayer.
- You will be living and working alongside other Christians from around the world, from different denominations, sharing faith, serving God and making life long friendships.
- There are many opportunities to try new things, to be challenged and stretched as you discover what your gifts and strengths are.
- We are looking for fit and active people, comfortable being with lots of people, keen to serve God, keen to serve others and drawn to being part of a community.
- You will be asked to accept and agree to live by the Scargill Pathway Promises and to be actively involved in the daily rhythm of prayer, community meetings and pathway groups.
- You will have the opportunity to take on roles of responsibility, to grow in confidence and develop leadership and team-building skills whilst working as part of one, or a number of teams.
- As part of the Community you will share in the responsibility for preparing and leading our morning prayers.
- You will be expected to welcome and engage with our guests whilst you serve them at meals, support and lead afternoon walks and workshops including craft activities, evening entertainment and much more.
- Sometimes you will be a part of the Host Team, which includes being responsible for guest and visitor needs, their programme, leading evening prayers, giving notices etc
- Our weekly Community focus day is when we share communion together and where our main gospel and community teaching takes place. This is also a time to openly and honestly, share and discuss our faith together as Community. We hope that you would have much to offer to the diversity of these conversations.
- Accommodation and keep are provided as the nature of your work requires you to be resident here at Scargill House. You will be given your own room, meals are provided and you will receive a small monthly allowance (no salary is paid).
- Holiday entitlement starts with 20 days annual leave and 8 days bank/public holiday in the first instance – these both form part of the overall holiday entitlement.