Community Job Opportunities

If you are interested in working in the Farmshop or Café, please check this page for more information.

Information on volunteering at Loch Arthur is available here.

We are a vibrant and forward looking Camphill Community sharing life and work with adults with learning disabilities. We live in seven shared households that are home to a population of around 75 people, 28 of whom have a supported tenancy. We have families that have been here for a long time as well as some people who have recently joined us to make their home here.

We are supported by 20 short term volunteers coming for 6-12 months as well as a number of employees working in our shop, café and in our offices. Loch Arthur Community is now in its 33rd year and nestles under Lotus Hill in a beautiful valley in Galloway, South West Scotland. Our 540 acres include the Loch which gives us our name, a large forest and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Our work areas include a biodynamically run farm, productive gardens, creamery, bakery, craft workshops and a thriving farm shop and café. We also share a rich social, cultural and spiritual life.  


who want to be part of a socially dynamic Community and wish to join us to find new ways of moving forward into the future with courage and confidence.  

This exciting and challenging opportunity is suited to individuals, families or couples who:

  • Are passionate about life sharing and able to take on responsibility for a shared household which includes short term volunteers and individuals with learning disabilities
  • Are able to carry the wellbeing of all people in the house including personal care
  • Have good communications skills and are able to work well as part of a team.
  • Are willing to join all aspects of community life including social and cultural activities
  • Have experience in homemaking and the ability to create a warm and social atmosphere
  • Are flexible and able to cope with stressful and challenging situations
  • Are experienced in working with people and have relevant training or are open to work towards a qualification that is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit                                                

and contact Rike Witt on 0044 1387 760687 or email  

Loch Arthur Camphill Community, Beeswing, Dumfries, DG2 8JQ     

Charity Number SC043416 

Loch Arthur is a working Community which includes men and women with learning disabilities. There are nine houses in which altogether more than 70 people live, including about twenty-eight people in supported tenancies.   There is a farm, a large garden, a creamery, a bakery, woodworkshop, weaving workshop and a thriving farm shop and café.    

We are looking for a


To provide personal care and 1:1 assistance to one individual living in one of Loch Arthur's shared houses  

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a unique environment    


Experience or a genuine interest in working with people with learning disabilities, and a willingness to engage with the ethos and practice of Loch Arthur Community.  

To be available to work on weekend mornings - each Sunday plus alternate Saturdays, 9:30am - 1pm, and additional hours as and when agreed.  

You will need to provide 2 recent references.  The posts are subject to full PVG (Disclosure).

Must be aged 18+    

For an application form or more information please contact Helen Darwell on  

CLOSING DATE: will be set when there is sufficient interest