The Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC011353

The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.

Current vacancies

Parish Development Worker Shetland

  • Full time
  • £25,122 – £28,400
  • Shetland
  • Closing 28th August 2019

To work closely with the ministry team to resource, train, and enable Local Churches across the Parish of Shetland to engage in mission, service and outreach primarily to the adult population of their local community.

A full Job Description is available for download below.


Main Purpose of post: To work with the Ministry Team and Kirk Session as a key point of contact, providing administrative, communications, and treasurer support that enables the mission of Shetland Parish Church.

A full Job Description is available for download below.


Associate Minister

  • Full time
  • £27,585 – £33,899
  • St Columba’s, London linked with St Andrew’s, Newcastle
  • Closing 15th October 2019

As part of the ministry team serving a large and diverse congregation across London and beyond, you will be involved in all aspects of worship, pastoral care and working with all ages, from young families to retirees. Dependent on your individual gifts and interests, and in conjunction with the Ministry Team, opportunities exist for school chaplaincy, Christian education and support to the numerous related activities of St Columba’s.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Chief Officer

  • Full time
  • £64,097 – £68,274
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th July 2019

Could you be our next Chief Officer?

This is an exciting time for The Church of Scotland. We are embarking on an ambitious programme of major reforms to our governing structures as part of a three-year Radical Action Plan. We are seeking to appoint someone to help us implement these changes wisely, courageously and compassionately.

Our Chief Officer, who will be responsible for the effective management of staff and resources, will play a key role in leading this change.

To find out more about the role and the skills we require, please see our application pack.

This vacancy has now closed

Communications Officer, Aberdeen

  • Part time
  • £25,122 – £28,400 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 25th July 2019

To engage with internal and external audiences to support the work of the Church in developing a sustaining Christian presence in every community and to assist in the delivery of a step change in our approach to communications.

Main Duties

  • Support the appropriate Presbytery committees in the development and implementation of the Communications Strategy in conjunction with the Business and Finance Committee and, in particular, helping to design and deliver a programme of events, initiatives and campaigns.
  • Work collaboratively across the Presbytery to identify and secure copy, and be responsible for the development and production of a bi-monthly E-Bulletin
  • Working with the appropriate Presbytery committees in proactively identifying opportunities to engage with the wider community to explain and express the Mission of the Church.
  • Public Relations: Using a variety of mediums, generate ‘good news stories’ and other editorial copy to support the mission of the Presbytery of Aberdeen, liaising with journalists to get media coverage.
  • Monitoring Press Coverage of references to the Presbytery in all forms and contexts
  • Working across the Presbytery, identify opportunities to use photography and video to capture ‘stories, generate curiosity and interest and give information’ using a more visual approach and seeking appropriate consent to do so.
  • Provide advice and guidance on media coverage for events and emerging issues/crises, and respond to media requests including the press, and where appropriate, prepare media statements.