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

Transition Minister – Wellington Church of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £43,393
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

Wellington Church is situated in the heart of the west end of Glasgow, a parish with a large, though transient, population of students and an otherwise diverse social mix including people of other faiths and none.

Through worship, prayer and praise, this role will lead the Kirk Session and congregation of Wellington Church in a process of significant change and develop a positive vision for the future leading a transitional model of parish ministry to an innovative and missional expression of church with a specific emphasis on student engagement and outreach.

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Community Development Worker – Gorbals Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • G5 0RA
  • Closing 24th September 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To develop the work of Gorbals Parish Church to serve the needs of both the Community and the Congregation and to work with relevant groups and individuals to enhance the lives of vulnerable people in the community.

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Community Development Worker – Gorbals Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th September 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To develop the work of Gorbals Parish Church to serve the needs of both the Community and the Congregation and to work with relevant groups and individuals to enhance the lives of vulnerable people in the community.

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Church and Community Development Worker –Springburn Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Springburn, Glasgow
  • Closing 24th September 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To work with the Minister and congregation to increase meaningful engagement with people in the Parish and community, with a focus on building relationships.

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Mission Partner, Jerusalem

  • Full time
  • £28,137 – £34,577
  • Jerusalem
  • Closing 8th October 2021

Serving as Minister of St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church, Jerusalem.

Are you looking for a completely new challenge overseas? Is so, this is a great opportunity to put your faith to work and make a real difference. The Church of Scotland’s Faith Impact Forum works with communities in Israel and Palestine, supporting the local population through our Churches, hotel, guesthouse and school.

As an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, you will be in sympathy with our aims in Israel and Palestine. An understanding of the theological background of the situation in the Middle East and an ability to reflect theologically on this is essential along with experience of working with people of other faiths and cultures.

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Mission Partner, Tiberias

  • Full time
  • £28,137 – £34,577
  • Tiberias
  • Closing 7th May 2021

Mission Partner, Tiberias,

Serving as Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church, Jerusalem, and St Andrew’s

Are you looking for a completely new challenge overseas? Is so, this is a great opportunity to put your faith to work and make a real difference. The Church of Scotland’s Faith Impact Forum works with communities in Israel and Palestine, supporting the local population through our Churches, hotel, guesthouse and school.

This post is open to qualified applicants in the Church of Scotland or other Protestant denominations. Working closely with the minister of St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church, Jerusalem, to ensure unity of work and vision within the united charge, you will take primary responsibility for the life, work, and witness of St Andrew’s, Tiberias. You will also be required to strengthen the relationships between the Church of Scotland and all its partnerships and connections in the area.

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Strategy Officer, Presbytery of Glasgow

  • Part time
  • £31,197 – £33,982 pro-rata
  • Presbytery of Glasgow
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have a unique opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to support and encourage our congregations in Glasgow in their missional focus.

We are looking for a Strategy Officer to work with the Presbytery and its committees leading on the continual review and evaluation of the Presbytery Plan and resourcing congregations to feel supported as they navigate the changing models and ways of being church and worshipping communities.

You will bring a heart for mission alongside professional experience in change management with the ability to understand and deal effectively with complex and ambiguous issues.

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Mission and Ministry Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Lochcarron Skye Presbytery
  • Closing 7th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

You will build capacity for mission and ministry among lay leaders, prioritising congregations in Guardianship, then other vacant charges, and then those with a Minister in post.

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Project Support Worker, Ruchazie Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

Working with the Ruchazie Team as a key point of contact and providing project support that enables the smooth running of the extensive programme of initiatives.

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Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting and diverse opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to work with children and families in our parish to further connect the church with our community.

We are looking for a Children and Families Worker to work with the Minister and Kirk session to work on ways to build on our relationships with children and families so they have a positive and meaningful experience with the Church through increased levels of engagement and activity.

You will bring a strong background in this type of work with enthusiasm and positivity to try new things including groups, events and increasing our online presence.

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Youth and Children’s Worker, Montrose and Area Churches

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Angus Presbytery
  • Closing 17th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

Through a programme of dynamic youth work, you will reach out and demonstrate, in practical ways, Christian care for the wellbeing of the children and young people of Montrose and surrounding area.

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Community Development Worker, Castlemilk Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

This role will work to develop the work of the Castlemilk Parish Church to serve the needs of both the Community and the Congregation and to work with relevant groups and individuals to enhance the lives of vulnerable people in the Community.

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Community Project Manager, Drumchapel St Mark’s

  • Part time
  • £31,197 – £33,982 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 11th May 2021

We have an exciting and ambitious project to create a SCIO in partnership with other organisations with the aims of: preventing and relieving poverty; advancing citizenship and community development; advancing the arts, heritage and culture; providing opportunities for spiritual growth and expression, and organising recreational activities for members of the public which reduce isolation and loneliness.

This role, as an integral part of the development of St Mark’s as a central asset to the community, will oversee the development of a new centre (Orchard Centre) offering social, recreational, educational, sports and spiritual activities for the people of Drumchapel.

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Congregational Support Worker, Newbattle Parish Church, Presbytery of Lothian

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Presbytery of Lothian
  • Closing 28th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting and diverse opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience in supporting our congregation and parish by deepening pastoral care, worshipping life and growing the sense of church connection within the parish.

We are looking for a Congregational Support Worker to work as part of a cohesive, supportive ministry team to help develop our missional and worshipping life and to explore outreach initiatives for increased community involvement.

You will bring experience of working with church and community groups and with your enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with individuals and groups sensitively you will encourage and support our people during a period of transition.

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Mission Pioneer, Toryglen

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 6th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

This role will work to develop the parish of Toryglen is the context for a “Church Re-plant”. The worshipping life of the current congregation came to an end on Easter Sunday 2021, and this role will help gather a team to re-establish the congregational presence in this parish and lead this team in order to grow new opportunities for mission, worship & evangelism.

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Church and Community Outreach Worker, Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

This role will work develop outreach initiatives in the Mosspark area of the parish, assessing the needs of the community, and building meaningful relationships between the Church, its organisations, and the local community.

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Partnership Development Co-ordinator - Glenrothes Area Covenanted Partnership

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Fife Presbytery
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To co-ordinate the shared work of the Glenrothes Area Covenanted Partnership. This is a partnership of six charges in the Glenrothes area: Glenrothes: Christ’s Kirk, Glenrothes: St Columba’s, Glenrothes: St Margaret’s, Glenrothes: St Ninian’s, Leslie: Trinity and Markinch & Thornton. As part of the presbytery plan, these congregations have entered into a partnership agreement to work together and share in mission to the Glenrothes area.

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Family and Community Worker, Garthamlock and Craigend Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £25,264 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 28th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

You will develop engagement with children, young people and families in the community of Garthamlock and Craigend and to nurture ongoing ministry to children, young people and families through the life of the congregation.

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Fresh Expressions Worker (South)

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Presbytery of Abernethy
  • Closing 17th May 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

This role will work to strengthen the Presbytery of Abernethy’s outreach by developing Fresh Expressions of Church in the South end of the Presbytery. The postholder will work alongside the four parish ministers, Kirk Sessions and congregation to develop fresh expressions of church, pulling on the work already being done and taking the church to the people who live, work and play in the area.

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Children and Families Development Worker - Aberdeen North Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Aberdeen and Shetland Presbytery
  • Closing 18th June 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To work as a key member of the Ministry team to advance the mission in the parish with children

and families by building on existing connections and developing new initiatives.

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Community Project Manager, Drumchapel St Mark’s

  • Part time
  • £31,197 – £33,982 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 1st July 2021

We have an exciting and ambitious project to create a SCIO in partnership with other organisations with the aims of: preventing and relieving poverty; advancing citizenship and community development; advancing the arts, heritage and culture; providing opportunities for spiritual growth and expression, and organising recreational activities for members of the public which reduce isolation and loneliness.

This role, as an integral part of the development of St Mark’s as a central asset to the community, will oversee the development of a new centre (Orchard Centre) offering social, recreational, educational, sports and spiritual activities for the people of Drumchapel.

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Maintenance Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,468
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2021

We are seeking an experienced Maintenance Officer to work within the Church of Scotland National Offices. The successful candidate will provide general maintenance and an upkeep service to the offices while working within the Facilities Management team on matters such as fire safety, waste and energy management.

You should understand health and safety issues and statutory compliance and have experience of overseeing external contractors and Risk Assessments Method Statements.

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Mission and Outreach Worker, Newbattle Parish Church, Presbytery of Lothian

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Presbytery of Lothian
  • Closing 6th July 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting and diverse opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to develop and grow mission and evangelism in our wide and diverse parish.

We are looking for a Mission and Outreach Coordinator to work as part of a cohesive, supportive ministry team to help our congregation in exploring fresh expressions and new ways of being church alongside extending our outreach initiatives particularly to young families in our community.

You will bring experience of working with families and volunteers in church and community settings and with your creativity and passion for mission you will grow and strength our congregation’s outreach.

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Family Development Worker – Wallacewell Community Fellowship

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

To work as part of a ministry team, to develop engagement with children, young people and families in the community of Wallacewell (East Balornock and Barmulloch) to nurture ongoing ministry to children, young people and families through the life of the congregation. The intention of this post is to equip, resource and support families, children and young people, taking a holistic approach to improve the overall quality of life for residents of the community. The post holder will be a key agent in bringing together schools, community groups and churches in the local area, in order to fulfil the heart of our vison, “Loving our Community to Life”.

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Youth and Children’s Worker, St James’ (Pollok)

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Presbytery
  • Closing 19th August 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

St. James’ (Pollok) Parish Church is a vibrant Priority Area congregation located in the Pollok area of Glasgow. Working as part of the leadership team you will lead the Youth Ministry team and integrate and participate in the life and work of the congregation. We are not looking for someone who has all the answers, but someone who knows how to ask questions and discover creative outcomes.

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Fresh Expressions Worker (North)

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Presbytery of Abernethy
  • Closing 26th August 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

This role will work to strengthen the Presbytery of Abernethy’s outreach by developing Fresh Expressions of Church in the North end of the Presbytery. The postholder will work alongside the four parish ministers, Kirk Sessions and congregation to develop fresh expressions of church, pulling on the work already being done and taking the church to the people who live, work and play in the area.

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Mission and Ministry Development Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Lochcarron Skye Presbytery
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Could you be part of something different? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to use their gifts, skills and experience to make a different to the lives of the people in our parishes and communities.

You will build capacity for mission and ministry among lay leaders, prioritising congregations in Guardianship, then other vacant charges, and then those with a Minister in post.

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Digital Ministries Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £34,422 – £38,356
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

This is an exciting new role within the Church of Scotland which will inspire, support and share best practice from local church leaders and pioneers in the development of both new expressions of online church and online ministry and mission of existing churches.

Contributing to the development of the wider strategies on church growth, you should have experience of working within church ministry with an in depth understanding of the Church of Scotland. This role requires you to have experience in growing online communities and an understanding of how communities are formed, particularly in a digital context.

This role carries a Genuine Occupation Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010. The postholder is required to have a personal commitment to the Christian faith and engagement in the life of the Church of Scotland

The successful candidate will start on point 1 of a 5 point pay scale and move up the scale in annual increments

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