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 Assistant, Drumchapel St Andrews Church Glasgow Presbytery

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th November 2020

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 and deliver a range of services and activities which aim to support individuals and families, to encourage personal development, facilitate positive relationships, reduce isolation, promote inclusion, and increase participation in community and congregational life and to assist the minister in a range of pastoral, congregational and community related duties.

Post is also suitable for a Deacon to apply

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Parish Assistant, Kilmore and Oban

  • Full time
  • £25,122 – £28,400
  • Kilmore and Oban, Presbytery of Argyll
  • Closing 20th January 2020

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 assist the Parish minister in the worship, pastoral and outreach mission of this busy charge.

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Project Co-ordinator, Culloden: The Barn Church, Inverness

  • Full time
  • £25,122 – £28,400
  • Inverness
  • Closing 30th January 2020

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.

The post holder will develop new/strengthen existing relationships between ‘the Barn’ & ‘Kings Inverness’ congregations and the local community, through the work of a project. With a particular emphasis on engagement with children and families in the post-toddler/pre-school age group upwards, ideally areas where God is already at work and develop, implement and evaluate sustainable ways to support church members to embrace these missional opportunities locally

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Community Outreach Worker, Gorgie, Dalry and Stenhouse Church

  • Full time
  • £25,122 – £28,400
  • Edinburgh Presbytery
  • Closing 30th January 2020

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 assist the current ministry team with various aspects of work in this changing Parish which has a mixed demographic, currently with areas of new housing, an influx of young families, couples and a transient immigration population and includes the new fixed venue for the Bethany Christian Trust (BCT) Care Shelter for homeless people at GDS Diadem.

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Parish Assistant, Tomintoul, Glenlivet and Inveraven

  • Part time
  • £25,122 – £28,400 pro-rata
  • Abernethy Presbytery
  • Closing 30th January 2020

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.

The post holder will work as part of a team to develop the witness of this charge through worship and the engagement with the communities in which they are placed. There will be a particular emphasis to further develop the work with children and families and of pastoral care to the whole Parish.

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Communications Officer, Aberdeen Presbytery

  • Part time
  • £25,122 – £28,400 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen Presbytery
  • Closing 30th January 2020

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.

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

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Parish Development Worker, Shetland Church of Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Shetland
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

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 is a new post in a new team and you will 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.

It is essential that you are self-motivated, a self-starter, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work positively alone as well as part of a team. Whilst some on the job training will be provided, a good working knowledge of the Church of Scotland and the community life of Shetland are key and essential qualities for this role.

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Administration Assistant, Shetland Church of Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,135
  • Shetland
  • Closing 24th January 2020

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 is a new post in a new team and you will 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 Church of Scotland.

It is essential that you are self-motivated, a self-starter, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work positively alone as well as part of a team. Whilst some on the job training will be provided, a good working knowledge of the Church of Scotland and the community life of Shetland are key and essential qualities for this role.

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Assembly Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th February 2020

Can you bring your professional expertise and passion for the Church, to a rewarding role as an Assembly Trustee? Would you like to share your skills & knowledge to serve on a recently created body within the Church of Scotland?

Following on from the 2019 General Assembly, the Assembly Trustees were set up in recognition that the existing structures could not deliver on the changes that were needed, and so as an Assembly Trustee you will be directly involved in ensuring the agencies of the Church are working to deliver the policies, projects and strategic objectives of the General Assembly.

Four of the first trustees must retire in May 2020 and their skills must be replaced with equally enthusiastic church members.

We are particularly looking for individuals who can bring experience of finance, human resources, grant making, civil law or IT.

Our aim is that the make up of the Assembly Trustees reflects the membership of the Church and the interests of those we serve and so we seek to ensure we have appropriate diversity within the Assembly Trustees.

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Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £30,585 – £33,316
  • Presbytery of Argyll
  • Closing 7th February 2020

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 is an exciting role which the successful candidate will lead and develop Christian Youth Work in Cowal, and support Christian Youth Work across Argyll Presbytery.

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Pioneer and Community outreach Worker, St Michael’s Linlithgow

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • West Lothian Presbytery
  • Closing 7th February 2020

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 th people in our parishes and communities.

You will strengthen St Michael’s outreach by starting and leading a Fresh Expression of Church churchofscotland.org.uk/connect/going-for-growth, and to help in the formation of the Church’s vision for Cross House in partnership with others

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Parish Assistant, Monifieth Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Dundee Presbytery
  • Closing 7th February 2020

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 support Monifieth Parish Church of Scotland’s Minister, Kirk Session and Congregation to deliver pastoral care, ministry and mission to the congregation and parish.

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Pastoral Assistant - Kincardine & Deeside Presbytery

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Stonehaven
  • Closing 28th February 2020

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 provide pastoral assistance to the Charges of the Church of Scotland in Stonehaven being: Carronside Church and Fetteresso Church.

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Community Development Worker, Letham St Marks Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Perth Presbytery
  • Closing 21st February 2020

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, Kirk Session and members, to develop the work of the Letham St Marks

Parish Church to serve the needs of both the Community and the Congregation and to work with relevant groups and individuals to progressing our vision to develop our church centre as a hub for learning, wellbeing and community.

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Associate Minister, Skene Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £28,137 – £34,577
  • Westhill
  • Closing 30th September 2020

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 work with the Minister, as a member of the Ministry Team and the Kirk Session to provide the full range of Parish Ministry and to develop our mission to and outreach within our local community. This will include helping to develop new expressions of worship for those in their 30s/40s.

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Team Minister, Fort William Kilmallie

  • Full time
  • £28,137 – £34,577
  • Lochaber Presbytery
  • Closing 25th September 2020

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 share in exploring and reshaping the ministry, mission and outreach of the newly formed union of Fort William Kilmallie linked with Kilmonivaig as part of a Ministry team in an urban setting with a large rural hinterland.

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Community Outreach Worker - Livingston Old Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Livingston
  • Closing 28th September 2020

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 support and assist the Minister and Kirk Session in outreach ministry by meeting the needs and seizing the opportunities within the Parish. The role will also strengthen the ministry of Livingston Old with families within the parish and help Fresh Expression of Church.

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Mission Resource Officer - Ruchazie Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th October 2020

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 support the church in reaching the community through a range of projects and

activities by helping the team to source and secure sustainable funding.

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Community Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,624
  • Lanark Presbytery
  • Closing 5th October 2020

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.

The postholder will work to support the aspirations of the Churches within the Cluster to develop

new initiatives which engage with the needs of their local communities and offer opportunities for

outreach and service.

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Ministries Coordinator, Argyll Presbytery

  • Full time
  • £31,197 – £33,982
  • Home based
  • Closing 29th September 2020

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.

Main Purpose of post: To work in vacancies across Argyll, presently in Tarbert, Mid-Argyll and the islands of Islay, and Jura, in coordinating ministries support to vacancies and ensuring that the ordinances of religion are delivered against a background of reducing numbers of full-time ministers of word and sacrament

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Support Officer - Faith Nurture Forum

  • Full time or Flexible
  • £34,422 – £38,356
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2020

As a Support Officer, you will provide a direct response to ensure appropriate support for those serving in ministry. Responding to a variety of complex situations that can arise in the lifecycle of ministry, you will need to be able to respond with empathy, while displaying personal resilience in the emotional demands of managing an active case load.

You will have significant experience of supporting others and the ability to deliver support strategies along with a proven ability to support those engaged in ministries. This is a challenging role which will require the ability to navigate complex situations and work successfully in building relationships with a variety of stakeholders. As a member of a small team, strong organisational skills and a proven ability to deliver work on time will be essential.

Educated to degree level in theology or a relevant discipline, you will also display an empathy for the purpose and vision of the Church of Scotland and a commitment to the Christian faith

For a confidential discussion regarding this post, please contact Lezley Stewart (Recruitment and Support Secretary) on 07734 385407, or email lstewart@churchofscotland.org.uk

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Health and Safety Advisor, General Trustees

  • Full time
  • £28,229 – £31,314
  • Homebased
  • Closing 25th September 2020

We are seeking an experienced Health and Safety Advisor to actively contribute to the delivery of one of the General Trustees charitable objectives, assisting congregations in the provision of suitable and safe buildings for each parish.

The successful candidate will be required to travel across the Church of Scotland sites, visiting Presbyteries and congregations to provide a technical and administrative support service that will improve their confidence and competence in managing their properties Health and Safety.

You should have a broad understanding and experience of working professionally with a wide variety of different service users in contributing to the delivery an occupational health and safety service. Although this role is home based, you will be required to visit, on occasion, the National Office of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. Frequent travel to Church of Scotland sites with occasional evening and weekend work with overnight stays, is a requirement for this post. Candidates must have access to their own vehicle, and all travel expenses will be paid.

This post offers a fantastic development opportunity for those wishing to progress their career, or those considering a career in health and safety within the Charity sector.

For a confidential discussion regarding this post, please contact Brian Auld (Assistant Secretary) (Safe Buildings) on 0131 376 3024/ 07809148227, or emailbauld@churchofscotland.org.uk.

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Top job! Chief Executive of the Church of Scotland General Trustees

  • Full time
  • £58,377 – £62,381
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

Chief Executive of the Church of Scotland General Trustees (the property holding arm of the Church)

Are you the one to lead the rationalisation and improvement of the Church estate?

Due to the impending retirement of our long serving post holder, we are seeking an accomplished professional to provide executive leadership for the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland.

The General Trustees hold in trust for congregations around 3,500 buildings including churches, halls and manses, and approximately 13,000 acres of agricultural land spread throughout Scotland. The General Trustees also provide advice to congregations on repairs and maintenance and health and safety issues relating to these properties.

In recognition of the Church estate requiring rationalisation and improvement, the General Trustees recently carried out a strategic review following a membership wide consultation. We are now seeking a Chief Executive who will assist and guide the Board in supporting congregations in achieving their vision of ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’.

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Community Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Dalmellington with Patna Waterside Ayr Presbytery
  • Closing 19th October 2020

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 the work of the 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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Parish Assistant

  • Part time
  • £25,624 – £28,968 pro-rata
  • Dalmellington with Patna Waterside Ayr Presbytery
  • Closing 19th October 2020

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 and deliver a range of services and activities which aim to support individuals and families, to encourage personal development, facilitate positive relationships, reduce isolation, promote inclusion, and increase participation in community and congregational life and to assist the minister in a range of pastoral, congregational and community related duties.

Should a Deacon apply for this post, the salary will be £27,297 - £30,639 in recognition of the additional duties carried out which are consistent with their office. Please contact us for an amended job description.

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