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

Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Site Coordinator – Priority Areas

  • Part time
  • £27,744 – £30,700 pro-rata
  • Office base - Glasgow
  • Closing 30th November 2019

Our role in Priority Areas is to support congregations and communities to thrive. We coordinate a whole Church approach to giving priority to the poorest. We work in partnership with Presbyterian Church of USA (PCUSA) Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) programme to place volunteers in Priority Area placements for approximately a year at a time.

The YAV Site Coordinator offers support and supervision to the volunteers and ongoing support for placement supervisors. You will participate in all aspects of the YAV programme from interviewing and selection to identifying suitable housing arrangements and providing in-country orientation for YAVs.

You will be an effective communicator with well-developed facilitation skills. You will have skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation. This is a post for a positive and enthusiastic team player with great interpersonal skills. The post is based in the Glasgow office of the Priority Areas team but there will be frequent travel to Dundee and other areas of Scotland.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pastoral Assistant, Peterculter Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £25,122 – £28,400 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 30th September 2019

Be part of something different!

Following a review of ministry requirements to complement traditional parish ministry, The Ministries Council of the Church of Scotland is pleased to be able to recruit for this role:

Main Purpose of post: Working in the parish of Peterculter and being included in the future working of any new West Aberdeen Hub, the main purpose of the post is to provide pastoral assistance to the congregation of Peterculter.

Ministries Council roles are varied and will allow you to use your gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people in our parishes and communities.

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Administrative Support Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,877 – £19,357 pro-rata
  • Cumbernauld
  • Closing 24th October 2019

Main Duties

· To assist with reading e mails, including converting JAWS speech package to word documents as appropriate;

· To open and read mail;

· To assist with preparation of responses to mail;

· To maintain filing system;

· To assist with research of Bible commentaries and other material;

· To undertake other duties, as required, in line with the key tasks of the post.

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