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Current vacancies

Pastoral Assistant, Netherlee and Stamperland Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Netherlee and Stamperland
  • Closing 29th November 2018

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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: To work closely with the Minister to ensure a strong and effective pastoral ministry across the congregations and parishes of Netherlee Parish Church linked with Stamperland Parish Church.

This role is 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.

For More information please contact Rev Scott Blythe sblythe@churchofscotland.org.uk

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Development Worker, Carntyne Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Carntyne
  • Closing 19th November 2018

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: Carntyne Parish is a Priority Area in the east end of Glasgow. It has a high number of older people in the parish and the church is looking to strengthen their engagement with older people in the community and work towards the following outcomes:

  • More people in the community will access the older peoples programmes
  • Older people engaged with will feel less socially isolated
  • Older people in the community will feel more connected to the church
  • Older people in the community will have a greater awareness of wider services available to them in the community

This role is 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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Children and Families Worker – Carntyne Parish Church

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th November 2018

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: In partnership with the Minister and Kirk session build and develop meaningful relationships between the Church, families and groups within the existing Congregation and community.

This role is 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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Transition Minister

  • Full time
  • £41,707
  • Newbattle Parish, Lothian
  • Closing 22nd November 2018

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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 the following role:

Lothian Presbytery

Transition Minister, Newbattle Parish

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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Mission Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • Eden-Tay Cluster, Fife
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

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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 the following role:

St Andrews Presbytery

Mission Development Worker, full time, Eden-Tay Cluster

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.

Main Purpose of post: To stimulate and develop new initiatives in mission and discipleship and to help the churches in the Eden-Tay Cluster to “connect with the disconnected”; and to develop a process that will equip the congregations to sustain these initiatives beyond the 5 year period.

Context: The Eden-Tay Cluster consists of four charges in the North West corner of the Presbytery of St Andrews: Edenshead (vacant), Falkland linked with Freuchie (in Guardianship), Lindores (in Guardianship) and The Howe of Fife. Since 2014 these congregations have been working steadily towards a more collaborative approach to ministry and mission of the whole people of God. All four charges are involved in the Path of Renewal process. In 2016-17 a professional community audit highlighted the generational and cultural disconnect between the churches and the people in our communities.

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Mission & Discipleship Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • Buchan
  • Closing 26th November 2018

To stimulate and develop the understanding and practice of mission and discipleship in the congregations of Buchan Presbytery.

Main duties:

  • To develop and maintain good contacts with congregations as well as encouraging networking and the building of relationships with other organisations.
  • To provide support to congregations and presbytery, as appropriate, in helping them formulate effective mission and discipleship, pastoral care, community engagement and outreach strategies. This will be achieved through networking, events, facilitation, resource provision and other appropriate methods. This will include a focus on meeting the spiritual and social needs of children and young people.
  • To organise and deliver training, conferences and other events as appropriate to support and develop the mission and discipleship work of the congregations - including responding to new housing developments in Buchan and following up Local Church Review reports.
  • To create appropriate mission and evangelism resources and signpost relevant resources to congregations.
  • To develop and support appropriate networks for delivery of Presbytery strategies. This will include working with volunteers.
  • To encourage theological thinking and reflection on mission and discipleship.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties which may be assigned by the Presbytery.
  • Contribute to the Ministries Council appraisal process.

For further information about this post, please download the Job Description below.

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Strategic Development Partner, Ministries Council

  • Full time
  • £29,985 – £32,663
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th November 2018

Working within the Presbytery of Glasgow, you will be a key member of the Presbytery Strategy Team looking to build relationships between the Presbytery and the congregations within it. You will work alongside Ministers, Kirks Sessions, Ministries Development Staff and partner organisations across Glasgow, to provide missional focus and support in during times of change and challenge while further developing inter-Presbytery working.

Along with well developed interpersonal skills, particularly in the areas of coaching and facilitation methods, you will be an able communicator to engage with a range of individuals and organisations to identify and develop Presbytery Strategic aims. You will also have proven experience in the areas of change management, continual improvement and planning or strategic development.

This position requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith with a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.

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Outreach and Family Worker, Ardrossan Park Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £22,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Ardrossan
  • Closing 29th November 2018

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: To work in conjunction with the Parish Minister by primarily working in the communities, identifying and utilising opportunities, developing relationships and building on activities with a view to closing the gap between Church and parish

This role is 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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Youth Ministry Leader, Aberdeen West End Joint Churches

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • Aberdeen (Holburn West, Rubislaw, Queens Cross and Midstocket)
  • Closing 26th July 2018

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 the this role.

Main Purpose of post: To reach young people in Aberdeen’s West End with the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ To encourage, nurture and help these young people to develop a growing relationship with Jesus Christ To reach out and demonstrate in practical ways the Church’s care for and support of young people in Aberdeen’s West End To help young people develop their social consciousness and commitment to peace and justice through education, experience and opportunities for service.

This role is 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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Strategy Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,985 – £32,663
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th July 2018

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.

  • To work closely with Committees and Congregations to develop strategies to support a sustainable future for the Church of Scotland.
  • As part of the Presbytery Strategic Team, to work collaboratively with the Clerk to share good practice and provide focussed support, where required, in order that congregations might feel inspired, supported and enabled.
  • To proactively work to embed a culture of openness, welcome, mutual support and creativity across Presbytery Committees that enables congregations to be supported to be People of the Way.

This role is 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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Parish Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • South Aberdeen Hub Ministry, South St Nicholas Church, Kincorth
  • Closing 15th August 2018

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: To work in a Hub Team ministry in partnership with the Ministers of South Aberdeen and Torry St Fittick’s to develop further Missional opportunities in the South of the City of Aberdeen, alongside ongoing outreach opportunities and ministries run by the churches, with a focus on the Primary and Secondary School in South Aberdeen. As a full member of the Hub Team Ministry, to share in conducting Worship on a regular basis and to offer a range of pastoral support, with special emphasis on those which follow from regular engagement with the wider community, School Chaplaincy and Children and Young Peoples work.

This role is 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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Hub Ministry Co-ordinator and Administrator

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • South Aberdeen Hub Ministry, South St Nicholas Church Kincorth
  • Closing 15th August 2018

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: To Coordinate, support and facilitate the Administration of the South Aberdeen Hub Team Ministry.

This roles is 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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Project Support Worker, Ruchazie Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Ruchazie Parish Church
  • Closing 9th August 2018

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

This role is 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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Project Development Worker, The Old Kirk and Muirhouse Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2018

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: To work with the Minister and congregation to develop the hall buildings for a community centred project, with a focus on creating a community space serving the vision and outreach of the parish church.

This role is 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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Top job! Pastoral Support Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £39,564 – £43,393
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Pastoral Support Team as Pastoral Support Manager to cover a period of maternity leave.

The successful candidate should have direct experience of navigating complex pastoral situations and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. They will take a lead in planning and delivering support strategies for all ministries personnel and co-lead on Ascend [centre for support and development]. The Pastoral Support Manager will have oversight of Pastoral Support Officers engaged in providing pastoral support and will play a key role in responding to pastoral need and resourcing the development of services offered at local, regional and national levels.

Applicants are required to have a Christian commitment with a live church connection which is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010.

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Congregational Support Worker (Children, Young People and Families)

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • St. Margaret's, Glenrothes
  • Closing 10th August 2018

To work as part of a ministry team in St. Margaret's in Glenrothes as it seeks to serve God in the parish, with emphasis on work with children, young people and families

The needs of the parish are many, varied and constantly changing which requires a person who can be flexible in their approach to the tasks required. The post holder will be expected to be able to connect with people of all ages, but must be experienced in working with young families. We are keen to continue to develop our work with children and young people and ideally the post holder should have experience of working with pre-school, primary school children and young people at secondary school.

Further information may be obtained from Sheila Filsell, Session Clerk 01592 775138 or Rev Eileen Miller, 01592 752 241.

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National Stewardship Co-Ordinator – Stewardship & Finance Department

  • Full time
  • £48,176 – £52,014
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2018

With an in depth knowledge and understanding of the biblical and theological basis of Christian Stewardship, combined with strong leadership, staff management and communication skills you will provide the strategic overview to revitalise the role of Christian Stewardship within the Church of Scotland.

Bringing fresh ideas to the role you will motivate congregations to engage with Christian Stewardship through material in various formats and be responsible for promoting giving by means appropriate to a digital age.

Applicants are required to have a Christian commitment with a live church connection which is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010.

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Family / Youth Ministry Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • Airdrie Cairnlea linked with Airdrie Calderbank Churches
  • Closing 10th September 2018

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: To support and develop ministry and mission with families, children and young people in the congregations and community.

This role is 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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Children, Youth and Families Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Drumchapel St Mark’s Parish Church
  • Closing 17th September 2018

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: - To take a lead in developing young people’s work on Sundays -To facilitate the development of a ministry of family inclusion within the congregation and parish - To develop and nurture engagement with children and young people in the church and community groups who use the church - To train, encourage and support young adult and young volunteers in working alongside young people

This role is 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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Church and Community Coordinator (Hamilton Presbytery)

  • Full time
  • £24,630 – £27,843
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 20th September 2018

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: To lead and develop a new missional approach within the Priority Area parish of Wishaw: Craigneuk and Belhaven, drawing on the insights and methods of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), which have been piloted and pioneered in Lanarkshire over the past four years through Hamilton Presbytery’s New Connections Project. The ABCD approach is based on the belief that priority areas, which are often described in terms of their deficits and weaknesses, are in truth places of abundance.

Beginning with this positive assessment of these communities, the church would be encouraged to connect with local people and to work with them in equal partnership around a shared agenda, rather than providing

services for them.

The post holder would lead, develop and coordinate this innovative approach, listening to local people, uncovering the talents and gifts that are found in every community and bringing together members of the church and the wider community to develop new initiatives which will enrich the lives of individuals and families in this Priority Area parish.

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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Project Development Worker (Muirhouse, Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • The Old Kirk and Muirhouse Parish Church, Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2018

The Old Kirk and Muirhouse Parish Church is a united charge covering four square miles that consists of West Pilton and Muirhouse as one community in North West Edinburgh (approximately 11,000 of a population).

The population has a high proportion of young people and young families. Over the years the community has lived through Council housing policies and plans, changing social facilities and infrastructure, high unemployment and multiple deprivations.

Multiple phases of local regeneration within the community has started as part of the North Edinburgh plan. The latest regeneration building and development includes a hub for health, youth work, new housing and community space (consisting of shops, library and other amenities).

This is an exciting time for The Old Kirk and Muirhouse Parish Church. The Project Development Worker will have the opportunity to assist in the development of the church within this context.

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The Kirk Session is looking to develop the church’s engagement with the people in their Priority Area parish by redeveloping their buildings, with particular focus on improving the social, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing within the parish.

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Family Worker, Fernhill and Cathkin Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Fernhill & Cathkin Parish Church
  • Closing 26th September 2018

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: Under direction of the Minister, to utilise opportunities to build and develop meaningful relationships between the Church and families and groups within the existing Congregation and in the community.

This role is 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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Community Development Worker, Newbattle Parish Church

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 16th October 2018

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 the following role.

Main Purpose of post: To help the church develop deeper connections with the community and more widely, with a particular focus on how the buildings the church owns are developed with this objective in mind.

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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Minister for the Deaf Congregation of St John’s, Aberdeen, and the North Region

  • Full time
  • £27,044 – £33,234
  • Aberdeen Presbytery
  • Closing 4th October 2018

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.

To serve as Minister for the congregation of St John’s, Aberdeen, and the North region of Scotland. To co-ordinate, support and develop ministry amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing People and contribute to the national Deaf Ministry strategy across Scotland.

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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Participatory Budgeting Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,067 – £29,951 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2018

The Scottish Government are providing funding to work with up to nine congregations across three local authority areas to develop and support participatory budgeting, enabling local expertise and practice and encouraging the mainstreaming of high quality participatory budgeting. The project will support the development of partnership work in each local authority area between congregations and the relevant

Within this fixed-term post you will work with 9 congregations across Scotland to develop their understanding of participatory budgeting (for more information see: www.pbscotland.scot) and to support them in running a participatory budgeting exercise in their local neighbourhood. Key tasks will include the co-ordination of externally provided training, supporting churches in the development of participatory budgeting; supporting the development of partnership working with local authorities; and representing the Church and Society Council in meetings with partners and funders.

An effective communicator with the ability to enthuse and motivate others you will be comfortable using your initiative and managing your own workload to meet exacting deadlines. Additionally you will be highly numerate with the ability to manage a small budget.

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National Faith Groups Refugee Integration Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £32,924 – £36,687
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd October 2018

We are looking for someone with passion, knowledge and enthusiasm to develop, support and coordinate faith groups working with refugees as part of a joint project with the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC), funded by the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). You will be involved in networking and building the capacity of local community groups to make a lasting difference for refugee integration - not just at individual level but for the wider community.

With your understanding of asylum and refugee issues, knowledge of the current government policy environment and experience of faith communities in Scotland, you will have the ability to inspire, enthuse and influence individuals and groups in supporting the effective integration of refugees in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018 – 2022’.

You will work closely with the soon-to-be-appointed Regional Integration Co-ordinators (Scottish Refugee Council) and Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAR) and will design and deliver information/training sessions to local faith groups, ecumenical and interfaith forums. You will take the lead on developing a volunteer holiday hosting programme, where members of receiving communities can welcome New Scots in their homes for short breaks and receive reciprocal hospitality.

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Parish Assistant (Drumchapel St Andrew’s Glasgow)

  • Part time
  • £24,630 – £27,843 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th November 2018

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.

To develop and deliver a range of services and activities which aim to support individuals and families, with particular focus (although not exclusively) on elderly; to encourage personal development, facilitate positive relationships, reduce isolation, promote inclusion, and increase participation in community and congregational life; to assist the minister in a range of pastoral, congregational and community-related duties.

This role is 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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