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Top job! Education Training Secretary

  • Full time
  • £49,380 – £53,314
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th February 2019

  • Advertised from 1st February 2019
  • 35 hours per week
  • 05/19


As a member of the senior management team within the Ministries Council you will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a programme of development, formation and education for those in ministry within the Church of Scotland at every stage of ministry.

As a driven and skilled leader you will have a proven track record of delivering improvements within an established training environment. You will demonstrate an ability to navigate complex governance structure to deliver real change for end-users of defined education and development services.

This role has three key distinct areas:

1.Providing leadership and strategic guidance for the oversight of the Initial Ministerial Education programme.

2.Project lead onRethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.

3.Co-lead onAscend: centre for wellbeing and development. This is a partnership-based programme to deliver a range of services that directly support ministers and those in ministry.

A commitment to co-create with those in frontline ministry is essential to this post. Ensuring that services are relevant, effective and financially sustainable will be critical to future success. The role combines ministerial formation, project management and operational management in a fast-paced and ambitious team environment.

An effective communicator with evidence of leadership practice at a senior level, you will comfortably inspire and motivate others around you forming successful partnerships internally and with external consultants.

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

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

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 25 February 2019 at 12pm

No agencies please

Scottish Charity Number SC011353