Ministerial Assistant (Older People)

  • Full time
  • £25,624 – £28,968
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

  • Advertised from 9th May 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week


Working with older people from the congregation and wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and relational individual to work as an integral part of the ministry team. The focus is on improving the quality of life for older people, and on nourishing faith. This project will be an important part of re-visioning congregational life post pandemic. As well as working with church members the intent is also to look outward to the wider community.

The role is interesting, wide-ranging, and requires a broad range of skills. Key aspects are:

• Co-ordinating the provision of regular activities for older people that enhance physical, mental, and spiritual health

• Creating fellowship opportunities for older people

• Planning and leading mid-week worship for older people

• Offering spiritual and pastoral care for older church members

• Organising and training volunteers

The post is suitable for an ordained minister or deacon, or alternatively for a suitably experienced and qualified non-ordained person.

The post is full time (37.5 hours per week) and is focused on developing ministry at Murrayfield Parish Church. The salary is indexed to the Church of Scotland MDS scale £25,624-£28,968.

Application notes

A full job description can be obtained from the church office 0131 3371091 or download below.

To apply please send CV and cover letter to:

Closing date for applications , is Friday 3rd June 2022 with interviews in mid-June.