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Children and Families Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,624 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

  • Advertised from 15th September 2021
  • 16 hours per week


Carrick Knowe is a busy parish church situated in the west of Edinburgh. The church buildings act as a focal point for the community, attracting more than 800 people through the week to a variety of church and community organisations.

We are looking for a Children and Families worker to take forward an existing project which over the past seven years has successfully delivered a range of events for families in our community such as ‘Meal and a Movie’ evenings, Cooking with Children classes, and craft afternoons. There is an established network of volunteers who are available and keen to support the work. We would hope that your own talents and skills would enable new activities and work to be developed, perhaps replacing the old.

This appointment is for twelve months initially from a mutually agreed start date. The post is part-time, 16 hours per week, paid pro-rata based on an annual salary of £25,624. You will have an operational budget to pay for events and expenses.

We would expect you to work two hours on Sunday morning and fourteen hours during the week which would be a mixture of planning and delivering events. You will report to the Minister and one of the Joint Session Clerks as line manager. Ultimately you would be responsible to the Project Steering Group and Kirk Session of the church.

Please download the Job Description below for further details about this role.

Application notes

Further information about the church and parish, and an application form for this job can be found on our website

You can also get more information from our Minister, Rev Fiona Mathieson 0131 334 9774, or 07895184022

Completed application forms, along with a full C.V. and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Minister at 21 Traquair Park West, Edinburgh EH12 7AN by 22nd September 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing 27th of September 2021, at the church, following Covid 19 guidelines.