• Title: Education & Training Secretary, Ministries Council
  • Salary: £49,380 – £53,314
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week
  • Closing date: Monday 25 February, 12:00pm
  • Reference number: 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 on Rethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.
  3. Co-lead on Ascend: 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

No agencies please