Ps & Gs Church
Ps & Gs Church

Charity registered in Scotland SC005025

Ps & Gs is home to people who have been following Jesus for years, and people who are exploring faith for the very first time. Ps & Gs cares about poverty, injustice, and those who are vulnerable, and we support and work on a wide range of social causes and projects.

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Counselling

  • Part time
  • £36,000 – £37,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2024

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Counselling to lead and develop this highly-regarded Service. You will lead a team, oversee around 15 committed volunteers and ensure we deliver a safe, professional and effective service to a range of clients. The role is an excellent opportunity for the right person.

Full details can be found in the job description below however a summarised list of some of the main responsibilities can be found below.

The Head of Counselling has a key role:

  • Managing and delivering counselling service.
  • Ensuring robust governance of the service.
  • Working with the church leadership team to ensure there is strong interface with other church ministries and that the counselling service is integral part of its vision and strategy

The Counselling Service is a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors and adheres to their statement of faith and code of conduct.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Ps & Gs Counselling Service.
  • Manage Counselling Staff team.
  • Oversee a team of volunteer counsellors.
  • Provide support and guidance to both qualified and student counsellors.
  • Ensure all qualified and student counsellors receive required level of supervision.
  • Offer supervision as appropriate.
  • Hold a personal caseload.
  • Plan a programme of CPD for the team.
  • Take the professional lead in reviewing/updating counselling policies and practices.
  • Lead and supervise the development and implementation of all operational business plans and service improvement.
  • Lead on the recruitment and induction of volunteer trainee and qualified counsellors and volunteer receptionists.
  • Attend staff prayers and other staff meetings each week and establish working relationships with the wider staff team.
  • Report annually to Vestry.
  • You will be responsible for the budgets for the counselling service, under the direction of the Finance Team.
  • Ensure team have regular safeguarding training and all safeguarding guidelines are followed.
  • Follow GDPR guidelines and ensure IT is used responsibly, including safe storage and appropriate retention of client information.
  • With the Support of the Counselling Advisory group, ensure a pattern of review for governance, best practice, guidance and procedures.
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Senior Caretaker

  • Part time
  • £24,750 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th April 2024

We are looking for a proactive Senior Caretaker to help care for our buildings and to ensure they are safe, well-presented and ready for various church activities and events. You will be willing to work evenings and weekends and able to undertake a variety of minor maintenance tasks. If you have previously worked as a Janitor or Caretaker, this role may be for you. This opportunity will suit someone who enjoys practical tasks and is looking for a job with flexible hours.

About the role

The key objective is to ensure that our buildings (Principally the Church building and 40 York Place, but also offices at 10 and 12 Broughton Street) are prepared, set up and well maintained for a variety of services, meetings, and events. You will also be responsible for training casual caretaking and events team members to assist you with the above.

An important part of the role is to work on Sundays to ensure buildings are set up for our three church services and children’s groups. You will be involved in changing over room set ups between services and will be on hand to support the Ministry Team.

Overview

1. Opening up, setting up and locking down.

2. Routine tasks, checks and maintenance.

3. Supervision and training of Caretaking Team.

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Top job! Head of Counselling

  • Part time
  • £33,516 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th October 2023

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Counselling to lead and develop this highly-regarded Service. Come and be part of the team!

Ps & Gs Counselling Service has been established for 30 years and is a generic service with specific expertise in individual and couples counselling.

It is a small team of four part time employees: Head of Counselling (this vacancy), Counsellor and two part time administrators together with a team of around 20 volunteer counsellors and trainees.

It exists to:

  • provide support for anyone in the congregation, from the wider church, and from the local community. Referrals also come from local GP practices.
  • encourage counsellors in training by offering practice placement opportunities.
  • proactively liaise with other agencies, particularly those with a Christian ethos.
  • raise the profile of the church as a place where people can bring their difficulties and receive a professional service.

The Counselling Service is a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors and adheres to their statement of faith and code of conduct.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Ps & Gs Counselling Service.
  • Manage Counselling Staff team.
  • Oversee a team of volunteer counsellors.
  • Provide support and guidance to both qualified and student counsellors.
  • Ensure all qualified and student counsellors receive required level of supervision.
  • Offer supervision as appropriate.
  • Hold a personal caseload.
  • Plan a programme of CPD for the team.
  • Take the professional lead in reviewing/updating counselling policies and practices.
  • Lead and supervise the development and implementation of all operational business plans and service improvement.
  • Lead on the recruitment and induction of volunteer trainee and qualified counsellors and volunteer receptionists.
  • Attend staff prayers and other staff meetings each week and establish working relationships with the wider staff team.
  • Report annually to Vestry.
  • You will be responsible for the budgets for the counselling service, under the direction of the Finance Team.
  • Ensure team have regular safeguarding training and all safeguarding guidelines are followed.
  • Follow GDPR guidelines and ensure IT is used responsibly, including safe storage and appropriate retention of client information.
  • Work with Counselling Advisory Group on implementation of its recommendations.
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Youth Director

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,400 – £29,700
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th October 2023

We are looking for a youth leader to develop and lead our youth ministry, inspiring and working with volunteers and staff to help young people aged 11-18 within, and beyond the church, to encounter God and engage with Jesus.

More information can be found in the job description below, but a summary is:

1. Working with Ps & Gs young people

• Developing opportunities for all 11-18 year olds connected to Ps & Gs to grow as whole life disciples

2. Strategy and Administration of the Youth Ministry

• Leading the development and growth of the vision and strategy for the Youth Ministry at Ps & Gs in conjunction with the Rectors and the Vestry

3. Overseeing and leading the Ps & Gs Youth Team

• Recruiting, leading, facilitating and resourcing the Youth Ministry teams

4. Working as part of the Ps & Gs staff team

• Taking a full part in the life of the staff team

5. Working beyond Ps & Gs

• Identifying possible new areas of ministry, such as opportunities for outreach in schools and other community groups.

To find out more about Ps & Gs Church, visit our website: psandgs.org.uk.

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Production Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 – £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2023

More information can be found in the attached job description and application form or on our website (psandgs.org.uk/jobs) but we hope the following extract is helpful.

We are looking for a Production Coordinator to lead our sound teams and to contribute to the production of weekly Sunday services and other events. If you are an experienced sound engineer, have a range of production experience, can lead others and have a servant-hearted attitude, we’d love you to read on and find out more.

Overview

  1. To ensure Production is aligned to support the vision and strategy of Ps & Gs
  2. To be the lead hands-on live sound engineer for Sunday Services (2 out of 3 services)
  3. To coordinate, lead and train sound team volunteers
  4. To be an active part of the Production Team

Key tasks and responsibilities

1. To ensure Production is aligned to support the vision and strategy of Ps & Gs

  • To attend and contribute to weekly Worship Planning meetings (Monday mornings)
  • To work with the Worship Director in developing and growing the production team
  • To collaborate with the Worship Director in developing the annual production budget

2. Sound engineering leadership

  • To ensure excellent quality of sound and production experience at our Sunday services and live events
  • Regularly leading sound at 2 out of 3 of our weekly Sunday services
  • To set up equipment and sound check before the service, supporting the band
  • To operate the sound desk/DAW and mix sound levels
  • To ensure services are recorded and podcasts made available
  • To oversee the correct use and storage of sound equipment
  • To proactively ensure sound equipment is well-maintained and ready for use
  • To recommend repairs and renewals as required

3. Leading and training volunteers

  • To manage the Sound team rota, ensuring all services are covered
  • To provide training on use of sound equipment and live mixing
  • To explore ways of inspiring and training volunteers from our youth groups

4.Contributing to the production team

  • To have an understanding and overview of all areas of the production team, namely presentation, cameras, lighting and live streaming
  • To be involved in production design for ad hoc special services and events such as Christmas and Easter
  • To have input into set design and stage management
  • To proactively ensure production equipment is well-maintained and ready for use
  • To recommend repairs and renewals as required
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Worship Director

  • Full time
  • £26,400 – £29,700
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2023

We are looking to appoint a person who is experienced in leading worship to help enable us to encounter the Father, worship Jesus and be renewed by the Holy Spirit.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about Jesus, who has proven leadership ability and who is an accomplished musician and singer. Someone who is comfortable in leading contemporary worship and in taking a congregation on a journey into God’s presence while also understanding and being open to other forms and styles of worship.

More information can be found in the job description below, but a summary of the things you will be responsible for are:

1. Worship Leadership

You will be responsible for service planning, organisation and you will regularly lead at services and worship gatherings.

2. Team Leadership

You will identify, develop and train new, existing and younger worship leaders, singers and musicians.

3. Prayer

Together with the clergy team, you will help encourage the church to pray – through 24-7 Prayer rooms and weeks, Kingdom Come and other initiatives.

4. Creativity

You will oversee and enable the creative aspects of our worship and explore the writing of new worship material for use at Ps & Gs and elsewhere.

5. Management

You will be responsible for the budgets for the different areas you oversee and you will have line management responsibility for the Production Coordinator, when appointed.

To find out more about Ps & Gs Church, visit our website: psandgs.org.uk.

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Facilities Manager

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £24,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th February 2023

More information can be found in the attached job description and application form or on our website (psandgs.org.uk/jobs) but we hope the following extract is helpful.

If you have attention to detail, good experience in facilities and buildings management and want to be part of a supportive, fun-loving and hard-working team in Scotland’s capital, please read on!

The key objective is to oversee the maintenance and safe day-to-day running of Ps & Gs buildings – the Church, and offices at 10 and 12 Broughton Street and 40 York Place. The facilities are required to be managed in line with the church’s vision and strategy and the requirements of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) and the relevant Health & Safety authorities.

Overview

  1. To ensure a safe, secure and comfortable environment in Ps & Gs facilities
  2. To manage and supervise the facilities team
  3. To develop and oversee a preventative maintenance plan
  4. To have oversight of budgets relating to facilities, fabric and maintenance
  5. To ensure compliance with Health & Safety policies and procedures
  6. To be responsible for cleanliness, hygiene and waste management
  7. To have oversight of service contract management and external contractors
  8. To play a key role in facilities development and improvement projects
  9. To collaborate with the property manager on matters of health & safety and buildings infrastructure
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Director of Social Outreach

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2022

The Director of Social Outreach will bring strategic direction, leadership and a hands-on presence and passion to enable Ps & Gs to play its part, within Edinburgh, to see individual lives changed through the power, love and grace of Christ expressed through practical social action. You will take the lead in inspiring the church to offer practical opportunities to help people who might be experiencing homelessness, deprivation and isolation.

Strategic Direction – you will:

  1. Lead the development and implementation of the vision and strategy for social outreach at Ps & Gs, as directed by the Rector and agreed with the Vestry
  2. Explore existing provision across the city to determine social outreach challenges that Ps & Gs could lead on or collaborate with other agencies to address
  3. Develop and implement methods for measuring impact

Leadership – you will:

  1. Together with the clergy, communicate the vision and strategy for social outreach to the congregation
  2. Be the champion of social outreach, inspiring and empowering the church to share with others the love and compassion of Jesus
  3. Ensure all aspects of the strategy are actioned with agreed timeframes and on budget
  4. Ensure that all volunteers involved within social outreach activities at Ps & Gs are equipped to serve and are appropriately supported – including regular safeguarding training
  5. Oversee and lead the Saturday Meal team; motivating and inspiring the Core and volunteer teams, attending regularly, building relationships with guests, developing support and exploring discipleship pathways for them

Finance and Administration – you will:

  1. Ensure efficient administration underpins all social outreach activity, including risk assessments, safeguarding and health & safety
  2. Manage budgets for all areas of social outreach ministries including the exploration of possible external funding streams

Partnership Development – you will:

  1. Develop external relationships with existing and new key partners across the city and nation
  2. Support and liaise with leaders of Ps & Gs existing internal ministries including Refugee Ministry, Caring for Creation, Babies and Toddlers and the Baby Bank

More information can be found in the attached job description and application form or on our website (psandgs.org.uk/jobs)

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Youth Director

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £27,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2022

We are looking for an experienced youth leader to develop and lead our youth ministry, inspiring and working with volunteers and staff to help young people aged 11-18 within, and beyond the church, to encounter God and engage with Jesus.

More information can be found in the job description below.

To find out more about Ps & Gs Church, visit our website: psandgs.org.uk

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Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £27,222 – £29,166 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th June 2022

We are looking for an experienced Counsellor to join our staff team. You will provide counselling sessions as well as providing supervision for a number of volunteer counsellors who assist the service. More information can be found in the job description below.

To find out more about Ps & Gs Church, visit their website: psandgs.org.uk.

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Counselling Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,500 – £19,687 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th February 2022

Ps & Gs Church in Edinburgh is currently recruiting two new team members to join their Counselling team to help grow and expand the service. We are looking for an administrator to help with the day to day running of the counselling service. This person will be the first point of contact for clients and other members of the public who they meet. More information can be found in the job description below.

To find out more about Ps & Gs Church, visit their website: psandgs.org.uk.

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Property Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £32,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th May 2021

We are looking for an experienced Property Manager to join our diverse staff team of talented people. You will provide the property oversight which will allow us to deliver our strategy and realise our vision for Ps & Gs.

The applicant would be responsible for the strategic and proactive maintenance of all the church’s properties and will ideally suit a person with experience of property, either in a professional or other capacity, who thrives when working as part of a team to meet the needs of a vibrant church.

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