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Top job! Chief Executive of the General Trustees

  • Full time
  • £75,800
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th April 2023

  • Advertised from 16th March 2023
  • 35 Hours per week


We are seeking an accomplished professional to provide executive leadership for the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland.

The General Trustees hold in trust for congregations around 3,500 buildings including churches, halls and manses, and approximately 13,000 acres of agricultural land spread throughout Scotland. They also have significant investment holdings most of which are also held for congregations. The staff of the General Trustees provide advice to congregations on repairs and maintenance, purchase and disposal and health and safety issues relating to these properties.

In recognition of the Church estate requiring rationalisation and improvement, we now seek a Chief Executive who will assist and guide the Board and provide staff leadership in supporting congregations in achieving the vision of ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’. This is a key element in the strategic plans of the General Trustees and the wider Church.

Application notes

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday, 06 April 2023

Stage 1 interviews will take place Monday, 17 April 2023 and stage 2 on Thursday, 27 April 2023

For further information and details of how to apply, please see:

No agencies please.

The General Trustees of the Church of Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland SC014574