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Top job! Director of Local Ministries

  • Full time
  • £43,665 – £48,009
  • Hybrid: Nearest SU Office/Home
  • Closing 12th June 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd May 2023
  • Salary dependent on experience.
  • + generous pension scheme, holiday entitlement, employee assistance programme and other benefits


Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with over 100 staff and 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

This is a wonderful opportunity to head up a team of talented frontline workers located right across Scotland, as well as play an active role in the Senior Leadership Team, bringing strategic focus and godly wisdom, particularly to the development of our ministry in schools and local communities.


Reporting to the CEO and, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, to bring strategic leadership and spiritual direction to the organisation, specifically to lead and develop the Local Ministries department of the organisation, enabling the fulfilment of the vison of SU Scotland.


  • Spiritual leadership - demonstrating commitment to the SU Scotland ethos, modelling a Christian lifestyle, values and work practices to staff and volunteers alike.
  • Promoting and delivering the agree strategy across the regions of Scotland and regularly evaluating the effectiveness of delivery
  • Casting a vision to staff and volunteers in Local Ministries of God’s mission and ensuring that the good news of Jesus is clearly and effectively communicated to children and young people
  • Working with and reporting to the Local Ministries Board Committee within the governance structure of SU Scotland
  • Planning and chairing regular meetings of the Local Ministries Management Team

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who have demonstrable senior leadership experience, ideally with experience in the field of Education and/or knowledge of current children and youth trends, specifically within the Scottish educational system. The successful applicant will be theologically astute with an ability to articulate the Christian message in a range of settings, including with young people, staff, in a local church and cross cultural/other religion context. An ability to think strategically and innovatively is also critical.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

Application notes

More information and an application pack can be downloaded from our website:

Alternatively, you can email us at or call us on 0141 352 7634.

Closing date: 4pm, Monday 12 June 2023

Interview date: w/c 19 June 2023

Start Date: Late July/August 2023

Scripture Union Scotland is an equitable employer and operates a safeguarding policy. Scottish Charity No. SC01122