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Children and Young Church Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,080 pro-rata
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2024

  • Advertised from 22nd May 2024
  • £7020 for 10 hours per week.


Christ Church Morningside is a thriving church in a busy part of Edinburgh, located on Holy Corner in Bruntsfield/Morningside. Our worship is rooted in the liberal catholic tradition of the Scottish Episcopal Church with a robed choir, vestments and modern language liturgy for the Sunday Sung Eucharist, with monthly Choral Evensong, daily Eucharists during the week, and various other regular and special services throughout the year. In 2023 the average Sunday attendance was 120. Current activities for children include Young Church and creche during the Sunday Sung Eucharist, a Children’s Choir launched in 2024, midweek playgroup, activities and services at Advent/Christmas and Holy Week/Easter, summer holiday club, and various social events for children of all ages throughout the year. Children take part in leading worship, particularly at Young Church Eucharists and seasonal services. The Vestry are committed to growing and developing ministry with children and young people.

Christ Church Morningside is seeking to appoint a new Children and Young Church coordinator to work with the Rector, Associate Rector, Vestry, staff and volunteers to coordinate and develop the programme for children and young people (ages 0-15) at Christ Church.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To recruit, train, supervise and facilitate a team of volunteers to deliver the activities, events and ministry involving children and young people.
  • To be responsible for all relevant rotas and schedules for volunteers to ensure sufficient staffing and resources for all activities and events involving children and young people.
  • To prioritise the safeguarding of children and young people, and work with the Rector and PVG Co-ordinator (and any other relevant staff and volunteers) to ensure that all necessary legal and SEC requirements in relation to working with children are satisfied.
  • To be responsible for all relevant health & safety compliance and risk assessments for events and activities involving children (including the Children’s Choir).
  • To manage the budgets for activities and events for children and young people and liaise with the Treasurer and Church Manager, reporting to Finance and Management Committee.
  • To be the principal point of contact for families with children, to provide a welcome to new and visiting families, and to provide regular information and communications about activities and events
  • To attend monthly meetings with the Rector and report to Vestry and subcommittees as required.
  • Undertake training and attend diocesan and ecumenical events/meetings as agreed with the Rector.

Reporting to the Rector, the successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people.

Please note for this position there is an occupational requirement for the job holder to be a practising Christian.

If you are a highly organised and an enthusiastic individual with a love for working with children, their families, and the wider community, and you are excited about living and promoting the values and activities of our church, we invite you to apply for this position.

A job description and person specification are available below.

You can also find out more about Christ Church Morningside on our website:

Application notes

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications – 19th June 2024