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Vacancy for a Youth and Children’s worker – are you the person?

Our Congregation are looking for a suitable applicant to appoint as a part-time Youth and Children’s Worker, ideally with effect from September 2013.

The remit is to relate the Christian Faith to the young people of both the congregation and the parish. The appointment is part time for 17.5 hours per week principally outside school hours, in the Newhaven area of Edinburgh. This is a new appointment to develop the work already achieved by volunteers.

A salary of £11,000 per annum is offered.

Applicants must have an active Christian faith and be able to work within the Church of Scotland structures. Otherwise denomination is unimportant. They should be open to God’s leading in the development of the post and be able to work in a team with the minister and volunteers. They should have previous experience of Christian Youth and Children’s Work.

Further details are available in the attached document: 

For more information please call:

  • John Hodge on 0131 552 4339 (evenings), or;
  • Colin MacNeill on 0131 346 8293 (evenings)
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Conference for those who work with children, young people and/or families within the Presbytery of Edinburgh

Church of Scotland emblemMurrayfield Church Centre, May 11th 2013, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Practical and inspiring workshops led by Claire Benton-Evans, author of All-Sorts Prayer and All-Sorts Worship, comprising:

Children’s Spirituality training

  • Explains the key features of children’s spirituality
  • Shares tried-and-tested ideas for encouraging children’s spirituality
  • Explores how to make an inviting all-age Prayer Space in your church

All-Age Worship workshop

  • Shows you fresh ways of bringing the Bible to life with dramatic   storytelling
  • Shares lots of bright ideas for praying creatively with children and adults
  • Equips you for exciting, innovative all-age worship in your church

To register a place, contact Yvonne McCorkindale, e-mail


Youth Worker – Advance notice

Newhaven Church has plans to appoint a Youth and Children’s Worker so as to build upon the work already going on through the Church. We will need to raise the appropriate finance and also find the right person. If you can help with either then we’d like to hear from you.

We already have significant pledges of financial support, which is a good start, and we would like to have confidence that there was finance for the next three years. Are you willing to help?

Do you know of anyone who might be interested in being our Youth and Children’s worker? It is likely to be a part time (50%) appointment and the person would be expected to join with us on a Sunday at worship. The job will start in Autumn 2013. A detailed job description will be drawn up shortly.

We are also looking for those in the Congregation who would be interested in driving the project forward.

If you think you can help, please contact John Hodge at