Chaplain to Older People

Part-time £13-£14 / hour

St Thomas' Church (EH12 8LJ)

Date posted: 10th May 2022
Application ends: 30th May 2022

St Thomas' Church, Edinburgh, invites applications for this important part-time post (18 hours per week) of Chaplain to Older People.


The post holder will seek to share the Gospel with and provide a chaplaincy service to older people, whether or not they are associated with St Thomas' or any other church. To that end, they will be proactive in making contact and building relationships with older people (whether they live in their own homes or in residential care); they will develop and lead services of worship; they will identify, mentor and coordinate volunteers to assist in their work; and they will work with other agencies as appropriate. This post-holder will be a member of the staff team of St Thomas' Church and will meet with the senior pastor at least twice a month and with the staff team every fortnight. It is an occupational requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian under part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.  This means that you have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and that you believe the Bible to be trustworthy and the highest authority for faith and life. After interview, appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure Scotland PVG clearance for work with vulnerable adults and evidence of full COVID 19 vaccination status (unless exempt). This is a three year appointment, funded by the Tor Christian Foundation. Closing Date for Applications: 12pm Monday 30 May 2022 Interviews are likely to be in the week beginning Sunday 5 June. For an informal conversation about this role please contact: Rev David McCarthy email: or Tel: 07411 236433 To find out more about St Thomas' Church please visit

Required skills

Good communication, empathy and teambuilding. Confidence in sharing the Gospel simply and and with compassion.


Calm, patient and able to take initiative.