We are seeking to appoint a PA to the Bishop of Edinburgh & the Dean of the Diocese to ensure that both the Bishop and the Dean are able to efficiently fulfil the objectives of their own roles.

We are looking for someone with strong administrative and organisational abilities, who has experience/understanding of a church/ecclesiastical context.  As the front face of the Bishop’s office, we are seeking the right personality as well as someone with the necessary skills.

They should also:

  • Have a professional but pastoral approach to work,
  • Be able to work independently and flexibly, as part of a small office team,
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess good computer skills

We offer:

  • a small and friendly team, working from an office near Haymarket
  • a generous non-contributory pension
  • support and development through our Annual Review process and training funds

Further information

HOURS: 30 per week normally over over 5 days
TERM: Permanent
SALARY: Gross Salary (incremental) £21,022-£22,738 per annum (£26,278-£28,422 f.t.e.) + generous pension scheme
DEADLINE: Sunday 23rd June


Full-time Priest-in-Charge, initially for 5 years

Remuneration: Scottish Episcopal Church Clergy Standard Stipend

We are a faithful, inclusive and welcoming congregation. We seek to honour God’s will as we grow in faith together and share the gospel with those around us.

 We are seeking a priest-in-charge who has:

  • an aptitude for preaching and teaching
  • the ability to lead, develop and empower a hard-working Vestry and Congregation, encouraging every member ministry 
  • a gift for developing disciples and who will enable us to do the same
  • a constructive leadership style with good communication and delegation skills.
  • an interest in developing the young church, encouraging the involvement of families.

Within the initial period of this appointment and subject to longer-term financial viability the bishop may, with the consent of Vestry, decide to license the Priest-in-Charge as Rector.

Musselburgh is a seaside town 8 miles east of Edinburgh, within easy reach of all that the capital of Scotland has to offer. It is in East Lothian which extends from rolling hills in the south through rich fertile farmland before reaching the many attractive villages and beaches along the coast of the Firth of Forth, Scotland’s golf coast.

If you feel called by God to serve in our church and community, we would love to hear from you and look forward to welcoming you.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact The Very Revd Frances Burberry (Dean of the Diocese of Edinburgh) on: 0131 315 0404 or e-mail:

Congregational profile, person specification and application form are on the St Peter’s website (

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record Disclosure (Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007).

Closing date: 15 July 2024  

Interview date: 17 August 2024

Registered Charity Number SC003445


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