Committees and other volunteer positions within the Church
Members of the Church of Scotland can volunteer or be nominated for committees and other roles. The committees and groups that are currently seeking new members are listed below.
Committee to Nominate the Moderator
Help choose the next Moderator of the Church of Scotland.
Housing and Loan Fund Trustee
The Church of Scotland Housing and Loan Fund for Retired Ministers and Widows and Widowers of Ministers (The Housing and Loan Fund) is seeking a new Trustee to be appointed at the General Assembly in 2021.
The Fund provides assistance by way of a house to rent or a loan for house purchase to qualifying retired ministers, widows or widows of ministers and separated or divorced spouses and civil partners.
The Fund Trustees usually meet 5 times a year.
The new Trustee should be a member of the Church of Scotland.
The Fund is particularly seeking applicants with social care/ care of the elderly experience.
To express interest, please contact the Secretary Hazel Bett at Hbett@churchofscotland.org.uk
Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 7 January 2021
Interviews: Monday 25 January 2021
Membership of standing committees within the Church is determined by the Nomination Committee.
How to nominate someone to a standing committee
All submissions need to be with us by 20 January 2021.
Committees currently accepting nominations
- Assembly Business Committee
- Audit Committee
- Chaplains to Her Majesty's Forces Committee
- Committee to Nominate the Moderator
- Ecumenical Relations Committee
- Faith Impact Forum
- Faith Nurture Forum
- Legal Questions Committee
- Life and Work Advisory Committee
- Nomination Committee
- Personnel Appeal Group
- Registration of Ministries Committee
- Safeguarding Appeal Panel
- Safeguarding Committee
- Social Care Council
- Theological Forum
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group
The Church of Scotland is forming an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group as we strive to shape strategies and tailored projects fit for the whole Church in this very important area.
This group’s focus will be to ensure that the culture, policies and practices of the Church reflect our values in general, and the values of equality and inclusion in particular, based on the “protected characteristics” set out in the Equality Act 2010 (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation).
We are seeking members with the experience and desire to develop new tools and equip the Church as a whole to meet this challenge. Visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group page for more information.