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.

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 2022.

The Fund provides assistance by way of a house to rent or a loan for house purchase to qualifying retired ministers, widows or widowers or bereaved civil partners 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 Minister or member of the Church of Scotland.

To express interest, please contact the Secretary Hazel Bett at Hbett@churchofscotland.org.uk

Closing date: 12 Noon Thursday 27 January 2022

Interviews: Monday 31 January 2022

Further information

Standing Committees

Membership of standing committees within the Church is considered by the Nomination Committee.

As set out in Reg 1 2013 Nomination of the Moderator of the General Assembly (as amended 2020), from 2020 onwards, nominations will also be received by the Nomination Committee for the Committee to Nominate the Moderator. Please note, only ministers, deacons and elders may serve on this committee.

Nominations to Standing Committees are currently closed.

Appointment of Assembly Trustees and members of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group

The Assembly Trustees hold responsibility for a separate process for the appointment of Assembly Trustees. Assembly Trustees shall consult with the Nomination Committee as to any comments which the Committee wish to make on recommendations for appointment. Any appointment shall be made by the Assembly Trustees, subject to approval by the General Assembly.

Please also note that the Assembly Trustees are responsible for appointing members to the Church of Scotland's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group ( EDI) . This is a sub-group of the Assembly Trustees and not a Standing Committee of the General Assembly. The nomination form for membership of Standing Committees should also be used by those who wish to be considered for membership of the EDI Group. Nomination Committee representatives will be invited to sit on the selection panel.

Any queries on the nomination process should be emailed to nominations@churchofscotland.org.uk.