Administrative Co-ordinator

Part time

Home-based role with occasional travel for physical meetings

£25,650 pro-rata

Closing Monday 10th October 2022 at 5pm

14 hours per week (£10,260 per annum) contract until 31st March 2023. Plan to extend contract until March 2024, subject to confirmation of funding.

5% employer’s pension contribution, with 3% employee contribution.


We are looking for a new Administrative Co-ordinator in an exciting opportunity to support an environmental charity working with local churches of all denominations in addressing climate change by “caring and acting for God’s creation”.

This is a timely and key role supporting Scotland’s churches as national church bodies commit to Net Zero carbon emissions over the coming decade and look to build a just, green future.

Currently celebrating our 21st anniversary year, Eco-Congregation Scotland has grown to become the largest movement of community-based environment groups in Scotland with over 600 registered eco-congregations.

Our funding currently comes from the Scottish Government - supporting its Net Zero Nation public engagement strategy for climate change - along with the Church of Scotland, Scottish Episcopal Church, United Reformed Church, Christian Aid, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, membership fees and donations from our supporters.

This role is ideal for someone who has excellent attention to detail, good administration skills and is available now for part-time, flexible work from home.

The successful candidate will be responsible for general office administration and the charity’s membership database.

Experience of using Microsoft Access database or constituent/customer relationship management software would be beneficial but not essential, as training will be provided.

Main duties

  • General office administration, handling correspondence, taking messages, answering and making phone calls
  • Processing membership applications and contacting churches or volunteers to update contact details and gather information on their environmental activities
  • Processing, updating and maintaining information using database software
  • Organising, arranging and co-ordinating meetings or events
  • Supporting trustees and staff in delivering the charity’s programme with local networks of churches and volunteers across Scotland

Key skills and attributes

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good administrative skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good standard of computer literacy and ability to use various software packages including Zoom and Teams
  • Sound organisational ability and effective time management skills
  • Ability to use own initiative to plan and prioritise workload
  • Interest in environmental issues and an awareness of Scotland’s churches

Application notes

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your reasons for interest, suitability for the role and all relevant skills and experience to

For more information or to discuss the role further, please call the charity's manager Stephen Curran on 0141 423 4671 or 07950 244329.

There are 26 days annual paid leave each year which runs from 1 January to 31 December.  Entitlement is based on full weeks worked.   There are also 9 statutory holidays.

Eco-Congregation Scotland will make a contribution of 5% salary into an approved workplace pension scheme of the employee’s choice. Employees are required to contribute 3% of salary.

In order to comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, the successful candidate will be asked to provide document(s) confirming their eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Eco-Congregation Scotland was founded 21 years ago as a voluntary organisation, registered as a charity and incorporated in 2010 then became a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in 2018.  As an ecumenical charity we work with local churches of all denominations in addressing climate change.

We are now recognised as an international leader in faith action for the environment. We challenge church members and congregations to promote care and action for creation through worship, campaigning and practical action to tackle climate change in their own lives, their churches and local communities, addressing climate justice here and around the world.

There are up to 12 Trustees of the Board of the Charity, which normally meets 4 times a year, with an Annual Gathering in the Spring, covering the Annual General Meeting and development for members, supporters and volunteers. The 2023 Annual Gathering is planned for Saturday 25th March in Livingston.

Our current staffing is a Manager, an Environmental Chaplain through a Special Category Ministry from the United Reformed Church and the remainder part-time staff: a Programme Co-ordinator supporting the work of our Local Networks and individual churches and a Net Zero Co-ordinator supporting churches' Net Zero commitments, with both supporting wider public engagement in communities. All our staff work from home.