The Scottish Federation of Organists



New St Andrew’s Parish Church of Scotland, Coatbridge

The post of Organist and Choirmaster of the above church has become vacant on the retiral of our long serving incumbent.

Services are regularly on Sunday mornings with occasional other services.

The organ is a fine 2 manual instrument built in 1870 by “Father” Willis and is regularly maintained by Harrison & Harrison.

There is a small choir which currently meets on Thursday evenings.

The salary is in accordance with the Scottish Federation of Organists scales.

Applications and CV should be sent to the Session Clerk, Miss Dorothy Dunlop, e-mail, telephone 01236707443 from whom further information can be requested.

Closing date 31st January 2019.

[Updated 7th January when the closing date was extended from 31st December 2018 to 31st January 2019]


The linked Church of Scotland charges of Dollar, Glendevon and Muckhart Churches.

The post of Organist for the above linkage has become vacant.

The position entails playing at two regular Sunday morning services at 9.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. rotating round two of the three churches each week with additional seasonal services arranged as appropriate. A detailed timetable can be seen in our Parish Profile at

The Rushworth and Dreaper two manual and pedals 16 stop organ, installed in Dollar St Columba’s Church in 1926, is still listed in their catalogue as ‘a fine example of a moderate sized Church organ’.  The other two Churches have electronic organs and all are regularly maintained.

Dollar has a choir which is independent of the organist as we have our own choir leader and accompanist.

The salary offered, based on the SFO scales, is £3,000 per annum plus a linkage enhancement of £1,000 making an annual salary of £4,000.
Any commitment to weddings and funerals would be at the discretion of the appointee.

We are happy to consider job-sharing.

To apply, or to request more information, please contact Mrs Marguerite Galloway, email , telephone 01259 742346. Where possible please include a CV.

Closing date 22nd February 2019

[Uploaded 28th January 2019, updated 13th Febuary 2019]

The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church is seeking to appoint a new Director of Music and Organist to implement and develop the music ministry that enhances our times of worship.

Our small, voluntary choir contributes to Sunday morning worship and rehearses on Thursday evenings and prior to Sunday worship. Our huge library
of choral music of varied genres has been catalogued.

The 4-manual Mixtuur Virtual Pipe Organ was installed in 2016 and is supplemented by a grand piano and an upright piano.

The person appointed will be responsible for playing for Sunday morning services, occasional ‘special’ services, Thursday evening choir practices, and continuing the musical tradition at major Christian festivals, which may include bringing together other musicians, instrumentalists and soloists.

Salary - £7000 p.a.

Hours: 10 per week (on average: actual hours may vary from week to week)

For further information, (including a Job Description and Application Form) please contact the church administrative office on 0131 662 8635 or email us at

You can also find out more about City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on our website:

Should you have any difficulty at all in obtaining the Job Description and Application Form the SFO also has copies that are available from or 01540 662431.

Closing date for applications – Thursday 7 March 2019

[Uploaded 26th February 2019]