The Scottish Federation of Organists


Bo’ness Old Kirk

Are you an organist, willing to take a choir and interested in developing a Praise Band to further enhance worship? then the Old Kirk in Bo’ness might just be the place for you.

The Church has a choir of 12, a two manual full pedal digital organ, a clavinova and is presently seeking to appoint a Musical Director.

For further information contact the Minister for further information.

Applications to the Session Clerk

[Uploaded July 2019]


Edinburgh, St Andrew’s Church of Scotland Clermiston

St Andrew’s Church of Scotland, Clermiston, 17-19 Clermiston View, Edinburgh. EH4 7BU is seeking to appoint an organist / keyboard player to help us with worship. We have principally one service each Sunday at 10:30 am.

The church organ is Viscount Jubilate 232 and there is also a keyboard.

A salary will be paid in line with the scales agreed with the Scottish Federation of Organists.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties as organist of St Andrew’s:

Job Requirements

1. A Christian faith is desirable but not essential
2. Experience in church worship, with both organ and other music would be preferred
3. Flexibility to play in blended style services that include all types of worship music
4. Knowledge of the instrument and keyboard ability sufficient to play hymns, songs, and anthem accompaniments. Ability to sight-read and improvise is desired
5. High degree of competence on organ (Viscount Jubilate 232), and the ability to accompany groups and individuals
6. Knowledge of basic music theory and ability to perform simple transpositions or harmonisations
7. Willingness to rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music
8. Sensitivity and the ability to interact with a variety of people
9. Ability to take direction and work as a team member
10. Ability to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the church leadership, church choir and orchestra, and members of the congregation
11. Desire to maintain a constant program of self-improvement


The Organist is accountable to the Kirk Session of St Andrew’s Church of Scotland Clermiston. You will work closely with the minister and will be expected to consider him/her your line manager. An annual performance review will be carried out.


In line with the Scottish Federation of Organists the salary rate is set at: Salary £2,650 - £4,150; Additional Service/Deputy Fee £65 - £80.
See the SFO recommended rates on this website.

To Apply

Please send a CV and accompanying letter to: Moira Robertson, Session Clerk, St Andrew’s Church, 17-19 Clermiston View, Edinburgh. EH4 7BU or email:

For an informal discussion about this post please phone Rev. Alistair Keil, 0131 339 4149 or email:

Closing date for applications: Saturday, 31st August 2019

[Uploaded 25th July 2019]


Nairn St Ninian's Church of Scotland linked with Auldearn Parish Church

Nairn St Ninian’s Parish Church of Scotland linked with Auldearn and Dalmore Parish are seeking to appoint a new Organist.
The post is vacant as of the 2nd of September.

The new organist will have unlimited access to the 1924 Willis and Lewis IIP/21 Organ of St Ninian’s Nairn and the the 1899 Casson Positive I/9 Organ. The Willis and Lewis underwent a refurbishment in 2015 by PM Maintenance and is still maintained by this company.

The Appointed organist will work with the minister - Reverend Thomas M Bryson - to provide a high Standard of accompaniment to the congregational singing on a Sunday to enhance the worship of the faithful.  This takes place in the form of playing the hymns in the morning service at 10:15 in St Ninian’s followed by the midday service in Auldearn.  At both churches the hymns are complimented by the Opening, Offertory and Retiring Voluntaries which are provided by the organist.

The remuneration for the post is £60 per service in St Ninian’s and £30 per service in Auldearn. The organist will also have first refusal for all weddings and funerals that are held in both churches.

For more information and to apply please contact Rev T Bryson - Home : 01667 451675. Mobile : 07896 112585. Email :

[Uploaded 4th August 2019]