New Principal

The photograph above shows SEI students at their most recent Residential Weekend in Perth, just about to begin a class on ‘Mission and Evangelism’ with the Revd Dr Richard Tiplady, Director of Mixed Mode Training. Perhaps the photo draws you to want to be involved in the formation of this lively cohort of future leaders in our Church, drawn from all airts of the Province?

With the retirement of the current postholder in June, the Scottish Episcopal Church seeks to appoint a Principal to its Institute, responsible for training and formation for ministry. The Institute was established in its current form in 2014 and the Principal will be required to provide strategic leadership to the Institute as it further develops and delivers dispersed, formation-led training for all ordinands and lay reader candidates under ‘Common Awards’ via Durham University. The Institute also provides a range of other training and support for lay and ordained members of the church. The post is based in Edinburgh with potential for flexibility on home working.

Candidates applying for the post will have:

  • a proven record of effective strategic leadership and management
  • wide experience of church ministry and the formation of those entering ordained and lay ministries
  • advanced level qualification and/or significant theological and formational experience
  • a demonstrable commitment to theological reflection and ministerial formation in the Anglican tradition

For an application pack, please contact:

Donna Glass, PA to the Secretary General
Scottish Episcopal Church, General Synod Office
21 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5EE

Phone: 0131 225 6357


Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 17th February 2023

Visit/Interview dates: Provisionally 16th/17th March 2023 in Edinburgh

There is an occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Part 1, Schedule 9, for the post-holder to be an ordained Anglican. The post is subject to satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme disclosure.

Photo courtesy of Ross Stirling-Young