Youth And Schools Worker

December 5, 2017

An opportunity has arisen in South Skye and South West Ross for a full-time Youth and Schools worker.  The role, which builds on 16 years of work done by the previous worker, presents an exciting opportunity to be involved in the lives of children and young people right through their years at school.  It is also a role which has proved to be of great importance for the Free Church congregations in the area it serves.  Several trustees of the Trust which employs the worker, and many of those who volunteer their services in its work, attend the local Free Churches.

Details of the post can be seen below.  Rev Roddie Rankin of Plockton and Kyle Free Church, who has served as a trustee since the Trust's beginning, is also happy to be contacted by anyone interested in applying.



Salary:  £21, 000 to £25, 000

Christian Outlook on Lochalsh (COOL) is registered in Scotland as a charity (SC031455) and also a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, focusing on the young people resident in the Lochalsh, South Skye, Lochcarron, Applecross and Glenelg areas of North West Scotland. Our aim is to reach out to young people with the Gospel through providing pastoral and support care within schools as well as additional social, recreational and spiritual opportunities for them. Our work is among young people in schools, holiday events, residential events and churches.

The Trust is seeking to appoint someone, ideally with schools ministry experience, to this established work. The position will be one of working to develop and deliver an effective Christian ministry in the catchment area of Plockton High School and its associated primaries.

It is important that you are committed to COOL’s ethos, working principles and vision and would demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement that the post-holder demonstrates a personal faith in Jesus Christ. It is a job requirement to be vetted under the SU Scotland Child Protection policy, which includes being subject to a PVG check.

For an application pack and further information about COOL please visit our website at:

or contact Christine Matheson at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Saturday 16th December 2017.

Interviews will take place during January 2018.