About Us

Meet the Team

The team at Edinburgh City Mission is a multi-talented, God-serving group, stimulating and strengthening the church’s mission in Edinburgh.

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> Edinburgh City Mission is led by our CEO, Duncan Cuthill.

Duncan was previously Director of Ministries at London City Mission for 12 years.

Our Outreach Team are called Mission Strengtheners. Sarah (outreach team leader), Natalia, Miles, Andy, Lydia, Teresa, Màiri, Julie, Fiona A, Katie, Megan and Fiona C work in and around Edinburgh running our ministries with our partner volunteers, supporting families who are experiencing deprivation, exclusion and/or isolation.

Our Support Team is mainly based at The Coracle, our office. Fiona R (office manager), Catriona, Fran, Sophie, Liam, Nathan and David work together to help everything function smoothly, raise financial support and spread the word about what we are doing, helping people catch our vision and pray for us.

In our city, for our city.

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Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

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Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Duncan Cuthill – CEO

“I believe with all my heart that the city will be transformed by a prayerful, strong, vibrant and growing City Mission which is ‘stimulating and strengthening the church’s mission in Edinburgh.’”

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Sarah Johnson – Outreach Team Leader

“I followed God’s lead into work for Edinburgh City Mission over 10 years ago. While my role has changed during the last ten years my heart has always been to bring light, open eyes that can’t see and release people from their ‘captivities’.”

Fiona Russell – Office Manager

“My role at Edinburgh City Mission brings together so much of my experience, who God has made me to be and what he has put on my heart. I love supporting our amazing outreach team in our vision to stimulate and strengthen the church’s mission in Edinburgh, bringing help and hope into the lives of those experiencing hardship.”

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Natalia Pelttari – Mission Strengthener (Salaam Team Leader)

“I love Edinburgh City Mission’s calling to go where Jesus would go, to the despised and the forgotten places to bring God’s light of forgiveness, redemption and love.”

Lydia Newton – Mission Strengthener (Salaam Team)

“I am excited by what God is doing in our city in terms of facilitating connection and building strong relationships between refugees and volunteers.”

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Megan Douglas – Mission Strengthener (Salaam Team)

“I’m so excited to be part of a team that is responding to God’s call for us to love newcomers! I look forward to linking local churches and Afghan newcomers to cultivate a compassionate and welcoming city.”

Fiona Christie – Mission Strengthener (Salaam Team)

“I am delighted to be joining the Salaam team in their mission of supporting and stimulating the Church in Edinburgh to welcome and walk beside all those seeking refuge in our city.”

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Teresa Martin – Mission Strengthener (Salaam Team)

“It is a joy both to serve, and witness, Churches from all over Edinburgh coming together, reaching out to offer friendship, support and a loving welcome to those seeking refuge and asylum in our city. For those who have made perilous journeys from far off places… the opportunity to ‘love our neighbour’, in word and deed, is right on our doorstep!”

Miles Libke – Mission Strengthener (Food+ Team)

“I am a Mission Strengthener because I desire to see people across our city experience the freedom that God has for them in all areas of their life. I have a huge heart for the local church, and seeing the church step into all that she is called to be – that’s why we’re here.”

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Andy Boyle – Mission Strengthener (Food+ Team)

“I love meeting our guests and hearing their stories. It’s a great opportunity to support and show them the love of Jesus. I constantly talk about what Jesus did for me and how He has transformed me from the man I was to the man I am now with Him living in me.”

Fiona Anderson – Mission Strengthener (Food+ Team)

“It’s a privilege to work with the Edinburgh City Mission team in seeking to live out the gospel in our city. Every day brings new opportunities to support those in need, offer practical help, encouragement, or simply a listening ear; to walk alongside others and share the reality of God’s love.”

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Màiri MacPherson – Mission Strengthener (Nations Team)

“I am incredibly excited to be serving a ministry which actively seeks to reflect the diversity of God’s kingdom in a loving, intentional and peaceful way. May people from every tribe, tongue and nation in our city cry out that salvation belongs to our God!”

Katie Bogie – Mission Strengthener (An Open Hand Team)

“Being involved in Edinburgh City Mission and running An Open Hand is so immensely rewarding. I am so thankful to be able to serve families in Edinburgh and be a part of creating happy days and memories for them around the time of their child’s birthday.”

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Julie Young – Mission Strengthener (Two’s Company Team)

“I am excited to be part of Edinburgh City Mission’s work showing God’s love throughout our communities. We know more than ever the great challenges of isolation, and the church has a tremendous opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the isolated older people in our city. I look forward to seeing the Gospel transform lives in this space.”

Catriona Thomas – Fundraising Manager

“It is a privilege to be part of Edinburgh City Mission’s exciting work, making a difference in people’s lives by showing the love of God in practical ways. I am so excited to be able to use God’s gifts to support this invaluable work across the city that seeks to follow the example of Jesus and serve others.”

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Fran Houston – Volunteers Coordinator

“To be part of a team intent on sharing the love of God with as many people as possible in our city is both a blessing and an honour. The beauty of people’s willingness to offer time, energy, and love to their neighbour through volunteering is such a pure reflection of Jesus that I endlessly admire. What an exciting position to be able to connect with so many people and unite our stories and gifts to serve God’s purpose.”

Sophie Reilly – Administrative Assistant

“God has led me to work at Edinburgh City Mission and I feel privileged to work with an amazing team to bring about change for those experiencing homelessness and poverty and show God’s love in practical ways across our city.”

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David Hart – Storehouse & Food Van Coordinator

“Edinburgh City Mission is not a programme; it’s a story that God is writing which is big enough for everyone identified with this city. It’s a story of hope, a story of mercy and it’s a story of grace. For this reason it’s a joy for me to be a part of the team because I’m not only learning to be generous with my life, I’m also joining God in his work to establish his kingdom among those who have lost their way.”

Liam Rotheram – Communications & Design Manager

“It’s a privilege for me to use God’s gifts to serve others, helping to display the outworking of His amazing gospel in new and exciting ways. Jesus has given us the most incredible blueprint to base our work upon, and I look forward to serving the people of Edinburgh as best as I can, by His grace.”

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Nathan Lang – Communications & Design Assistant

“I’m thankful to have the opportunity to communicate the excellent work that God is doing through Edinburgh City Mission in our city by creating visual and written content. It’s great to put these stories out there and let more and more people join in and partner with the work that God invites us all into – to bring His Kingdom and blessing to people and places on earth.”

Get Involved


Have a firm belief in Jesus’ mission, and His Bibilical instruction to help those experiencing isolation, exclusion and deprivation? Looking to get stuck into Edinburgh City Mission? Find out more on our Jobs page.

Apply Now


Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Volunteer Now


Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)