Current Vacancies

Ceremonies Manager

Currently home working – Post COVID restrictions, option to work a blend of remote / Edinburgh office

28hrs / week (0.8 FTE)  £29,416 / annum pro rata (£23,533.44 pa)

We’re currently looking for a Ceremonies Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of our ceremonies team. We have a network of around 150 celebrants across Scotland who conduct over 7000 naming, marriage and funeral ceremonies each year, and we require an enthusiastic manager to support our ongoing growth and development.

The role requires excellent communication skills, confident use of IT, and entails working widely with our Celebrants, stakeholders and members of the public.

Key Responsibilities

– Day to day management of our ceremonies function

– Communicate key information to Celebrants and relevant stakeholders

– Ensure appropriate processes and policies are in place

– Ensure online content re Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies is up to date and accessible

– Oversee promotion of Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies through a range of activities such as social media, wedding exhibitions, promotional packages

– Managing relationships with external stakeholders such as funeral directors, wedding suppliers etc and being a champion for Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies

– Support the professional development of Humanist Society Scotland Celebrants

– Manage delegated ceremonies budget

– Line management responsibility for support staff

– Work as part of the Humanist Society Scotland team

This is not an exhaustive list of activities

A copy of our strategic plan and most recent annual report is included below for information.

Application notes

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter explaining in detail how you meet the person specification, and why you wish to work with Humanist Society Scotland to Please use ‘Ceremonies Manager Application’ as the subject line of your email.

Please note: CV’s submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lynsey Kidd, Director of Services via email at to arrange a suitable time.

Closing date: Monday 21 June 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 6th / Wednesday 7th July 2021

Further Information

Ceremonies Manager Job Description

HSS Annual Report 2020

Our Humanist Future


For information on becoming an HSS Registered Celebrant, click here. For information on volunteering with us, click here.

HSS supports the living wage campaign and we are a living wage employer.

We take our responsibility as an ethical employer seriously, that’s why we pay all of our interns a living wage.