Music is central to our life at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. It enriches our worship, and enhances the life of our community and city. There are many aspects of our music-making.


Director of Music vacancy

We seek an experienced and enthusiastic Director of Music to enhance the musical life of our congregation.

You will need to be familiar with a range of traditional, contemporary and other musical styles; possess excellent organ and piano skills; have experience of directing a choir and of working with others in the planning and delivery of music. Pre-COVID, music played a large part in our outreach to others in our community; we are keen to appoint someone who will be creative about reviving and developing this aspect of our church life.

Our organ is a two manual Wells Kennedy, installed in 1984, refurbished and enhanced in 2014 and regularly maintained. Our piano is a 2006 Yamaha SB6, regularly maintained and in very fine condition.

Remuneration in line with Church of Scotland Guidelines(Scale C), negotiable according to qualifications and experience.

For a full job description, please click on the link below

Director of Music Job Description July 2023

To apply for this position, please send to a tailored CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir supports Sunday services and has also toured, performed concerts and sung at special events.

Church Organ

Our Wells Kennedy Organ is used for services, recitals and special events.


Find out more about our special peal of bells, and how you can get involved in bellringing with us.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West at Festival Time

Enjoy a feast of music, dance and drama in the soaring Georgian sanctuary of St Andrew’s and St George’s West. We welcome artists from across the world to our space here in the heart of Edinburgh – come and be part of it!

full details, 2023 programme and booking


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