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Policy and Research Manager - Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, Melbourne CBD, VIC

Position Description (PDF)

Policy and Research Manager
Full-time (0.8FTE negotiable)

The Organisation

Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) was formed in response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Established by the Catholic Church in Australia, CPSL’s role is to develop National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, audit compliance with these Standards and publicly report the results. CPSL will also provide education and training with respect to the Standards.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Director of Safeguarding the primary purpose of the role is to develop, review and improve the resources to support Church entities in the implementation of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. The position will also be responsible for keeping abreast of emerging trends, issues and legislation as well as advising Church personnel in the areas of policy development in relation to all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Qualifications, skills & experience

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a similar senior level role and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven experience in interpreting legislation and policy documents
  • Ability to develop and review policy, procedures and practice guidance
  • Aptitude to undertake research including data gathering, data analysis and reporting
  • Capability to provide specialist advice and technical expertise

The Reward

This is a critical opportunity for a recognised professional seeking to join an organisation committed to fostering a nationally consistent culture of safety and care for children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with the Catholic Church.

Your ability to undertake research and identify potential areas for improvement in this area is paramount to your success in this role.

Application Process For further information, please contact CPSL CEO, Sheree Limbrick on 03 8648 6580. Submit applications addressing all key selection criteria (refer to page 2 of the Position Description) and citing 3 professional referees to [email protected] by 5.00pm Thursday 15 November 2018.

Position Description (PDF)


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