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Manager - Formation and Education - Pastoral Ministries - Catholic Diocese of Maitland- Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW

Position Description (PDF)

Pastoral Ministries, within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, has undergone a process of reimagining, renewal and rebuilding. A number of new positions have been identified, replacing previous roles within Pastoral Ministries, to assist the diocese in supporting the diocesan foundations of Worship and Prayer, Formation and Education and Mission and Outreach. The diocese sees this as an opportunity to continue to support parishes “as places for hearing God’s word, for growth in Christian life, for dialogue and proclamation, for charitable outreach and for worship and celebration” (EG n.28).

The purpose of this position is to continue to develop the ministry of faith formation and education according to the vision and principles of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan (3.3, 3.6).
This role will work with the Diocesan Adult Faith Formation Council to facilitate the development and coordination of innovative collaborative formation practices that support a shared mission across the diocese. While emphasising parishes as the centre of the mission and life of the diocese, the position will create strong links between faith leaders, the Catholic Schools Office and schools, CatholicCare, St Nicholas Early Education and other church bodies that minister within the diocese.

Essential Criteria:

  • Person of faith with a commitment to the Catholic Church and a passion for formation, education and mission
  • Tertiary qualifications in Theology and/or Religious Education, or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant experience in a similar leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with a variety of stakeholders to achieve outcomes relating to faith formation
  • Ability to engage, inspire, influence and deliver for the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Sound computer literacy including the ability to effectively operate the Microsoft Office suite
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Successful applicants must provide clearances in regard to Working with Children and Criminal background checks

Desirable Criteria:

  • Understanding and experience with Theological Reflection and discernment
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated understanding of theology, formation, religious education and spirituality as well as a well-developed prayer and faith life and a mature spirituality.

Further Information:

In order to be considered for this role applicants must upload a current resume, cover letter and document outlining suitability by addressing the essential criteria above.

**Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria may mean that your application is not shortlisted.**

The successful applicant must have the right to work within Australia, hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willing to obtain a WWCC, undergo a National Criminal Check, complete a Health Assessment Declaration, and hold a current Australian drivers licence.

For further information on the Position description and the Diocese please contact Teresa Brierley - Director Pastoral Ministries on 024979 1157 or [email protected]

For all Human resources queries please contact Jessica Mattey – [email protected]

Applications close: 5pm 5th April 2019



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