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Manager - Mission and Outreach - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Newcastle West, NSW

  • A rare opportunity to join one of Newcastle’s top 5 employers.
  • Play a key role in creating strong links between faith leaders of the Diocese with its Parishes, agencies and other church bodies that minister within the Diocese.
  • Attractive salary and benefits available.

About Us:

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 Role:

The purpose of this position is to manage, support and develop the Mission and Outreach foundation of Pastoral Ministries which encompasses diocesan chaplaincies, Family Ministry Coordinators, a number of diocesan councils and non-diocesan Public Juridic Persons and Catholic Movements who minister in the diocese.

Working closely with the Manager Formation and Education and the Manger Worship and Prayer you will create a cohesive pastoral ministries team in the diocese that supports the diocesan shared mission. 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.

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.

This is a permanent full-time position.


Please note, to be considered for this position you must provide individual responses to each the selection criteria below, both essential and desirable.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Theology and/or Religious Education, or equivalent qualification.
  • Person of faith with a commitment to the Catholic Church and a passion for mission and outreach, with a well-developed prayer and faith life and a mature spirituality.
  • A creative, resilient, flexible, well organised risk taker who enjoys exploring new possibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with a variety of stakeholders to achieve outcomes.
  • Eagerness to work within the Ecumenical, Interfaith and wider community space.
  • Ability to engage, inspire, influence and deliver.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Sound computer literacy including the ability to effectively operate the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence.
  • A current Working with Children Check for paid employment.

Desirable Criteria:

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

How to Apply:

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 about the position, including a copy of the position description, please visit our website at or you can contact Teresa Brierley - Director Pastoral Ministries on 02 4979 1157 or at [email protected]

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday, 27 October 2019.


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