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Director of Mission and Pastoral Life - Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst, Bendigo, VIC

Position title: Director, Mission and Pastoral Life Location: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst, Bendigo

Reports to: The Bishop of Sandhurst Employment Status: Permanent full time

Position Description (PDF)

The Organisation

The Diocese of Sandhurst through its ministries and agencies is at the service of the people of God, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their communities and daily lives.

Presided over by the Bishop of Sandhurst, the Diocese comprises around 90,000 Catholics and a wide variety of people, cultures, and ministries, providing services and support to 40 parishes and 56 schools through pastoral, educational, social welfare, and administrative support.

The Role

The role of Director of Mission and Pastoral Life sets organisational objectives in consultation with the Bishop and determines policies and strategies which have a diocese-wide effect, providing support for the pastoral needs of parishes and local faith communities focusing on the proclamation of the Gospel, faith formation and Christian living delivered with missionary energy.

Reporting directly to the Bishop, some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise the missionary and evangelising staff of the Diocese.
  • Build and effectively lead an agile and innovative team that will facilitate the missionary orientation of Diocesan and Parish life.
  • Strategically implement directions within the vision for the missionary footing for the Diocese of Sandhurst.
  • Build effective relationships with all stakeholders working in the mission and formation areas throughout the Diocese.
  • Identify areas of need for support for mission, evangelisation and formation in parishes and develop strategies to provide this support.
  • Engage and build strong relationships with the Chancery staff, Clergy and Parishes throughout the Diocese.

Please refer to the position description for full details.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified individual who is motivated to work within the Church environment and has exemplary service delivery skills working with diverse and complex stakeholders.

In return for your skills and experience, this position offers an executive salary package commensurate with skills, experience, and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Applications, including a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and updated resume should be emailed to: Garry Dewhirst, Human Resources Officer [email protected] by 5:00pm Friday 12 March 2021.

For further information relating to the position description, contact Garry Dewhirst, Human Resources Officer on (03) 5445 3625 or email [email protected]

The Diocese is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It has a zero tolerance of any abuse to children.

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