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Executive Officer, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACT)

  • Australian Capital Territory View on Map
  • Post Date : 24 April 2024
  • Apply Before : 20 May 2024
  • Salary: AU$90,000.00 - AU$115,000.00 / Yearly
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Job Description

12 month fixed term part time or full time opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Executive Officer to provide administration and secretariat support through the Chief Operating Officer in support of working groups established to provide assistance to Catholic Diocese around Australia in the management of their financial responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in a leadership role, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team. We are open to location, however Canberra based is preferred.

The role:

  • Provide secretariat support to working groups by providing timely and relevant meeting agenda papers, reports, resources, and minutes as required.
  • Assist with organising meetings and attend as required.
  • Assist with the coordination planning of the works of the working groups in consultation with key stakeholders to ensure achievable workflows.
  • Keep the Chief Operating Officer informed about the activities of the working groups and any issues that may arise.
  • Ensure meeting papers and other documents are filed appropriately on SharePoint.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaboration with agencies of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and where applicable, external Catholic entities, that can contribute to the work of the working groups.
  • Undertake and manage projects and other work as required from time to time.

About You:

  • An understanding of and a commitment to promote the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values within the workplace.
  • Awareness and understanding of the political, social, demographic, theological and moral issues concerning the life and mission of the Church in Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working collaboratively within large and small teams.
  • Proven ability in planning, designing, leading, and undertaking project work.
  • Excellent electronic, oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated experience in the use of the Microsoft Windows operating environment and the Microsoft 365 software suite
  • Sound judgement, initiative and problem solving
  • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline desirable

For a copy of the position description or any other enquiries regarding this role please contact [email protected].

How to apply

Please submit a current resume along with a cover letter demonstrating your knowledge, skills and experience as aligned to the dot points in the “About You” section above.

Applications close at Midnight Sunday 19 May 2024

About Us

The Catholic Church in Australia is served by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference), the permanent collegial assembly of the Bishops of Australia. 

The General Secretariat exists to support the work of the Bishops Conference, which meets twice each year but is a permanent institution that operates between plenary meetings through the Permanent Committee and bishop’s commissions.

The Mission and Values of the Catholic Church of Australia are that work is for people, not people for work. Our Vision is that through work, individuals contribute to the common good and achieve fulfilment as human beings. The Church teaches that employees and employers are regarded as partners in their place of work and their respective roles. Mutual respect, esteem, and goodwill underpin the relationship between the employer and the employee. Employees are encouraged and enabled to see their work not merely as a source of income but as providing a service and a benefit to others in society.


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family-friendly workplace, including flexible work options such as:

  • Free onsite parking in Braddon
  • Hybrid work-from-home options along with other flexibility provisions are available through our flexible work policy 
  • Generous leave provisions including: 
  1. additional Christmas leave
  2. 14 weeks of paid parental leave
  3. study support and leave 
  4. paid retreat and formation leave

Additional Information for Applicants

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an inclusive workplace and encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds, we are an equal employment opportunity employer and promote and support a family friendly workplace. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference respects your privacy. In applying for this position, you will be providing the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference with personal including sensitive information. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance. Our privacy collection notice and Policy and Safeguarding Policy can be obtained by visiting

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