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Social Justice Facilitator, Justice and Peace Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (NSW)

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  • Post Date : 8 May 2024
  • Apply Before : 22 May 2024
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Job Description

  • Permanent opportunity with supportive for-purpose employer
  • Full-time or part-time hours considered
  • Hybrid work environment

About us

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (the Archdiocese) is made up of over 130 Parishes, ecclesial movements, lay communities and ethnic chaplaincies.  As well as nurturing the spiritual lives of the hundreds of thousands of Catholics, the Archdiocese supports thousands more in the local community through health and aged care, education, welfare and community services.

As an organisation, we are guided by our Mission, Vision & Values ( and are committed to supportive, respectful and ethical behaviour, with a dedication to justice, fairness and outreach to those in need.

The Justice and Peace Office is an agency of the Archdiocese that provides advice, research and educational activities on matters affecting social issues within the context of the Catholic Church’s social teachings. The office seeks to heighten the profile of Catholic Social Teaching within the Archdiocese and to both widen the knowledge of that teaching within the Church and the wider community.

To assist it in its responsibilities, we are seeking a Social Justice Facilitator to join our team.

About the role

Reporting to the Justice and Peace Promoter, and working both collaboratively and independently, you will undertake educational and advisory projects in pursuit of our mission of promoting the social teaching of the Catholic Church.

You will advocate, organise and project manage campaigns centred on social justice issues and work across multiple platforms including social media and other communications platforms.

Using your strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will conduct workshops and talks on Catholic Social Teaching, support Catholic communities to live out their social mission, and provide background research for articles, speeches and submissions.

The role is a permanent role and consideration will be given to full-time or part-time hours. The position is based in Leichhardt, with the opportunity to work a hybrid model.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you should satisfy the following Key Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and minimum three (3) years’ experience in a similar role
  • Passion for social justice and some experience, both hands-on and educational, in the work of social justice
  • Strong skills in community relationships, social media communications, writing and research
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently under limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • The ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks
  • Strong commitment to the Catholic faith.

Benefits of working with us

  • Opportunities to build your career within a large for-purpose organisation
  • Be part of a team providing impactful work and important services
  • Hybrid work environment and work-life balance
  • Additional paid and unpaid leave options and extra paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Professional development opportunities and study support subject to certain conditions
  • Free access to a custom-built, on-site gym
  • Subsidised meals and coffee.

Enquiries and Application Process

To obtain a copy of the Position Description or enquire about the role, please contact Nevine Piperides at Reach HR on 0418 698 327 or [email protected]

Applications must include a resume and cover letter.  Your cover letter must address how your skills, knowledge, experience and personal attributes align with each of the Key Requirements of the role as outlined above.

Applications are to be sent to Nevine at [email protected] .

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered as they are received and until the role is filled.

As this is an ongoing role, only candidates with the unrestricted right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Preferred candidates must have relevant employment check clearances.

The Archdiocese is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children and adults at risk, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children and adults at risk. The Archdiocese has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. Staff are encouraged to read the Archdiocese Commitment Statement and Safeguarding Policy.

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