We’re hiring! Director, Office for Clergy Health and Wellbeing

Director, Office for Clergy Health and Wellbeing
The Catholic Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Director, Office for Clergy Health and Wellbeing

The Role

The Director, Office for Clergy Health & Wellbeing, will lead the implementation of the Diocesan strategy to support and enhance the wellbeing of the clergy of the Parramatta Diocese.  The Director will lead a team whose service facilitates and supports effective ministry, healthy ageing and thriving in retirement for all Diocesan clergy.

The Office for Clergy Health & Wellbeing will deliver a new model of care and support to clergy.  It has been developed by the Diocese in 2016.  The model draws on existing Diocesan services and will source and co-ordinate new services (external and funded) to benefit the wellbeing and healthy ageing of Diocesan clergy.

The Director will ensure the major pillars of the Diocese’s Policy Framework for Clergy Wellbeing for Effective Ministry are communicated, understood and embedded in practice.

The Office will also be the secretariat for the Clergy Support Foundation and the Management Committee of the Clergy Remuneration and Retirement Plan.  The Director will be secretary to both groups.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading “the go to service” for clergy support services.
  • Implementing the Policy Framework for Clergy Health and Wellbeing for Effective Ministry.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the Diocesan Healthy Living Plan.
  • Transitioning staff and engaging service providers to deliver the new model to support clergy health and wellbeing.
  • Managing the Diocesan residences at Baulkham Hills and Harris Park.
  • Being a contributing member of the Chancery Executive Team.

About You

To be successful and effective in this role you will bring the following qualities and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification and/or relevant demonstrated experience in management and service co-ordination in the health or community services sector.
  • A demonstrated personal commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and a personal commitment to the Catholic Faith.
  • Vision, energy and flexibility to implement the Diocesan policy that will successfully establish the Office for Clergy Health and Wellbeing as “the go to service” for clergy support services.
  • Proven ability to lead a person-centred, integrated approach to service delivery.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, presentation and public relations skills that demonstrate your ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.
  • Proven senior experience in a complex organisation with the ability to interact effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders, including clergy, government and community service providers in health and aged care.

About Us

The Diocese of Parramatta is home to more than 330,000 Catholics and is one of the fastest growing diocese in Australia.  The Diocese is made up of 47 parishes, 83 Catholic schools, and more than 45,000 students and includes a number of agencies which assist the Bishop in the pastoral care of the community.

Join our Team

A position description is available for this role.  To request a copy, please email careers@parra.catholic.org.au.

How to Apply

Your completed application must include:

  1. A covering letter of not more than three pages, which includes details in support of your application, followed by concise personal statements related to the criteria for success outlined in this advertisement.
  2. Resumé including the following information:
  3. Personal details
  4. Qualifications (include the date of each qualification and the name of the awarding institution).
  5. A summary of the responsibilities and accountabilities of your current position.
  6. A concise summary of your employment history (beginning with the most recent position).
  7. Membership of any professional associations.
  8. Community involvement, interests and expertise.
  9. Names, positions and contact details for three (3) referees.

Applications close Monday, 19th September 2016 at 5pm

N.B: Only candidates with the right to work in Australia and who are prepared to undergo appropriate background checks should apply for this position.

Applications may be emailed tocareers@parra.catholic.org.au


For more information or a confidential conversation call Margaret Stewart, 0412 233 045 or email ms@prismaustralia.com.au (email preferred)

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