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Chaplaincy Development Officer

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Organisation : Uniting Church in Australia

Location : Melbourne (Co-located: Parkville & CBD)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Religion & Religious Groups

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 2 May, 2019

About the role

We have an excellent opportunity for a lay or ordained person to support and resource the Uniting Church Chaplaincy Program. This is a fixed term (3-year project) part-time 2.5 days a week.

The Chaplaincy Development Officer will play a key role in nurturing the Uniting Church’s chaplaincy program and raising the profile of chaplaincy ministry across the life of the Synod.

This role will partner with congregations to establish chaplaincy communities, deepen existing and develop new relationships to explore emerging contexts for ministry.

Utilizing your well-developed relationship building skills, you will strengthen and establish partnerships with community, public and private, and ecumenical organisations.

In this role, you will coordinate and promote pathways for training and professional development and provide information and advice and support relevant project working groups.


About you

To secure this role you will have:

  • Tertiary theological qualifications
  • At least 6 years proven experience in a related role.
  • Knowledge of the Uniting Church in Australia, its polity, systems and practices is essential.

Applications close: Sunday, 21 April 2019

To apply visit

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting Church in Australia

The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania supports over 600 congregations and presbyteries in the region, providing a diverse range of services and functions, including mission services as well as financial, property and business services.

As an employer, UCA values justice, inclusion, compassion, shared leadership, respect, integrity, wise stewardship and innovation.  A willingness to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church is essential


  • Professional and friendly work environment
  • Genuine work-life balance culture
  • Holiday loading or 3 days off p.a.
  • Purchased annual leave

UCA is an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and equal opportunity in employment.  We welcome applications from all candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds, First peoples and all others regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation.  

UCA is committed to providing a safe environment for all including children. Successful candidates are required to undergo a National Criminal History Check and sign a Keeping Children Safe Code of Conduct. Successful candidates may also require a Working with Children Check

How to apply

Position Description : PD - Chaplaincy Development Officer

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Chaplaincy Development Officer via Pro Bono Australia.



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