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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is seeking applications for the position of Executive Secretary to the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry and the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

This full-time position is based in Canberra at the Offices of the General Secretariat. 

This is a high-level position whose primary objective is to provide executive support to the nominated Bishops Commissions and their councils to assist them to nationally address issues related to the mandates for those Commissions.  This includes advising on and leading consultation with stakeholders, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with agencies of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, managing the budgets of the nominated Commissions and running meetings of the nominated Commissions and their councils, developing and distributing agendas and minutes and keeping track of proposed action items.

The successful applicant will have a tertiary qualification or equivalent expertise in Catholic theology or a related discipline; a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church; strong awareness and understanding of the issues affecting the participation of the faithful in the life of the Church and an understanding of the political, social and moral issues concerning life in Australian society as well as proven experience in undertaking projects and managing budgets.

A copy of the position description is available at 

Applications must include a covering letter addressing the “knowledge, skills & experience” requirements found in the position description as well as a current résumé and the contact details of three referees. Referees will only be contacted once an applicant is shortlisted.

Letters of application are to be addressed to the Employment Relations Advisor and emailed to 

Applications close at 5pm Friday 20 December 2019. 

For more information contact Jane Bashiruddin on 0447 238 432 or email 

Please note: All applications will be acknowledged on receipt by return email.