Parish Advisor

at Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
Published August 24, 2022
Location Sydney, Australia
Category Sales and Marketing  
Job Type Full-time  


Parish Advisor Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney location Sydney.

About us the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (the Archdiocese) exists to serve the People in the city of Sydney, including the Eastern suburbs and South-Western suburbs and the lower North-Shore. The Archdiocese is divided into nine Deaneries each consisting of a number of parishes. In total, there are 135 Parishes in the Archdiocese.

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. As well as serving the Sydney community, the Archdiocese is committed to providing its employees with a healthy blend of work and family and personal life.

We try to provide accommodating work options across our organisation that support our people in balancing their professional and personal commitments. To enhance this commitment, we provide paid study leave to our employees and ex-gratia leave between Christmas and New Year’s is available to our employees.

Opportunities to build your career within a large for-purpose organisation. 14 weeks’ paid and flexible parental leave for eligible employees. Salary packaging options. The ability to work 40% of the working week remotely for most roles. Be part of a team that cares for vulnerable members of your community.

About the role the Parish Support and Development Team offers support and advice to parishes on administrative aspects of their mission. The Parish Advisor provides the first response to parish enquiries, answering questions if able or sourcing the answers and/or the appropriate people who are able to assist the parish.

The advisor understands how parishes operate and already possess/is capable of developing a good understanding of parish administration. The primary responsibilities of the Parish Advisor includes, but is not limited to the following duties building strong and supportive relationships with Parish Priests and parish support staff.

Responding to enquiries and assisting in providing accurate answers. Developing comprehensive knowledge of parish administration leading to a role as principal advisor in PACS. Proactively contacting parishes to offer assistance as required.

Preparing concise and clear Parish communications including newsletters, emails, letters and invitations to events and training. Working as part of a team and providing administration support directly to Parishes which may include filling in for absences when there is a short term gap, or need in a Parish.  Visiting a Parish to provide face-to-face support from time to time.

About you the ideal candidate should satisfy the following selection criteria a personal commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. Experience working or volunteering in a Catholic Parish is desirable.

Extensive experience in administration and/or customer service. Intermediate to advanced PC skills with strong knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. Good working knowledge of ticketing system desirable. Current Working with Children Check clearance in NSW or ability to obtain. Working knowledge of MYOB, and PACS (CMS) desirable.