Parish Cook (Part-Time)

If you have any questions about this role or require support during the application process, please contact the People and Culture Team at [email protected] to organise a confidential conversation.

Job Overview

We are seeking a dedicated and respectful Parish Cook to join our team at St. Patrick’s Parish. This part-time role involves preparing daily meals for our clergy, as well as managing kitchen cleanliness and assisting with occasional weekend functions. The ideal candidate will have a passion for cooking, uphold high standards of hygiene, and respect the teachings of the Church.

Location: St. Patrick’s Parish, Parramatta

Hours: 15 hours per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm)


  • Cook meals for the clergy three days a week
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness to a high standard.
  • Assist with food preparation for weekend and special functions as required. Manage pantry inventory and kitchen supplies.
  • Comply with food handling and safety regulations.

If this sounds like your kind of role and you believe you meet the above Essential Requirements then we would love to hear from you!


  • Respect for the teachings and values of the Catholic Church. Proven experience in a cooking or culinary role.
  • Knowledge of food handling and safety standards.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

If this sounds like your kind of role and you believe you meet the above Essential Requirements then we would love to hear from you!

About us

At the Diocese of Parramatta, our mission is to serve the diverse and multicultural Catholic communities of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains by spreading the Gospel teachings of love, compassion, and faith. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and purpose.

We pride ourselves on living the values of CollaborateRespectStrive and Celebrate. We invite you to watch this video to get a deeper understanding of our core principles and beliefs that guide us in our daily work.

At the heart of the Diocese of Parramatta is its people and vibrant culture. We celebrate diversity and multiculturalism, reflecting the rich tapestry of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Our teams come together not only to work but to support one another in their personal and professional journeys.

We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer a range of benefits to support our employees:

Flex Working: We promote flexible working arrangements, allowing you to balance your professional and personal life effectively.

Leave Entitlements: We offer generous leave entitlements, ensuring you have the time you need to recharge and spend with loved ones.

Salary Sacrifice: We provide salary sacrifice options to help you maximise your financial benefits.

Apply for this role  

The closing date for applications is: 4 March 2024

Applicants must have the right to work within Australia and undertake a national police or working with children check.

To apply for this role, please send the following to [email protected] 

  • a cover letter
  • a resume
  • names and contact details of at least two referees, one of whom includes your parish priest.  


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