Welcome to the Diocese of Parramatta
If you feel you have the skills and commitment to serve the Catholic Church in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, then we would love to hear from you.
We look for people who bring:
- An understanding and commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
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.
Please send your resume and covering letter when applying to firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Risk Officer
Part Time (up to 3 days per week) – 12 month contract
Reports to: Internal Audit and Risk Manager.
The Internal Audit and Risk Management function reports independently to the Chair of the Diocesan Audit and Enterprise Risk Committee on a range of audit, risk and compliance activities including internal audit, risk management, internal control systems and process and business continuity.
The function is accountable under the direction of the Director, Financial Services & Development. The role is responsible for ensuring that internal audit, compliance and risk management frameworks and processes are effectively implemented within the Diocesan and Agency governance structure.
The Diocese of Parramatta is home to more than 330,000 Catholics and is one of the fastest growing dioceses in Australia. The Diocese of Parramatta 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 of Parramatta in the pastoral care of the community.
An effective risk management policy and framework is an essential aspect of the Diocese of Parramatta’s governance and decision making. The purpose of the role is to support the implementation of the risk management framework, specifically supporting the evaluation and quantification of risks and opportunities so to provide the management tools to oversee risk management and minimisation in support of the risk awareness culture and the achievement of the Diocese’s key objectives.
MISSION, ETHOS AND LEADERSHIP
- The teachings of the Church and ethos of the Diocese is embedded in the provision of risk and internal audit services.
- Positive contribution to the Internal Audit and Risk Management team.
- A demonstrated personal commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.
- A personal commitment to the Catholic Faith.
GOVERNANCE AND STEWARDSHIP
- Deliver the Parish Risk Management Implementation Plan including risk identification, assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, monitoring, and reporting.
- Deliver and support the Diocesan WHS risk management strategy.
- Periodically report upon any changes to and the progress of implementation plans and strategies.
- Provide expert advice, support and recommendations to the Internal Audit and Risk Manager on a range of complex risk management matters, in accordance with established policies and procedures, legislative requirements and professional standards.
- Exercise a significant level of responsibility for the provision of accurate, professional and timely risk management related services within the Diocese.
- Support and deliver presentations and workshops to Diocesan employees and management on risk management activities.
- Contribute to the achievement of Diocesan objectives, goals and priorities, through the application of specialist risk related knowledge, expertise and experience.
ADMINISTRATION AND COMMUNICATION
- Ensure prompt responses to requests whilst developing professional working relationships & liaising with the local clergy.
- Relationships with internal and external stakeholders are cooperative, productive and positive.
- The established risk management process is delivered to industry best practice standards.
- Tertiary qualification and/or significant relevant demonstrated experience in Audit, Risk, Business and/or other relevant fields.
- Employment screening including a working with children check and national police check to the satisfaction of the Diocese of Parramatta.
- A valid Driver’s Licence.
- Ability to manage and motivate self, work collaboratively in a team environment and across an organisation, contribute to a culture of teamwork and take a shared responsibility for achieving results.
- Demonstrated customer focus with an emphasis on building relationships with all levels of staff and management, managing conflict effectively, understanding and meeting needs, negotiating positive outcomes and providing a value added service.
- Proven effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to develop critical and complex reports and documentation and the provision of specialist advice on issues of a complex nature.
- Knowledge of government legislation, policies and procedures, in particular as it relates to internal compliance activities.
- Demonstrated time management & organisational skills.
- 1-3 years’ experience in a risk management capacity.
- Demonstrated work experience in undertaking a range of risk and compliance activities, such as risk management, audit, process review and quality management, internal control systems and processes or business continuity management.
- Experience in risk management implementation will be highly regarded.
- Proven ability to work autonomously, to think creatively and laterally, to problem solve and to develop strategic plans and responses that takes into account risk assessments, budgetary requirements and organisational needs.
- Proven ability to be able to gain the respect of and develop positive relationships with a range of people at various levels both in the private and public sector
Applications for the position should include:
- A covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and briefly describe your skills, experience and capabilities to undertake this role (maximum 2 pages).
- A Curriculum Vitae.
- Contact details of suitable 2 referees.
Please email all applications to email@example.com by 30/04/2018.
All enquiries about this position can be directed to Jeremiah Seyrak – (02) 8838 3476
Only candidates with the right to work in Australia and who are prepared to undergo appropriate background checks should apply for this position.
Head of Property Development Services
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 48 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.
About the role
The Head of Property Development Services will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of development of Diocesan land and buildings and plays a critical role in ensuring optimal returns and capital gains on Diocesan property acquisition, development and devolution are achieved. This role is crucial in the provision of capital to support the work of the Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.
In this role you will
- Develop and implement a strategic plan and governance framework to meet the property development needs of the Diocese
- Proactively identify property development opportunities and present them to the Chief of Operations and Finance (COF) and the Curia.
- Execute property development opportunities under the direction of the COF which conform to industry standards of best practice
- Develop major capital project applications and establish project management processes to ensure effective implementation
- Oversee preparation of tender documentation and contract selection to ensure compliance with the governance framework
- Provide operational and strategic leadership with responsibility for all property development services and functions
- Establish and manage annual plans and budgets for property development and major works, monitoring expenses and payments and exercising financial and operational delegations in line with policy
- Develop and implement a long term property strategy and individual property master plan
- Implement high quality project management services are implemented for the acquisition, devolution and development of Diocesan land and building
- Implement contemporary property development policies and procedures and ensure proper consultation with the Curia, COF and the Clergy
- Effectively manage the varied stakeholder base and build cooperative, productive and positive internal and external relationships to ensure the right outcomes for the Diocese
- Liaise with builders, architects, associated consultants and relevant government bodies for building projects and developments
- Embed strong project control practices for each development or major works projects, including sound planning, selection of successful tenders, assessment of tenders, use of standard contracts and appropriate project management principles
You will bring
- A demonstrated understanding of & commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church
- Qualifications and/or significant experience in construction, engineering property development, project management and business management
- More than 15 years’ experience in property development or construction and major capital project management
- Demonstrated experience in construction procurement and effective contract management
- Highly developed stakeholder management and influencing skills, with proven ability to work cooperatively at a senior leadership level to deliver the right outcomes
- A deep understanding of the Western Sydney region from a property development perspective
- Proven ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge of property development and project management best practice and apply this in the workplace
- Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as key strengths in negotiation, collaboration, networking, report-writing, lateral thinking and problem solving
- Employment screening to the satisfaction of the Chancery including police checks and working with children checks as required
A detailed Position Description is available for this position, to obtain a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy to be sent to you via return email.
Please send completed applications to email@example.com
Completed applications will include:
- A cover letter outlining how your skills and experience align with the role
2. A current resume
Applications close 25 May 2018
Only Candidates with the right to work in Australia and who are prepared to undergo appropriate background checks should apply for this position.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.