Director, Mission and Pastoral Life, Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst, Bendigo


The role of Director of Mission and Pastoral Life sets organisational objectives in consultation with the Bishop and determines policies and strategies which have a diocese-wide effect, providing support for the pastoral needs of parishes and local faith communities focusing on the proclamation of the Gospel, faith formation and Christian living delivered with missionary energy.

Reporting directly to the Bishop, some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise the missionary and evangelising staff of the Diocese.
  • Build and effectively lead an agile and innovative team that will facilitate the missionary orientation of Diocesan and Parish life.
  • Strategically implement directions within the vision for the missionary footing for the Diocese of Sandhurst.
  • Build effective relationships with all stakeholders working in the mission and formation areas throughout the Diocese.
  • Identify areas of need for support for mission, evangelisation and formation in parishes and develop strategies to provide this support.
  • Engage and build strong relationships with the Chancery staff, Clergy and Parishes throughout the Diocese.

Please refer to the position description for full details.

Application closing date: 12 March, 2021

Contact person Garry Dewhirst

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