Parish Secretary, Our Lady Help of Christians

Narre Warren

The Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians is part of the Sale Diocese, our church is alongside Don Bosco Primary School, and situated at 496 Princess Highway, Narre Warren. The successful applicant will need to be aware that this is a multicultural community and bring the ability to respect and welcome people from a range of backgrounds. The Parish secretary is accountable to the parish priest, will be required to work within the parish team and will be a visible presence in the parish community. The appointment will include a 6-month probationary period.

This permanent part-time position is based at the Parish Office in Narre Warren. The role is approximately 30 hours over 5 days per week.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience level of the successful applicant and covered under the Clerks Private Sector Award 2010.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Respecting and supporting the teachings of the church and the ethos of the parish and diocese
  • Providing secretarial and administrative support
  • Maintaining parish registers
  • Answering parish enquiries and providing appropriate service
  • Ordering stationery, sacramental supplies, special ceremony supplies and other parish items as required
  • Managing a shared calendar of appointments
  • Preparing the parish bulletin each week
  • Develop and maintain sound working relationship with volunteers

You will bring:

  • Previous experience in an administrative based role
  • Strong PC skills, in particular Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Sound time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and the capacity to work with minimum supervision.
  • The ability to maintain records in a tidy and readily accessible manner and maintain confidentiality and security of all records and private information
  • Cultural sensitivity & the ability to liaise with a broad range of people
  • Organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and efficiently within timeframes giving attention to detail and prioritising work while handling regular interruptions
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team
  • An active involvement in the life of the church

Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact details for at least two referees, one of whom should be your parish priest if you are not a parishioner of Our Lady Help of Christians, Narre Warren.

Please email your completed application to A position description can be emailed upon request. Applications close Friday 6th August 2021.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.

Application closing date: 06 August, 2021

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