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National Council of Churches in Australia

The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) has opportunitues for employment from time to time.These pages list the current opportunities in the agencies and departments of the NCCA.

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Position Vacant

General Secretary

National Council of Churches

NSW – Sydney Region

  • Strengthening relationships between churches in Australia

  • Dialogue, leadership and initiative

  • Strategy, policy and projects

The National Council of Churches in Australia was established in its current form in 1994 to promote and practice unity amongst Churches. It currently works with 19 member churches.

Position Requirements

As our new General Secretary you will already be serving at a senior clergy level in your church or in a very senior lay person role and will already have established a reputation for: strong networking within your church as well as more broadly ecumenically. You will have a clear understanding of the ecumenical movement and the theological perspectives that inform it; strong relationship management skills; energy; enthusiasm and innovation; and achieved at very high level of business operations efficiency and financial outcomes to ensure that you contribute to the strengthening and sustainability of NCCA.

You will be required to use your strong presence and initiative to position the profile and the work of NCCA amongst current members, the broader church community and our partner organisations. Essential to this role will be your capacity to work closely and professionally with the member churches leadership and numerous parties in a period of important governance and operational change as the NCCA continues an important period of transformation. The General Secretary will also need to be highly motivated and self-driven; outcomes focussed; experienced in governance matters and Board (Forum and Standing Committee) secretarial duties; be well informed regarding the ecumenism work of member churches; a highly competent public speaker; negotiator and communicator.

The role is for an initial 3 year appointment and will be in line with your church stipend plus housing allowance (based on Sydney rental) plus NCCA responsibility allowance of 20%. Reasonable relocation expenses will also be met by the NCCA.

Please note that some of the information to be provided to you is on the condition that you will retain complete confidentiality. We will equally respect the confidentiality of the information that you provide us. We look forward to receiving your application.

To discuss this role or before forwarding your resume, please ring Peter Kaye or Alexander Bailey, in confidence, at Consultgroup on 02 8577 5000, afterhours on 0418 617 357 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an information pack.

3 September 2014