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ACRT Position Vacant

National Coordinator, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) 

The ACRT has been established to promote a shared Christian vision of compassion and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees.

The National Coordinator role relates largely to networking and advocacy in Australia. The ideal candidate should have prior experience in Australia, in the refugee, asylum seeker or settlement service sectors.

Employment basis: 0.6 FTE

Location: Sydney or Melbourne or Brisbane

Applications close: Monday 16 March 2020, 5:00 pm

Contract term: 3 years 

Work with a variety of Internal and External Stakeholders:

  • NCCA Board
  • ACRT Executive
  • ACRT Members
  • ACRT Steering Committee
  • State and Territory Councils of Churches

and External Stakeholders:

  • Refugee Council of Australia
  • Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) and related agencies
  • Asylum seeker and Refugee sector in Australia
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • UNHCR

Deliver the agreed Terms of Reference of the Taskforce, which are: 

  • to bring the churches together as and when it is appropriate and where it makes sense, to offer a strong moral voice in this sector;
  • to assist with communication and information sharing with member churches and church agencies;
  • to assist with the operationalisation church-based initiatives; and
  • to facilitate the communication of the work that Australian Churches and agencies do with asylum seekers and refugees.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Theology, Legal Studies/Law or equivalent.
  • EXPERIENCE
    At least 3 years government or non-government experience in Australia, in the refugee, asylum seeker or settlement service sectors. Other equivalent experience may be considered.
  • REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • ORGANISATION, INTERPERSONAL AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
  • COMPUTER SKILLS

Contact: NCCA Interim General Secretary, Ms Liz Stone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

How to apply:

Applications should be directed to the attention of the NCCA Interim General Secretary, Ms Liz Stone by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include in your application, a letter addressing the Key Requirements listed in the Position Description along with the names and details of two referees using the subject line: National Coordinator - Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Position is also advertised online at Ethical Jobs

Refer to:

2020 Position Description  pdf 2020 PD ACRT National Coordinator NCCA (793 KB)

2020 ACRT Guiding document pdf 2020 ACRT Guiding Document v3 (1.28 MB)