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Clerical Officer - The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, NSW

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is seeking a suitably experienced Clerical Officer.

  •  Full-time opportunity conveniently located in Sydney CBD
  • Supportive organisation
  • Competitive salary with attractive packaging options

About Us

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney exists to serve the community in the city of Sydney including the Eastern and South-Western suburbs and the lower North-Shore. The Archdiocese is divided into nine Deaneries each consisting of a number of parishes. There are a total of 135 parishes in the Archdiocese.

As the Church in Sydney, we seek to live out the mission of Jesus Christ in a time of unprecedented change. The Archdiocese is also involved in many different works to provide services, care and support to people in need across Sydney.

About the Role

The role of the Clerical Officer is to provide clerical and administrative support to the Offices of the Vicar General, the Chancellor and the Permanent Diaconate, and is a permanent full-time position based at the Polding Centre in the Sydney CBD.

The primary responsibilities of the Clerical Officer will include but not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary Archdiocesan contact person for the Ministry Cards scheme, including applications, audits, data and spreadsheet management
  • File all correspondence and clearances in relation to these requests, and enter all visiting clergy data into a spreadsheet or database
  • Serve as the primary Archdiocesan contact person for the Australian Catholic Ministry Register (ACMR), and process all ACMR applications
  • Compile, research, maintain and summarise applicant files, including preparing meeting documents
  • Liaise with service providers, parishes, seminaries, institutes and agencies regarding relevant programs and meetings
  • Prepare and file documentation related to the Commission for Orders
  • General administration tasks including answering phones, emails, drafting correspondence, filing and other duties as required

About You

The ideal candidate should satisfy the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church
  • Experience in working in an office team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills particularly those that relate to document management and answering telephone enquiries
  • Sound working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Ability to operate with discretion and to maintain complete confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent service and a willingness to be accountable for performance and outcomes
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with all persons and across all levels of the Archdiocese

A full position description can be accessed at or by emailing your request to [email protected]

Applications should be sent in confidence to [email protected] and should include a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and a resume detailing your qualifications and experience based on the selection criteria.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Reference checks will be carried out for preferred candidates.

The Archdiocese is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Applications close: Friday 6 August 2021

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