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MercyCare is a leading Catholic provider of aged care, early learning, disability and family and community services.

The above as mentioned position is specialist, vital and impactful executive leadership opportunity has arisen in our mission-based organisation. Reporting to the CEO, this key executive leadership position provides essential guidance and maintains oversight across the organisation for MercyCare’s mission direction and ethos, in the Mercy tradition. This is a specialist leadership role and your values, experience, Catholic-Christian tradition knowledge, spirituality and professional maturity and influence will form the basis of your success.

As a key member of the executive leadership team, the successful candidate will be responsible for

  • Proactively contributing to and embedding the MercyCare mission direction and implementation across the life of the organisation.
  • Evolving mission ethos development and alignment, embedding the core values and the Mercy tradition. Influencing strategic and cultural change initiatives with an ethical behavioural perspective.
  • Providing advice and support on a wide range of mission and ethos matters.
  • Assisting in the design and delivery of important organisational workshops, rituals and celebrations.
  • Overseeing the development and operation of the pastoral care services model.
  • Sponsoring, contributing to and/or leading MercyCare’s Aboriginal reconciliation and cultural alignment journey (including RAP), environmental impact plan, MercyCare heritage matters and the ongoing translation of the living Mercy tradition.
  • Engaging with and building pivotal relationships with all levels of MercyCare governance and across the organisation.
  • representing Mercycare externally and building networks and advocacy.

We are seeking a demonstrated competency and confidence to offer lay leadership in a Catholic organisation within the 21st century.

  • Demonstrated highly developed influencing skills with an ability to contribute strongly to organisational cultural development and mission ethos.
  • Demonstrated successful executive experience, preferably in the community and/or human services sector.
  • Experience leading in a complex organisational environment.
  • Demonstrated social justice values, race and diversity awareness, ecological awareness and spiritual values.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and learning.
  • Possess relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • National Police Clearance (obtained within the last 6 months).

Please visit our website at to view the position description and to apply. Applications close on Friday 12 July 2019. Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate. MercyCare is an inclusive employer. We embrace and celebrate diversity and strive to reflect and be inclusive of our contemporary Australian society and the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from men, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all walks of life, regardless of age, disability, culture, race, gender identity and sexual orientation. MercyCare is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable and young people.



The Perth Catholic Youth Ministry office is seeking a vibrant youth ministry worker to join the Youth Ministry team for two days a week.

The successful applicant would be required to:

  • Work within the Youth Ministry team to provide support to youth leaders and youth groups starting up or already existing within parishes in the Archdiocese of Perth
  • Continue to grow and promote youth ministry networks throughout the diocese.
  • Assist in coordinating diocesan youth initiatives and events.
  • Undergo screening in accordance with the West Australian Working With Children Check.
  • Hold a current C Class driver’s licence

Experience in previous youth ministry teams (eg YMT or NET) and/or parish youth groups, particularly in coordinating youth events, leadership training and giving presentations is desirable.

Salary and Conditions

A remuneration package will be negotiated according to qualifications and experience.
Employment start date will be the week starting the 12th of August. A copy of the Job Description is available on

Please submit your CV with a cover letter and 3 referees including a Parish Priest.
Please email:  Vincent Haber, Director of Catholic Youth Ministry
Phone: (08) 9422 7912

Applications close Friday 26th of July 2019.



The Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council is seeking people who are willing to be key partners and leaders in the process of discernment as the Church in Australia continues preparing for the Plenary Council in October 2020. This is a unique opportunity for visionary and open-hearted, faith-filled people who are committed to the faith, life and ministries of the Catholic Church in Australia and the mission of God. These roles will involve sustained theological reflection on one of the National Themes of Discernment announced at Pentecost 2019 (A Christ-centred Church that is: Missionary and Evangelising; Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal; Prayerful and Eucharistic; Humble, Healing and Merciful; A Joyful, Hope-filled and Servant Community; and Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform). The Discernment and Writing Group Chair, will be responsible for facilitating the process of communal discernment and guiding a Discernment and Writing Group through theological reflection in order to draft a thematic working paper by March 2020, which will help to form the agenda for the first session of the Plenary Council. The Discernment and Writing Group Member, will collaborate with the Discernment and Writing Group Chair, participate in the process of communal discernment and actively contribute to theological reflection in order to draft a thematic working paper by March 2020, which will help to form the agenda for the first session of the Plenary Council. For full Role Description for either the Discernment and Writing Group Chair or Discernment and Writing Group Member from the Plenary Council, please visit or Click here for Discernment and Writing Group Chair position and Click here for Discernment and Writing Group Group Member position. Applications to be submitted via email to Ms Jane Bashiruddin  Enquiries to Ms Olivia Lee 02 9919 7822 or
Interviews will be conducted in person or via videoconference (depending on the location of the applicant) and are expected to be held between Monday 29 July and Wednesday 7 August 2019.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 22 July 2019.