Uniting Education Role Open for Applications

UME and Uniting are working together to employ an Education Coordinator. The Education Coordinator provides training, professional development resources and support for the Uniting Directorate of Mission team. To enable the team to practice and develop the aptitude, skill and knowledge required for the provision of best practice pastoral and spiritual care; including managing the Specified Ministry of Pastor Competency Based Training and Assessment within Uniting. Other areas of training will include Ethical Ministry training and Standards in Pastoral Practice. The role embodies a specific call to help educate and train those in ministry within Uniting NSW.ACT.

This challenging and rewarding position is a collaborative venture between Uniting and Uniting Mission and Education, two distinct yet complementary, areas of the work of the Uniting Church in Australia NSW.ACT

Who is Uniting?

At Uniting, we take real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We serve the community in areas such as disability, aged care and chaplaincy and we actively participate in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. As an organisation we celebrate diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Who is Uniting Mission and Education?

Uniting Mission & Education (UME) is an arm of the Uniting Church in Australia, NSW/ACT Synod. UME is here to assist the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME staff include Resource Team consultants and lecturers at United Theological College, providing a range of training, formation and education opportunities for Uniting Church members and Uniting staff.

Are you interested?

The successful candidate will have relevant Ministry or Theological qualifications, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent.

Salary is commensurate with the Uniting Church Lay Ministry Agent Guidelines or Stipend, appropriate to qualifications and experience.

Your experience ticks the following boxes:

  • demonstrated experience in creating and facilitating training programmes
  • effective relationship building skills with associated team members, colleagues and other internal and external stakeholders
  • high level attention to detail
  • understanding of pastoral care issues relating to aged care and in the public domain
  • highly effective interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation communication skills, including high level computer skills and a good understanding of e-learning techniques
  • ability to work co-operatively to fulfil individual and team performance
  • a sound knowledge and understanding of the Uniting Church and its polity, its structure, systems and processes.

What’s Next?

If the idea of working for in this education role excites you, then head over to the Uniting career portal, unitingcareers.nga.net.au and submit your interest!

Curious but want to know more? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rev Rick Morrell (Uniting: Director of Mission) at rmorrell@uniting.org or Rev Duncan Macleod (UME: Director Uniting Learning Network) at duncanm@nswact.uca.org.au

Closing Date: – 3rd July 2017 at 5 p.m.


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