Director of Pastoral Services and Evangelisation


The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton requires an influential leader able to promote, foster and demonstrate a personal commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church.  The Director of Pastoral Services & Evangelisation supports the pastoral needs of parishes within the Diocese, focusing on faith formation and mission development.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working in cooperation with the Bishop and the Diocesan Pastoral Council to achieve strategic outcomes in the area of pastoral life and evangelisation
  • Providing inspiring leadership, motivation and direction for Diocesan entities, agencies and parishes
  • Understanding and meeting the needs of the Diocese in the areas of formation, training and sacramental programs
  • Providing leadership to parish communities to address the wide range of pastoral and evangelisation challenges faced by priests and communities in a geographically-diverse Diocese
  • Giving parishes access to renewal resources, ensuring alignment of their activities with the mission and priorities of the Diocese
  • Initiating and overseeing pastoral planning on a Diocesan level
  • Continuing to enhance and promote collaborative ministry
  • Developing strategies to support the development of lifelong catechesis within parishes
  • Fostering a renewed understanding of evangelisation at the parish level
  • Providing guidance, support and professional development to parishes wishing to develop pastoral associates or people in other pastoral ministries
  • Supporting the Diocesan Assembly process towards the Plenary Council in 2020.

We offer a supportive and positive team environment and an attractive remuneration package commensurate with skills and experience. This is a full-time position.

Applicants are asked to submit a covering letter, their resume and a statement of no more than four pages addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (shown on Page 6 of the Position Description) to

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For further information, please call Vicki Oliver on 07 4887 3090 or email

Applications will close Monday, 15th October 2018 at 9am.

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