The primary purpose of this role is to develop nationally consistent policy frameworks, and procedures in relation to policy settings, which support a safe church culture.
- Lead development and coordinate implementation of nationally consistent policy frameworks
- Develop a suite of evidence based, best practice benchmark policy templates for use throughout the Church
- Develop and implement nationally consistent procedures in relation to policy settings
- Undertake literature searches, analysis and consultation to produce policy reports, policy submissions, discussion papers, advocacy reports and position papers.
- Develop and maintain networks and relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
- Establish policy review processes to map current policies, enable the identification of gaps and good practice examples and facilitate sharing of documents across Synods
- Model the values of the Uniting Church in Australia in day to day work, including in interactions with managers, lay staff, ministry agents, clients and stakeholders.
- Identify and develop strategies to provide internal and external client focused customer service, including identifying improvements to policy, process and the work environment.
- Work within the policies and procedures of the Uniting Church in Australia and the provisions of the Workplace Health and Safety and other relevant legislation, including reporting hazards/incidents, support for injured workers and full participation in return to work plans.
- Undertake other duties as and when directed within the scope of the role and the capabilities of the incumbent.
This position reports to: Director, National Safe Church Unit
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree qualification in relevant area of expertise.
- Sound understanding of institutional safety/risk management.
- Understanding of the Uniting Church in Australia or ability to acquire.
- Demonstrated high-level research and policy analysis skills, including the ability to work across operational and strategic policy.
- Ability to work independently to bring work plans/projects to completion with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain networks and relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
- Highly developed verbal and written communication, and consultation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible, manage multiple priorities, trouble-shoot, meet short and long term goals and deliver on agreed goals.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of software programs.
- Demonstrated ability to act with impartiality and honesty and manage competing views.
- Commitment to working within the purpose and values of the Uniting Church in Australia, and adhering to the policies, organisational requirements and processes.
- The successful applicant must be eligible to legally work in Australia and proof of eligibility may be requested.
- Current Working with Children Check from the relevant jurisdiction.
- Interstate travel may be required.
Application close date: 28 June 2019
Full Time (3 year fixed term)