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Director Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office



·  Senior leadership opportunity

·  Diocesan-wide focus

·  Attractive remuneration package

About Us

Through its various ministries and outreach services, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (Archdiocese) nurtures the spiritual lives of Catholics and supports those in the local community through health and aged care, education, welfare and community services. Guided by its mission and vision, the Archdiocese is committed to supportive, respectful and ethical behaviour, with a dedication to justice, fairness and outreach to those in need.

As part of that commitment, the Archdiocese established the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office in 2015 to raise awareness regarding its collective responsibility to protect the safety, wellbeing and dignity of children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Archdiocese and to respond swiftly and compassionately in circumstances in which children are harmed or at risk of being harmed.

About the Role

As Director of the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office, you will lead, manage and coordinate the Archdiocese’s obligation to ensure the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults within its ministries and outreach services, including parishes, diocesan agencies, CatholicCare and Catholic Education.

Together with a small safeguarding team, you will champion best practice in relation to the professional integrity of all engaged in activities associated with the Archdiocese with respect to safeguarding vulnerable people.  You will lead and oversee ongoing training and education of Archdiocesan staff and volunteers and key safeguarding representatives within each of our ministries.

You will work closely with key Archdiocesan stakeholders to respond pastorally to victims in Towards Healing and manage the Archdiocese’s pastoral response to abuse claims. You will also manage investigations or external providers engaged to undertake those investigations into claims.

You will ensure files including Working with Children Check clearances and National Criminal Record History Checks are maintained in accordance with Archdiocesan policy. You will also prepare reports in relation to responding obligations and Safeguarding for the appropriate statutory bodies.

The role is a full-time role and based in Leichhardt. Some travel within the Sydney metro area will be required.

About You

Your experience in the development and implementation of safeguarding policy and practices in a complex organisation, and in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children, or similar regulatory role, are key to this role.

Specifically, as the ideal candidate for this role, you will meet the following Key Requirements:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, social sciences, law and/or law enforcement.

  • Work experience in an area that is relevant to the role.

  • Team management experience, and the ability to lead a team in a collaborative manner.

  • In depth understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection requirements and mandates under NSW legislation.

  • Proven track record of implementation of best practice policies and operating procedures in the Safeguarding, Child Protection or similar regime.

  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to develop a reputation as a trusted and reliable reference point.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • Opportunities to build your career within a large for-purpose organisation

  • Be part of a team providing impactful work and important services

  • Hybrid work environment and work-life balance

  • Generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay

  • Additional paid and unpaid leave options and extra paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s

  • Professional development opportunities and study support subject to certain conditions

  • Free access to a custom-built, on-site gym

  • Subsidised meals and coffee

Enquiries and Application Process

For a confidential discussion about this position and to obtain a copy of the Position Description please contact Anthony Spata Reach HR on 0402 210 055 or

Applications should be sent directly to and must include a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role, in particular, how you meet each of the Key Requirements outlined above.

Applications close 19 June 2024.

As this is a full-time role, only candidates with the unrestricted right to work in Australia will be considered.


Anthony Spata

0402 210 055

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