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Head of Church and Community Engagement

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Tearfund is looking for a Head of Church and Community Engagement

  • A unique opportunity to work with one of Australia's most-loved international development agencies
  • Use your superb relational leadership skills and be part of leading our work of inspiring Australian Christians to make Biblically shaped responses to poverty and injustice.
  • Lead a motivated and action orientated staff team who are passionate about seeing transformation within the Australian Church.

About the role

This (part time or full time) role will play a critical part in Tearfund's mission of discipleship within and alongside the church in Australia. You will lead our gifted and passionate team to engage churches and faith communities around the country, inspiring them to make a difference in the lives of those facing poverty and injustice.

This will require

  • A sound understanding of the church landscape in Australia and an ability to engage with high level leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement and manage volunteer run programs and initiatives.

Is this you? To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • Experience with churches and church leaders in Australia.
  • Ability to engage with and work collaboratively across teams.
  • Ability to design volunteer programs and engage with various stakeholders across the Christian landscape.
  • Knowledge and experience in theology, political engagement and fundraising.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to create reports

About Tearfund:

Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.

To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.

Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.

Download the Position Description here

How to apply:

Send us your CV and a short cover letter as soon as possible to

In a short cover letter, tell us about:

  • Why the Head of Church and Community Engagement resonates with you
  • Your experience engaging with Churches in Australia, and how your experience aligns with the selection criteria in the position description
  • Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?

Position Location: We are interested in exploring how this position may operate from any region of Australia. Our head office is in Melbourne and regular presence there will be required.

Enquiries: Please contact Courtney Krause on Ph. 03 9264 7000

Tearfund Australia's recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles.

The Listing
Area: Negotiable, Negotiable
Status: Negotiable
Date: Not specified
Courtney Krause
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03 9264 7000

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