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Risk & Compliance Manager, Diocese of Broken Bay

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay extends from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the North Shore and up to the Central Coast. Reporting to the Diocesan Financial Administrator (DFA) and the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) the Risk & Compliance Manager (RCM) is responsible for establishing, implementing and managing a robust Diocesan Risk Management and Compliance Strategy which is aligned with a Diocesan-wide Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

With the assistance of an Internal Auditor (who reports to the RCM), the RCM manages the Diocesan Internal Audit function which undertakes scheduled audits of the Chancery (including Parishes and the Catholic Development Fund) and any required ad hoc audits of broader Diocesan Agencies such as the Catholic Schools Office and CatholicCare. The RCM is also responsible for liaising with Diocesan External Auditors.

As the successful candidate, you will be located at Pennant Hills, and have the following desirable skills and attributes:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of and significant experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of a Risk Management Strategy based on AS/NZS 4360:2004 and successful implementation of that strategy across a large and diverse organisation;
  • A thorough understanding of Enterprise Risk Management frameworks;
  • Understanding and ability to effectively manage the dual accountabilities associated with reporting to an ARC and the DFA, and the ability to manage these complex accountabilities and any challenges that might arise;
  • Experience in implementing and assessing the integrity, adequacy and effectiveness of compliance management strategies;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with stakeholders using persuasive techniques that gain cooperation and stakeholder ‘buy in’;
  • Knowledge of internal audit processes and ability to liaise with external auditors including experience in supervising internal audit or risk assurance services;
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in law, risk management, governance, compliance or equivalent experience;
  • Membership of the Risk Management Association of Australia, Risk Management Institution of Australasia or similar relevant professional association.
  • While not essential, it is also desirable to have an understanding of the Catholic Church and its mission.

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact the Chancery Human Resources Manager at recruitment@dbb.org.au or on 02 9247 0446 to request a Position Description or to make any enquiries.

Applications close: Monday, 22 May 2017




Catholic Parish of Pymble

We are looking for a committed individual to undertake a combined role of CCD & Sacramental Co-ordinator within our Parish. He/ she will engage the families of children participating in the Sacraments of Initiation in a way that nurtures the faith of children and parents, confirms them as disciples of Jesus and strengthens their identity as Catholics who belong to the Parish and are members of the Catholic Church.

Additionally, the successful applicant will provide students in state schools within the Parish opportunities to nurture and deepen their relationship with God, inspire and direct catechists in the implementation of their classroom programs; and co-ordinate the CCD activities in the Parish.

The main responsibilities of this ministry are

1. Ensure the Sacramental Programs follow the Diocesan Guidelines and use the best resources available from other parishes

  • Lead the team for the Sacramental Programs and involve the parish team and school leadership in the preparation and running of the programs;
  • Acquire and manage the resources necessary for the efficient operation of the family-based Sacramental Preparation Program;
  • Undertake other tasks related to the sacramental program as directed by the Parish Priest;

2. Present the Sacramental Programs in ways that invite and involve families in active participation in their faith development.

  • Provide personal support to parents during their participation in the Sacramental Preparation Program in a way that answers their questions and engages them in the parish worshipping community.
  • Facilitate parent meetings and practices for the celebration associated with the Sacramental Preparation Program.

3. Lead the CCD programs in the Parish under the guidance and direction of the Parish Priest

  • Work closely with the Parish Priest and Parish community, catechists and teachers in state schools, the Diocese, catechists and parents to develop an appreciation of the importance of Special Religious Education (SRE) in the Parish;
  • To recruit, coordinate and support catechists in the delivery of effective CCD programs (including the identification and management of necessary resources to support the programs);
  • Represent the Parish in Diocesan meetings, liaise with local Catholic schools and prepare reports for the Parish and Diocese.

This appointment is subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (NSW).

If you are interested in applying for this position please apply online and include a cover letter, statement as to the selection criteria (which explains how you meet the requirements of this role) and a current CV.

The address is: recruitment@dbb.org.au

Applications close on Friday 26 May 2017

Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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