Vacancies

In the spirit of hope and peace, Caritas Australia works in partnership with some of the most disadvantaged members of our global community, regardless of ethnicity, gender and religion, to alleviate poverty and injustice.

Caritas Australia staff

Employment requirements 

To apply for a position with Caritas Australia, please ensure you:

  • Include a cover letter and resume with your application.
  • Address the Selection Criteria indicated in the Position Description. Only applications which address the Selection Criteria will be considered for our vacancies.
  • Provide details of two professional referees.

Applicant Information Kit

Caritas Australia has prepared an Applicant Information Kit to assist job applicants to prepare their applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the kit prior to submitting their application.

Successful applicants

If you’re offered a job with Caritas Australia you will be required to show an original of one of the following documents:

  • Australian citizen – birth certificate, passport, Australian citizenship certificate, evidentiary or declaratory certificate of Australian citizenship.
  • New Zealand citizen – passport.
  • Foreign Nationals (including Commonwealth citizens eg. British, Canadians) – Visa and/or entry permit in the passport or a certificate of Evidence of Resident Status, issued by the Department of Immigration.

Employment screening is mandatory for all staff, contractors and volunteers. This may include a criminal record check and/or a working with children check.

All staff, contractors and volunteers are required to comply with the 100-point proof of identity which is similar to that required when opening a bank account.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect.

Read more about careers at Caritas Australia.


Current vacancies

Director, Catholic Earthcare Australia

  • Sydney-based, full-time, permanent role
  • Leading church-based environmental advocacy role
  • Highly respected international aid agency

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager to advocate for environmental and ecological sustainability and deliver educational programs to schools, parishes and related forums.

Our organisation

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

Catholic Earthcare Australia was recently incorporated into Caritas Australia and it has a leading role in implementing the Laudato Si’ Encyclical on ecology and the environment.

Your role

Your focus in this role includes:

  • Leading and managing ecological and environmental projects including education and advocacy on behalf of people affected by pollution and the adverse impacts of climate change.
  • Delivering educational programs within the Catholic schools and parishes and at environmental forums.
  • Building relationships with Catholic communities, Clergy, Church agencies, the media and the wider Australian community on various environmental issues to support the work of Catholic Earthcare.

Your capabilities

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • A thorough knowledge of ecological and environmental initiatives and a passion for environmental sustainability
  • A strong commitment to the Catholic ethos

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact David Armstrong on (02) 8306 3439.

To apply for the role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB on Monday 04 December 2017.

Applications must specify Residency or Work Visa Status and include a CV and a Cover Letter which addresses the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.


Philanthropy Partner Specialist

  • Network and develop key financial Donors and Supporters for Caritas Australia
  • Sydney-based, full-time, permanent role - immediate start
  • Highly respected international aid agency

The organisation

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

The role

We are actively seeking an experienced Fundraiser/Campaigner to develop and maintain new and existing partnerships with our Major Donors and Supporters.

Your focus in this role includes:

  • Develop and nurture existing partnerships with our Major Donors and Supporters to continue their commitment to the Mission and work of Caritas Australia.
  • Working with the Fundraising team, Diocesan Directors, Volunteers and the wider community to identify new prospects and opportunities.
  • Drafting and implementing strategies to engage the support of existing and new Donors and Supporters.

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

  • Significant experience in Fundraising, Business Development or Relationship Management.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs and Supporter/Customer Database systems.
  • An understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this job, view the full Position Description and please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV and a Cover Letter which addresses the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

For further information please contact Paul Metcalfe on +61 2 8306 3454.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.


Caritas Diocesan Director, Diocese of Wollongong

  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Part-time (15 hours per week), permanent role, based in Wollongong – immediate start
  • Passionate in promoting social justice across the Wollongong Diocese

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

The Caritas Diocesan Director Diocese of Wollongong will support and lead Caritas Australia’s Mission and assist in developing relationships and partnerships with parishes, schools, universities, volunteers, Diocesan Directors, Diocesan agencies and the wider community.

This role will advocate key Fundraising Campaigns including Caritas Australia’s Annual Lenten Fundraiser - Project Compassion, Emergency Appeals, Planned Giving and other local community fundraising.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this job, view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm AEST Monday 20 November 2017.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status, include a CV and a Cover Letter which addresses the Selection Criteria indicated in the referred Position Description.

For further information please contact Fr. George Sigamony on +61 499 022 915.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ADDRESSED SELECTION CRITERIA.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check and Working With Children Check (WWCC).


Volunteer Event Assistant (Sydney)

We currently have an exciting volunteering opportunity for an Events Assistant to be part of our organisation, organising an event to raise funds so we can continue to support people around the world live a life of dignity.

Project overview

The Project Compassion Leadership event on 21 February 2018 is a major donor fundraising event that engages donors in Sydney to support and empower the work of Caritas.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • A creative and innovative thinker, flexible, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Highly organised with an interest and/or experience in event management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal and supporter/customer contact skills

This will be an excellent opportunity to build your experience and expertise in event planning with a particular focus on events promoting social justice.

Any enquiries regarding this Volunteering opportunity may be directed to Helen Deering – Volunteers Coordinator at HelenD@caritas.org.au.

The successful volunteer will be required to undergo a Criminal History Check.