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.

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

Executive Assistant to the CEO

  • Sydney-based, full-time, permanent role – immediate start
  • Reporting to the CEO
  • 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

You will be responsible for managing the CEO’s office including correspondence, travel, meeting support and maintaining systems, all with a high degree of autonomy. Your focus in this role includes:

  • Providing high quality administrative support including word processing, producing papers for significant meetings and maintaining records.
  • Managing sensitive and confidential documents and coordinating responses on key issues within designated timeframes.
  • Supporting the quarterly meetings of our National Council and other significant meetings and forums.
  • Drafting correspondence, taking minutes at significant meetings and managing the budget for the Governance Group in conjunction with the relevant Managers.
  • Undertaking projects as requested by the CEO.

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

  • An understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos.
  • Significant experience in providing administrative support to Senior Executives.
  • A strong commitment to working collaboratively with a range of people within and external to Caritas Australia.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Great communication skills.

How to apply for this role

To enquire about this role, please contact Steve McNab, Senior Manager People & Culture on (02) 8306 3404.

To apply for the role, please view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Applications must specify residency or Work Visa status and include a CV and a Cover Letter which addresses the six Selection Criteria 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.


Finance Operations and Assurance Officer

  • Sydney-based, full-time, permanent role – immediate start
  • Focus on financial assurance, analysis and reporting
  • 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

As a member of a small financial specialist’s team, the role is primarily responsible for financial assurance, system integration, supplier payments & reporting, compliance and analysis.

Your focus in this role includes:

  • Supporting and advising staff on financial compliance and transactional issues
  • Reconciliations, variance analysis, reporting and budgeting processes
  • Providing informal training for staff on the effective management of budgets and expenditure
  • Monitoring, oversighting and managing cash advances; preparing and processing payments including EFT and BPAY

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

  • An understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos
  • Significant experience in the application of sound financial management practices
  • Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office programs and financial systems such as SUN and ProMaster
  • Highly developed interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills in presenting and reporting information to various stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or related discipline

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, Thursday 21 September 2017.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status, and must 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.


Finance Business Partner

  • Sydney-based, full-time, permanent role – immediate start
  • Partner with Managers at all levels of the organisation
  • 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

As a member of a small financial specialist’s team, the role is primarily responsible for guiding and supporting managers in making sound financial decisions and managing their budgets effectively, and managing the management accounting and budgeting function.

Your focus in this role includes:

  • Partnering with managers in the analysis of financial data and forecasts to make evidence-based financial decisions
  • Preparing the month-end reporting including analysis and dashboard design
  • Undertaking financial modelling and maintaining a suite of aggregated financial management reports
  • Strengthening the financial acumen and financial capabilities across the organisation
  • Supporting the preparation of business cases and tenders
  • Providing training on financial issues and budgeting

For this role, your capabilities and experience will include:

  • An understanding of and commitment to work within the Catholic ethos
  • Significant experience in providing strategic financial and business advice
  • Highly developed interpersonal and analytical skills including financial reporting and analysis skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or related discipline
  • Demonstrate experience in using Microsoft Office programs and financial systems such as SUN, Infor ION Business Intelligence package and ProMaster

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, Thursday 21 September 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.