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

Community Participation Leader - WA Region

  • Do you have a Passion for Social Justice and want to help the most vulnerable?
  • 37.5 hours, Full-time Position
  • International Aid and Development Agency

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to join our highly motivated Community Engagement team. We are currently seeking a Community Participation Leader for Western Australia.

Who we are

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international aid 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

Reporting to the Manager, Community Engagement and based in Perth, as part of a national decentralised team. The Community Participation Leader for WA manages a staff member and also serves as the Diocesan Director for the Archdiocese of Perth.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide support and accompaniment to the Region’s Diocesan Directors.
  • In collaboration with the region’s Diocesan Directors, responsible for animating and inviting the Region’s Catholic community to give expression to the local Church’s solidarity with the poor through participation in awareness-raising, fundraising, events, advocacy and other engagement programs.
  • Lead the implementation of Project Compassion in WA.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience within a Diocesan or Not-For-Profit environment in community relations, outreach, Parish or Social Ministry.
  • Respect for the ethos and values of the Catholic sector – Catholic Church structures and reporting responsibilities.
  • Able to lead, motivate and inspire a passion for social justice in a variety of audiences; ability to lead and motivate youth with empathy, diplomacy and understanding.
  • Ability to network and build new relationships with Diocesan Directors, Coordinators, Volunteers, and other Catholic Agencies.
  • Proven track record in effective people and Volunteer management; influencing teams for a common purpose and achievement of goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of strategies and implementation of strategies that have led to improved outcomes.
  • Capacity to learn about and work in the areas of management, Fundraising, community relations and communications.
  • Awareness and understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and their application to international development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to promote the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values within the workplace.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours and flexibility and willingness to travel within region.
  • Current Driver’s Licence

How to apply

If you believe you meet the criteria, please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. Please go to our website to download the Position Description: http://www.caritas.org.au/about/jobs/positions-vacant. Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed Rosie Rivas at the above email address. Applications close 9am AEST, Monday 5 September 2016.

More information

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

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Australia. Appointment to this position is dependent upon successful completion of a National Criminal History Record Check.


Justice Educator, Western Australia and Northern Territory

  • Do you want to tackle global poverty?
  • Do you have a passion for Social Justice?
  • Part-time role - 30 hours per week

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Caritas Australia to promote Global Justice whilst working with students, teachers and all levels of the education system.  You will design and deliver professional development seminars for teachers, curriculum coordinators and community members. In addition, this role entails designing and delivering educational programs incorporating social justice and Australian curriculum-related content (including Just Leadership Days) for primary and secondary students and justice-related units to tertiary groups across WA and NT.

Skills and attributes

You will be:

  • A dynamic and experienced educator able to articulate and communicate our unique perspective on social justice and international development within a variety of contexts.
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine appreciation of the importance of education in relation to aid and development and the mission of Caritas Australia.
  • Flexible and willing to travel within WA/NT and nationally with the possibility of international travel.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please visit http://www.caritas.org.au/about/jobs/positions-vacant to view the full Position Description and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB, 9am AEST, Monday 5 September 2016.

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. Applications will not be accepted without addressed selection criteria.

More information

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 a working with Children Check.

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


Philanthropy Lead

  • Lead, Drive & Implement Relationship Fundraising
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Fun, Vibrant Team Culture

Caritas Australia (CA) is the Catholic agency for international aid and development in Australia and works with partners in Australia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. We work to address the causes of poverty and bring about long-term change, by working with communities who experience poverty, injustice, hunger and oppression regardless of their 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Philanthropy Lead to manage the Philanthropy team. With 3 direct reports, this key role will be responsible for driving and leading the Philanthropy portfolio consisting of CA’s high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations, bequest benefactor and Corporate Fundraising presence.

Essential selection criteria for the role

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in executing highly developed representational skills including experience developing networks and managing relationships with donors and corporate organisations.
  • Capacity to envision, articulate and operationalise Philanthropy related giving, projects and campaigns including a successful track record in income generation.
  • Proven success in setting budgets and achieving financial objectives within a Fundraising environment.
  • Exceptional written skills including demonstrated ability to write compelling and persuasive written material of the highest quality and accuracy.
  • Advanced ability to analyse, review and assess monitoring and evaluation of Fundraising campaigns, and proven ability in using databases.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in a Supervisory role, inspiring, growing, managing, mentoring and developing an agile team within service environments.
  • Demonstrates how working with key team members and stakeholders, internal and external, has contributed to improved outcomes and trustful relationships; able to inspire and collaboratively facilitate cross-group initiatives.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.

How to apply

If you interested in applying please send your application with a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria detailed above and in the Position Description to jobs@caritas.org.au. To view the Position Description please visit: http://www.caritas.org.au/about/jobs/positions-vacant Any enquiries regarding this role may be directed to Rosie Rivas on 02.8306.3104. Applications close Monday 5.00pm AEST 5 September 2016.

More information

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Australia. Appointment to this position is dependent upon successful completion of a National Criminal History Record Check.

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