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.

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.

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.

Caritas Australia staff

Successful applicants

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

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

Diocesan Director Archdiocese of Brisbane/Community Participation Leader - QLD/Northern Region

  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time, permanent role, based in Brisbane
  • Lead Caritas Australia's Project Compassion campaign and grow community support

Your role

The Diocesan Director Archdiocese of Brisbane/ Community Participation Leader – QLD/Northern Region will promote social justice action in the Archdiocese and the wider community, through prayer, reflection, formation, community fundraising, education awareness, Advocacy and volunteering that promotes the work of Caritas Australia.

The role will develop and build strong relationships and partnerships with Senior Church leaders, Clergy, other Religious Agencies, parishes, schools, universities, Diocesan Agencies, Diocesan Directors and the wider community in support of Caritas Australia's Mission.

Your Capabilities

You will thrive in this role if you have:

  • Significant experience working within a Church, Diocesan or Not-for-Profit (NFP) environment in a community relations, outreach, Parish or Social Ministry position.
  • High level ability to coordinate and support geographically dispersed stakeholders.
  • Deep desire to spread a mission of social justice – getting out of the office and into parishes, schools, and events.
  • An understanding, ability to operate within established church structures and Catholic ethos.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 4 February 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. DD/CPL Brisbane via Ethical Jobs).

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

For further information please contact Richard Landels on 0403 091 514.

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.


HR Business Partner

  • Permanent role (Full or Part-time) based in Alexandria
  • Flexible working hours
  • Highly respected humanitarian organisation
  • Opportunity to shape capability development and culture

Your role

Your passion for supporting staff and managers and for coordinating HR processes will be put to good use in this interesting role. As an experienced HR Business Partner you will be a trusted advisor that readily moves between operational activities to support all people-related issues.
In this important role you will:

  • Provide advice and guidance on policies and conditions of employment issues
  • Coordinate all facets of the employee life cycle from, pre-employment checks and onboarding
  • Partner with managers and staff to support their professional growth and development

Your Skills

As an experienced human resources specialist with a commitment to our Mission, you will bring to the role:

  • Highly developed communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of the employee life cycle
  • Highly developed skills in Microsoft programs and Excel
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management or equivalent experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB 21 January 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. HR Business Partner via Caritas Website).

Applications must specify Australian residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

For further information please contact, Steve McNab on (02) 8306 3404.

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


Philanthropy Lead

  • Use your relationship skills to drive fundraising
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

As part of the Fundraising Group, your role will involve:

  • Developing a strategic plan for major giving that will drive growth and ensure a sustainable donor pipeline
  • Managing a portfolio of existing and prospective key donors
  • Researching opportunities amongst high net worth individuals, corporates and Catholic organisations
  • Working with internal teams to create marketing and communications materials
  • Building, developing and supporting your team to grow their portfolios

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as a Philanthropy Lead if you have:

  • Skills in relationship management, pipeline development and influencing
  • Great communication ability within and outside the organisation
  • Proficiency in analysing, monitoring and evaluating fundraising campaigns and have experience with using databases
  • Experience with managing major giving, projects and campaigns
  • Success in setting budgets and achieving financial objectives
  • Experience in managing a team or holding a supervisory position

How to apply for this role

If you would like to play a major role in facilitating Caritas Australia’s program learning & effectiveness and help thousands of communities around the world have a better future, we would like to hear from you.

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Tuesday 29 January 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Philanthropy Lead via Caritas Website).

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

For further information please contact, Janene Gontier on 02 8306 3451.

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.