At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice.
As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
We believe that we exist as a church because we are called to be together in mission, God’s mission, which is to bring love, compassion, justice, freedom, and hope to all of God’s creation.
We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.
About the Opportunity
Uniting is seeking a compassionate Ordained Minister or suitably qualified layperson to fill a full-time Civil Chaplaincy role. This unique position will be based at NSW Police Headquarters Parramatta.
This position is a Civil Chaplain function within the Uniting Mission, Communities and Social Impact team. It is responsible for the delivery of a high level of differentiated quality spiritual and the provision of chaplaincy services to the New South Wales Police Force.
This may take place at the site of an incident, at a hospital, a person’s home or in the workplace. Chaplains may help employees, volunteers, patients and bystanders to access other faith based pastoral care or welfare services in the wider community should that be requested. Chaplains also provide representation at baptisms, weddings, funerals and other ceremonies or religious services where a chaplain may be required or requested.
You must have experience in ministry, preferably, in a large and complex organisation, demonstrating a passion for pastoral care. Provide pastoral counselling regarding personal and moral problems relating to work, marriage, relationships and family of sworn and unsworn members of the New South Wales Police Force with the allocated region(s) or upon request.
We are seeking a proven ability in, and understanding of, reflective transformational pastoral practice as well as strong administrative and leadership skills. In addition, this position offers the opportunity to work with the wider chaplaincy team in shaping the vision and delivery of pastoral care across Uniting.
Working hours and Terms of Placement are in accordance with the Guidelines of the Uniting Church, Synod of NSW and the ACT and calls for the Chaplain to adhere to the polity and ethos of the Uniting Church, and the Mission Vision and Values of Uniting.
Benefits & culture
Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national police check, reference checks, and working with children checks.