PCV – Youth Ministries Director

The Presbyterian Church of Victoria (PCV) are seeking to employ a full time Youth Ministries Director (YMD) to develop, oversee, and maintain state level youth ministry in the PCV.

The purpose of the YMD is to assist, encourage and equip those working with youth in ministry and the religious education of youth within the PCV in the discharge of their duties.

This would involve:

  • Encouraging the development of youth work in local congregations;
  • Seeking to maintain state level youth ministry by overseeing the strategic direction of PYV’s camping and training ministries;
  • Recruiting and developing PYV leaders.

The YMD reports to the PCV’s Christian Education and Nurture Committee, and the PYV Council.

The YMD is responsible for supervising the work of an administrative worker.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience as a youth ministry leader in a local church youth ministry;
  • Experience in developing youth leaders and in discipleship of youth;
  • Experience of involvement in state level youth camping ministry;
  • Proven ability to work with church leaders;
  • The ability to educate and train through good communication skills;
  • Knowledge of general office administration processes, integration of social media applications, and compliance with Safe Church policies and government legislation.
  • An ability to competently manage and work across multiple functions such as administration, finance, people management, and work, health, and safety.

A 6 month probationary period will apply to this position.

A detailed job description can be found at YMD Job Description. An application with CV can be sent to Applications close 23 September 2019.


Position focus: The Chaplaincy Support Worker is employed by the Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee to provide administrative support for its Staff and Volunteer Chaplains and to administer various aspects of the Committee’s work as outlined below including the Good Friday Appeal, Ministry Family Assistance Program, regular grant payments and providing assistance and support to the Committee and Camp Project Worker in relation to the annual PCV Ministry Family Camp.

Reporting to: The Convener, HCCC

Hours of work: 15 hours per week (0.4FTE)

Location: HCCC Office, Heathmont House 268 Canterbury Rd, Heathmont

Salary Structure: Salary and Superannuation (10%), Victorian Clerks Private Sector Award; Level 3, Telephone Expenses $40 per month Laptop/Software provided

  • Organise HCCC meetings- meeting room bookings, communication with Committee members, distribution of papers, purchase of lunch requirements, taking of minutes, developing action lists
  • Expedite payment of Committee expenses as per HCCC annual budget to a pre-determined limit
  • Expedite grant payments and all related communications; eg AFES, PCV Volunteer Chaplains
  • Maintain PCV Chaplains accreditation records (Paediatric Chaplains and others as needed)
  • Distribute information regarding relevant training and Professional Development to HCCC Staff and Volunteer Chaplains
  • Manage and effect communications with PCV/Ministers, poster development, mailouts and all administration for the HCCC’s annual Good Friday Appeal
  • Be the point of contact for PCV Ministry Family Assistance Program (counsellors, admin, internal clients), maintaining all appropriate confidentiality
  • Assist with administration and organisation for HCCC’s annual Chaplain’s Service
  • Work closely with HCCC Convener and HCCC MFC Project Officer to assist with all arrangements for annual Ministry Family Camp- payment of invoices/expenses etc
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Pastoral Support Worker- Ministry Wives as needed
  • Assist the Committee in organising relevant seminars and training days; eg for ministry wives, chaplains etc
  • Organise the annual HCCC Chaplain’s Christmas function
  • Purchase office supplies as necessary
  • Respond to internal and external queries about HCCC activities
  • Become knowledgeable about opportunities for Chaplaincy service in line with the HCCC’s regulations and work with Convener and HCCC to identify opportunities for further work/ministry subject to budget availability and Committee requirements.
  • Finalise all HCCC payments (invoices/expenses and grant payments) related to End of Financial Year 30/6.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Administrative experience in an office environment Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Financial literacy- understanding of accounts, invoices and expenses Good written and spoken communication skills
  • An interest in the work of Health & Community Chaplaincy Good understanding of Presbyterian polity and practice
  • Member or Adherent in good standing of a PCA congregation
  • Qualifications in business, administration, accounting or management would be well received
Personal Qualities
  • A lively Christian faith
  • Ministry oriented person with administrative skills Proactive, efficient and responsive to deadlines Diplomatic
  • Understands the importance and necessity of confidentiality Organised
  • Flexible
  • Attention to detail Calm and courteous

All applications to Rev Phil Court, Convenor HCCC by Monday 30/9/2019.