1. PWMU Office Manager

The State Council of PWMU (Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union) is seeking a person to undertake administrative tasks to ensure council members have the support they need to work efficiently.

PWMU aims to encourage the support of, provide information about and raise funds for Victorian Presbyterian workers who have been approved by APWM. It has a membership of about 390, and many belong to branches.


Deal with PWMU correspondence, membership, remittances and cookbook purchases.

Manage the databases.

Bank monies received.

Work with the newsletter editor to produce the monthly newsletter.

Prepare and assist with mail outs.

Produce documents required by council.

Print and mail the Dayspring magazine.

Maintain office supplies.

Undertake office tasks for council members.

Manage telephone enquiries.


The hours are flexible but would require working eight hours a week and being available for contact two days a week. The ability to be organised, prioritise, meet deadlines, take instructions thoughtfully and implement them carefully, be confidential and have good filing skills would be required. The office uses Excel, Publisher, Microsoft Access and a photocopier.

Good communication skills and attention to detail are essential.

As the work requires confidentiality, council would prefer a person who is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.


Employment as casual Grade 3 clerical assistant for 8 hours a week, with 4 weeks unpaid leave over December/January.

Applications, with resume, referees and cover letter, and any enquiries can be sent to Mrs Jenny Sharman, PWMU secretary, at by 30th October 2018.


2. Chaplain, PLC Melbourne
to commence Term 3, 2019

Have you ever thought about a transition from regular congregational-based ministry to school ministry?

An exciting opportunity exists for an innovative and creative applicant with energy and vision to work closely with the Principal in strategic planning and all aspects of leading the Christian community of the College.

The successful applicant will:

  • be an ordained Presbyterian Minister;
  • be an outstanding pastoral leader;
  • be able to actively initiate, minister and uphold the Presbyterian Christian teachings and ethos of the College;
  • provide strong Christian leadership to the Christian Ministry teams at the College;
  • have excellent people and communication skills with high emotional and social intelligence;
  • conduct school worship, prepare and lead prayers and reflections for College celebrations, conduct prayer breakfasts and Christian events at the College;
  • support the general oversight of the PLC Christian Education program; and
  • have the ability to lead, inspire and enthuse the team

The successful applicant will be an exemplary individual with a vibrant and engaging approach with students who can actively support the Christian teachings and ethos of the College, provide strong Christian leadership and be a collaborative staff member and team leader of the Christian Ministry at the College specifically in the Senior School. An accommodation package is also provided for the Chaplain by the College.

Post graduate Teaching qualifications are desirable but not essential and may be obtained during service.

For a detailed role description and further information please visit  under ‘Employment’.

Applications close Monday 5 November 2018

From the Moderator General regarding this position:

PLC (Melbourne) is one of the best girls’ schools in Australia. We have a wonderfully talented Christian Principal, many fine Christians on staff, a thoroughly supportive Christian Council chaired by an elder from one of our PCV churches … and there are 1600 girls enrolled.

This is an amazing opportunity for a young PCA minister to enter a new field of service and, perhaps, commit the rest of his ministry days to it.

It’s an amazing “mission-field” – a place to engage young minds for the Gospel. Why not phone the school and give them your expression of interest?

John P Wilson