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The Anglican Diocese of Gippsland is looking for a new Director of Professional Standards

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: In the ecclesiastical province of Victoria, the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland came into being in July 1902 with the installation of Bishop Arthur Pain. With our 13th Bishop installed on 18th August 2018, Bishop Richard Treloar, we have 30 parishes, The Abbey (Raymond Island), Retirement Living Villages (Wy Yung and Morwell) and two affiliated schools, Gippsland Grammar School (Sale and Bairnsdale) and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School (Warragul and Traralgon). Having over 1,200 church workers acting in various capacities throughout the diocese, the Director of Professional Standards is the key person to apply appropriately high standards of behaviour in the ministry of the Anglican Church in the diocese.

ABOUT THE ROLE: The Director acts as the first point of contact for complaints, questions and concerns of behaviour regarding past and present office bearers and volunteers of the diocese and its organisations. The Director ensures that that information provided concerning inappropriate behaviour is appropriately investigated and where required, reported to external authorities and/or examined under diocesan disciplinary procedures. The Director assists in providing redress to victims of abuse, in developing policies, protocols and procedures for professional standards in the diocese, and in the dissemination of information and training designed to raise the awareness of appropriate behaviours within the diocese. The Director works cooperatively with officers of other dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia and other relevant bodies to aid a general lifting of standards and the bringing of perpetrators of abuse to account. Have you a good understanding of the ethos and governance of the Anglican Church and are you a good listener, facilitator, and communicator, looking to stretch and grow with the diocese?

Please contact the Registrar, Mr Richard Connelly for more information – application submissions close 8th April: registrar@gippsanglican.org.au

Before applying, consider the following mandates:

  • No record of criminal history contained in a National Police Certificate.
  • Current Working With Children’s Check clearance.
  • Bachelor level qualifications in any of psychology, education, social work, law or counselling (or the equivalent in combination of experience and education).
  • Current driving license.
  • Technically literate.

Please find HERE the position description for the Director of Professional Standards


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For over 40 years the Anglican Development Fund has played a very important role in providing loans to parishes throughout the Diocese of Gippsland. Whether for a new parish hall, some badly needed renovations to the parish church or any other capital expenditure. In fact since its inception in 1971, as the Diocesan Rolling Fund, most parishes in the Diocese have benefited from ADF loans. None of this would have been possible without investors concerned to support the work of the Church by this means. In the current interest environment an investment with the ADF pays a relatively good return, when compared to equivalent bank products, and with no account fees or charges becomes an even more attractive investment option. Best of all, when investing with the ADF you can be secure in the knowledge that you are helping the growth of the Anglican Church and that you, your family and your parish community will benefit directly from your investment. It’s your fund, and Anglicans in all parishes are encouraged to participate in the Anglican Development Fund.

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