Education Co-ordinator (Lay and Continuing Education)

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Expressions of interest are invited from Ministers of the Word or Deacons, Pastors or applicants who hold comparable educational and theological training to fill a vacant placement within the Presbytery of Western Australia (WA).

About the Role

The Education Co-ordinator (Lay and Continuing Education) will provide innovative and creative leadership within the Perth Theological Hall (PTH), including the organisation and co-ordination of education and formation for candidates for lay specified ministries, for lay leaders and people, and for ministry agents in Phase 4. This position will have a key role in reshaping education and formation in the Uniting Church in WA.

Key Responsibilities

The Education Co-ordinator (Lay and Continuing Education) will contribute to the life of the Uniting Church in WA, in the following ways:

  • planning and co-ordinating the education and formation of candidates for lay-specified ministries.
  • planning and co-ordinating the education and training for lay leaders and people.
  • planning and co-ordinating the continuing education program for ministry agents in Phase 4; and
  • exploring other platforms and resources used for lay education and training, continuing education, and partnerships with Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) theological colleges or training providers.

Key Relationships

  • Relates to: Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership (CEDAL, the Ministerial Education Board in WA), CEDAL Education Co-ordinator (Ordained Ministries and PTH Principal) and Administration Assistant, other Presbytery and Synod staff, other Presbytery and Synod Committees, members of the wider Uniting Church, other education boards and theological colleges in the UCA.
  • Reports to: This position is accountable to and reports to the Chairperson of CEDAL. This position will be a permanent member of the Faculty Sub-Committee of PTH and may be appointed to CEDAL.

Essential Criteria

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in theology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ministry and mission in the UCA, and to education, formation, and training for leadership.
  • Experience in an adult education context, and planning and delivering educational programs.
  • Familiarity with contemporary church and ministry contexts within the UCA, and trends.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member, and to effectively delegate responsibilities.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, and to facilitate and contribute to strategic discussions.
  • Member of the UCA, and commitment to the Basis of Union, to the Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice of the UCA, and to the consultative, inter-conciliar, multicultural, and ecumenical ethos of the UCA.
  • Knowledge of the structure and polity of the UCA.

To Apply

To express interest or request more information including a more detailed Position Description, please email Hannes Halgryn, at, mobile: 0418-189-39.

Please note that all expressions of interest must include a cover letter, as well as a Uniting Church Leadership Profile.

Application Closing Date: 31 October 2022

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