General Secretary Uniting Church WA

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian Church of Australia joined together. The Uniting Church Synod of Western Australia is the legal and administrative body of the Church in Western Australia. Please visit for additional information on the Synod.

The Synod now wishes to appoint a new General Secretary who will be accountable to the Church in Western Australia through its Synod Standing Committee. This position is the Secretary of the Synod and the Chief Executive Officer of the Uniting Church Centre.

The General Secretary will lead a team of approximately 30 people with responsibility for the management and control of the Church’s financial operations, property resources and risk and insurance; its marketing and communications; as well as its social justice and culture of safety activities.

This role will encompass broad stakeholder involvement and require a capacity to lead through times of change with a strong pastoral approach whilst also ensuring the managerial and governance responsibilities of the Synod are met.

To be considered for this position, you must be a committed member of the Uniting Church in Australia.

An application pack for this role can be obtained by emailing a request to or by calling Monica Pettersen, Executive Officer: People & Culture on 08 9260 9843.

Confidential applications may then be made in Word or Pdf format to by Friday 11 June 2021.