Seeking a Presbyterian Church Schools’ Resource Office Director

The Presbyterian Church Schools’ Resource Office Director is to resource and support the Presbyterian Church School in New Zealand and to serve and strengthen the relationship between the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and those church schools which are associated with it.

Role Responsibilities

  • Engage with the leaders of Presbyterian Church Schools about what it means to have a special character of Christian ethos and Presbyterian identity
  • Provide support and encouragement to those engaged in the provision of Religious Education and Chaplaincy in the Presbyterian Church Schools
  • Provide orientation and professional development for School staff, newly appointed Principals, Chaplains and Board members in relation to Presbyterian history, context and ethos.
  • To develop and coordinate the provision of resources in keeping with the Christian and Presbyterian/Reformed character of those schools.
  • Curricula development for Christian/Religious Education from (Year 1 to 13)
  • Provide opportunities for strengthening connections with the Presbyterian Church.

The Candidate

You will have a theological qualification. Other desirable/beneficial attributes would include:

  • A teaching Diploma
  • A work history within a chaplaincy or Christian setting
  • Being an ordained minister in good standing with the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

You will have a broad understanding of the church and context in Aotearoa New Zealand, a familiarity with the Reformed tradition and the Presbyterian form of church government. A proven ability to work with the theological range and cultural diversity evident in the Church and in the church schools.

The successful applicant will have the professional credibility to inspire confidence, together with a proven ability to provide high quality work within deadlines and timeframes, a strong calibre of leadership, a focus on collaboration, support and communication.

The role is 0.6FTE (24 hours a week) but would consider 0.5FTE).

Applications close: 15 March 2019

For a complete job description, further information or to apply, contact Gordon Fitch