Laudato Si Action Platform and Advocacy Project Officer

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Employment Type

Full Time

Applications Close

Monday, 3 October 2022

Location

Australia Wide

Please note this role is for the Christian Brothers Oceania Province. Please direct any enquiries to 03 8359 0107 or email hr@edmundrice.org

About the Role

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform and Advocacy Project Officer will provide specialist leadership and technical expertise on implementing the Laudato Si’ Action Plan, sustainability strategies and legislative requirements across all communities and ministries of the Oceania Province of the Christian Brothers. This person will work closely with the Care of Earth Standing Committee and the Formation Team.  


In the role of Laudato Si’ Action Platform and Advocacy Project officer the primary focus is: 

  • Support the development and delivery of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. 

  • Develop an Action Plan around the 7 goals through consultation.

  • Lead the implementation of the Action Plan.

  • Review and report on the Implementation.

  • Actively work towards the Province’s Zero emissions 2028 policy. 

  • Combine aspects of spirituality, cosmology and environmental sustainability and present them with sound, contemporary pedagogy within a theological framework to Christian Brothers and staff.

  • Work with Brothers Communities and Oceania Province Staff to ensure environmental sustainability in their residences and ministries.    

  • Work closely with the Province Formation Team to assist in the development of formation programs based on the Universe Story and eco-spirituality.

  • Work closely with the Edmund Rice Justice Centre in areas of advocacy. 

  • Work closely with the Province Sustainability Officer around issues of sustainability. 

  • Identify external funding opportunities to support environmental sustainability.

  • Develop partnerships with Government agencies and other Catholic entities. 

  • Identify budgetary requirements for projects and ensure all planning is carried out within budgetary parameters

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies 

  • Tertiary qualifications in an environmental related subject.

  • Experience in policy and procedure implementation of sustainability.

  • Project management skills in sustainability.  

  • High level communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with internal and external people at all levels.  


Selection Criteria

  • Ability to provide leadership that is centred on the   Gospel and Charism of Edmund Rice. 

  • A deep knowledge and understanding of the document Laudato Si’.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and consultatively across a wide spectrum of stakeholders.

  • Capacity to work in a team.

  • Proven ability in implanting programs and projects around environmental sustainability.

  • Experience in the field of advocacy.  

  • Demonstrate a person-centred approach that is based on Right relationships. 

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrate the capacity to be organised and organise others in a calm and productive manner.


The Laudato Si Action Platform and Advocacy Project Officer is a full-time position, but consideration will be given to part-time arrangements. The initial term is for three years including a 6-month probation period with the possibility of an extension. It will commence January 2023 and will report to the Coordinator of Formation Team and work closely with the Oceania Province Care of Earth Standing Committee.


Christian Brothers Oceania Province is a child safe organisation, committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults and has zero-tolerance of any abuse.  Applicants for the position will be subject to:

  • Working with Children Check and Clearance

  • Federal Police Check and Clearance

  • Comply with the Oceania Province of the Christian Brothers’ Child Care, Safety & Protection Policy and Reporting Protocol

For a confidential discussion about the role, contact the HR Department on 03 8359 0117 or email hr@edmundrice.org


To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the selection Criteria   addressed to:

The Deputy Province Leader - to hr@edmundrice.org


Or mail Attention HR: P.O. Box 851 Parkville VIC 3052.


Applications close 10:00pm (AEST) Monday October 3rd

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.