10 Jan, 2022

Field Development Manager - Tasmania North West

  • Scripture Union Australia
  • Tasmania, Australia
Part time Church Minister / Pastor / Leadership Management Mission Nonprofit & Social Services

Job Description

  • Passionate about activating and growing local ministry opportunities?
  • Love networking, building partnerships and developing others?
  • Do you want to use your leadership abilities to make a difference in the lives of young people, families, schools and wider local communities?

About Scripture Union Australia

Scripture Union Australia (SUA) is an interdenominational Christian movement committed to providing Australian children, young people and families with opportunities to experience the transforming love of Jesus and to pursue a lifelong journey of discipleship.

SUA is part of the worldwide Scripture Union movement, a movement of Christians working with churches to make God’s Good News known to children, young people and families and to encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through Bible reading and prayer. (scriptureunion.org.au)

SUA is a charitable 'limited by guarantee' not-for-profit organisation comprising more than 900 staff and thousands of volunteers, working with churches and serving in communities in all states and territories across Australia.

All SUA staff and volunteers are empowered and equipped to champion a child safe culture and are committed to the highest standards of safety and care in our work with children, young people and families.

Role Requirements

SUA is seeking a community networker, leader and activator to oversee and grow our ministries in North Western Tasmania. Working collaboratively with churches, schools and volunteers, the Field Development Manager is responsible for leading the local delivery of SUA ministry through training, coaching and releasing both staff and volunteers into ministry opportunities within their district. This includes recruiting and managing a team of school Chaplains.

The successful applicant will be well networked with and respected by churches and denominations in the region; have demonstrated leadership experience and experience in building new ministries, activating volunteer leaders, and equipping and empowering volunteers to build effective and sustainable ministry teams. This role is a four day a week position and will be based out of a home office with frequent travel expected within the region.

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Committed to growing ministry with children, young people and families, and community development
  • A successful leader who demonstrates a passion for coaching and mentoring
  • Effective in building church partnerships, and equipping and mobilising volunteers and leaders
  • An energetic communicator, with a minimum of 3 years team leadership experience, preferably within a not-for-profit environment combined with tertiary qualifications
  • A team player who is also able to work autonomously
  • A highly effective trainer in Christian work with children, young people, and families


To be considered for this role, please complete your application including the following:

  • Cover Letter– Clearly outlining how you meet the role requirements as listed above for our ‘ideal candidate’, including why you want to work with SUA. No more than two pages in total.
  • Current CV

Click here to be directed to our website for a copy of the role statement and to apply

The closing date for this position is 31st January 2022. For all other general enquiries please Jenny Cowley, Regional Manager Tasmania on ph.0438 365 234.

All staff and volunteers are required to hold a current Working With Vulnerable People (Children) Registration Card and operate under SUA’s ChildSafe framework. All employees are required to provide SUA with a National Police Records Check. Interested applicants will be referenced checked for their suitability for working with children and vulnerable people. Applicants will need to be able to comply with any Health Directions issued by the Tasmanian Government from time to time.

(Recruitment agencies need not enquire or apply. Only direct candidate applications will be considered.)

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