23 Jun, 2022

Field Development Manager, Northern Territory

  • Scripture Union Australia
  • Remote (Darwin NT, Australia)
Full time Management Nonprofit & Social Services

Job Description

  • Exciting new ministry opportunity in Darwin
  • Lead and develop an enthusiastic team of chaplains, school workers and volunteer RI teachers
  • Recruit and train volunteers to lead and assist religious instruction (RI) programs in NT schools

About Scripture Union Australia

Scripture Union Australia (SU Australia) 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. 

SU Australia 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

SU Australia 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 SU Australia 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.  

SU Australia in the Northern Territory

The Field Development Manager role is currently funded by a partnership between Bush Church Aid (BCA) and SU Australia.

In the Northern Territory, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Field Development Manager to lead and develop our ministry in schools, including managing our team of school chaplains and facilitating religious instruction (RI) in schools.  You will be responsible for recruiting and training chaplains and volunteer RI teachers/helpers, as well as being required to personally teach RI in some schools.  In your new role, you will visit churches and other supporters to build networks and grow SU’s school’s ministry in the region.  This role is based in Darwin and may also require some travel to other parts of the NT.  

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A mature personal faith and values consistent with SU’s and BCA’s ethos and theology
  • A strong background in ministry and mission, preferably with children and young people
  • Experience in School Chaplaincy and/or RI
  • Theological training with a teaching background
  • Experience in a similar role of coordinating and developing volunteers
  • A successful track record in building and maintaining networks and an ability to represent our organisation effectively in external settings

This role is perfect for someone looking for a relaxed lifestyle with more sunshine and less traffic. It includes an attractive salary package including tax free benefits and a company car that you can also use for your personal needs.


Assistance with relocation expenses to move to Darwin is available from our partner, Bush Church Aid.

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

  • Cover Letter – Clearly outlining how you meet the role requirements for our ideal candidate listed above, including your cultural fit within both SU Australia and BCA. No more than two pages in total.  
  • Current CV.

The closing date for this position is 15th July 2022.  Enquiries may be directed to Ox Roberts (Regional Manager, NT & the Kimberley) on 0408 603 098 or ox.roberts@su.org.au 

All staff and volunteers are required to hold a current Working with Children Check (Ochre Card) and operate under SU Australia’s ChildSafe framework. All employees are required to provide SU Australia 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 NT Government from time to time.

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