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Safe Ministry Paralegal

Sydney Anglicans
Location: Sydney CBD, NSW
Date advertised: 1st May 2024
Job Type: Casual
Closing Date: 24 May 2024
  • Casual (1 day per week) role, ideally for someone who is a university student, studying Law or has a background in legal work.

About us

Here at the Sydney Anglican Offices, we are committed to supporting the building of God’s kingdom through the provision of a range of valued services to organisations and churches in the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney.

The Office of the Director of Safe Ministry (ODSM) plays a significant role in supporting safe ministry practices across the Diocese and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons through screening, training, policies and advice. ODSM also administers the complaints procedure in relation to clergy and church workers. To learn more about Safe Ministry please visit this link.

About the role

In the role of the Paralegal, you will provide legal and related support and assistance for the work of the ODSM by:

  • Assisting the Director of Safe Ministry in undertaking work required as a result of church complaints processes, redress claims and file reviews.
  • Assisting in the development of policy, brochures, and other documents to assist ODSM with its work.
  • Ensuring files and records kept in accordance with ODSM requirements.
  • Undertaking research and search inquiries on behalf of the ODSM in response to allegations.

To read more about the role, please see the position description here.


  • CBD location, brand new offices (including coffee machine!)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Role specific training provided

About You

  • Second, third or fourth university student studying law.
  • Ability to work unsupervised. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and punctuality.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Legal research skills.
  • Polite and presentable manner.
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn.

Consistent with the ethos and values of the Sydney Anglican Offices, applicants for the position must have a demonstrated Christian commitment and are an active member of a church. Knowledge of the Sydney Anglican Diocese is an advantage.

We invite you to apply to for the Paralegal position as you consider using your skills to contribute to this important work that supports work of God’s kingdom.

To submit your application, please click on this link, which will take you to our recruitment platform 'Swag'.

For other questions please contact Amy Bokalawela, HR Coordination on 0414 769 963 or arb@sydney.anglican.asn.au

Closing date:  24 May 2024

Please be aware that this job ad was placed and authorised only for the sydneyanglicans.net website.




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