Compliance Director

Read Compliance Director
City on a Hill
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Date advertised: 28th June 2018
Job Type: Full time, Part time, Permanent
Closing Date: 20 July 2018


City on a Hill began with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in our world for the glory of God.

Since our inception in Melbourne in 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God's grace as he has united hundreds of men and women around the mission of 'knowing Jesus and making Jesus known'. City on a Hill now meets across five locations in three cities.

While our story is characterised by constant change and growth, we have maintained an enduring commitment to Christ and his call on our lives in this generation. We are committed to raising up gospel hearted leaders, to build healthy churches, which will reach and serve cities with the gospel of Jesus.


To support the growing operational needs of City on a Hill, the Compliance Director will join the City on a Hill Central team, and will play a key role in supporting the health of all City on a Hill churches and ministries.

The Compliance Director will be responsible for operational compliance at City on a Hill and will provide leadership and coordination of these activities across the church. They will also oversee the efficient and effective delivery of centralised administrative services for City on a Hill churches and ministries.

The Compliance Director will report to the Executive Pastor (Central), and will provide leadership to a team of volunteers, as well as strategic support to the pastors, staff and governance teams. In time, it is expected the role will also involve oversight of paid staff.

This is a full time role, with openness to flexible or part-time options. The role will be ideally based at the City on a Hill Melbourne office. 


1. Strategic and executive administrative support to the Executive Pastor (Central) and operational governance teams.

2. Administration of Safe Ministry initiatives across City on a Hill, including: oversight of volunteer applications, background checks & training; implementation of Safe Ministry best practice standards and policies; supporting full compliance to laws and regulations pertaining to child safety; and contributing to a culture of safe ministry in all areas of City on a Hill.

3. Oversight of general ministry and operational risk management practices across the church, including appropriate completion and response to risk assessments and incident reporting.

4. Coordination of key HR activities, including recruitment and on-boarding, staff review and development, off-boarding, and maintaining employment records.

5. Ensure adherence to statutory reporting and compliance requirements to various governing bodies; including the ACNC, Anglican Dioceses, and other State and Commonwealth agencies.

6. Assist with fulfilling the duties of company secretary for City on a Hill entities, including: City on a Hill Authorised Anglican Congregations (Anglican Diocese of Melbourne), City on a Hill Movement Ltd., City on a Hill Foundation, City on a Hill Creative, and Many Rooms Ltd.

7. Adherence to City on a Hill operational policies, processes and procedures, and contribution to continuous improvement in this area. 



a)  A demonstrated love for Jesus, his gospel and mission.

b)  Willingness to commit to the vision and mission of the church as a member of City on a Hill.

c)  Attention to detail and proven ability to maintain compliance requirements in a complex and growing organisation.

d)  Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team.

e)  Demonstrated ability to handle rapid organisational change.

f)  Relevant experience in the areas of governance, compliance, and administration.

g)  Ability to recruit, lead and develop volunteer leaders.

h)  Ability to develop and implement best practice systems and procedures.

i)  Proficient administrative skills, exhibiting the spiritual gift of administration (1 Cor. 12:28).


a)  Relevant tertiary training, such as business administration, law or other professional services.

b)  Experience in writing policy and best practice operational procedures.

c)  Understanding of the current rules and regulations applicable to churches and charities.

d)  Experience and proven ability in leading organisational change. 

The Compliance Director must also hold a current Working with Children Check, a clear Police History Check, and uphold the standards outlined in the Faithfulness in Service code of personal behaviour for church workers. 


To apply for the role please send your current resume along with an application letter addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria to

Also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills to this role.