Employment Vacancies


25 hours per week.

An appropriately experienced office secretary is needed to provide secretarial & administrative support to the Parish Priest and the Finance and Management Committee.

Applicants should be experienced in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point) and familiar with accounting procedures.

Applications with CV should be forwarded to:  Secretary Vacancy, PO Box 19625 Woolston, ChCh 8241 by Friday 20 October.

Further details including job description contact parish@catholicferrymead.org.nz


Director, National Liturgy Office

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking applications for Director of the National Liturgy Office. This is a unique, part-time role supporting liturgical practice within the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand which:

  • promotes sound and appropriate liturgical practice within the bicultural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • provides advice and recommendations to NZCBC on liturgical matters
  • ensures effective liaison with international liturgical bodies, including the Holy See
  • liaises with dioceses throughout New Zealand on all aspects of liturgical practice.

In addition to a background in liturgical studies/ministry, the successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong administrative and managerial experience.  Familiarity with liturgical practice in New Zealand would be an advantage.  The role is 30 hours a week (negotiable) and while currently based in Auckland there is flexibility on location of the role.

For enquiries or a job description contact James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – jvanschie@nzcbc.org.nz  – including a current CV and an outline of your motivation for the role.

Final date for acceptance of applications is Monday, 20 November 2017



Marralomeda is a Christian community where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. Nineteen people with intellectual disability live in four homes in Redwood.

We seek a community leader who will provide leadership which will uphold the Christian values and philosophy of Marralomeda.  Experience in organisational leadership and working with people who have an intellectual disability would be an advantage.

Applications close 24 October 2017.

For application details email:  kprushton@gmail.com

Marralomeda Philosophy Statement

Marralomeda is a Christian community where prayer is part of daily experience.

As members of the Marralomeda Community the unique gift of each individual is recognised.

The right to be listened to, loved and respected is paramount.

Although there are varieties of responsibilities there is no hierarchy of importance at Marralomeda. Each person in the community is accepted as they are and valued for who they are, their gift is precious to the community. Each person is accepted as “the light of Christ”.

Marralomeda is not only a service provider for persons with intellectual disability, it is a community where people come together to grow in bonds of friendship. Through walking with each other as we journey through the dailyness of our lives we celebrate our gifts and support each other in our various disabilities. No one person has all the gifts to make the community truly alive, therefore we rely on one another. Our intellectually disabled members often reveal to us our own preoccupation with the so-called “important” things of life and can forget how to enjoy life, to celebrate and to cherish relationships in a simple way.

Central to our philosophy is the concept of empowerment. We seek to empower our community members to make informed choices, to take responsibility for decisions and to contribute to all tasks pertaining to the running of their home and community to the level possible for each individual.

We believe in community integration and encourage our community members to participate in activities within the wider community and offer support to enable this to happen. Community integration is the key to public understanding of what the person with intellectual disability has to offer.

Hospitality is also central to Marralomeda philosophy. Whoever comes to the door is welcomed in an appropriate way and made to feel valued and important.

We believe the busyness of daily life must never overtake the unexpected call to welcome. Relationships are fostered and family contact always encouraged.


A COMMUNITY IS BEAUTIFUL WHEN ALL ITS MEMBERS ARE USING THEIR TALENTS FULLY”.                                                                                    Jean Vanier.