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Director of Parish Development

Director of Parish Development

The Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is seeking applications for a Director of Parish Development. This is a new role and is a fulltime position with a 3 year fixed contract.

The primary role of the Director of Parish Development will be to direct and support pastoral development in parishes across the diocese. This will include facilitating clergy and parishioners to engage in new ways and structures of working together, and building the capacity of parishes to meet the ongoing pastoral needs of people by identifying and managing the delivery of appropriate training and formation.

The work takes place in the context of a vibrant diocese with a strong commitment to embedding ways of being a synodal Church across all aspects of diocesan life and in the final stages of development of a Diocesan Pastoral Plan. The Director will be committed to both synodality and the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and will work in close collaboration with the Bishop, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, the Council of Priests, members of the Faith Development Services team, and established groups and teams throughout the Diocese.

A full job description can be found below.

To apply, please send your CV, together with a letter outlining your suitability for the role as stated in the job description, to [email protected] , including the subject line ‘Director of Parish Development’.

Closing date for applications is no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, 25 March 2024.

The Diocese reserves the right to shortlist candidates for interview. A second round of interviews may take place.