MINISTRY POSITION VACANCY: Melbourne University Ecumenical Chaplain


  • Full-time (UCA stipend), initial funding for 3 years
  • Commencing as soon as possible
  • University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria


Wesley Uniting Church is seeking an Ecumenical Chaplain for the University of Melbourne, commencing immediately.

The chaplain is called to represent Christian faith credibly and be a Christian presence for both staff and students at the University of Melbourne. This ministry seeks to address the task of developing new Christian leaders, creating disciples, offering pastoral care, working ecumenically, and modelling Christian prophetic witness in this missionary setting.

As the Chaplaincy Coordinator within the University’s Wellbeing Unit, the Ecumenical Chaplain acts as a bridge between the University and the chaplains who minister on campus. The key role as coordinator is to support the chaplaincy team, currently made up of six chaplains representing three major religions present on campus.

 The Chaplain will be under the care of and report to Wesley Uniting Church, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne and the Wellbeing Unit at Melbourne University.

 Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV
  • Names and contact details for three referees

For more information, including a job description and congregational profile, please contact Rev. Dr. Craig Thompson (Chair of the JNC) via email on

This position closes on 30 July 2020.