• on 3rd October, 2022

Applications Invited For Balally Parish Pastoral Centre Leader

Job Position Title:  Parish Pastoral Centre Leader



Balally Parish Pastoral Centre,

The Church of the Ascension of the Lord,

Cedar Road, Wedgewood, Dublin 16 D16 E032


Job description:

  • Work with the Parish Priest and the Parish Pastoral Council to help create a sanctuary of Meditation and Service, a place of Welcome, a Monastery without walls
  • Promotion of Christian Meditation by creating a space where it can be taught and practised
  • Encourage the engagement of service in the parish community by working on initiatives with the youth and elders including outreach to the poor
  • Engage with the Parish Pastoral Council to update on centre projects enabling the mission of the parish
  • Organise speakers and retreats in liaison with the Parish Priest
  • Collaborate with places of meditation, service, contemplation & action particularly with World Community for Christian Meditation, local groups and parishes
  • Implement a Green environmental programme for parish operations
  • Manage the bookings for the centre
  • Oversee the management of the parish bookshop
  • Provide administrative support to the Parish Priest




  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team
  • Understanding of Christianity, Catholic faith and other world faiths
  • Familiarity with Christian Meditation
  • Excellent people and communication skills to interact with a wide diversity of groups and ability to nurture supportive relationships with the parish groups
  • An understanding of the volunteer character of community work
  • Experience of running a pastoral or similar community centre is desirable
  • Basic ability to deal with the financial aspects of the centre working with the parish bookkeeper
  • Good computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Practical ability to organise and coordinate maintenance issues in the centre
  • Awareness of safeguarding requirements
  • Aware of Health & Safety regulations






Terms and Conditions:


  • 20 hours per week Fixed Term Contract which will be reviewed annually from the employment start date
  • Flexibility of work hours will be periodically required in agreement with the Parish Priest based on events
  • Reports directly to the Parish Priest


Renumeration will be detailed in the letter of offer to the successful candidate.



Please send your application with cover letter and CV which should include two referees to:

Fr. Jim Caffrey PP,

The Church of the Ascension of the Lord,

Cedar Road, Wedgewood, Dublin 16 D16 E032

or by email to:




Closing date for applications is Friday, 14th October, 2022.



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