General Manager

Reference Number: 7661aa

Location: Christchurch

  • Delivering outcomes to achieve the Diocesan Vision
  • Leadership and relationship focus
  • Christchurch based


Our Vision – “Our Faith, Our Future”

The Diocese is a diverse place, with a wide variety of ministries, parishes, schools and other Catholic bodies across the majority of Canterbury and Westland, as well as the Chatham Islands.   The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch is at an exciting time as it strengthens its future in the region, achieving their vision through:

  • A shift in focus from ‘maintenance to Mission’ – growing, strengthening and proclaiming
  • Establishment of five new parishes in Christchurch and changes in the Selwyn District
  • Creation of the cathedral precinct with construction of the new cathedral, a pastoral centre/community hub and a new primary school.


About The Role

This role’s primary objective is to support the Bishop in his pastoral mission for the Diocese through the management and leadership of resources, staff and the delivery of outcomes.  Reporting directly to the Bishop, the role has responsibility for 55 staff.

The role is broad based with responsibility for:

  • Leadership and management of the Diocese teams
  • Financial and asset management including management of annual budgets, funds management and investments, management of the long-term fundraising strategy for the Diocese
  • Strategy and planning
  • Relationship management, communication and engagement.


Skills & Experience 

  • A tertiary qualification
  • Experience in a general management role with a business focus
  • Senior leadership - motivation and management of diverse, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Highly developed communication skills and ability to build strong internal and external relationships and influence outcomes
  • Proven ability in stakeholder engagement
  • A strong customer service ethic
  • Ability to manage change, lead a culture of high performance and improvement and solve problems
  • A sound understanding of human resource management
  • An understanding and empathy with the ethos of the Roman Catholic Church and respect for tradition and values
  • Experience in the not-for-profit or public sector would be an advantage.



  • Contribute to a faith-based organisation, making a real impact in communities.
  • Join a passionate and committed team.
  • Contribute to shaping the future of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch.


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 28 July 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.


Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Document including a Position Description.

For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 (0)274 478 102.


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