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Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney

Part time – 2 days per week

The ideal candidate would ideally have a background and/or qualifications in law, counselling, education or healthcare, and would receive appropriate training to fulfil this specialised role.

About the Organisation

The Diocese of Broken Bay Office of the Tribunal is part of the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney. The Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney serves the Dioceses of NSW and the ACT. The Tribunal is governed by the Code of Canon Law in determining applications for annulment. 

 About the Role

The primary purpose of the Auditor is to conduct interviews for the purpose of collecting evidence primarily in marriage nullity cases. Associated with this work is the preparation of cases on behalf of the Presiding Judge.

To achieve this, the Auditor conducts interviews with clients, liaises with the Presiding Judge for a case or the Judicial Vicar and, when directed, and provides information to Parishes of the Diocese of Broken Bay about the annulment process.

This role is a permanent part time position (two days per week) and is based at the Polding Centre, located in the Sydney CBD, with work also required within the Diocese of Broken Bay, primarily at Pennant Hills.

A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate. 


The primary responsibilities of the Auditor are:

  • Conducting initial interviews with persons wishing to establish their freedom to marry in the Catholic Church.
  • Collaborate with the Presiding Judge to prepare cases for the Tribunal.
  • Liaise with clients.
  • Ensure canonical procedures are followed, appropriate decrees issued and any other instructions of the Presiding Judge followed.
  • Typing testimony transcript when and if required.
  • Fulfil the duties of an Assessor in cases when appointed by the Presiding Judge.
  • Provide Tribunal services and support to the parishes, agencies, clergy and volunteers of the Diocese of Broken Bay in a collaborative manner under the direction of the Judicial Vicar.

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate should satisfy the following selection criteria:

  • An understanding of the Catholic Church, its mission and the sensitivities and nuances of dealing with various stakeholders.
  • Experience in conducting interviews of a sensitive nature.
  • A background and or qualifications in an area such as but not limited to:

            - Law

            - Counselling

            - Education

            - Healthcare

            - Languages other than English

  • Ability to operate with discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management abilities.
  • High level skills in contemporary computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience working with minimal supervision while remaining a team player.
  • The ability to learn quickly and retain new knowledge.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and communication abilities including well developed listening skills.
  • A knowledge and understanding of the geographical area of the Diocese of Broken Bay would be looked on favourably.

A position description detailing the role is available at or by emailing your request to

Applicants should submit a covering letter outlining their suitability for the role by addressing each of the selection criteria as outlined above, as well as a resume outlining your experience. Reference checks will be carried out for preferred candidates

The successful candidate will be required to hold a current Working with Children clearance in NSW.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

The Archdiocese is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children.

Applications to be sent in confidence to:

People & Culture

Polding Centre, Level 5

133 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

or to:

Applications close: Tuesday 23 March 2021