• Career opportunities in outdoor education
  • Great benefits and scenic surrounds

About us
The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania supports over 600 congregations and presbyteries in the region, providing a diverse range of services and functions, including mission services as well as financial, property and business services.

The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, through the Uniting Church Camping Unit within the equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM) Unit, operates several group accommodation venues (campsites) throughout Victoria. These include Adekate Lodge Creswick, Acacia Campsite Halls Gap, Grampians Wonderland Cabins Halls Gap, Norval House and Lodge Halls Gap, Grantville Lodge and Merricks Lodge.

Our culture
As an employer, UCA values justice, inclusion, compassion, shared leadership, respect, integrity, wise stewardship and innovation. A willingness to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church is essential


  • Professional and friendly work environment
  • Genuine work-life balance culture
  • 37.5 hour work week
  • Holiday loading or 3 days off p.a.
  • Purchased annual leave

About the role
UC Camping (UCC) operates several group accommodation venues (campsites) throughout Victoria, including Norval and Acacia Lodge, in Halls Gap.

UCC is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and qualified person to fill the position of Program Manager. The sites provide group accommodation and hospitality for up to 300 guests, coming from a broad range of user groups. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of education outdoors and the camping experiences.

This is a full-time permanent position with a preference for the Program Manager to live on-site. An attractive remuneration package is being offered.

The successful applicant will work as part of the UC Camping team and be responsible for the delivery of the Outdoor Education programs at our Halls Gap sites and support program at Adekate Lodge. The role provides a diverse work environment and includes managerial and operational tasks, including some ‘on call’ work.

The successful candidate will be able to develop and lead a team, manage external contractors and develop strong relationships with our guests. The ability to work as part of the UC Camping general management team is critical.

UC Camping is a child and youth safe organization committed to the protection of children and young people. All successful applicants will be carefully screened. A willingness to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia is essential.

About you
To secure this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Outdoor Education/Recreation or a related field (e.g. Environmental Science, Nature Based tourism), or agreed equivalent experience
  • Proven successful experience in a related role of similar scope and complexity
  • Formal certifications/qualifications in Bushwalking, Challenge Ropes Course. Certifications/qualifications in other disciplines highly desirable, for example: Climbing/Abseiling, Mountain Biking, and Paddling.

To apply visit https://ucavictas.mercury.com.au

Site inspection is encouraged, however is strictly by appointment.

For further information please call Daniel Murray, Director, UC Camping 0402 105 229.

Applications close: Sunday, 16 December 2018.

UCA is an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and equal opportunity in employment. We welcome applications from all candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds, First peoples and all others regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

UCA is committed to providing a safe environment for all including children. Successful candidates are required to undergo a National Criminal History Check and sign a Keeping Children Safe Code of Conduct. Successful candidates may also require a Working with Children Check.