Position Vacant

Position Vacant

Position Vacant: Playgroup Coordinator (part-time)

The Lakes Church (Cairns, QLD) is seeking to appoint a Playgroup Coordinator, responsible for providing leadership to our playgroup ministry. If you have a passion for serving families, caring for them and demonstrating Jesus’ love for them, we’d love to hear from you.

You will oversee our Koala Kids program, run for under 5s and their parents/carers. Koala Kids is very popular in the wider Cairns community and currently runs five sessions across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school term. A typical morning includes free play, mat-time, morning tea, craft, pack-up, play in the nature playground & movement/music. You will have a unique opportunity to walk with parents and carers through the highs and lows of life, creating a warm and safe community in which they can belong. Your role will also involve inviting Koala Kids families to explore faith and consider connecting with other aspects of our church.

This is a 1.5 day per week role involving coordinating teams and running some sessions. Session days and times for 2022 will be scheduled in consultation with the successful applicant. Remuneration is based on Churches of Christ in Queensland recommendations complete with salary-packaging benefits and five weeks of annual leave. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia, hold or be eligible for a Queensland working with children blue card and have a recent National Police Check.


Your application must include your resume, contact details for three referees (one of whom is a church pastor) and a cover letter that specifically addresses the selection criteria. Selection criteria is available online here.  Applications can be sent to geoffs@thelakes.org.au by Monday 15th November, 2021.


The Lakes Church (www.thelakes.church) is a vibrant church in Cairns with a 50 year history of being a welcoming community of all ages. We are affiliated with Churches of Christ in Queensland. We are a community of 600 people with a heart for loving people and inviting them into a growing relationship with Jesus. The role would complement our staff team of eight and serve over 100 families from the wider community.


Cairns is a safe and friendly tropical city with a casual, relaxed atmosphere. A two-hour flight from Brisbane it is a nature-lover’s paradise, situated perfectly between the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Wet Tropics rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. Cairns is a modern city of approximately 160,000 people with a vibrant arts and cultural scene and thriving café and dining precincts.