Benefits of working with us

Our people matter to us. We strive to create a supportive workplace that offers attractive and competitive salaries for our sector, and we offer flexible employment conditions that recognises work–life balance. 

Work–life balance

We recognise the pressures of balancing family and work life. We encourage flexible working conditions through providing a family friendly working environment. The Brotherhood offers twelve weeks paid maternity leave and two weeks paid leave for the partner of a birthing parent.

Workplace support

We also recognise that our staff are more effective when they have the right support systems in place.
Some of the ways we support our staff are:

  • regular one-on-one structured support from managers/supervisors
  • employment assistance program, providing free and confidential personal counselling services.


The Brotherhood strives to create a workplace that offers attractive and competitive salaries and employment conditions. We have three Enterprise Agreements which cover all staff with the exception of the Executive Team. These are the result of negotiations with a number of unions and staff representatives and provide for regular salary increases and a wide variety of flexible working conditions.

Industry benefits

Salary packaging allows you to pay for certain expenses before tax is taken out of your earnings. This reduces the amount of tax paid, helping staff make the most of their income.

Employees may choose to package a range of items such as mortgages, rent, health insurance and personal loan repayments.

Other benefits

Other benefits include:

  • working from home arrangements
  • accrued days off
  • purchased leave arrangements
  • leave loading – 17.5%
  • career breaks
  • long service
  • flexible working arrangements and phased retirement options
  • learning and development opportunities.

BSL Enterprise Agreements

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes