Administration Assistant (Sunshine)

Hours: 12 months maximum term position, 68.4 hours per fortnight (Mon- Fri)

Location: Sunshine

Applications close: Monday, 2 October 2017 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and professional Administration Assistant to provide office coordination and administration support for the delivery of services of Brotherhood Community Care and where required Brotherhood more broadly.


Summary of program and its objectives

At the Brotherhood of St Laurence, we are defined by the people that make up our organisation. With 600 employees and 900 volunteers across more than 50 sites, together we strive to help people experiencing disadvantage through research and policy and services and advocacy.

As well as providing services and programs for families and elderly on low incomes, refugees, young people and the unemployed, we research the causes and effects of poverty and advocate national and local policy solutions for people who are disadvantaged.

Main responsibilities of the role

Based at Sunshine, the incumbent will act as the primary contact between Brimbank Council and Brotherhood on matters related to office management.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • demonstrated relevant administration experience in a similar role
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise across levels both internally, externally with high degree of professionalism and with confidentiality
  • well-developed time management and organisational skills to manage own workload, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and as a team member to achieve goals
  • expertise and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, Outlook Adobe, Internet Explorer, Survey Monkey and MS Visio
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

Desirable

  • relevant experience in the Community Services sector
  • knowledge and/ or experience in Quality Assurance processes.

The position is part time at 68.4 hours per fortnight (12 months maximum term). Salary will be between $46,400 - $50,600 per annum (pro rata) based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Administration Assistant position description (PDF, 197kb) or phone Margaret Radin on (03) 8781 4200.


To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au

Applications Close: Monday, 2 October 2017 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.


Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

Read the Brotherhood’s privacy policy.

Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at)bsl.org.au or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
BROCAP
Hippy Australia
Given the Chance

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.