Administration Assistant

Hours: Part time 30.4 hours per week

Location: Dandenong

Applications close: Friday, 28 September 2018 at midnight

An exciting opportunity exists to provide administrative support to the Given the Chance (GtC) Jobs Victoria program and team of Recruitment & Field Officers.

Summary of the program and its objectives

Given the Chance, Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) supports disadvantaged jobseekers into employment in partnership with local providers and employers at sites in Dandenong, Flemington and Whittlesea. This project is funded by the Victorian Government.

Main responsibilities of the role

The role of the Administration Assistant is to provide administrative support to the Given the Chance (GtC) Jobs Victoria program and team of Recruitment & Field Officers. The incumbent will provide administrative assistance in the areas of pre and post placement support of eligible long term unemployed jobseekers and will assist with daily office operations including reception, office facilities management, customer service and general administration. 

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require

  • qualifications in Business Administration and experience in an administration or customer service position preferably in a community-based organisation
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • proven ability to work independently and within a team to achieve program outcomes
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in database management and Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • an understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a part time maximum term position working 30.4 hours per week.

Salary will be in the range of $52,650.00 to $56,456.40 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay. 

For further information please view a copy of the Administration Assistant position description (PDF, 188 KB) or phone Kaye Bishop on 0490 440 263.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and completed screening questionnaire » 

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications by: Friday, 28 September 2018 at midnight

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. 

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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) 
  • 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) 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.
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