Contracts and Compliance Officer

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week. 

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Sunday, 2 September 2018 at midnight

An exciting opportunity exists to assist the continued maintenance of contracts (relating to facility management), contractor performance, property leases and more.

Summary of program and its objectives

Organisational Services is one of eight Divisions of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, and has responsibility for the provision of support services to the other divisions, as well as developing and promoting social enterprise opportunities.

The primary task of the Facilities and Assets team is to guide and support staff in the use, disposal, and management of all assets to maximise the return on investment in buildings and vehicles. The core functions include fleet management, asset management, procurement, building compliance and property management, capital works and OH&S, as it pertains to building and property.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Contract and Compliance Officer is responsible for managing and maintaining contracts (relating to facility management), contractor performance, property leases, property related regulatory and statutory and Essential Service Measures (ESM), OH&S compliance requirements and assigned projects.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • Demonstrated experience in contract management, facility management, building construction, or related field.
  • Sound technical knowledge of building services, including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and fire services 
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of building maintenance service contract strategies, OHS principles, statutory and regulatory legislation; and ability to prepare detailed submissions for management approval
  • well-developed interpersonal, communications, negotiation  skills with the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, from diverse backgrounds and across all levels of organisational hierarchy
  • ability to work both autonomously and effectively as part of a team to achieve effective outcomes 
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations 
  • experience in dealing with and managing contractors 
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritize, delegate and meet deadlines
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • current Victorian Driver’s Licence
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • Tertiary qualifications in mechanical or electrical services. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in computer based building management and security systems.
  • Experience working in a facility management, contract management or similar role.

This is a Full Time position working 38 hours per week. Salary will be in the range of $63,475.36 to $70,263.44 per annum, 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 Contract and Compliance Officer position description (PDF, 285 kb) or phone Ashley Triegaardt on (03) 9483 2450

To apply

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

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Sunday 2 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.
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.