Executive Assistant to General Manager Local Area Coordination

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week

Location: Preston

Applications close: Thursday, 24 August 2017 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our Local Area Coordination department. Reporting to the General Manager LAC, this position will be responsible for providing high level of executive administration support to the work of the General Manager in providing strategic and operational leadership of the LAC department.

Summary of program and its objectives

Local Area Coordination (LAC) is a pivotal function in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). LAC provides planning and coordination to support people with disability in exercising choice and control over the services they use. LAC promotes community inclusion and supports the development of mainstream services that are accessible to people with disability.

The role of LAC is to assist people with disability to advocate, plan, organise and access the support and services needed to live an ordinary life. This includes assessing each person’s eligibility for the NDIS and (where eligible) helping to establish a NDIS plan with reasonable and necessary supports. Local Area Coordinators build community capacity and assist people with disability to access mainstream services regardless of NDIS eligibility.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Executive Assistant (EA) to General Manager Local Area Coordination will provide high level executive administrative support to the work of the General Manager in providing strategic and operational leadership of the LAC department. This involves a thorough understanding of service operations in order to proactively manage the business and processes of a complex and diverse department and to work closely with the General Manager and senior management.

Bringing skilled and thoughtful application and adaptation of a range of administration systems, quality frameworks and tools, this position will support leadership across the LAC department to ensure continuous improvement in designing and implementing consistent and effective systems and work practices. The EA also supports the General Manager’s external role in representing the Brotherhood at senior levels in Government, community and business while internally maintaining and creating positive relationships with the executive team, senior managers and staff across the oragnisation.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • proven administration experience, particularly in supporting senior management, with the ability to effectively screen and respond to queries, manage diaries and emails
  • highly developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills  with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels with both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • discretion, professionalism and the capacity to demonstrate judgement to work with confidential information
  • ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideas of the Brotherhood.


  • proven experience and knowledge of quality frameworks and systems including the Human Services Standards and ISO 9001:2015.

The position is full time at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $59,000 to $63,000 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 Executive Assistant to General Manager Local Area Coordination position description (PDF, 276kb) or phone Daniel Leighton on (03) 8681 2531.

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: Thursday, 24 August 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. 

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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)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.

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