Recruitment and Field Officer

Hours: Full time, maximum term of 12 months at 38 hours per week

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Sunday, 3 June 2018 at Midnight

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Recruitment and Field Officer to join our Work and Learning team on a 12 month contract working full time.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Work and Learning Division of the Brotherhood of St Laurence seeks to assist people to live and work independently through access to effective, high quality employment, training and support programs. The department also advocates for appropriate and innovative community responses to employment and related issues.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Recruitment and Field Officer supports Given the Chance Program broadly and GTO project primarily by conducting approved recruitment and marketing related activities to ensure appropriate candidates are available for employers and businesses that have service agreements with the Brotherhood. In addition, the incumbent also supports sustainable employment through pre and post-placement support to the jobseekers. 

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • a strong track record of successfully supporting disadvantaged jobseekers into sustainable employment, by providing pre-employment and post placement support
  • experience working with stakeholders in the employment, training or social services to ensure coordinated support and effective collaboration
  • good interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build professionally supportive relationships with a broad range of jobseekers with diverse backgrounds
  • strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals
  • demonstrated competency in the use of record management systems to record information, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook programs
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a full time, maximum term position of 12 months at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $58,760 to $63,225 per annum, based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information about the role please view the Recruitment and Field Officer position description (PDF, 272 kb) or phone Eileen Rywotycki on 0404 034 377.

To apply

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

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Sunday 3rd June 2018 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. 

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) 
  • 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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
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.