Recruitment and field officer

Hours: 1 Full time position (12 months contract), 
1 Part time position at 22.8 hours a week (12 months contract)

Location: Flemington

Applications close: Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 5pm

A fantastic opportunity to empower and inspire jobseekers to gain and keep sustainable employment in Flemington as part of both the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers, and the Given the Chance Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) programs.

Summary of program and its objectives

In partnership with Flemington Community Centre and the Huddle Youth Program at North Melbourne Football Club, the Given the Chance team will facilitate direct access to jobs, training and in-work support, as well as assistance to overcome non vocational barriers to participation. This role is critical to recruit, and ensure retained job outcomes, for refugees/asylum seekers, mature aged jobseekers, people with a disability and long term unemployed as well as those in social housing arrangements.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Recruitment and Field Officer works with disadvantaged jobseekers to support them into sustainable employment through preparation job placement and post-placement support. This position works as part of a team to achieve outcomes for Given the Chance programs.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • a track record of successfully supporting disadvantaged jobseekers into sustainable employment, through the effective provision of pre-employment skills building, vocational guidance and social support
  • experience working with stakeholders in the employment, training or social services to ensure coordinated support and effective collaboration
  • experience supporting candidates to adjust in the workplace and keep their employment where possible
  • good interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build professionally supportive relationships with a broad range of jobseekers with diverse or complex backgrounds
  • strong organisational 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 client record management systems to record client information and outcomes, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook programs
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

We currently have two positions available:

  • full time, 12 months maximum term position, working 38 hours a week
  • part time, 12 months maximum term position, working 22.8 hours a week

Salary will be in the range of $58,006 to $62,414 per annum (pro rata per annum for part time position) 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 Recruitment & field Officer position description  (PDF, 275kb) or phone Gabrielle Hughes on 0419 950 679.

To apply

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

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Wednesday 27 September 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) 
  • 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.