Senior Manager Volunteer Services

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Friday 4 November 2016 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Manager Volunteer Services who is responsible for developing opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the vision and mission of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Summary of program and its objectives

Community Relations is a central function that has responsibility for engaging and developing the Brotherhood’s community supporter base including the numbers, depth and breadth of Brotherhood supporters.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Senior Manager Volunteer Services will be responsible for managing the need and develop opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Brotherhood and to develop the volunteer services accordingly.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:  


  • demonstrated experience in a related field such as volunteer management, social work, community development, welfare work or human resources 
  • proven experience in program development, planning and policy development
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with  people from diverse backgrounds
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team, in order to deliver on strategic goals and internal business unit volunteer requirements
  • takes ownership and responsibility for decisions 
  • demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood. 


  • relevant qualifications in community development, social work, welfare work or similar field.

This is a full time position at 38 hours per week. Salary will be in the range of $90,000 - $96,000 per annum, based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information please view the Senior Manager Volunteer Services position description (PDF, 80KB) phone Morwynne Carlow on (03) 9483 1369.

To apply

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

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications by: Friday 4 November 2016 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) 
  • 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.

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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.