Volunteers Coordinator

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week

Location: Fitzroy with frequent travel between sites

Applications close: Monday, 30 April 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Volunteers Coordinator to support volunteers in the delivery of our services in this newly created position.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Retirement and Ageing Division provides residential aged care, independent living accommodation for people on low incomes, in-home care, overnight and day respite services for older people and people with disabilities. Retirement and Ageing provides services from locations in Frankston, Carrum Downs, Fitzroy, Clifton Hill, Sunshine and Epping.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Volunteers Coordinator works closely with the Volunteer Services team to provide end-to-end support to the Retirement and Ageing Division throughout the volunteer ‘life cycle’. Ensuring that volunteers are supported to participate in the delivery of our services in a manner that upholds the values and objectives of the Brotherhood and in accordance with organisational policies and processes pertaining to volunteers is central to the Volunteer Coordinator role.

In addition, this position facilitates recognition initiatives for Retirement and Ageing volunteers including National Volunteer Week celebrations in collaboration with the Volunteer Services team.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • demonstrated experience in coordinating volunteer or membership bases
  • well developed presentation skills with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences
  • well developed written communication skills for the preparation of communications and reports
  • demonstrated attention to detail and adherence to policies and procedures
  • demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the ability to adapt to new software
  • well developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • experience in retirement and ageing services sector
  • relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience in volunteer sector or services, health and ageing, social or related disciplines.

The position is full time at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $54,271 to $57,823 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information about the role please view the Volunteers Coordinator position description (PDF, 274kb) or phone Leanne Delaney on (03) 9483 1111.

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: Monday, 30 April 2018 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.

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.

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