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Project Coordinator - The SEED Project - Seymour

Brotherhood of St Laurence


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We’re looking for a professional Project Coordinator with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 6-month part- time maximum term contract (Parental Leave Position) until 28th June 2024, working 30.4 hours per week based in Seymour, with occasional travel to Head Office in Fitzroy.


The Project Coordinator will engage with women, the community, stakeholders and the service system to further develop the practice component of the project in Seymour. The position will work closely with the broader WESSI and Research and Policy Centre, Work and Economic Security teams and The SEED Project staff, project partners and stakeholders. 

This multi-faceted role will align practice with the Brotherhood’s existing approaches and frameworks on financial inclusion and economic security. It will include, but is not limited to, engaging with local women; working with individuals and groups; coordinating and facilitating workshops and events; supporting project co-design activities; leading engagement and networking with stakeholders; project documentation and administration support; and building awareness of The SEED Project in Seymour.

It will also contribute to the research, policy and advocacy efforts of the project through strengthening connections of the broader project in Seymour and contributing learnings and opportunities, and through participation in advocacy.

  • Build engagement with women in Seymour in The SEED Project
  • Develop and coordinate the SEED project activities including facilitating workshops, and events
  • Support women to address their barriers to employment by assisting or referring to other supports where required to assist in pathways to employment
  • Support the development and management of a co-design group and contribute to co-design activities with women for the ongoing development of the project
  • Manage existing and develop new stakeholder relationships in Seymour including through networking, coordination of meetings, workshops and events
  • Provide individual support and referrals for women engaged in the project as required

Salary will be $84,506.61 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. 


We are passionate about the work we do. We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia. We are made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities. 


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in community development, social work, employment, financial inclusion or a related field
  • Relevant experience in stakeholder and community engagement
  • Relevant experience in facilitating community, and events
  • Relevant experience engaging with people from diverse backgrounds including those who experience disadvantage


  • Existing connections with women, community and services in Seymour
  • Knowledge and/or experience in financial inclusion and economic security
  • Knowledge and/ or experience in working with participatory and co-design approaches
  • Demonstrated experience, understanding and commitment to working towards a systemic change agenda


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If you have any questions about the role or want more clarification, please contact  Penny Bohm on 0490 126 015 for a confidential discussion.

To view the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government vaccination mandates.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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