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Recruitment & Field Officer

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a professional Recruitment and Field Officer with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 2 months maximum term, working 38 hours per week based in Dandenong.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

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 Recruitment and Field Officer works with eligible long-term jobseekers, including asylum seekers, to support them into sustainable employment through pre and post-placement support. This position works as part of a team to achieve outcomes for Given the Chance programs. 

  • Maintain a network of relationships with agencies and community groups to engage long-term jobseekers including refugees and asylum seekers, long term unemployed, jobseekers with a disability, mature aged jobseekers, and parents with young children seeking work.
  • Facilitate referrals with other agencies to access an appropriate volume of candidates for work preparation activities via the programs.
  • As necessary, conduct presentations, create and provide information, and attend meetings to gain buy in from relevant agencies
  • Engage with BSL’s Employer Engagement team to source jobs and make them accessible and available to candidates

Salary will be in the range of $61,081.28 to $65,723.84 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


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 an Recruitment and Field Officer who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • A strong track record of successfully supporting disadvantaged jobseekers into sustainable employment, by providing pre-employment skills building, vocational guidance, social support 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 or complex backgrounds


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


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 this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Kaye Bishop on 0490 440 263 for a confidential discussion.

To review the Position Description, please click here.

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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