Careers at the Brotherhood

Training and Induction Officer

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Training and Development

We’re looking for a professional Training and Induction Officer with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 12 month maximum term full-time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

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.


This role exists to deliver two critical components of Given the Chance (GtC) program. Firstly, training for both GtC’s host employers and candidates. Secondly, to support and administer the human resources activities for Given the Chance candidates.

  • Work with relevant GtC employer engagement and recruitment staff to fully understand the host employer workplaces and industries where GtC candidates are placed
  • Coordinate and deliver GtC’s employer training to host employer managers and supervisors as part of new and existing host employer partnerships.
  • Ensure all documentation including case notes, client lists, Australian Apprenticeship Support Network and employee files are accurate and up to date

Salary will be in the range of $61,081.28 to $65,723.84 per annum (pro-rated as per the duration of the maximum term appointment), 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 who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent relevant work experience, in training development and delivery
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds with professionalism
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience in general administration, preferably within the employment or education sectors, with an ability to co-ordinate information/activities internally and externally
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage competing and/or changing priorities and deliver to deadlines
  • Proven team orientated approach to work, with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and autonomously under direction
  • Expertise and competency in the use of data management software and Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook with attention to details
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

Mandatory Employment Criteria

  • Specific work requirements include attendance at a variety of different work locations, work-based travel.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in Australia is required
  • A satisfactory Police Check is required. The Brotherhood will facilitate this process
  • A Working with Children Check is required for this position. The Brotherhood will facilitate this process.



  • 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 Marija Sobot at for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Sunday 25th July 2021 at 11:55PM


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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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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