Careers at the Brotherhood

Operations Manager

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Work type: Maximum Term Part-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Community Development, Other

We’re looking for a professional Operations Manager with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 6 months maximum term part -time basis, working 22.8 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.


the Operations Manager role is to enable the Youth department to support and provide expert advice on the department’s, operations, business and financial planning. The role will be responsible for development of documentation and management of robust business and finance systems and processes.

  • Provide expert advice, lead where appropriate, and support the head of youth and the Senior Leaders with the development of robust department level operational, business and finance systems, analysis of departmental performance and financial data as well as budgets to align with the community programs planning framework and mechanisms
  • Support the Senior leaders in capacity and workforce planning for the department in consultation with the Head of Youth
  • Support Senior leaders deliver internal communications to staff that best achieve departmental objectives around operations including a focus on business and financial planning, within allocated budgets

Salary will be in the range of $ $90,455.88 - $94,498.05 pro rata 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 Operations Manager who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as business management along with proven track record in all aspects of operations management including financial and business analysis, planning and reporting, revenue planning, and quality, risk and compliance management
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor and analyze financial performance systems within allocated budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate the translation of knowledge into strategic objectives
  • Experience in supporting the managing of operations and/or contracts, preferably in the community sector including project management


  • 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 Elmina Joldic on 0410 902 433 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Monday 26 October 2020 at 11:55 pm

Please review the Position Description to address the key responsibilities and selection criteria

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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