Careers at the Brotherhood

Retail Store Assistant

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Work type: Casual
Location: Bentleigh
Categories: Retail Assistant

Summary of program and its objectives:

The retail network was originally started as a fundraising venture to support and subsidise the community work associated with the Brotherhood’s vision of an Australia Free of Poverty. Retail is now incorporated into the Brotherhood’s community work itself and its growth and sustainability depends on the integration of the store into Empowered Community Enterprises.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The Retail Store Assistant is responsible for undertaking general shop duties under direction of Area and Store Manager, liaise with volunteer workers and assist in the running of the store.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Previous retail experience in recycled goods preferred but not essential
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a team environment to achieve objectives
  • High quality interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to liaise and work with a combination of volunteers, paid work force staff and people from diverse backgrounds visiting the store
  • Professional manner and high customer service focus
  • Flexible attitude with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Must be physically fit to lift bags of weight up to 10kgs.
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


This is a casual position. Successful incumbent will work across multiple stores in the SE Melbourne.

Salary is $24.55 per hour for casuals plus 25% casual loading, plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.


For further information about the role phone Carys Whitfield on 0491694397.

To view the position description for this position, please click here.

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 14 October at 11:55pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration. 

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. 

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