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Reconciliation Program Lead

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Indigenous and Multicultural Services

Reconciliation Program Lead

We’re looking for a professional Reconciliation Program Lead with relevant experience who wants to join our team of 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers to make a difference on a flexible 0.6 - 1.0 FTE basis, based in Fitzroy.

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 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 is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.


  • Work with Reconciliation Committee and Representatives to ensure all programs are accountable to our commitment to Reconciliation, the agreed actions in our Stretch RAP 2021-2024 and BSL’s strategic plan.
  • Lead the implementation of organisation-wide RAP strategies, to engage employees.
  • Develop and foster collaborative, positive and sustainable relationships across the Brotherhood, and with relevant external parties, that promotes effectiveness of implementation of the Plan.  


Salary will be in the range of $99,878.69 - $104,287.75 per annum (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 someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Experience coordinating a project across an organisation.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols and culture, including historical and contemporary issues.
  • Significant experience or engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or communities and networks
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and experience in successfully coordinating projects.



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay - up to $18,550 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as Cultural Leave and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ceremonial Leave



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,

If you have any questions about the role, or want more clarification, please contact Grace Birch (First Nations Employment Advisor) on +61 491 156 171 for a confidential conversation.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria. 

Applications close: Tuesday, 06 June 2023 at 11:55PM.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity provider, we understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect. We encourage you to submit your application for this role if you meet some or most of the key selection criteria.

BSL is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo relevant pre- employment checks for their role, including a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child & Adult Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
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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