Careers at BSL

Procurement and Contracts Officer

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Work type: Permanent Part-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Contracts Administrations


  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements including a hybrid work arrangement.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year

We’re looking for a professional Procurement and Contract Officer with relevant experience who wants to join our team of 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers to make a difference on a permanent part-time basis, working 22. hours per week (Tuesday to Thursday 9am – 5pm) based in Fitzroy. 


The Procurement and Contracts Officer is responsible for partnering with stakeholders to plan, develop and support procurement activities to effectively meet BSL’s business objectives including the development and implementation of the annual twelve-month rolling organisation-wide strategic procurement plan.

  • Partner with stakeholders to plan, develop and support procurement activities to effectively meet BSL’s business objectives including the development and implementation of the annual twelve-month rolling organisation-wide strategic procurement plan.
  • Support cross-functional teams during each stage of procurement activity to ensure the effective administration of all procurement processes and compliance with all procurement policies, processes, procedures, and frameworks (Point 2)
  • Provide procurement support in relation to planning, sourcing, tendering processes, supplier evaluation and selection, contracting, supplier and contract management regarding goods and services procured by BSL
  • Assist with the maintenance of the central contract repository


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 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 made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.


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:

  • Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in business, procurement, commerce, or related discipline.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with a minimum of three years in supporting a procurement function and/or team with an emphasis on hands-on operational management and delivery of key outcomes and targets in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and attention to detail in reviewing, negotiating, and working with contractual agreements.
  • Ability to work across all levels of the organisation and adapt the best practice approach accordingly.
  • Strong administrative skills, including attention to detail and time management skills, and the ability to deal with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Commitment and capacity to deliver quality support services and ongoing professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with SharePoint, Microsoft Suite, Folio and other relevant systems.


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 you have any questions about the role or want more clarification, please contact Ivy Kuang at for a confidential discussion.

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

Applications close: Friday, 24 May 2024 at 11.55 pm

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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