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Organisation : Brotherhood of St Laurence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 12 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brotherhood of St Laurence

About the role

We’re looking for a Cook with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a part time basis, working two days 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 Brotherhood of St Laurence Day and Respite Programs division provides high quality flexible services that assist older people, people who have a disability and carers to access and participate in community life.  Priority is given to those who are socially isolated.

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic and motivated Cook to join a team dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of older adults living in the Fitzroy area.  The Cook is responsible for menu planning, preparing, cooking and serving nourishing, palatable and attractive meals for clients of Day and Respite Programs. Working with the Program Coordinator, this position ensures that the food safety and kitchen hygiene complies with the legislative and Occupational Health and Safety requirements at all times.

Salary will be in the range of $50,775.40 – $52,567.84 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:

  • Qualification in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) or other relevant qualification along with experience in a similar position
  • Current Food Safety Supervisor certification in Aged Care
  • Knowledge and experience with special dietary and nutritional requirements including medical conditions, allergies etc. of older people.
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements including Occupational Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards.
  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision and as an effective team member to achieve objectives
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills to plan own workload and meet deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • 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 Merina Ashdown on 0491 693 705 for a confidential discussion.

To view the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here. 

Applications close: Sunday 12th June, 2022 at 11:55pm

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


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.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Cook - Part Time via Pro Bono Australia.

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