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Organisation : Brotherhood of St Laurence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 24 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brotherhood of St Laurence

About the role

We’re looking for a professional Chef with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a full time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Clifton Hill

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.


The Chef prepares, cooks and oversees the service of nourishing, enjoyable and nutritionally balanced food for residents that supports their lifestyle, physical and dietary needs.

In addition, the position provides direction to and coordinates the Cook, Food Services Assistants within the facility and ensures that the safety and hygiene of kitchen and equipment is maintained and adhered to as per legislative, food safety and OHS requirements.

This position is responsible for the management of the kitchen, ensuring the preparation and presentation of nutritious quality of meals to enhance the dining experience of the residents to support their lifestyle and dietary requirements.

The role will cook and manage the Food Services Assistants to ensure that safety and hygiene of kitchen and equipment is maintained and adhered to as per legislative, food safety and OHS requirements.

Salary will be in the range of $53,042.08 – $55,107.52 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 a Chef who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) or qualification relevant to the role
  • Current Certificate in Food Safety Supervisor Training
  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working in an Aged Care Facility cooking for around 120 residents.
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of food services within a large commercial kitchen
  • Knowledge, competency and understanding of food storage, handling and preparation as this relates to the provision of hospitality services
  • Knowledge and experience in menu planning for dietary and nutritional requirements within budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to use initiative and work independently or as instructed.
  • Proven competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Customer service focused


  • 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 Milly Kuranage, Residential Manager  on 0490 436 051for a confidential discussion.

To view the position description, please click here.

Applications close: Sunday 24th July, 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: Chef - Residential Care via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Other
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Consulting, #Disabilities, #Education_and_Employment, #Employment_Services, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Health_–_General, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Indigenous, #Other, #ResearchMedical_Research, #Social_Enterprise, #Youth_and_Young_People


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