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Retail Area Manager - Maternity Leave

Brotherhood of St Laurence - Brunswick, WA

Source: uWorkin


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

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 role is responsible and accountable for the business outcomes of the retail stores allocated to the area’s portfolio. This objective will be achieved through providing support and guidance to local store management by utilising retail and business subject matter expert knowledge. This will ensure customer service levels, financial return and the operational needs of the stores are achieved.

  • Take responsibility for managing risk, safety, health and compliance in own area of responsibility and ensure steps are taken to prevent unsafe work practices in accordance with Brotherhood policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and interpret store budgets and communicate findings on a monthly basis
  • Identify risks to day to day operations as well as the organisation and proactively manage to resolution or remedy

Salary will be in the range of $74,480.12 to $77,788.36 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 an who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • previous leadership experience in the retail industry, preferably with a combination of volunteers and paid work force.
  • proven interpersonal, communication, people management and negotiation with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems, make appropriate recommendations and take ownership for decisions
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • demonstrated experience empowering and delegating staff to take responsibility
  • ability to be flexible and make positive changes within the workplace
  • proven ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment to achieve goals
  • demonstrated ability to understand financial data and reports
  • expertise and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • current Victorian driver’s licence
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

Mandatory Employment Criteria

  • specific work requirements include weekend work, afternoon shifts, public holidays, work-based travel, attendance at a variety of different work locations
  • proof of eligibility to work in Australia is required
  • a satisfactory Police Check is required. The Brotherhood will facilitate this process


  • demonstrated experience working with recycled goods


  • 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 Mark Lane, Head of Social Enterprises on 0439 262 305 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Friday, 26 February 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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