Administration Officer - Program Support

Job No: VIN874
Location: Lismore, NSW

  • Full-time / permanent
  • Based in Lismore NSW
  • Conditions of employment are governed by the National Employment Standards
  • Hourly rate is $26.41  

 What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.


 About the Service

The Lismore Central Council is the body that oversees all the services, programs, activities, functions and operations of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW within the Lismore Diocese and seeks to ensure that all functions are delivered effectively, efficiently and in accordance with the mission of the Society in NSW, recognising that it is a pre-eminent Catholic Social Services provider that is member lead and supported by volunteers and employees.

The Role

The Administration Officer - Program Support will provide efficient administration services to support the various functions of the Lismore Central Council. This role will be the  first point of contact in all face to face or over the phone enquiries from all stakeholders and the public.  Core responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • providing general administration support to staff working in Special Works, Conference and communication;
  • travel and accommodation bookings;
  • managing the fleet of Society vehicles across the Central Council;
  • maintaining a register of all properties that the Society leases in the Central Council; and
  • managing the bookings and maintenance of the Society’s two Holiday Lodges used for special works.

This role will report to the Financial Controller. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need

  • Appropriate previous experience in office administration in a busy office environment
  • Proven ability to take accurate meeting minutes and strong typing and language skills
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with a commitment to being a service provider
  • Proven IT capabilities with the ability to use various systems (incl. Microsoft Office)
  • Commitment to a high standard of work and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities effectively
  • Ability to be discrete and adhere to all privacy legislation
  • Ability to contribute to a positive team culture
  • A willingness to adhere to and support the Mission, Vision and Ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, and right to work in Australia check.

If you have questions about this role, please email to quoting job number and position title: Administration Officer - Program Support (Lismore) / VIN874.


Applications close at 11:30 pm on 22 March 2018

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.

Information on how to apply.


St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.






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