Office Manager – Basic Rights Queensland (Brisbane)

Published on January 23, 2023

Basic Rights Queensland (BRQ) is looking for an Office Manager for their Brisbane office. BRQ are a community legal centre, providing information, advice, advocacy and free legal services in relation to social security, disability discrimination, and women’s employment issues.  BRQ also undertakes community education activities to assist people to understand their rights and legal processes and conduct law reform activities, promoting just laws and policies. 

This key role will suit an Administration professional who is positive and has excellent organisational and time-management skills. The Office Manager at BRQ will play an important role as the organisation grows and develops.  It is an opportunity, for the successful applicant to grow within an organisation dedicated to social justice and undertaking strong growth. It calls for excellent interpersonal communication skills, a solutions focussed approach, initiative and the ability to work well independently and as a supportive member of our dedicated team.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Ensure efficient administrative support for all functions of BRQ, including managing records and data, HR administration, compliance support, policies and procedures and WHS support.
  2. Maintain and develop the physical and technological infrastructure (with external IT provider) of BRQ facilities and equipment.
  3. Provide administrative support to staff, teams and the Basic Rights Qld board of management including minute taking, planning assistance and scheduling.
  4. Coordinate BRQ events, in collaboration with CEO and/or other staff members
  5. Lead data collation and analysis for reporting requirements. 

Selection Criteria – Preferred skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in administration role.
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in:  Microsoft Office suite including Sharepoint, virtual meeting forums, VOIP phone systems, file management, data collation and analysis, report preparation, maintenance of equipment registers, and trouble-shooting computer hardware and software problems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to creatively manage competing priorities while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
  • Experience in the management of office premises.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Understanding of the role of community legal centres and a commitment to uphold the values of BRQ 

Desirable skills and experience

  • Desk-top publishing skills
  • Experience with CLASS database
  • Experience in payment and payroll processing with MYOB
  • Experience working in a community service organisation 


  • Full-time/part-time negotiable, family-friendly hours negotiable
  • Salary sacrifice packaging available
  • 2 weeks closure over Christmas – New Year in addition to 4 weeks annual leave.
  • Strong, supportive team culture

For full POSITION DESCRIPTION and further information, contact or 07 3421 2510.


Please provide a resume (4 pages maximum), including contact details of two referees, along with a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and briefly addressing the selection criteria (2 pages maximum).

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30th of January 2023

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