Construction Group Leader

Job Description

About Multicultural Australia   

Multicultural Australia is a leading Queensland multicultural organisation, providing settlement services for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum. We aim to grow multicultural values across our State and to empower newly arrived Queenslanders from diverse cultural and language backgrounds through advocacy, community development and a range of client services.

About the role:

Multicultural Australia is currently offering an opportunity for a Construction Group Leader to work as part of our Community Development and Engagement team. Part-time four days a week, fixed-term for 10 months.

The Construction Group Leader is responsible for overseeing the construction site and overall development of trainees who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, such as young people, mature-age job seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel; and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Among other duties, the successful candidate will: 

  • Oversee the SQW project including project management of the construction and implementing construction work plans in a timely and cost effective manner;
  • Explain and demonstrate work tasks to develop trainee skills in all areas of the project;
  • Ensure the construction site complies with WH&S legislation and environmental management policies, confirming  safe work methods are used by all trainee/site workers in relation to site activities, inspecting work progress and equipment and leading by example with all facets of WH&S;
  •  Coordinate a group of trainees including motivating, teaching and developing trainees, supervision of work  tasks and supporting trainees to submit fortnightly timesheets;
  • Design work activities to enhance accredited training and increase trainee engagement;
  • Ensure work is conducted in accordance with policy and procedures to ensure client privacy, business confidentiality and records are maintained appropriately;

What qualifications and skills do I need?

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have effective communication and interpersonal skills. As well as having a confident and positive personality, you will possess:

  1. Possession of an industry qualification in Construction exceeding a Certificate I in Construction;
  2. Demonstrated experience and a strong understanding of the construction industry;
  3. Demonstrated experience undertaking risk management and assessment on a construction site with strong experience complying with WH&S and environmental legislation and work practices;
  4. Strong project management skills in the construction industry including the ability to meet project timeframes;
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work supportively and collaboratively with stakeholders and lead a diverse team that may include people from a culturally and Linguistically Diverse or Indigenous background; 


Successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver’s licence, police check and apply for a Working with Children Blue Card. It is a condition of employment with Multicultural Australia to fulfil all our current and future COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 

Please peruse the position description on our website for full details about the role: 

How do I apply?

If your next move aligns with this position, please apply directly using the apply link!! You will redirect to our internal recruitment system to register your interest and submit a covering letter along with your resume. 

Please submit your application no later than COB 13/02/2023. We encouraged you to submit your application as soon as possible as we might interview and appoint suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

At Multicultural Australia, we pursue a workforce that is as diverse as our community - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and belief - and reflects the communities we work in. We recognise diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and we are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. 


We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, and people of diverse genders and/or sexual orientations.