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Aboriginal Hostels Limited
Position Level: 
APS Level 3
$56,932 to $61,717
Nhulunbuy NT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
24 January 2021
To event remaining 6 days

Aboriginal Hostels Limited’s (AHL) purpose is to provide safe, comfortable, culturally appropriate and affordable short-term accommodation for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home to access medical services, education and economic opportunities.

A career with AHL will provide you with a chance to contribute to improving the quality of life and economic opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We offer rewarding experiences and rewarding employment conditions.

Hostel management opportunities are available for motivated and experienced individuals to join AHL in a fast paced, operational environment. Reporting to an Operations Manager, Hostel Managers and Assistant Hostel Managers are critical positions, overseeing the operations of a hostel to ensure appropriate and efficient services are delivered to our residents, as well providing supervision support to staff. Success in this role requires strong management experience, commitment and passion for servicing the Indigenous community and a willingness to work “on the ground”. Successful candidates will have previous accommodation management experience, outstanding relationship management skills and experience in managing property issues. This is a busy role with constantly changing priorities, requiring excellent organisational skills.

Key duties

The duties and responsibilities of the role will involve:

  • guest services
  • hostel operations
  • management
  • community engagement
  • Work, Health and Safety

Based on the skills and experience of the successful applicant, the role will be offered as either the Hostel Manager ($58,159 - $61,717 pa) or Assistant Hostel Manager ($56,932 - $57,018 pa).

In addition, the successful applicant will also receive a Hostel Managers Allowance of $1,500 pa, District Allowance of $3,685 pa without dependants or $6,497 pa with dependants, generous shift penalties apply for weekends and public holidays and 15.4% superannuation.

For more information about the role go to: https://ahl.gov.au/employment


Eligibility for engagement and to maintain employment

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and
  • be accepted by your community as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander,
  • be an Australian citizen,
  • hold a current valid driver’s licence, and
  • have the flexibility to travel on a regular basis and the capacity to work out of hours if required.

Prior to engagement you will need to:

  • hold (and maintain) a Working with Children Check in the relevant state,
  • hold current CPR training and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain,
  • undergo a satisfactory National Criminal History Check, and
  • meet fitness for duty requirements.

In addition, the following are highly desirable:

  • Certificate III in Community Services or equivalent, and
  • Previous management experience in a residential environment.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.

For more information: 
(02) 6212 2015
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