Assistant Store Manager Couple - Remote Community

Job No: 139990
Location: Arnhem Land

  • Are you a couple interested in using your retail/hospitality experience to make a difference with remote indigenous communities?
  • Unique, highly rewarding opportunities for couples to live & work in the heart of the Australian outback!
  • Generous base salaries of $60,000 - $65,000 per person, PLUS super and all living expenses covered, including accommodation!

About Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA)

Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) is built on Yolngu and Balanda working together and we acknowledge our collective effort and commitment to ‘Making a Difference Every Day’ in our communities and to the lives of our members

Everything ALPA does is focused on training, developing skills, creating jobs, and developing sustainable businesses for Yolngu to build an economy in our communities and our region.

Our goal is to reduce welfare dependency and enhance the quality of life of our members. We also contribute to this through our benevolent programs and sponsorship of local events and activities which are funded by ALPA through our successful commercial activities.

About the Opportunities

ALPA is currently looking for multiple enthusiastic couples to join their team as Assistant Store Managers, working in one of several communities within Arnhem Land, NT.

Sharing management duties as a couple, you will assist the Store Managers in the running of the store, working with and learning from local Aboriginal community members to maximise employment and training opportunities.

Core duties:

  • Manage the ordering and receiving of stock, accounting for timelines to ensure necessary stock is available when needed
  • Provide effective leadership, management, supervision and on the job training to Aboriginal store workers
  • Implement policies of the Community Council which relate to the operation of the store.

Please note that this role is built for couples with the ability to share work responsibilities and accommodation. Successful candidates need not be in a relationship and may be any two people who could successfully fulfil work responsibilities while sharing accommodation.

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About You 

To be successful, you'll have demonstrated experience in the retail sector, with strong financial skills and an understanding of stock control principles. Because this role requires two people, transferrable skills will be considered provided at least one person has relevant experience.

You'll be highly organised, with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively manage indigenous staff members, where cultural norms and community development priorities may differ from your own.

Although not essential, any experience working in remote areas or with Aboriginal communities will be highly regarded. As will, an understanding of Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary Aboriginal political, social, cultural and economic issues. You'll require a demonstrated ability to work with traditional Aboriginal people, as well as a commitment to the principles of Aboriginal self-determination at a community level.

It will be important to have the confidence and resilience to work in, what can often be an undeniably challenging environment. You will need to be flexible to the needs of the store, and comfortable handling environmental issues such as heat, dust and dirt.

Please note: One partner will need a current, unrestricted Manual Driver's Licence. Both partners need to have or be willing to obtain a National Police Check and pre-employment medical.

About the Benefits

You'll be joining a welcoming and dynamic organisation. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous base salary of $60,000 - $65,000 (per person) plus super, with all living expenses covered, including accommodation. 

ALPA is also offering each successful candidate a host of outstanding benefits, including:

  • 7 weeks annual leave
  • 2 return flights to Darwin each per year
  • Relocation assistance
  • Utilities fully covered
  • 12% super
  • Salary sacrificing options

This is a rare opportunity for a couple to really experience living and working in an Aboriginal community, seeing a part of Australia many never get to see - Apply Now!


Please note: all duos who apply will need to fill in an application each. You will have the opportunity to input the name of the person you are applying with so that your applications can be linked. 

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