Relief Managers

Job No: 161086
Location: Arnhem Land

  • Unique and highly rewarding opportunity to live & work in the heart of the Australian outback!
  • Attractive salary and salary sacrificing options on offer!
  • Relocation assistance, fully furnished accommodation, and many more benefits are available!

Making a difference every day

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

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

Since our inception in 1972 and through our day-to-day, we have worked hard to empower the Yolngu people to maintain their law, their ceremonies and traditions, and the things that make them who they are - the people of the land. We deliver our purpose to ensure self-determination and the self-management of the Yolngu people. 

We have an exciting opportunity for adventurous and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Store Relief Managers on a full-time basis. Working with several communities within Arnhem Land, NT and Far North Queensland, you will fly extensively across a beautiful part of the country that many never get the opportunity to see, rotating around our stores as required to relieve the permanent managers. 

In this picturesque part of Australia, you will enjoy the ultimate outdoor lifestyle! This land is rich in Aboriginal culture, breathtaking scenery and rare wildlife. Bound by rugged coastline and the Arafura Sea, the warm tropical waters provide some of the best camping, trekking and fishing in the world.

Benefits on offer

You'll be joining a welcoming and dynamic organisation. This role comes with an attractive salary, with accommodation, utilities, and a generous mobile phone allowance also covered.

You will also have access to a host of outstanding benefits, including:

  • Seven weeks of annual leave
  • Fully furnished accommodation
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Two return flights to Darwin each per year
  • Relocation assistance
  • Ongoing training and support achieving relevant certifications
  • Utilities fully covered
  • Phone allowance
  • 12.5% superannuation
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Access to ALPA+ Benefits

Your next opportunity

In this role, you will be responsible for the successful operation of the store by supporting and leading the store team to achieve KPI targets on training, nutrition, safety, sales, budget, and inventory control while on assignment.

Core duties:

  • Undertake the day-to-day running of the store;
  • Provide leadership and coaching to store staff;
  • Manage the achievement of budget forecasts, focusing on cost control and overall responsibility for the store’s Profit and Loss outcomes;
  • Work with Merchandising, Nutrition and Local Community Stakeholders to meet local community needs for stock levels, store promotions, local employment and nutrition initiatives;
  • Be culturally aware and understand the dynamics of the remote community in which we operate; and
  • Be a champion of the ALPA values and demonstrate a commitment to work health and safety.

Please note that this role will see you travelling and living for weeks or months at a time in remote Indigenous communities. You will manage each store in a team of two, and shared accommodation will be provided for the management team. This means you will share accommodation with one colleague for your stay in each location.

What you will bring to the team

You will ideally have demonstrated experience in the retail sector to thrive in this role. You will also possess strong management skills and the adaptability to manage different teams as you rotate through stores.

You will 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.

Understanding Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary Aboriginal political, social, cultural and economic issues will be essential. You will have a demonstrated ability to work with traditional Aboriginal people and 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.

Please note: Before commencing in this role, you will need a current, unrestricted Manual Driver's Licence, complete a National Police Check and pre-employment medical.


This is a rare opportunity for real adventure, seeing a part of Australia many never get to see – Apply Now.

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