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Accommodation and Administration Manager

Job No: 93196
Location: Gununa, Mornington Island, QLD

  • Exciting leadership opportunity driving administration function within growing Local Government in remote Australia
  • Highly autonomous role to drive real and positive change
  • Excellent remuneration package circa $90,000 + super negotiable with experience
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave and 2 flights a year to point of engagement!
  • Relocation Assistance + travel costs to Mornington Island so you can explore the magnificent sights of the Top End! 

Are you looking for a new adventure?

Mornington Shire Council now has an exciting opportunity for an Accommodation and Administration Manager to join their team based in Gununa, Mornington Island. This is a 2 year, full-time contract position. 

Reporting to the Executive Manager, Human Services, the Administration Manager has overall responsibility for the management of the Council Administration and Accommodation Team which includes customer services, council facilities and staff and general administration. You will synchronize each of these functions, drive process improvements and identify opportunities for cost savings in order to maximise Council's financial position. 

Your day-to-day duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Management of the end-to-end process involved in Council facilities and accommodation bookings for staff and visitors including securing payments from guests;
  • Recommending repairs and maintenance issues for Council's visitor's and staff accommodations to infrastructure and technical services department;
  • Providing leadership and coaching to team members and facilitating all executive team and staff meetings; and 
  • Management of general administration duties including the recommendation and implementation of process improvements as required.

What you need to succeed

To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in business, hospitality, workplace health and safety or similar and have previous experience working in or managing accommodation services. You will have a strong administration background including the document control, archiving and general administration including the development of risk management plans. 

As this is a leadership position, the ability to lead, engage and motivate employees will also be required. Local Government experience is not mandatory for this position.

Critical to your success in this role will be the willingness and ability to live and work in a highly remote location. You will be comfortable living and working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, and will be unbiased, hardworking, honest and respectful in all of your dealings with employees and relevant stakeholders. 

This role would be well-suited to someone from a hospitality management, workplace health and safety or business administration background looking for an autonomous role they can make their own. 

About the Benefits

This is a unique administrative management position in a highly un-traditional location! If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your management career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of the world-famous Gulf of Carpentaria region than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

You will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $85,000-$90,000 + super (commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus an excellent range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Relocation Assistance (negotiable)
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation
  • Professional development
  • 2 return flights per year to point of recruitment

If you are bored in your current 9-5 city job or simply want the chance to make a real difference with the work you are doing everyday - Apply Now to learn more.

About Mornington Shire Council and Mornington Island

Mornington Shire Council provides a range of services to twenty three islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the State of Queensland. Mornington Island is the largest island in the group with the main township of Gununa, housing the majority of the population. Mornington Island is located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa. 

The islands are renowned for their windswept beaches lined with sea-oak trees, rocky outcrops and mangroves. The surrounding sea is abundant with fish and marine life, such as turtle and dugong. The Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkaal people manage a number of land and sea management projects aimed at maintaining the unique natural environment and supporting future generations to live off the land.

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