Ali Curung community, approx 300 km north of Alice Springs (posted 19/11/19)

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COUPLE  (preferred) as Supervisors and Mentors

This challenging opportunity requires an enthusiastic and motivated couple with a strong interest in supporting development of remote communities that would make a positive impact on the lives of the people.

About the role

The position, which is based at the Ali Curung community about 300 km north of Alice Springs, includes a fully furnished 2-bedroom house and use of a 4*4 vehicle. The successful candidate will work with the Centrefarm Aboriginal Horticulture group that is developing the Economic Development Strategy for the Indigenous estate of the NT. The position will suit a mature couple with practical farming or trade background who have a hands-on approach to their work. The aim is to develop and manage a work experience project that provides Vet training for Ali Curung residents.

Responsibilities and DutiesPlan and supervise the following activities:

· Develop and manage development of 5 hectares per year rising to a 20-hectare irrigation training farm.

· Coordinate farming activities with trainers and local organisations.

· Maintain financial records as directed by Centrefarm.

· Manage the training facility comprising dormitory accommodation, classroom and commercial kitchen.

Personal attributes required for this position

· Mature individual(s) with a positive attitude to working with indigenous people

· Practical aptitude for technical manual tasks and a demonstrated ability to pass skills on to others

· Practical experience of financial record keeping and reporting

· Enthusiasm and willingness to live in a remote aboriginal community

· Ability to work independently and in small teams and to prioritise & plan flexible & creative work programs

· Current drivers licence

Benefits

A salary package for the Couple team commensurate with work responsibilities and location will be negotiated.

It includes a two-bedroom house, 4 weeks annual leave and use of company vehicle.

Email: vin@centrefarm.com

Tel: 08 8953 7070

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