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** EXPRESSION OF INTEREST -Assistance needed in exchange for accommodation and living expenses**

SEA CHANGE – 3 month stint in tropical Darwin Waterfront, Northern Territory: We are currently looking for an retired Assistant/Caretaker (or couple) to live-in on site to assist with some help around our property (4.5 hours per day – 5 days a week) and small maintenance items and walking of our dogs (in the afternoon).
We are only entertaining a retired person (or duo) that likes animals, doesn’t mind daily physical exercise, and enjoys the build up of  Darwin’s wet season.  We are delighted to offer in exchange a beautiful luxury self contained 1 bedroom apartment at the Waterfront plus extras.

Benefits include:-
; Onsite Accommodation in a Luxury 1 bedroom self contained apartment; with Queen Bed, 2nd room (with small bed and desk),amazing water views. Fully air-conditioned, with TV and Steaming TV (FETCH/Netflix) including electricity & water and Vehicle will be supplied
; small onsite living allowance
; Beautiful Location at Darwin’s waterfront precinct, right in Darwin City (Northern Territory)

General duties Include:-
– this involves a lot of physical exercise of moving, lifting and tidying our holiday apartments between 10am to 2pm on a 7 day roster (weekend assistance required)
– Some small maintenance trouble shooting and assistance where possible
– Walking owners dogs (plus cuddles) 7 days a week.

Time Frames: 3 month stint broken into 2 parts (as owners away for first part)
1st stint (30 August – 24 September 2019) 3 weeks + 5 days

– Stay in owners Waterfront apartment with one small pooch (2 small walks a day) whilst owners on holidays
– Assist in business 2 days a week (4.5 hours per day) in rounds, then 2 days (4 hours per day) doing extra handy jobs
– Vehicle, pocket money and all utilities covered

2nd stint (24 September 2019 – end November 2019) remainder
– Move to Caretakers apartment listed  in main listing above
– Assist in business 5 days a week (4.5 hours per day) in rounds
– Walk owners dogs in afternoon at 5pm 7 days a week
– Vehicle, pocket money and all utilities covered

Unfortunately this will not suit anyone bringing their own pet to stay. We have 3 small dogs that like their own territory sorry.

The successful applicant must have a friendly and outgoing personality and have good communication and are highly organised. And happy to work in a team at all times. The position requires school holiday, weekend and some public holiday tasks.

The successful applicant will also be required to have a full Australian drivers licence

So far this has been very successful and we are now looking for our next lovely person or couple to join us for a 3+ month stint commencing 29 August 2019.

Contact Kat on 0478 688 560 or kat@topendshortstays.com.au

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