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Head of Boarding - Wadeye

Aboriginal Hostels Limited
  • APS Level 6
  • Wadeye NT

Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL)

AHL’s purpose is to provide culturally safe, fit‐for‐purpose, affordable accommodation for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home to access employment opportunities, health, education and other essential services.

The Position:

A Head of Boarding opportunity is now available for a motivated and experienced individual to join AHL in a fast paced, operational environment. The Head of Boarding is a critical position, overseeing the day to day operations of a student hostel to ensure appropriate and efficient services are delivered to our students, as well providing support and guidance to staff.

We are looking for people who:

  • are committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • have previous experience in education, accommodation services or hospitality management;
  • have strong management skills, oversee a team/ and the support for students with a boarding environment;
  • have the proven capacity to manage the development and delivery of programs for students within a boarding environment;
  • are in good physical health and can walk, lift and carry, and who can work to a flexible schedule.


  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or extensive experience in management, teaching, community work or similar field.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.
  • Current Bus Licence for light-rigid vehicles (up to 25 seats) or willingness to obtain one.
  • Bronze Medallion or willingness to obtain one.

The Hostel:

Kardu Darrikardu Numida Hostel is a 40-bed secondary education hostel located in Wadeye (Port Keats), which is situated in the coastal lowlands south-west of Darwin facing the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.

The hostel provides affordable accommodation that assists students to attend school and achieve their education goals, including their Year 12 Certificate. Students will enjoy the opportunity to study in a safe, comfortable environment with access to study assistance, sporting facilities and organised outings.

What we offer:

Salary: $78,730 - $82,788 per annum plus 15.4% superannuation, and the ability to salary sacrifice up to $15,900 per FBT year for rent, mortgage or living expenses to reduce tax.

Leave: Up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year.

District Allowances: $3,685 pa ($6,497 with dependents).

Other Benefits: Return air travel expenses from nearest capital city to and from Wadeye will be provided during term breaks. Rent free accommodation is also provided as well as meals when on duty.

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