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Hostel Manager


Job Description:

Our purpose is to provide safe, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for First Nations people who need to be away from home to access services and economic opportunities. Across its network of hostels, dedicated Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) staff provide accommodation and meals for residents in a supportive environment, assisted by local First Nations service providers and referral agencies.


AHL supports the Australian Government’s efforts to improve economic outcomes for First Nations people. By purchasing goods and services from First Nations businesses at every opportunity, we help support a more inclusive economy. We are proud to be one of the largest employers of First Nations people in the Australian Public Service, First Nations employees make up approximately 50% of our workforce.


AHL is seeking experienced accommodation manager with a strong focus on customer service in our Nhulunbuy Hostel, NT. Hostel Managers will work closely with local stakeholders to support First Nations people into our hostels and ensure residents are connected with the services they require during their stay.

Your role is to ensure hostel occupancy is high and service to residents is exceptional. You will be a hands-on manager, working closely with the small hostel team to provide three meals a day and ensuring the facility is clean, safe and welcoming. You will be a perfectionist, ensuring all hostel operations are meeting standards in line with guidelines and policies and continually developing your team to improve our service offering. You will be reporting to an Operations Management Team and will provide regular reports on hostel operations to the Operations Management Team and to AHL’s National Office business areas as required. 

Under the direction of the Operations Management Team, Hostel Manager's manage the day-to-day operations of the hostel in accordance with AHL policies, procedures, the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct and relevant APS legislation.

The duties and responsibilities for this position will include:

• Leadership and Accountability

• Job Context and Environment

• Stakeholder Engagement 

• Service Delivery 

• Hostel Operations

• Staff Management 

• Professional Service & Community Engagement 


For further information about the role and how to apply please refer to the Vacancy Information available on our website - www.ahl.gov.au/work

Qualifications and Training (or ability to obtain within the first six months of employment)

• First Aid Certificate.

• Emergency Warden Training

• Food Safety Supervisor Certificate

Training is provided by AHL where required. 


• provide evidence of Australian Citizenship;

• undergo a satisfactory National Criminal History Check;

• meet Fitness for Duty requirements;

• hold or obtain relevant qualifications.

Contact Person: Miles – 0419 987 566

Application closes: 11:59pm AEST on Thursday 18 July 2024.



Food Services-Hospitality: Food & Beverage Serving, Food Preparation-Cooking, Front Desk-Reception, General-Other: Food Services, Guest Services-Concierge, Guide (Tour), Host-Hostess, Restaurant Management

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Full time


Nhulunbuy, NT, Australia


Hostel Manager






$80,450 - $87,572pa with 15.4% Super per year