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LEADING HAND STOCKPERSON AND PASTORAL ALL ROUNDER

The position is offered as a Leading Hand Stockperson and Pastoral All-rounder for an active, honest, enthusiastic, non-smoking person in our intensive rangeland grazing system. The position includes predominately working independently in all aspects of station work. The successful applicant will be handling large numbers of stock with mob sizes between 600 to 1,000 head using low stress stock handling methods while shifting mobs of cattle on a regular basis. We handle between 3,000 and 8,000 head of cattle per year from varying clients around the state settling them into our intensive grazing system. The candidate will be required to manage all cattle husbandry, water and fencing management and maintenance.

Duties include, but not limited to:

Routine water runs and associated maintenance, cattle training, paddock moves, maintain diary of grazing periods, fencing, yard building, machinery and vehicle maintenance.

Experience/Requirements

Low stress stock handling course or experience, competent motorbike rider, rangeland or holistic experience, White Card, excellent communicator, weld, driver’s license, experience with machinery maintenance. Some machinery experience an advantage operating skid steer, 930 loader and HR license. Excellent physical fitness is essential. Non-smoker. Requires 12 to 24 months of specific experience in these roles of holistic grazing and low stress stock handling.

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POST DATE:

22 January 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:

15 March 2021

Chef/All Rounder Couple 2021 Season

Cheela Plains Station  has a vacancy for a chef/all rounder couple. This is a live-in, on site position. This position is full time for both applicants and will commence mid March through to the end of October. The successful couple will be “hands on” with an enthusiastic, energetic  and  friendly disposition who enjoy having fun with people. It is best if you are dynamic with initiative, hardworking and open to diverse opportunities. Experience in quality customer service is paramount. Being self motivated, honest and reliable with the ability to work independently or within a team are deemed essential attributes. The successful couple must have the ability and willingness to experience the opportunity of living and working on a remote cattle station and become part of a small multi skilled team.

Position Objective

Our roster will require one applicant  to be involved with all aspects of the Station Stay including- Office/Reception, Housekeeping, General Maintenance, Gardening, Cooking, Cleaning, serving and waiting  in our cafe and various other tasks as required. The other applicant must have Chef qualifications or be of a suitable skill level. The Chef applicant will produce good quality, well presented meals by following a set 7 day rotating menu. Daily you will be cooking for up to 15 staff and 40 guests, our Red Plains Cafe will keep you on your toes. You will be responsible for all aspects of a commercial kitchen including but not limited to - health and hygiene, maintaining food safety standards, record keeping, cleaning, ordering and receival as well as budgeting/meal costing.

Applicant Requirements

The station stay can be quite busy in all areas, both applicants must be healthy and physically fit,  we prefer non smokers. The Pilbara region can be quite hot early and late in our season, therefore the importance of being able to work in hot environments for extended periods of time will be essential.

The Chef/All Rounder may be required to fill in for the Station Stay managers whilst they are on break, covering all aspects of station stay management during this time. 

All staff must maintain their personal presentation and hygiene to professional standards at all times.

All staff shall abide by the guidelines set out in the Employee Induction Handbook and ensure compliance with the WHS induction manual. 

Applicant Key Selection Criteria

Where possible please provide one example of each of the following:

Chef

  • Please detail your qualifications and relevant experience working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Works well under pressure and in an organised, time efficient manner.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous manner to all guests, staff and management.
  • Knowledge of  Work  Health and Safety, food safety standards & stock control. 
  • Experience in computer systems including Word, Excel, and using the Google Suite (Gmail, Drive etc.) Cloud based software applications. Experience in social media marketing and events management would be an advantage.  

All Rounder

  • Please detail your experience in housekeeping and general cleaning  in a commercial environment.
  • Qualifications and experience in the hospitality/foodservice environment.
  • Qualifications and/or experience  as a receptionist/record keeping/administration, accommodation reservations using an online booking system.
  • Knowledge and experience as a groundsperson including  gardening, electrical, plumbing and  general light vehicle maintenance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Current, or be willing to obtain prior to commencement  Level 2 Workplace First Aid/ Provide First Aid certificate, including CPR.
  • Certificate in Basic Food Safety and Responsible service of Alcohol
  • Completed the AHA Hospitality and Tourism COVID 19 Course online.
  • Manual car drivers licence
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and plumbing systems, general maintenance skills an advantage.
  • Experience working with mechanical equipment and power tools an advantage.
  • Previous experience working remote in similar Tourism/Hospitality position an advantage.
  • Proven track record of attention to detail and good leadership and teamwork qualities and the ability to communicate with all members of staff and guests.
  • Applied knowledge of WHS, Food Safety and HACCP regulations.
  • An interest and knowledge of the night sky an advantage. 
  • An interest and knowledge of geology an advantage.
  • Leadership or tour guide experience.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Day rate commensurate with your experience per person, RDO’s and travel days are unpaid. 
  • On site accommodation is available for the successful couple. Those with their own caravan/accommodation a campsite, water and power will be provided. 
  • Staff meals are provided in accordance with our 7 day rotating menu.
  • Access to the private gorges on Cheela Plains Station.
  • Amazing Pilbara night sky. 
  • Experiencing life on a cattle station.
  • Opportunity for a 7 month employment opportunity commencing mid March to the end of October. 4 weeks on and one week off.  With RDO during the  time on.
  • Develop your skills in hospitality management with onsite training provided.

Preferences 

Due to the remote isolated area of Cheela Plains we prefer our employees to be non-smokers, in a good measure of health and are capable to lift and carry items up to 16 kg with ease. Please refer to the Cheela Plains Station Stay website for more details on our business and location. Travelling couples with their own accommodation are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Please submit your CV with a cover letter detailing your experience  to:

cheelaplains@gmail.com with Subject line:  2021 Applications {Your Name}

Please provide two referees and their contact details in your CV.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview

Closing date for applications Friday 14th February 2021. 

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POST DATE:

22 January 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:

14 February 2021

All Rounder 2021 Season

Cheela Plains Station  has a vacancy for an All Rounder. This is a live-in, on site position. This position is full time and will commence mid March through to the end of October. The successful applicant will be “hands on” with an enthusiastic, energetic  and  friendly disposition who enjoys having fun with people. It is best if you are dynamic with initiative, hardworking and open to diverse opportunities. Experience in quality customer service is paramount. Being self motivated, honest and reliable with the ability to work independently or within a team are deemed essential attributes. The successful applicant must have the ability and willingness to experience the opportunity of living and working on a remote cattle station and become part of a small multi skilled team.

Position Objective

This position will have you working approximately  40 hours each week. Our roster will require you to be involved with all aspects of the Station Stay including- Office/Reception, Housekeeping, General Maintenance, Gardening, Cooking, Cleaning, serving and waiting  in our cafe and various other tasks as required. We cook for up to 15 staff and 40 guests in our Red Plains Cafe. The busy campgrounds, accommodation, cafe and facilities will keep you on your toes. 

Applicant Requirements

The station stay can be quite busy in all areas, all staff must be healthy and physically fit,  we prefer non smokers. The Pilbara region can be quite hot early and late in our season, therefore the importance of being able to work in hot environments for extended periods of time will be essential.

The All Rounder may be required to fill in for the Station Stay managers whilst they are on break, covering all aspects of station stay management during this time. 

All staff must maintain their personal presentation and hygiene to professional standards at all times.

All staff shall abide by the guidelines set out in the Employee Induction Handbook and ensure compliance with the WHS induction manual.

Applicant Key Selection Criteria

Where possible please provide one example of each of the following:

  • Please detail your experience in housekeeping and general cleaning  in a commercial environment.
  • Qualifications and experience in the hospitality/foodservice environment.
  • Qualifications and/or experience as a receptionist/record keeping/administration, accommodation reservations using an online booking system.
  • Knowledge and experience as a groundsperson including  gardening, electrical, plumbing and general light vehicle maintenance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Current, or be willing to obtain prior to commencement  Level 2 Workplace First Aid/ Provide First Aid certificate, including CPR.
  • Certificate in Basic Food Safety and Responsible service of Alcohol.
  • Completed the AHA Hospitality and Tourism Covid 19 Course online.
  • Manual car drivers licence.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and plumbing systems, general maintenance skills an advantage.
  • Experience working with mechanical equipment and power tools an advantage.
  • Previous experience working remote in similar Tourism/Hospitality position an advantage.
  • Proven track record of attention to detail and good leadership and teamwork qualities and the ability to communicate with all members of staff and guests.
  • Leadership or tour guide experience.

What We Offer

  • Competitive rate commensurate with your experience, RDO’s and travel days are unpaid. 
  • On site accommodation is available for the successful applicant. Those with their own caravan/accommodation a campsite, water and power will be provided. 
  • Staff meals are provided in accordance with our 7 day rotating menu.
  • Access to the private gorges on Cheela Plains Station.
  • Amazing Pilbara night sky. 
  • Experiencing life on a cattle station.
  • Opportunity for a 7 month employment opportunity commencing mid March to the end of October. 4 weeks on and one week off.  With RDO during the  time on. 
  • Develop your skills in hospitality management with onsite training provided.

Please note this is a live-in, onsite position on a remote cattle station in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. 

Preferences 

Due to the remote isolated area of Cheela Plains we prefer our employees to be non-smokers, in a good measure of health and are capable to lift and carry items up to 16 kg with ease. Please refer to the Cheela Plains Station Stay website for more details on our business and location. Those with their own accommodation are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Please submit your CV with a cover letter detailing your experience  to:

cheelaplains@gmail.com with Subject line:  2021 Applications {Your Name}

Please provide two referees and their contact details in your CV.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview

Closing date for applications Friday 14th February 2021. 

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POST DATE:

22 January 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:

14 February 2021

Camp Host 2021 Season

Welcome to Cheela Plains Station and thank you for volunteering to assist us in making our visitors feel welcome. The camp host position is a volunteer role and is not a paid position. Your work is very much appreciated, and we hope you enjoy your time here at the station. Our campground has up to 28 sites, surrounding a green grass oval, with trees for shade and a combination of unpowered and powered sites. The campground is a friendly oasis set on the edge of the red plains. Telstra coverage is available on the café lawn.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Welcome guests and supervise guest parking as needed. Please ensure that guests park in their allocated bay and check with reception before allowing anyone to move site, as it may be pre booked.
  • Please bag ice from the ice machine and place in the freezer for sale, as needed.
  • Please check campsites each morning and pick up “micro rubbish” such as  bread clips, bottle tops, etc.
  • Look for ants around the campground grass oval and spray nests as soon as possible, before 9am or after 5pm, when the ants are active.
  • Please water the young trees, mow, whipper-snip and water the grass oval, grass courtyard and café lawn.
  • Tip run as required, this may be daily during peak season.

Campfire

  • Please take ownership of the campfire. Set and light the fire in the evening.
  • Please use the wheelbarrow to move the day’s allocation of wood from the wood pile to the campfire area.
  • Clean hotplate and rake the campfire area daily, empty ash weekly. 
  • Organize wood collection using the station vehicle, assist in collecting firewood once per week or as needed.  Please monitor the wood consumption and ration so that the wood lasts all week. 
  • Enjoy evenings at the campfire talking with guests. Please promote cuppa & cake or dinner in our café and self-drive tours of our station gorges.

Log Hut (Red Plains Camp Kitchen and Amenities)

  • Friday to Wednesday Please clean the camp kitchen 6 days per week , refill sink detergent, wipe out fridge, clean BBQ. Check gas bottles and notify reception if gas is getting low.
  • Friday to Wednesday: Please clean the Red Plains campground amenities at around 10am.
  • Wednesdays: Please set up a servery, cook, collect tickets and help clean up on Wednesday Burger Night.  (collect pre-prepared Burger Night kit from kitchen), with help from Managers.

1st Aid

  • Please report any 1st Aid to a manager/Station owner as soon as possible.  We have an RFDS kit at the homestead.

Complementary Benefits During Your Voluntary Time at Cheela Plains Station 

  • Staff uniform shirts x 3. One to keep upon departure, pending minimum 6 week tenure. Please ensure your work shirt is presentable daily and if performing painting, vehicle servicing,  etc. Please change to old clothing to protect the uniform.
  • Powered campsite for the agreed number of weeks (up to 6 weeks). A 4 to 6 week rotation is preferable for a camp host as we feel getting away for a break keeps you fresh for a positive customer experience. A roster will be negotiated such as 6 weeks on/6 weeks off.
  • Free personal access to station gorges.
  • Pre-approval is required by management prior to travelling around the station with or without guests. 
  • Complimentary meal at the social evenings/special events/Wednesday Burger Nights.
  • Free ice for personal use.
  • Free use of the washing machine.
  • We will give you a $50 Coles Gift Card, every 7 days, to contribute towards breakfast and evening meals.
  • Staff Morning Tea and Lunch are provided in the café.
  • Thursday is your day off. Please enjoy the station or a day out in town.
  • (90 km to Paraburdoo, under 2 hrs to Tom Price)

How To Apply

Please submit your CV with a cover letter detailing your experience  to:

cheelaplains@gmail.com with Subject line:  2021 Applications {Your Name}

Please provide two referees and their contact details in your CV.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview

Closing date for applications Friday 14th February 2021. 

APPLY NOW
POST DATE:

22 January 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:

14 February 2021