Assignment details

Location: Echuca 3564

Region: Goulburn

State: Victoria

Duration: 146 days

Dates: 26-Apr-2019 - 18-Sep-2019

Requirements: Due to a recent cancellation of this house sit (mother diagnosed with cancer), I am required to re-advertise this position at late notice. A long term (approx. 5 month) house sitting position is available for prospective applicants in beautiful, popular Echuca.

This is a small, self contained tourism accommodation business (4 units) in central Echuca, which has been operating for over 25 years. The proprietor takes a 5 months break each year to travel, during the quiet winter months. The successful applicant would be required to live on the property, and attend to reservations by various booking sites, email or phone. On average, this is approx. 1hr per day and included in the house sit position. The owners is contactable almost 24/7 by email or phone. Also included would be tending to the garden, which is minimal during the dormant winter. Office hours are minimal with the majority of the day free to pursue as they wish (Daytrips? Sports? Interest clubs? etc). Cleaners are engaged on a casual basis. The property also has a resident, very friendly German Shepherd dog Jetta who requires walking twice daily (and lots of cuddles!).

As this is a small commercial operation, there is re-numeration for additional income if interested in cleaning units, as well as run a photo studio on weekends (total 10-20 hours weekly?). These duties are negotiable.

The successful applicant would be trained in book keeping and running the business and there is a comprehensive training manual available. In addition, there is a lot of local support (ex staff, trades-persons etc)

The property is located within walking distance to the river, historic port and town centre. It adjoins state forest-great for exercising dogs off lead. Breakfast on the balcony, overlooking state forest and bathed in winter sunshine.

This position would suit perhaps a retired couple who would like to enjoy a sunny relaxed winter in Echuca. Echuca is a major tourism centre for northern Victoria with facilities (sporting, cultural, food etc) unparalleled for a town of this size.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 references, photos, plus a police clearance. A full description will be forwarded and the applicant if interested, would be expected to attend an interview and 1 week training period during April.

Thank you.

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