Assignment details

Location: Echuca 3564

Region: Goulburn

State: Victoria

Duration: 151 days

Dates: 21-Apr-2019 - 18-Sep-2019

Requirements: A long term (5 month) house sitting position is available for prospective applicants in beautiful, popular Echuca.

This is a small, self contained 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. 1-1.5 hours per day. The successful applicant would be required to be around during the limited office hours, with the majority of the day free to pursue as they wish. Cleaners are engaged on a casual basis. The property also has a resident, very friendly German Shepherd dog Jetta who requires walking twice daily.

As this is a small commercial operation, there is some re-numeration for duties beyond normal requirements of a house sitting position. Depending on the additional duties if accepted by the applicant, there is further re-numeration.

The successful applicant would be trained in book keeping and running the business and there is a comprehensive training manual available. The proprietor can be contacted via email or phone almost 24/7 during his travels (allowing for time differences) should any issues arise. There is local (Echuca) support as well.

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 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, plus a police clearance.

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