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This is Lady Elliot Island, where five jobs are up for grabs.
This is Lady Elliot Island, where five jobs are up for grabs. LADY ELLIOT ISLAND ECO RESORT

LADY Elliot Island Eco Resort is hunting for five new employees next month.

Applicants will be able to live, work and play on the island which is nestled at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef.

It is an opportunity similar to the Tourism Queensland campaign Best Job in the World.

With staff levels expected to remain below 40 even in peak season, the opportunity for a job at the resort is rare.

Resort manager Graham Wells said the close-knit team were ramping up their numbers to prepare for the September school holidays and the summer tourism season.

The resort has openings for an executive chef, general chef, waiter, kitchen hand and a guest services attendant.

For the five lucky staff that get the job, they will have to face conditions that affect all remote environments.

There is no mobile phone reception and staff live in twin share rooms with no more than 28 staff on the island at a time.

“It takes a special person to work on the island,” managing director Glen Daniels said.

The average shift length is 20 days on the resort, with eight days off to relax back on the mainland.

In those 20 days, staff have access to all the resort activities at discounted rates such as diving, snorkelling, water sports, environmental tours and others.

The resort currently has 25 staff on the books, with 18 staff on the island at any one time.

By December, they will have up to 35 staff, up to 28 of which will be on the island at a time.

“We're a good team, we're a tight team, we help each other out and we love what we do,” Mr Wells said.

“You've got to fit into that team environment.”

Visit www.ladyelliot.com.au for more information.

Topics:  employees, jobs, lady elliot island eco resort




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