Seconded as Manager from Cairns to Thursday Island.
Set up from scratch and Manage the day to day operations of a Student Hostel to include staff training.
Regional Manager was very encouraging.
Culture slightly off putting, many employees staid in their jobs and were an aging workforce.
Difficult to source long term staff (Houseparents, cooks, cleaners).
Liaison with the students was very enjoyable and to ensure their education was fundamental to their cause of living and attending Secondary schools in Thursday Island.
Accommodation and food provided
On call 24/7, long hours, had to fill in for "no show staff" regularly, without getting RDO's