Caretakers/Managers required for unique Caravan Park.

  • Caravan Park Sydney
  • Wisemans Ferry, Sydney NSW
  • Nov 06, 2020
  • Job ID: 2895

Job Description

Are you ready for a lifestyle change? 
Carinya Ski Ranch located on the beautiful Hawkesbury River is looking for a couple who are interested in a fantastic opportunity to be the caretakers/ managers of this unique Caravan Park located in Wisemans Ferry, Sydney. The owners of this park are looking for a mature couple who want to put down roots and commit to the long term.

This position would suit a semi-retired couple as the work load is not full time for the couple. This park is very busy for 3-4 months of the year and just needs someone to look after it and maintain its beautiful appeal for the other 8 months. Successful applicants will be supported by the owners of the property who live nearby and are very family focused.

Job Requirements

  • General grounds maintenance and repairs eg. Grounds maintenance including mowing,  gardening, tree & hedge  trimming, cleaning gutters. Keeping buildings clean internally and externally. Minor plumbing repairs.  Ramp & jetty maintenance. Maintenance & cleaning of BBQ facilities.  Checking tank water levels – not on town water. 
  • Minor mechanical repairs to equipment i.e. oil change.  Equipment such as push & ride on mowers, tractor
  • Manage risks (OH&S)
  • Cleaning of public amenities (2) & cabins (3) ( A casual cleaner is employed to clean one day per week. Daily cleaning is not necessary as the park patrons only visit on weekends & holidays)
  • Operating small kiosk/ café
  • Taking reservations for accommodation in cabins & for camping 
  • Completion of maintenance and work logs
  • Checking guests in/ out 
  • General Caravan Park office duties and banking
  • Enforcing park rules
  • Liason with visitors via phone & email. Therefore computer skills are necessary
  • Demonstrate good general maintenance and handyman abilities. A trade certificate would be desirable but is not essential.
  • A focus on providing excellent customer service, always
  • Flexible attitude to work, and work hours 
  • Effective problem solving
  • Understanding of OH&S responsibilities
  • Prepared to work with the Owners to achieve short term and long-term goals for the property 
  • Be innovative in ideas to grow business

Accommodation is provided on site in the form of a quality 3-bedroom air-conditioned manager's house on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.  Managers to pay for all house utilities. Water rates do not apply as the park is on tank water. A modest rental fee of $100 / week is applicable.

The applicants must have good communication skills, be confident and be able to work unsupervised. The caretakers/ managers will report to the owner.

Please apply in writing and ensure your cover letter addresses the following points

  • Your reason for applying to this position 
  • Why you want to reside in Sydney
  • What previous skills and experience you can bring to this position and why they are relevant 

Application submission: Please provide a copy of current resumes with referee details (we will not contact referees without prior notice to you). We encourage you to include a covering letter and, although it is not a requirement, we do suggest submitting a current photograph with your application.
Applications will be considered as they are received. It is envisaged that the successful applicant/s will start ASAP. 

Shortlisting will begin immediately, and this position will close when an offer has been accepted by the successful applicant.


By Negotiation