Assistant Store Manager

The Finke River Mission General Store at Hermannsburg has a vacancy for the position of Assistant Manager.

Reporting directly to the Store Manager, it involves responsibility for the daily operations of the store, including customer liaison, staff management and store administration.

Hermannsburg is an Aboriginal community 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs. It has a population of about 700 people. The store has around 15 staff and an active policy of employing and training indigenous people.

The position represents an excellent opportunity for service to the Church’s Aboriginal mission in Central Australia.

Applications and queries regarding the roles, community life, accommodation etc are to be directed to the manager Selwyn Kloeden 08 8956 7428 frmstore@bigpond.com or the Finance Secretary, Stephen Hoffmann 08 8267 7336 stephen.hoffmann@lca.org.au

Applications close: Tuesday 15 August 2017, 6.00pm.


Position Description

Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the position involves responsibility for the daily operations of the store. This is a hands on role and includes customer and supplier liaison, staff management and store administration. It is expected therefore that the person will have good personnel skills and proven administrative ability.

Critical to the position will be oversight of operating margins in accordance with store policy. The store uses modern point of sale systems and equipment and training will be given in the specific aspects of this if necessary. The position additionally includes ensuring that the store is OH&S compliant, that staff are adhering to established procedures and that it is operating in a cost effective and efficient way.

The expected work hours are between 0800 and 1730 and will include some after-hours responses.

Duty Statement

  • General staff management
  • Supervision of work schedules
  • Maintenance of stock levels and their display
  • Ensure compliance with OH&S
  • Oversee pricing and ensure maintenance of trading margins
  • Customer and supplier liaison
  • Ensure cleanliness of the store
  • Notice and ensure rectification of maintenance items
  • Ensure staff time sheets correct
  • Ensure security of product and premises
  • Discharge end-of-day tasks
  • Any other duties that may become necessary from time to time

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated administrative skills
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Good personnel skills
  • Understanding of OH&S requirements
  • Collaborative approach
  • Satisfactory written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with business terminology
  • Basic computer literacy