Register or Login to Apply

Lodge Host

Land's Edge Foundation Chowder Bay, Sydney

Job Description

Company: The Land’s Edge Foundation
Job Location: Chowder Bay, NSW
Terms of Employment: Full-time
Start Date: Immediate start

This position offers the opportunity to live on-site!


Land’s Edge Foundation (LEF) is one of Australia’s leading providers of dynamic and progressive outdoor education for schools, individuals and groups. LEF partners with its clients to develop and deliver high-quality educational programs that combine curriculum learning, adventure and personal growth that meet each client’s philosophies, policies and outcomes. LEF also offers group accommodation bookings on Sydney Harbour.
Our Programs are geared towards developing young people, empowering them to develop strength and self confidence through engaging, challenging and enjoyable experiences.


LEF is seeking to secure the full-time position of Guest Services Coordinator at our Chowder Bay accommodation for a minimum 6-month contract, with potential to extend. This position is a client-facing role and includes the opportunity to live onsite. We are excited to welcome an enthusiastic and friendly person to become part of our dynamic Foundation.

Our accommodation facility is located in the unique and historic precinct of Chowder Bay, on the outskirts of the iconic Sydney Harbour, secluded by National Park.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Working with Children Check
  • First Aid qualification
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Ability to speak fluent English and relate with both children and adults
  • Safe Food Handling Certificate and/or willingness to undertake Safe Food Handling training essential
  • Experience and/or interest in the hospitality and/or accommodation industry essential
  • Experience and/or interest in the outdoor industry, education or administration an advantage
  • Ability to stay on-site 24 hours during group stays
  • Flexibility in weekly work schedule; including some weekends and public holidays
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High standard of customer service
  • Demonstrates initiative, a proactive work ethic and leads by example
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to complete tasks efficiently and with attention to detail
  • Adaptable and decisive in managing dynamic environments and clients
  • Presentable, passionate and committed

The Lodge Host will report to the Chief Business Officer and Facilities & Bookings Coordinator/s. The position includes the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Oversee & manage the Chowder Bay facility and client needs
  • Oversee and provide training and task delegation to support staff in a friendly and supportive manner
  • Oversee and conduct facility preparations prior to client arrival ensuring the facility is of a high standard and client requirements are met (including; food preparation, rooming allocations and condition reports)
  • Oversee and conduct general maintenance of the facility (including; stock take, food and inventory orders and facility upkeep)
  • Oversee and conduct general housekeeping during client’s stay (including; common areas, bathrooms, bedrooms and food preparation areas)
  • Be the first point of contact for clients (including; meeting/greeting, liaising and responding to clients needs throughout their stay)
  • Liaise with external subcontractors (caterers & cleaners) upon arrival & delivery
  • Oversee and provide client briefings upon arrival and departure and for processes during their stay (including; emergency procedures, site overview, meal times and use of local facilities)
  • Provide administrative support to the Bookings Coordinator (including; client paperwork, responding to enquiries, general admin)
  • Complete facility related ad hoc tasks (including; reasonable logistics, set up and pack down for client stays and requests)
  • Management and completion of emergency and incident documentation and reporting and client feedback
  • Conduct and lead staff briefings prior to client’s arrival and staff debriefs upon client departure
  • Oversee and conduct reviews of systems, processes and general facility requirements based on experience and client & staff feedback


Written applications must address the selection criteria (qualifications and requirements of the role) and include an up-to-date CV, including contact details for at least two referees.
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Mim Cockrell on[phone number removed]
Applications close: Friday 15th July
Email applications to: [email address removed]

Postcode: 2088 (Chowder Bay, Sydney)

Not a backpacker? That's ok. We accept applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents, international students as well as working holiday visa holders. If you are qualified for this position, please register and apply via the form below.

  This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.

Login or Register to Apply Online

Not already a member? Register for free and create your online resume to apply. If you are already registered or have applied for a vacancy before, you can login below.

Land's Edge Foundation

Member since: July 2022

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism