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JUNE 29, 2022:

Mai Wiru are seeking expressions of interest for experienced Relief Store Managers to work across our community stores.

Work alongside a not for profit Indigenous Organisation – to provide essential services to some of the most remote communities in Outback Australia!

Mai Wiru is seeking expressions of interest for full-time experienced Relief Managers to run rural community stores across SA (APY Lands) and NT.
Applicants can apply individually or as a couple, as stores are often managed as a two person team.

Engage and work within a rewarding environment which will provide you with a unique living and travel experience. From Alice Springs to Uluru, through the desert of Central Australia, and as far south as the picturesque views of Ceduna S.A – you will certainly explore areas that many would dream of visiting.

Along with a unique working environment, a range of staff benefits and entitlements are offered as part of our remuneration packages, including:


Working as part of the Mai Wiru Team, and in consultation with the Store Committee, Relief Store Managers are responsible for the day-to-day running and operation of the store.
Relief Managers are required to manage, oversee and be involved in the following aspects of the store:

  1. human resourcing
  2. marketing
  3. logistics
  4. information technology
  5. customer service
  6. finance
  7. administration
  8. conflict resolution; and
  9. compliance of the store.

The Relief Store Manager must actively promote healthier choices for Indigenous peoples by way of the consistent supply of fresh and healthy products, store placement of products, ticketing and information flow.
It is essential that the Relief Store Manager understands and respects cultural differences within the community.
It is the responsibility of the Relief Store Manager to update Mai Wiru management on business performance, new initiatives, and other issues pertaining to the Store and events that may be happening in the Community.


Ensure the store operation is effective and efficient, and provide a high standard of service and goods to the community in accordance with Mai Wiru values.

This includes:

Ensure that the excellent financial reputation of Mai Wiru is maintained with external auditors and stake holders, and ensure the store is within budget to keep the operation of the store viable – this involves cash handling and banking, maintaining and lodging accurate financial/sales/performance reports, and monitoring and analysing income/expenditure reports.

Effectively manage staff in an efficient and courteous environment that fosters a productive experience for customers and staff alike. Training and mentoring staff is a MUST! Along with writing efficient rosters, developing good rapport with staff, addressing issues in a timely and pro-active manner, and cultivating a positive team environment. There is also a high regard to meeting occupational health and safety obligations and model appropriate behaviour in day to day work activities.

Required Expertise:


Other Requirements:

Mai Wiru has a strict ‘Pet and Animal’ policy in place. Any candidate who owns a pet will need to include details during their application. This will be assessed according to the position and accommodation provided.

As Mai Wiru provides services to ‘at risk and vulnerable people’ across remote Indigenous Communities, candidates will also be required to submit a ‘Criminal Background Check’ with their application.

Please Note : Only successful candidates considered for the position will be contacted for interviews.

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