We’re Hiring an EON Project Manager for Groote Eylandt

EON Project Manager – Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Full time position, until 31 March 2023

Remuneration and conditions:
$80,000pa plus 9.5% superannuation. Salary sacrifice benefits available.
Six weeks annual leave.
Assistance with housing in Alyangula (non-financial)
Fully maintained vehicle provided for work purposes.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Project Manager based on Groote Eylandt to deliver EON’s Thriving Communities Program to the  schools and communities in Umbakumba, Milyakburra and Angurugu.

The new Project Manager will initiate and progress EON’s Thriving Communities Program including planning, planting and maintaining edible gardens and delivery of practical gardening, cooking and nutrition lessons, with a particular focus on the school children. The aim of the Program is to help these schools and communities build a sustainable source of fresh healthy food and equip them with the skills to maintain the gardens and good nutrition.

The position requires a motivated, practical person with experience and qualifications in horticulture and training; who enjoys working with Indigenous children and adults; is a good communicator, can work independently and is highly adaptable to change.


The specific duties will include:

  • Deliver fortnightly gardening, cooking and nutrition lessons to classes of school children in each location
  • Provide horticulture, cooking and nutrition workshops to adult community members
  • Ensure each location has a fully functioning edible garden
  • Identify and mentor local community participants and work with local community members to provide them with the skills to maintain the Program themselves
  • Report weekly to EON management on progress against plans, schedules and goals
  • Comply with EON policies and procedures
  • Complete all reporting requirements accurately and on time
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and other service providers

Selection Criteria


  • Experience and qualifications in horticulture and training
  • An interest in health and nutrition
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and youth and the ability to plan and facilitate workshops and lessons
  • Ability to travel to remote communities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • High level computer literacy


  • Ideally the candidate will have experience working in remote Indegenous communities
  • While it is not a requirement that the applicant be from a not-for-profit environment, it is important that they be prepared to embrace the objectives and culture of the organisation.

Licences and Certification:

  • National Police Clearance
  • Working with Children Check/ Ochre Card
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to work in Australia

Download pdf with full position details

To apply for this role, please email a covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria together with your CV and submit by email by 5pm on Monday 22 April 2019 to Marie-Louise Carroll, Executive Manager, hr@eon.org.au.