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Red Earth

Head of Region (Cape York)

Red Earth is looking for an experienced, passionate team leader, to oversee the delivery of more than 50 immersion programs to Indigenous homelands in Far North Queensland.

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Are you an experienced operations manager in the travel, outdoor education, tourism or events space? Do you have a history of leading a team to deliver dozens of programs to a very high standard? Do you enjoy managing staff and processes to ensure the successful delivery of and the continuous improvements to programs? Are you ready for your next long-term role?

Red Earth is growing quickly, and we are looking for a driven Head of Region who is passionate about helping to lead a team that connects young people to the Indigenous homelands of Cape York. This is an amazing chance for someone to lead the delivery of over 50 educational programs across Far North Queensland, working at the crossroads of tourism and the Indigenous space. This role will be primarily Sydney based but with the opportunity to travel to our beautiful partner regions across the Cape York Peninsula.

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Organisation Outline

We are a small social enterprise with 16 employees passionate about connecting groups of high school students to remote Indigenous Australia. We do this by building immersion programs, ten-day trips into remote Indigenous communities and homelands where small groups learn from Elders, visit cultural sites, and volunteer on a service project in the community.

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Role Outline

You will be charged with leading the delivery of over 50 programs traveling to Cape York. In practice, this will mean engaging in long-term planning for the allocation of resources and assets, managing the Programming and Operations team responsible for making the immersions successful on the ground. You will be based in our Sydney office with regular travel to our Cape York partner homelands.

You will have broad autonomy over delivery, budgeting, staffing and execution and will be responsible for the quality of programs delivered in Cape York.

Main Responsibilities
  1. Delivery: Helping to refine and execute processes to deliver excellent programs in Cape York.
  2. Staffing: Managing and hiring full-time and part-time staff.
  3. Client Relationships: Working alongside our Business Development team for major clients.
  4. Budgets: Directly involved in long-term strategy and financial viability.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • 3+ years management experience (teams of 6 or more people)
  • 5+ years operations and project management experience
  • 5+ years experience in a similar industry (tourism, outdoor education, events, travel)
  • Financial literacy and experience in maintaining budgets


  • Experience in start-up, high growth business-environments
  • Public speaking experience
How to apply

Please email your CV and a Cover Letter to:

Stuart Gregg (General Manager): stuart@redearth.edu.au; and
Nick Brown-Graham (Head of Operations): nick@redearth.edu.au

Red Earth is an equal opportunity employer. In particular, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

Further information

Please download our full Position Description by visiting our website.


Stuart Gregg (General Manager): stuart@redearth.edu.au
Nick Brown-Graham (Head of Operations): nick@redearth.edu.au

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Where: Sydney based, with up to 40 days spent in the region (Cape York) and 10 days working interstate with partners, clients and institutions.

Workload(s): Full Time

Closing Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Stuart Gregg - General Manager
Red Earth
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst New South Wales Australia 2010

Phone: 02 9223 3833

Email: stuart@redearth.edu.au

Website: https://www.redearth.edu.au

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