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Title  

Eco-House Manager

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location   Malaysia
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Voluntary & Interns
Deadline   20/08/2017
Company Name   Lang Tengah Turtle Watch
Contact Name   Leonie Taylor
Email   theresthouseperhentian@gmail.com
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Lang Tengah Turtle Watch are looking for a friendly, adventurous, environmentally-conscious  couple (or passionate ‘solo soul’) to come and live at and manage their private property on Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia and maintain our 5*, AirBnB Superhost record.  

 

Take a look at the property here:  http://www.langtengahturtlewatch.org/perhentian-house/

and our guests’ reviews here:  https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/12310498?s=_yfVTf9J

 

 

We are looking for the successful candidate(s) to come to the house in the month of October 2017 to meet our current host and have a trial. We will be closing The Resthouse to guests for the monsoon season on the 19th October 2017. 

We would then like the candidate(s) to stay until mid-December - housesitting for the start of the monsoon.  Should they so choose, the candidate(s) can leave for Christmas and New Year but should be prepared to return to the house by mid-January to start preparing for the 2018 season on Perhentian (starting in March). 

  

The Resthouse 

A wooden house, by the sea; entirely on its own, on a promontory - hidden in amongst the trees..

Hayati, the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch Founder, moved this house from where it was originally: near Ipoh, on the West Coast of Malaysia, 250 km away.

It was built by the British Government, between the wars - has not been altered, and is furnished according to the period.

 

The Island

Pulau Perhentian Besar is a popular family and couple’s destination, located about 30 minutes by speedboat off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.  It is less of a backpacker-scene than the neighbouring small island (Pulau Perhentian Kecil) but both are known for their scuba diving on beautiful reefs with crystal clear, azure seas and stunning seascapes.

It is possible to trek through the jungles on the island, which has no roads.  At The Resthouse, Dusky-Leaf Monkeys and Colugos (‘Flying Lemurs’) are common visitors but the jungles have much more to offer. 

There are many dive centres and hostels on both Perhentian islands that hire seasonally.  All of which are either accessible by walking or water taxi. 

A quick 5-minute boat ride from The Resthouse gets you to the nearby village, where fresh fruit and vegetables can be easily purchased. 

You will get multiple opportunities to visit our Turtle Conservation project on the neighbouring island of Lang Tengah where our young, enthusiastic and dynamic team of conservations work to project the nesting population of sea turtles and undertake other research projects.  

Staff and interns from this project will also periodically come and take their breaks at The Resthouse. Nearly all proceeds from the rental of the house go to funding our conservation projects.  

 

 Your Role

  • Manage guest bookings on AirBnB
  • Co-ordinate the arrival of and welcome guests, ensuring that their needs are met
  • Help guests in arranging adventure activities 
  • Ensure that the house is kept clean and tidy
  • Turnover of bedding and towels in between guests
  • Oversee work done by our cleaner and gardener
  • Maintain the property 
  • Communicate with LTTW Headquarters on a daily basis
  • Restock house with supplies from trips to the mainland when required
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting

 

 The Requisites

 Between them, the ideal couple (or individual) will have:

  • Experience in the hospitality industry
  • Experience in managing a property 
  • Excellent social-skills for engaging with guests
  • Be keen environmentalists and acquainted with the field of wildlife conservation 
  • An eye for detail and an appreciation/understanding for the concept of The Resthouse
  • Be keen to bring fresh ideas, to keep refining the experience we offer at The Resthouse

 

We are looking for a couple (or an individual comfortable with living and working on their own) where one, or both, partner(s) can have a different occupation on the island, as The Resthouse only needs one person to manage on a daily basis.  So there would be scope for one partner to managing the house, whilst the other takes on another occupation (at the dive centres, massage outlets, hostels or other).  Otherwise, both partners can have different occupations and alternate in managing the house.  

 

If you are keen to apply for the role, please send an email with your C.V. and covering letter to our current host at The Resthouse, Leonie Taylor: theresthouseperhentian@gmail.com 

 

 We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

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