Is This You?

You’re a kick ass, go getting, high vibration leader who LOVES growing people and business.

You want to make a positive difference in the world, and your commitment to your own health and wellbeing helps you to live a conscious life.

You love wearing multiple hats and you are looking for a role that will give you the autonomy and support to help you to grow into the next and best version of yourself.

You remain clam under pressure, you are courageous when it counts and you’re the same person at home as you are at work, and that really matters to you!

Could you be our next leader of Billabong Retreat?

Retreat Director Role

Unique opportunity to do good in the world

Billabong Retreat is Sydney’s leading yoga, meditation and wellness retreat and has been operating for over thirteen years and received over thirty-five thousand guests. There are approximately 25 staff and 25 contractors and the retreat is open 7 days per week all year around.

An opportunity has arisen to take the lead of this organisation as the owner Paul steps back to focus on other projects and expanding the wellness message to a broader audience. We are looking for an exceptionally talented and driven individual who can take Billabong Retreat to the next stage of its growth journey.

The retreat is in a beautiful nature environment close to Sydney, 10 minutes from Rouse Hill, 30 minutes to Castle Hill and 45 minutes to the harbour bridge.

The Role

The position is about overseeing all aspects of the retreat from managing staff, guests, retreat experience, quality control, marketing and sales activities, software systems, budgets and cost control, wellness programs, property maintenance, room upgrades, health and fire safety, compliance.

  • Reporting to the owner initially once per week then moving to once per month
  • Direct reports GM – Operations, Social Marketing Manager, Book-keeper
  • Indirect reports: Property Manager, Head Chef, Housekeeping Supervisor, Retreat Hosts, Spa Staff, Reception Staff, Kitchen Staff, Housekeeping Staff
  • Can be full time 5 days per week or p/t 3 or 4 days per week might be considered
  • Based Maraylya 2765
  • Initial 12 month contract with ongoing extensions if KPI’s met
  • Usual super + leave entitlements
  • Free organic lunches, discount stays for friends and family
  • For pre application questions and details of renumeration complete the the online form


  • Proven commercial success within small business
  • Financially aware
  • Expansive marketing, sales and business development skills
  • Good understanding of digital marketing, loyalty programs and CRM’s
  • Great on computers, software and with using tech and outsourcing efficiently
  • Empathetic people & team leader with highly refined communication skills
  • Customer service or hospitality experience
  • Able to deal with any challenge, any complaint, any issue
  • 100% transparent and honest
  • Good attention to detail
  • Have done some personal development work
  • Understand the wellness industry
  • Be able to live within 40 minutes of retreat
  • Flexible working days including weekends and evenings

Recruitment Process

Paul the owner is managing this process himself and needs to request that all applicants follow the procedure. Applications without video will not be considered.

STAGE ONE – April 3-21

  • Ask questions or receive package details via this link CLICK HERE
  • Complete application including short video (max 5 minutes) explaining how you meet the listed requirements 

STAGE TWO – April 22-28

  • Successful applicants will be invited to book a 20 minute ‘discovery’ zoom call with either Paul or his representative

STAGE THREE – April 29 to May 5

  • Successful applicants will be invited to spend a day or night at the retreat (no charge)
  • One hour Zoom calls to be booked with Paul and his representative to provide feedback on your experience

STAGE FOUR – May 6-12

  • Shortlisted three candidates to meet with Paul & his representatives
  • Candidate will be chosen with goal of starting July 1