AAFCANS domestic retail operations include convenience stores, cafes, petrol stations, mobile food vans and the provision of “Class 6” products to major military exercises. Licenced traders provide additional retail and non-core services e.g. fast food shops, hairdressers, mechanics, barbers, banks and postal services, utilising their own employees.
AAFCANS remains geographically dispersed with small staff numbers at each individual site. Casual and part time employees account for 72% (71% - 2018) of all staff.
A profile of staff in terms of designated (target) group member classification appears at Table 9, highlighting that women constitute:
a) 84% (2018 83%) of all staff
b) 71% (2018 77%) of manager level staff
c) 57% (2018 67%) of executive level staff
The organisation’s employment profile consists of predominantly casual staff and is subject to significant fluctuation on a local basis. During 2018-19 spouses or dependents of Defence personnel filled 14% (14% - 2018) of all positions, in large part due to the on-base location of our stores.
Table 6 provides a profile of staffing by category. Total staff numbers increased to 244 as at 30 June 2019 (235 – 2018). The Full Time Equivalent (FTE) statistic decreased to 188 compared to 192 in the prior year.
The general staffing profile reflects trading patterns that can significantly fluctuate in line with Australian Defence Force training, exercises and operations activity and the narrowly defined customer base to which AAFCANS has direct access. In particular, outlets at bases where troops are drawn for operational deployment overseas experience significant fluctuations in trade, product mix and casual staff numbers.