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Lodge Manager / General Manager required at a Luxury Safari Lodge situated next to Gonerazhou National Park, Zimbabwe. The Lodge sleeps 34-42 (depending on season), and caters to a mix of local, regional and international clientele.
The lodge offers guests Authentic Wildlife experiences, in a truly Pristine Wilderness, together with Genuine Cultural and Community interaction, all accessed from a Luxury Safari Lodge.
The key focus of the Lodge Manager / General Manager will be to ensure that the guest experience whilst at the Lodge matches up to the World Class experience they have in the park and with the community.
We are looking for an energetic and ambitious person who has strong management and organisational skills. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, together with good leadership and teamwork experience. Applicants must have had prior experience of managing a team of local staff in a remote lodge.
We require a person who is knowledgeable and has prior experience in:
Budgets and financial management
Position available from early 2016.
You would report to the Directors.
Zimbabwean nationality or work permit required.
Knowledge of Shona and Shangan an advantage.
This is a live-in position. We offer accommodation, all meals and laundry.
Salary negotiable, depending on experience, from $1, 000 pcm.
· Reference: LS-72229-2411 · Salary: USD$1,000pcm+ dep on exp · Country: South Africa · Province: · Date Posted: 24 Nov 2015 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
The Jao Reserve in the Okavango Delta invites suitably qualified and experienced couples to submit applications for a Lodge Management position. Applicants must have relevant experience, exposure and especially the managerial capabilities.
Full time bush based position. Must have suitable qualifications for a work permit which is normally issued for a period of 5 years at a time.
Couples that are preferably available immediately should apply.
- Tertiary education relevant to the industry is absolutely essential for work permits
- Minimum of 3 years hands on relevant experience
- Driver's license
- Proven track record with references.
· Reference: LS-72214-1908 · Salary: Dependant on Experience · Country: Botswana · Province: · Date Posted: 19 Nov 2015 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
We are looking for a managerial couple, to start immediately, who will be responsible for running the lodge, Hands on and capable with an eye for detail especially with regards to maintenance, operations management and front of house management.
At least 4 years experience as a General Manager at a 4* or 5* Game lodge or an exclusive property. Excellent communication skills as well as be knowlegable with HR matters.
· Reference: LS-72193-1202 · Salary: negotiable · Country: South Africa · Province: Western Cape · Date Posted: 12 Nov 2015 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
At 36 000 hectares in size, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau, just north of Johannesburg. It is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. It is the diversity of habitat on the reserve that encourages such a wide range of wildlife as well as over 250 bird species.
Tsheshepe Lodge is a 5 star game lodge comprising 10 guest beds in 5 units, central guest areas and facilities, staff accommodation and stores, as well as a 10 seat game viewing vehicle and utility pick-up and trailer.
The couple's responsibilities will be manage the entire lodge to the best industry standards ofhospitality; guest satisfaction; guiding; cleanliness; hygiene; maintenance; staff welfare and motivation and in a cost effective manner.
Hospitality and attending to guests.
Kitchen catering and bar duties (with assistance of the staff) to prepare cook and serve 3 meals a day to required standards.
Administration, stock control, accounting and reception duties.
General administration and staff management.
Repairs and maintenance, (programming and execution / systematic control) of the lodge, grounds, services, vehicles, plant and equipment to ensure everything is fully operational and well maintained at all times.
Food and Beverage Management
Providing informative, safe and enlightening game drives and walks.
Housekeeping, hygiene, safety and security.
General managerial responsibilities as may be required from time to time.
Matric. A relevant tertiary qualification is an advantage.
Minimum 2 Years' full time experience in managing or assistant in management of a high end game lodge in remote / big game area.
Hospitality and catering experience, skills and interest, with a willingness to learn.
Field Guide qualification (FGASA or equivalent) and three years' experience in guiding in “Big 5” game reserves. (Lead trails qualification would be an advantage)
Firearm Proficiency and PDP.
Computer skills - MS Office and knowledge of accounting programs.
Able to creatively solve problems and work independently whilst following guidelines and procedures.
Basic technical and maintenance understanding, skills and ability.
Ability to communicate at all levels with guests, executive management and staff.
Extensive knowledge of natural history, wildlife, ecology and principles of sustainable utilisation of the environment, with a willingness to learn.
General managerial and social skills.
· Reference: LS-72123-1109 · Salary: Market - related · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 11 Nov 2015 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Couple required for a joint management position in Botswana starting in 2016. Both must be completely fluent in English and between them must possess the following:-
Qualifications in range management, nature conservation, guiding, first aid, tracking, weapons, dangerous animals and meat handling.
Practical experience in management of staff, bush mechanics, irrigation systems, fencing, building, plumbing, solar power and electrics.
Very competent skills and experience in catering, hosting, housekeeping and marketing.
Above average organisational, administrative and accounting abilities using MS-Office applications.
Knowledge of goat, poultry and small crop production.
Both should be trustworthy, self-motivated, resourceful, passionate about wildlife and able to live simply in a remote rural area. Qualified Botswana applicants will be given preference and thereafter qualified citizens of any Southern African country who are completely fluent in English.
· Reference: LS-72091-0803 · Salary: On application, dep on exp. · Country: Botswana · Province: · Date Posted: 08 Nov 2015 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Experience in dealing with unions will be a further advantag
Manage +- 50 staff in the HOTEL/HOSPITALITY industry
Control and manage stock
Control and manage cash including banking
Control and manage assets
Banqueting Management, control
Analyze and interpret daily unit results
Determine and implement corrective / proactive action
Manage point of sale system
Support the implementation of the Business Plan
Support and Manage HR industrial relations
Knowledge of operational standards of the company
Financial Feasibility of the unit
Management of overall profitability and budgets of the unit in its entirety
A strong sense of analytical skills, decision making, problem solving, results focused, self motivating, strong leadership skills
Good staff relations to maintain a comfortable and productive working environment for all concerned
Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures
An independent thinker to manage creatively and competently
Manage team performance
Manage Customer relationship
· Reference: LS-72077-0710 · Salary: Market related · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 07 Nov 2015 · Employer type: Hotel
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