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Lesotho – Exclusive 5* Lodge(www.maliba-lodge.com) located in a pristine national park which has different standard accommodation for upto 60 guests seeks suitably qualified and experienced lodge management couple/individual to oversee and co-ordinate all Lodge Operations. Duties include the co-ordination of all departments and related delegation of duties to ensure optimal lodge service at all times. The successful candidates will ensure that ongoing communication is achieved between all departments to ensure a seamless daily operation of the lodge. We require a mentor and leader to take our staff of over 50 to the next level in service excellence. Suitable candidates will have to be able to cover all aspects of lodge management from admin & financial reporting, staffing and catering .We follow a ‘manage it like you own it’ approach. Must be able to work with Local staff & a Remote location. The main focus will be the overall guest’s experience, where the successful applicant will be responsible for supervising all guest interactions, activity arrangements, and further developing our guest delight policy to spoil and pamper all guests and make their stay memorable
The candidates should demonstrate the following:
Be friendly, motivated and mature in character. Have an eye for detail, be very well organised, fully computer literate and have excellent financial & administrative skills. Must have a pleasant personality, be excellent with guests and show initiative. Must be strong in project management and knowledge of building and maintenance an advantage and be able to work independently and communicate well.
Reporting directly to the directors and general manager including monthly ,financials,reports and budget planning ,staff welfare and human resources,training,auditing and monitoring all departments
Qualifications & Requirements:
· Must have Grade 12 with a formal Hospitality Degree/Diploma; Must have at least 3 years relevant experience as an Operations Manager in a 4/5 star Lodge / Hotel
· Experience in managing an upmarket lodge in a remote location would be beneficial
· Computer Literacy and familiar with MS Office and Email etiquette
· A valid Passport
· Drivers Licence
· A min 2-3 year commitment is required
·This position could also be suited for a single person
Please provide a picture and valid references with your job application.
· Reference: LS-69483-2404 · Salary: Neg-Based on Skills/Exp- Live in Postion with meals · Country: South Africa · Province: · Date Posted: 24 Nov 2014 · Employer type: Hotel
Mpumalanga – Exclusive 5* lodge seeks suitably qualified and experienced lodge management couple to oversee and co-ordinate all lodge operations. Duties include the co-ordination of all departments and related delegation of duties to ensure optimal lodge service at all times. The successful couple will ensure that ongoing communication is achieved between all departments to ensure a seamless daily operation of the lodge.
Requirements as set out by our client include:
Both candidates to have a Matric (Grade 12) qualification with preference being given to candidates who have a tertiary qualification in the industry. HE should be a FGASA 2 guide with previous guiding experience within Big 5 reserves (including relavent guiding qualifications and certifications). SHE should have a Qualification in Hotel Management or similar and have working experience in Front Office, Housekeeping with exposure to supervision in F&B management. Both should have the relevant supervisory experience in management within a 4-5* camp or lodge and should have a sound financial acumen. They will jointly be required to manage each department’s budget, ensure that the related administration is complete and be able to manage the staffing complement, and develop and train the staff to further heights. Sound knowledge of Labour Law essential. Both should be computer literate on MS Office suite and both should have unendorsed drivers licence. Please send through copies of your qualifications with a head and shoulders photograph of yourself with your application.
· Reference: LS-69408-1312 · Salary: R25 000 Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 13 Nov 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
An award winner 4 star Eastern Cape game lodge located near Kirkwood is looking for few positions; 1- game ranger; to manage all the wildlife related jobs which includes; conducting game drives, horse rides, walking safaris with guests, managing the intensive breeding of buffalo, all field and reserve jobs such as fences, water and roads maintenance. 2- Hospitality manageress; to run the day to day management of the lodge, supervise the housekeeping, kitchen and reception, conduct lodge shopping. 3- above two roles can also be suitable for a couple with correct skill set and experience to work together. For a couple the role will be live in role and they will have to embrace the farm life, obtaining their off days around shopping trips, etc..
All interested candidates are required to be in possession of a FGASA level 1 or 2 certificate as well as other relevant paper work such as a valid First aid certificate, PDP and must be DEAT registered. PH certificate and experience is an advantage so as having a hunting rifle in possession. Intensive breeding experience is an advantage. technical skills and repair maintenance knowledge, plumbing, electrical, vehicle mechanical are all added advantages and will be compensated accordingly. Although there is a resident chef, culinary , hotel and catering degree, up market lodge management experience, personality fit for guest service are also requirements for the lodge manager/ manageress. Equestrian knowledge and experience will also be a preference. If couple min 2-3 year commitment is required.
· Reference: LS-68704-1808 · Salary: 4500-7500pm + accom - living role · Country: South Africa · Province: Eastern Cape · Date Posted: 11 Nov 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Assistant Management Couple OR Head Guide & Lodge Stewardess – West Africa
Two positions are available in West Africa for either a couple or individual persons. The safari lodge have opened recently and are in a national reserve with breeding programs, general safari activities and boat excursions.
It is a challenging environment and long working hours. The ability to speak French will be a huge advantageous.
Guiding, activity supervising and general planning. Training of new guides, further development of activities including, driving, walking, boat, fishing etc. Reserve & daycentre management. General assistance with management, hosting and relief management.
General administration, check in and out, hosting, restaurant duty manager, day centre management and relief management.
Please send a detailed CV with reference letters accompanied by a recent photo and a cover letter on why we should consider you for this challenging but rewarding position.
Start date: December 2014
Experience in the lodge and safari industry is a minimum requirement.
The ability to speak French is a huge advantage.
Active, healthy and fit.
One international return ticket per year to place of recruitment
28 days annual leave taken during the low season and off days accumulated taken as approved by management.
· Reference: LS-69305-0604 · Salary: Negotiable · Country: Senegal · Province: · Date Posted: 06 Nov 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Greenfire Lodge Dolphin Coast requires a Management couple
Situated in the coastal village of Umdloti, only 20 minutes’ drive north of Durban, this Lodge is built literally on the beach and overlooks the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean and clean white sand.
With all our lodges a high degree of professionalism and organisational skills is required; with a focus on hosting and hospitality, suitable candidates will have to be able to cover all aspects of lodge management from admin, staffing and catering to the maintenance of the buildings, property and vehicles.
This position could also be suited for a single person
The successful couple would be expected to operate according to the Greenfire lodges management style but are left mostly to your own devices, once your capabilities are proven
Relevant experience in the hospitality industry/ tourism/ B/B is a pre-requisite
. Candidates must be willing to travel to our head office in Johannesburg for interviews.
Only forward thinking and self-starting/motivating couples need apply.
· Reference: LS-69233-0304 · Salary: neg to experience · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 · Employer type: Guest House / Bed & Breakfast
Management couple for Tsheshepe Lodge in the Waterberg
At 44 000 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.
The couples’s primary responsibilities will be run the entire lodge to the best international standards - including guest satisfaction; guiding; cleanliness; hygiene; maintenance; staff happiness and motivation as well as cost efficiency.
Tertiary qualification an advantage
2 Years’ experience in managing or assistant managing of a game lodge
Field Guide qualification and three years’ experience in guiding in “Big 5” game reserves
Computer skills – MS Office and knowledge of Accounting Programs
Able to creatively solve problems
Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and guests.
Extensive knowledge of game and environments
Conservation and Game Ranger duties
Kitchen Duties (Help prepare meals & cook three meals a day)
Administration and reception including accounting and invoicing,
Maintain and service the lodge, its vehicles, trailer and equipment and its surrounds to ensure everything is fully operational and well maintained
Food and Beverage Management
Driving game vehicles and guests
Housekeeping and Security
· Reference: LS-69232-0303 · Salary: Market-related · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Professional and experienced management couple needed for new Lodge in the Lephalale district. The successful candidates should have previous experience in managing a lodge as a couple as well as previous hotel experience / or be familiar with formal hotel systems – Opera and Micros.
Will assist with the management of the day to day operations of the lodge;
Must have Grade 12 with a formal Hospitality Degree/Diploma;
Must have at least 3 years relevant experience as a Management couple in a 4/5 star Lodge / Hotel / Operations Manager;
Must be able to successfully manage all aspects of such a property;
Previous experience with formal hotel systems required (Opera, Micros etc);
Previous game ranging experience would be an advantage;
Must have strong Front of House, Accommodation and Food and Beverage experience, especially conferencing and wedding experience as the lodge is mainly used as a conference and wedding venue at this stage. Both candidates doesn’t necessarily need to be experienced in all of the above mentioned, between the two of them, they need to be experienced in the above mentioned;
Must be able to work under pressure with excellent communication and leadership skills;
The accommodation doesn't really make provision for children, so it would be an advantage if the couple doesn't have any dependants;
The salary will be negotiable and will depend on their previous experience;
This position is a live-in position
· Reference: LS-69070-1407 · Salary: Negotiable (Live-In) · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 14 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
A Luxury Game Lodge comprising of various camps situated in Botswana.
Duties will include the following: Daily Management of Guests in all areas including Hosting, logistics and administration. Maintenance and back of House Management. Daily Management of all staffing issues including staff welfare, logistics and disciplinary issues. 1 Couple will be essentially FOH (Front of House) based - they will be essentially Guest Focussed and be involved in room and guide allocation as well as the management of all FOH Waiting staff as well as the Housekeeping Staff. The other couple will be more BOH (Back of House) based by must be able to host and interact with Guests - He would be responsible for the management of all maintenance issues and the maintenance teams as well as the guide management so he would need Guiding experience but wouldn't be guiding. She would be responsible for all administration, staff welfare and administration as well as all in and outbound logistics for Guest and staff movement. She would also be responsible for the management/stock taking etc. of the curio shop.
Benefits will include 3 months on, 27 days off. 50% Medical Aid contribution. 10 Bed nights per annum. 14 Visitation nights per annum back of house. Gratuity
The candidate/s must have the following qualifications: Formal and Relevant Hospitality Qualifications are essential for work permit application processes. This is not negotiable.
The candidate/s must have the following skills: Exceptional Interpersonal and Communication skills. Experienced within 4/5* Game Lodge Management Positions. 5* Service Orientated.
· Reference: LS-68869-0609 · Salary: P25000 - P30000 per couple · Country: Botswana · Province: · Date Posted: 06 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
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