"Thanks to Lodgestaff.com I found an assistant management couple and am really excited to add them to our staff. I will always make use of this excellent service available to the South African hospitality industry." Louisa Strydom, Riverside Lodge, Aliwal North
"I visit lodgestaff.com at least once a week, it’s a great service you offer & I always find something to read or follow up on, keep up the good work." Shane Tintinger, TsAfrika Catering Solutions
We are looking for a couple to co-manage an 8 bedroomed, upmarket lakeside lodge and yacht charter company on the shores of Lake Malawi. The couple must have the right qualifications and at least 8 years’ experience in their relevant fields. The suitable candidates must take ownership of their positions; this is not a post for juniors to gain experience. Role # 1: Catering / F & B Manager. We are looking for an experienced, qualified Chef, with leadership qualities, to head up the kitchen and bar. The Job description includes to task, plan, supervise and lead the kitchen by example. Hands on food preparation, menu planning, stock ordering and stock control. Maintain the computerized P.O.S system. Must be able to interact with guests. Take on the role of Maitre D. Bar duties. Bar sales and stock control. Role # 2. Handle reception duties, including meet and greet on guests arrival. Manage the online, computerized reservation and accounts system. Co-ordinate airport transfers. Basic accounts and general administrative functions. Quality control of accommodation units. Staff supervision. Both roles take on G M duties as assigned. Live in position. Comfortable, spacious accommodation. En-suite bedroom, TV lounge, kitchen, private garden. Available to start February 2015. 3 months’ probation followed by a 2 year contract. Regrettably children and pets cannot be accommodated.
One of the candidates must be a qualified chef, the other must have a tertiary education. Hotel training an advantage. Must have a passion for hospitality and an eye for detail. Must have excellent communication skills and must speak fluent English. A second European language an advantage. Must have good administrative ability, with experience working on computerized systems. Past experience in the hospitality industry essential. Must be clean living and professional, well groomed, in shape and in good health. Must be willing to relocate to a beautiful but very remote area.
· Reference: LS-63124-0111 · Salary: R25,000.00 p/m NETT. live in · Country: Malawi · Province: · Date Posted: 15 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Beach/Island Resort
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
Busy game lodge in the Greater Kruger area is looking for a professional assistant management couple responsible for the daily running and organization.
Candidates must have at least 1 year previous working experience in lodge management. Formally qualified candidates will be given preference. They must be reliable, honest, loyal, hands-on and hard working all rounders.
Interacting well with guests and staff alike is essential. Ability to work under pressure. Candidates should be people´s persons and pay attention to detail.
No heavy drinkers or smokers !
She should be a friendly, motivated and dynamic person. She must have eye for detail, be very well organised, computer literate and have excellent administrative skills. Her duties include: hosting, supervising the kitchen and housekeeping departments, staff training, stock and cost control, weekly menu planning, assisting guests with daily activities, reservations when the secretary is off. Experience in food & beverage and housekeeping is highly beneficial.
He must have a pleasant personality, be excellent with guests and show initiative. His duties include: maintenance of the lodge & vehicles, game walks (no big 5), daily bar stock, tool stock, supervising & training of staff and hosting. He must be strong in maintenance, building skills are an advantage. He must be well organized and able to work independently. FGASA level 1, a valid first aid certificate as well as a valid PDP licence are required. No heavy drinker !!
Please provide a picture and references with your job application.
· Reference: LS-63499-0511 · Salary: negotiable, live-in with meals · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 13 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Danforth Yachting situated on Lake Malawi, (eastern central Africa) is looking to fill the post of Head Chef / Food and Beverage Manager, to form part of the guest interaction team at a small, busy, lakeside lodge. The position is open to single applicants, male and female, or to a couple. Live in position.
Starting February 2015.
Task, plan, supervise and lead the kitchen team of 6 competent local staff
Menu planning for full board basis, including pastries, cakes and savories
Meal preparation and food presentation daily for 18 guests
Creative use of locally available, seasonal ingredients
Game Ranger & Reservations Front Office Manager COUPLE.
To do game drives, boat trips & beach safaris, general lodge maintenance, hosting & lodge duties, general vehicle maintenance.
RESERVATIONS & FRONT OFFICE:
She must have reservations & reception experience. Will be responsible for managing staff & overseeing F&B & Housekeeping & coordinating guests requests & activities etc. The 4 star Lodge accommodates max 12 people. So staff must be prepared to get involved in all aspects.
Minimum 1 years Lodge & ranging experience. Owners are on site & manage the Lodge.
Must have PDP, FGASA level 1.
SKIPPERS licence a bonus (can apply).
RESERVATIONS & Front Office:
Must have good experience & be very good with people & managing staff.
Must have experience on an online reservations system. Good references.
Accommodation provided & meals on duty.
Good references required.
Please include photographs in CV's.
· Reference: LS-69019-0910 · Salary: R10000 Plus - Neg · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 09 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Based in Northern Botswana, the Reserve has and exciting opportunity for an Assistant Concession Management Couple.
Duties will include the following: The Successful candidates will report to the Concession Managers and should be willing to work for extended periods in a remote environment. Assisting in the management of all concession projects, administration and logistics.
Benefits will include 3 months on, 27 days off. Accommodation, 50% Company contribution to medical aid. 10 Bed nights per annum. 14 Visitation nights per annum (BOH). Gratuity.
The candidates must have the following qualifications: Relevant Hospitality/Maintenance Qualifications are essential for work permit application processes. This is not negotiable.
The candidates must have the following skills: Experience in technical, maintenance and vehicle management for luxury safari camps. Minimum 2-5 years experience in similar positions, preferably in a remote bush area. Experience in Electrical, Plumbing and carpentry an advantage. Experience maintaining and monitoring controls and systems. Experience in purchasing and ordering, stock receiving and issuing. Experience in successful training of staff. Excellent staff related admin skills. Fully computer literate on Windows. Excellent logistical management skills for staff and guest movements. Excellent self motivation and initiative. Ability to work harmoniously with managers and staff. Ability to be resourceful. Candidates need to be responsible, able to work under pressure and unsupervised in remote areas for extended periods. Minimum 3 Contactable References.
· Reference: LS-68875-0610 · Salary: Pula 30000 per couple · Country: Botswana · Province: · Date Posted: 06 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
A 5 star award-winning Game lodge in Zululand is looking for an Executive Chef & Lodge Manager couple.
Executive Chef: Must be experienced in kitchen and staff management with a strong management style, hands-on, good at controls, and a positive character.
Skills/Requirements: - At least 3 years experience in senior chef positions - Solid track record in 5 star establishments preferably within a Lodge environment - Professional Culinary Qualification from a recognized establishment - Must be able take on full kitchen management administration, from ordering and maintenance to quality and portion control for 2 kitchens (1 Lodge/1 Camp)
Lodge Manager: Must have 5* Lodge experience, a strong F&B background, excellent communication skills, positive attitude and a passion for the Industry.
Skills/Requirements: - Relevant Hospitality or Hotel Management qualifications - At least 5 years Hospitality experience - Experience within a 5* Lodge environment (not negotiable) - Food & Beverage experience/knowledge - Outstanding communication skills – Be able to relate well with International guests and local staff
To apply, please forward : - Your CV - Chef - Food portfolio - References (telephone and email contacts where possible preferred) - A professional, friendly head and shoulders photograph
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive a reply within 1 week please accept your application unsuccessful.
· Reference: LS-68868-0608 · Salary: R30k Neg, Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: · Date Posted: 06 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
A Safari Lodge in Botswana is seeking an experienced Lodge Manager or Management Couple to take over the management of this beautiful establishment.
• Both candidates must have Tertiary Education relevant to the Industry • Applicants with multiple years of experience working in African lodges will be given preference • Previous experience in managing luxury 5* hospitality lodges or camps • Must have excellent all round knowledge of all areas of lodge management including Hr and administration, front office, food & beverage, guest service, guiding, maintenance, housekeeping, stock control and logistics • Must possess maturity in character, be able to create and build respectful relations with local staff while being firm and consistent in approach • Passionate about providing training and uplifting the skills of staff • Well spoken and presented, detailed and focused • Must be stable and consistent with a positive, energetic approach and willing to take full responsibility for all areas of the lodge
To apply, please forward : - Your CV - References (telephone and email contacts of 3 most recent places of employment to be provided) - A professional, friendly head and shoulders photograph
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive a reply within 1 week please accept your application unsuccessful.
· Reference: LS-68844-0202 · Salary: USD3000 Single - USD7000 Couple highly Neg, depending on exp · Country: Botswana · Province: · Date Posted: 02 Oct 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Click on the page numbers below to see the next page of results. 12
Featured Lodgestaff Jobs
Front Office Admin Manager - Malawi
Salary: R16K Live In - Malawi . Manager for an 8 bedroomed, upmarket beach lodge and yacht charter company. Computerised res system exp. needed. Excellent hospitality skills. Read More...
Pastry Chef - Stellenbosch
Salary: On Application. Suitably qualified Pastry Chef with a minimum of 3 years' service in a similar position. Read More...
Spa Therapist - Mpumalanga
Salary: R4.5K-R5.5K. Live in with 10% commission. 3 yrs exp in a similar up-market environment essential, Exp in reflexology and aromatherapy is non-negotiable. ITEC or CIDESCO certifications and a National Diploma in Health and Skin Care are required to take on this position. Read More...
Head Guide - Zambia
Salary: TBD. Head guide required to head up a team of 10 guides at Chongwe Safaris. To bring discipline and structure to team, large fleet of vehicles, boats and canoes. Implement ongoing training and enrich guests activity experience. Read More...
Executive Chef - Limpopo
Salary: R25K-R30K. Minimum of 5 years in an Executive Chef position with relevant qualifications, Excellent Kitchen management skills, Exp in cooking for large numbers of 650 pax, Exp in running a kitchen with at least 60 staff, Strong controls & procurement skills, Menu planning & innovation. Read More...