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Description: A private wildlife reserve in the Northern KZN requires an experienced General Management Couple to lead and oversee the management of the Reserve. The ideal couple would have relevant experience and the ability to lead a team of managers and staff while building a sustainable reserve with successful ecotourism and income lines. Candidates to forward a complete CV with references to email@example.com About the Reserve: The 1200 hectare privately owned reserve is situated in the Northern KZN region approximately 5 kilometers from the nearest town and 260 kilometers from Durban. It has good infrastructure (two lodges of varying sizes) and is well developed. Male Counterpart of the Couple: The Reserve, Maintenance Department, Guiding and Security Department require an experienced General Manager male counterpart to lead and oversee the development and management of these Departments. This position will be responsible for all aspects of managing and motivating the various teams under his management. This position will also ensure business growth through directing and managing business development activities to ensure these are delivered in accordance with the Reserve strategy. Both General Managers will report to the owner.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: - Contribute to the development and refinement of Reserve’s vision and strategy - Manage with other departmental managers and reserve staff the implementation of the Reserve’s strategic and operational plans - Develop, review, and report on the Reserve’s strategy, ensuring the strategic objectives are well understood and executed by the team - Maintain and develop the Reserve culture, values and reputation in the market and with all staff, guests, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies - Build and lead an effective and cohesive management team and staff
Female Counterpart of the Couple: The Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Front Office, Reservations and Social Media/Marketing Departments require an experienced General Manager female counterpart to lead and oversee the development and management of these Departments. This position will be responsible for all aspects of managing and motivating the various teams under her management. This position will also ensure business growth through directing and managing business development activities to ensure these are delivered in accordance with the Company strategy. Both General Manager will report to the owner.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: - Contribute to the development and refinement of Hospitality vision and strategy of the company - Manage with other departmental managers the implementation of the company’s strategic and operational plans - Develop, review, and report on the company’s strategy, ensuring the strategic objectives are well understood and executed by the team - Maintain and develop the company’s culture, values and reputation in the market and with all staff, guests, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies - Build and lead an effective and cohesive management team and staff
Skills/Requirements for the couple: Key Knowledge and Skills: - Leadership skills - Excellent project and time management skills - Must be bottom line oriented and have good financial skills - Proven track record of delivering on commercial objectives - Strong knowledge of business and management principles - Excellent planning and organizational skills - Excellent ability to implement and execute with rigour - Excellence in execution: local budget and cost control and driving for results - Possess good reporting and communication skills - Ability to hire and develop great staff, awareness of human resource issues generally - The self-awareness, integrity and coaching skills to model the values of the Reserve - A sufficient understanding of legal and corporate governance matters to take on the necessary fiduciary responsibilities - Analytical and problem solving skills - Experience in the hospitality and tourism sectors a must
Requirements: - Minimum 5 years in senior management position - Degrees/Diplomas (preferably post graduate) - Experience in ecotourism and/or game reserve management - References
Remuneration: Market based annual package including salary and benefits negotiable dependent on experience
Application: Forward a complete CV with references to firstname.lastname@example.org We will contact a shortlist of candidates for in person interviews. ONLY COUPLES WITH HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
· Reference: LS-67989-1612 · Salary: Salary and benefits negotiable dependent on experience · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 16 Jul 2067 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
The Guest Farm needs a mature couple to run and maintain the establishment, including a swimming pool, caravan park and garden. The lady is mainly responsible for B&B and other meals as well as office administration, staff management and involvement in event presentations (the latter on an irregular basis). The gentleman must be technically competent to do maintenance and routine repairs. A flat with electricity, TV and Wi-Fi is provided, but not food.
Both persons must be bilingual, in good health and be prepared to work after hours and weekends when and if necessary. Drivers licences a prerequisite, preferably a Code 10 for the gentleman. Please fax CV and photo of couple to 041 9924691. Applications close 31 July, work available ASAP in August 2014.
· Reference: LS-67788-0409 · Salary: 11000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Eastern Cape · Date Posted: 04 Jul 2066 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
We are looking for a mature couple with NO dependents or pets who are both NON smokers.
the lady is responsible for all the housekeeping, supervising staff, seeing to needs of guests, some admin work, and maintaining very high standards. The guy must be a very good handyman with technical skills to do repairs and maintenance. We offer a furnished one bedroom unit with electricity and wi fi but no food is provided.
Must enjoy working with people and be happy to work long hours when required.
Must be fit and healthy as plenty of walking and running around.
Both must have drivers license.
To start on 15th August.
Please send CV's for couple and a recent photo.
· Reference: LS-67581-1203 · Salary: R11 000 - couple · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 12 Jun 2053 · Employer type: Guest House / Bed & Breakfast
To manage the 5* lodge in such a way that guests will experience the best level of services in the most efficient manner and in good relation with local communities. The Lodge is divided into the following departments: kitchen, restaurant, housekeeping, security & community, logistics, activities and maintenance.
Taks for the couple:
- Responsible for the execution of the service policy of the lodge and responsible for the quality control of this policy
- Responsible for daily directing of departments and staff
- Responsible for all maintenance of equipment, installations, buildings, vehicles and boats.
- Responsible for human recourse management
- Administration of staff, licenses, finance and stock etc.
- Hosting guests
- Manage community projects
- Fluently speaking and writing in English and Portuguese.
- Minimal 3 years experience in senior management.
- At least one of the two should have a background of 5 years experience in working in food&beverage / front of house / maintenance.
- Guest orientated.
- Pioneer mentality/Hands on.
- No objections living in an isolated area.
- Always striving for 5 quality service and quality.
5* Camp situated in the heart of the Serengeti is currently looking for a Management Couple to take over the management of this isolated and busy camp Starting date would be September 2014
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Experience managing 5* Camps/Lodges in Africa is essential
Excellent understanding of 5* standards and service
A strong 5* F & B background would be highly advantageous
Excellent personal skills with both guests and staff
Strong training skills
Excellent attention to detail
Strong administrative skills
Used to working in a more remote and isolated environment
Passionate about the bush
Excellent track record with contactable references
Unfortunately a couple with children and pets can not be considered
· Reference: LS-67956-1307 · Salary: On application · Country: Tanzania · Province: · Date Posted: 13 Jul 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Group of 5* Camps in Botswana is currently looking for a Relief Management Couple to join their management team
Tertiary Education relevant to the Industry (Diploma/Degrees) is essential for work permits. Some management experience working in either the lodge or hotel industry. Good understanding of 5* service and standards. Team players. Strong personal skills with both guests and staff. Attention to detail. Proactive and professional. Good administrative skills. Passionate about the bush. Want to work in a more remote and isolated environment. Good track record with contactable references.
About Nkwazi Lake Lodge The lodge is situated within the Pongola Game Reserve, a privately owned 7,200 hectare reserve in Northern KwaZulu Natal. The lodge accommodates 32 guests and is the ideal setting for Corporate Conferences and Team Building outings. The lodge also caters for weddings for a maximum of 120 people.
The position will suit a mature and experienced management couple with at least five years lodge management experience. The position will require proficiency in:
- Activities management - Admin – inventories, weekly and monthly reporting, stock capture etc. - Banqueting and event management - Bar management - Food and beverage management - General maintenance - Guest relations - Receptionist duties - Staff management
The package includes a competitive salary, full board, lodging and uniforms. Leave cycle offered includes six days off for every 24 days worked as well as 21 days annual leave.
· Reference: LS-67885-0712 · Salary: TBD · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 07 Jul 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Eco Lodge in Senegal is currently looking for a French speaking Management Couple to take over the management of this new property.
Ability to communicate in French is absolutely essential and non negotiable
At least 3 years years experience managing camps in Africa
Good organisational skills
Excellent personal skills with both guests and staff
Strong maintenance skills
Reserve management experience would be highly beneficial
Good administrative skills with a good financial acumen
Eye for detail
Lead by example
Committed long term
Want to work in a more remote and isolated African environment
Passionate about the African bush
Good track record with contactable references
· Reference: LS-67830-0609 · Salary: USD neg for the right couple · Country: Senegal · Province: · Date Posted: 06 Jul 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
4 Star Country Lodge requires a young (both candidates under 30 years old), dynamic assistant management couple on a full time basis. They will be overseen and trained where necessary.
Candidates must be fluent in English, have excellent social skills and be able to interact with guests. Experience in dealing with foreign tourists – preferably in the lodge / country lodge industry – will be an advantage.
This is a great opportunity for a young couple to gain excellent experience and training in a lodge environment!
Very sound administration ability, independence, computer literacy are essential. Knowledge of fauna and flora will be an advantage. Both candidates must have an unendorsed driver’s licence and no criminal record.
The couple must be able to work with a relatively small staff complement (13 staff members), reporting to a general manager.
Unfortunately children and pets cannot be accommodated.
As part of the current team, they will be responsible for the general management of the lodge and reserve, administration, running the office and front desk (check in/out), interaction with guests, quality control of accommodation units and infrastructure, assist with serving of meals, stock control, bar duty, clean up etc. They will also be responsible for basic financial management in respect of check-out invoicing and payments, invoicing of accommodation, etc. Shopping: planning and stock control as well as all orders.
Specifically - Male:
- General lodge maintenance where and when required
- General reserve maintenance (hiking route, road and fence maintenance)
Busy game lodge is looking for a professional management couple responsible for the daily running and organization. Candidates must have at previous working experience in lodge management. They must be reliable, honest, loyal, hands-on and hardworking 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 ! No pets.
SHE: 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, menu planning, assisting guests with daily activities, reports and statistics, reservations when the secretary is off. Experience in food & beverage and housekeeping is highly beneficial.
HE: He must have a pleasant personnality, be excellent with guests and show initiative. His duties include: maintenance of the lodge, daily bar stock, tool stock, supervising & training of staff and hosting. He must be strong in maintenance and building skills will be nice. 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 would be beneficial. No heavy drinker or smoker!!
Please provide a picture and references with your job application.
· Reference: LS-67328-2711 · Salary: Negotiable upon experience · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 01 Jul 2014 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
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