Field Guide/Assistant Lodge Manager - 5* Boutique Game Lodge - Greater Pilanesberg (Excellent Salary!)

Kendrick Recruitment Date Job Posted: 12-Jul-2018

Location: Greater Pilanesberg area

Kendrick Recruitment is seeking a FGASA qualified & relevantly experienced Field Guide/Assistant Lodge Manager (Single position) for a boutique luxury game lodge located in the Greater Pilanesberg National Park, North West.

To start by end of August 2018.

The candidate will act in a senior position within the lodge, depending on qualifications and experience, possibly even as the lodge manager. There are currently 9 staff, and the candidate will operate as an overall manager for the staff. He/she will assist in hospitality within the front and back of house when the manageress is off, and he/she will do guiding as well, with trails if possible on occasions.

The concept is to groom a candidate, into a future general manager, however, does not need to have GM experience now, as the lodge is simplified in its operations. 

This candidate will report directly to the owners and manager. 

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience as a field guide in a 5* lodge environment in Big 5 reserves
  • Min FGASA Level 1 qualification, Level 2 is preferred
  • FGASA Back up or Lead Trails Guide qualification
  • Must have previous Senior Management experience
  • Must have some basic maintenance experience
  • Good admin skills
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Registered with DEAT/NDT
  • SASSETA Rifle Competency 
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PrDP
  • Preferably aged 30 and upwards

Desired Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • Flexible and innovative, well organised
  • Confident and humble
  • Willingly works in co-operation with others on the team in the interests of the business and the Guests
  • Displays an acute attention to detail and time
  • A developmental approach to his/her staff and colleagues
  • Professional and neat in personal appearance and image

Salary Package: Housing (room) is included, meals are included, no additional benefits at this stage. Remuneration is between R10 000 - R14 000 - dependent on experience & qualification in addition to this, tips of roughly R2500 are excluded.

Should you feel you are the perfect all-rounder our client is searching for, please apply with your updated CV (full), references and a recent head & shoulders photo ASAP!

Please note: Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not receive correspondence from us within seven (7) working days of submitting your application, please consider your application for this position as unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply for any other positions that we may advertise in the future.


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Job Title
Field Guide/Assistant Lodge Manager - 5* Boutique Game Lodge - Greater Pilanesberg (Excellent Salary!)
Employer Type
Greater Pilanesberg area
Salary Type
R10,000 - R14,000 Live in
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