Head Guide 5 Star Game Lodge in KZN

Broad Horizons Hospitality Solutions Date Job Posted: 14-Sep-2018

Location: Hluhluwe

I am now in search of a Head Field Guide an exclusive 5 star Game Lodge in KZN. The ideal Candidate must have 5 years experience in a senior guiding appointment.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Taking guests on game drives and/or walks daily delivering an interpretive safari experience.

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of guests in your care and must make the guest stay as comfortable as possible, thus exceeding expectations.

  • Coordinating and delivering safari activities for all age groups and nationalities.

  • Safari activities for children (game drives, fishing and other specific activities as part of our Childrens program)

  • Actively support our Conservation and Community Initiatives and programmes

  • Hosting of guests during pre dinner drinks and/or meals and/or special events.

  • Assisting with guest/staff transfers when required

  • Assisting with habitat management when required

Outline of ideal candidate profile:

Candidates for this position should be passionate about people, wildlife and sharing their knowledge. They must be enthusiastic, energetic and physically fit. Their passion for people should include the drive to exceed guest expectations and have fun doing so. These competencies include the following requirements:

  • Personality

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening skills, verbal communication etc)

    • Positive attitude, Self-motivated, Confident

    • Excellent sense of humour

  • Specific Job Skills

    • Strong customer focus to ensure guest expectations are exceeded

    • Effective influencing and negotiation skills

    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

    • Flexibility Adapt successfully to changing situations and environments

    • Physical fitness to ensure you are able to drive and walk for long hours

    • Attention to detail

    • Sense of adventure

    • High energy levels & drive to get things done

    • Planning & organizing plan activities and carry them through effectively

    • Initiative to look for ways of improving

    • Photography skills

    • Excellent driving skills

    • Lifelong learning continues to study, learn and grow thus acquiring new job related knowledge and skills

    • An appreciation of other cultures. Ability to speak and/or understand another language would be an advantage

  • Computer Skills

    • Good standard of IT and numeracy

    • Computer literate

  • Literacy and Numeracy

    • Fluent in English (speak, read and write)

    • Excellent literacy skills (writing of emails, viewing web pages)

  • Commercial Skills

    • Commercial awareness understanding the company

    • Understanding resources

    • Stay up-to-date on Industry and World Developments

  • Team Player Ability

    • Flexibility

    • Strong time-management skills

    • Demonstrable team member qualities

    • Analysing and problem-solving skills

Qualifications and experience required

  • Minimum 2 years guiding experience with reputable companies (of which at least 12 months unbroken service)

  • Minimum 1 year Trails Guiding experience

  • In possession of all required SA guiding certificates and memberships/affiliations (eg FGASA Level 1)

  • Valid PDP

  • Valid Code 08 Drivers License

  • Valid First Aid Certificate

  • Rifle competency

  • Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH)

If you have the skills and experience we are in search of with the necessary qualifications and you are interested in a career in a remote 5 star lodge environment I would love to hear from you. Please email me your CV along with a recent face photograph and details of three contactable references.

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Head Guide 5 Star Game Lodge in KZN
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Negotiable- Live in
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