Accommodation Guest House Manager

Date Job Posted: 12-Apr-2019

Location: Northcliff

A luxurious boutique guest house in Randburg, Johannesburg seeks a manager to head up all departments and ensure the smooth operation of the establishment. This will include the successful rolling out of service, food and beverage, and housekeeping. 

Skills / Character: 

  • Have initiative, and be proactive
  • Be a team player
  • Both lead and be led
  • Honest


  • Tertiary Education in hospitality would be beneficial
  • Must have minimum 3 years experience in a management role within the hospitality industry. 
  • Experience working with booking systems and POS will be considered a major strength

The Candidate's Duties will include:

  • To ensure personal hygeine and presentation compliance by all staff in Housekeeping and Front office departments 
  • To be aware of the day’s business both in Room Occupancy, Special Requirements and VIP needs
  • To be aware of the day's business in the executive functions room, and to run boutique functions
  • Liaise with Reception regarding Room moves, VIP guests, Special Needs and act on any information given.
  • Issue keys, room lists, house assistant check lists and cleaning schedules to housekeeping staff at the beginning of shift and collect and check them at end of shift.
  • Daily inspection of guest rooms, public areas, recreational area for cleanliness, appearance and also to make sure these areas are kept as per the hotels standard.
  • Ensure all Maintenance work in Bedrooms, Back of House, Kitchen and Public Areas are rectified promptly
  • Ensuring that accommodation is clean, well maintained and attractively presented.
  • Ensure that company standards for guest services, décor, and housekeeping services are met or exceeded.
  • Ensure Guest’s and Hotel Laundry and Dry Cleaning is dealt to hotel management's management.
  • Maintain a par stock level of stationary, linen and amenity requirements in order to ensure consistency in standards.
  • Knowledge of local and company hygiene, health and safety regulations
  • Developing and utilising check lists for regular preventative maintenance.
  • Developing and utilising check lists for regular cleaning and upkeep.
  • Conduct meetings and training sessions as and when required.
  • To assist in the development and writing of Housekeeping departmental SOP's.
  • To actively train all staff to the standards laid down in the Training Manual and monitor their work performance.
  • Approving Duty rosters for housekeeping and laundry always taking into account the hotel status (Arrival / Departure / Occupancy).
  • Monitor staff performance to ensure that guests are happy and that the hotel is well run
  • Minimise wastage of materials and energy through careful monitoring of staff.
  • Train staff on answering guest enquires about hotel policies and services.
  • Manage and serve small restaurants (6 guests or less) independently.
  • Manage all check-in’s and check-out’s personally.


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Job Title
Accommodation Guest House Manager
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Start Date
As Soon As Possible
Meet all the necessary requirements listed in the job description
Are eligible to live and work in the country specified in the job description