Retirement Home General Manager

Date Job Posted: 09-Sep-2020

Location: Durban, Berea


  • Well groomed, presentable and professional manner
  • Honest, reliable and hard working
  • Must lead by example and able to inspire and motivate staff
  • Must be empathetic at times and must be strict at times when required
  • Must be able to take responsibility and be confident to take effective quick decisions
  • Friendly disposition with excellent communications skills relating to Residents, Resident’s Families and the Staff Management committee
  • Minimum of grade 12 (Matric)
  • Tertiary qualification in hospitality will be a distinct advantage
  • Minimum 5 years Senior Hotel / Retirement Home General Management experience – (REQUIREMENT)
  • Must have at least 5 years management experience in Food & Beverage, Front Office, Finance, Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance
  • All applicants must have a good Credit Record - (Credit Record will be verified as part of the screening process)
  • All applicants will be subjected to a Criminal Check as part of the screening process
  • Must be fully computer literate - (Compulsory)
  • Must be able to work early, late or night shifts - (Compulsory) 

Duties, Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • Mange all departments through close liaison with the various department heads including Nursing, Administration, Social Work, Cleaning / Housekeeping, Kitchen, Laundry & Maintenance
  • Reviewing financial information, management activity reports and performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement. Manage costs and programme improvement.
  • Oversee human resources functions, including discipline, grievance and the chairing of hearings up to Final Warning Stage
  • Directing financial and budget activities to increase efficiency and control costs
  • Ensure adherence to all regulatory matters such as government regulations, labour legislation and laws pertaining to the Aged Persons Act.
  • Attending monthly finance and management meetings after hours. Preparation of reports for these meetings.
  • Hold regular meetings with Heads of department as well as general staff meetings
  • Ensure that the services offered by the home continually meet residents, their families’ and the management committee's expectations.
  • Report to the chairman of the management committee

Please send your updated CV and a recent head and shoulders photo via email by the 30th of September 2020


Job ID
Job Title
Retirement Home General Manager
Employer Type
Durban, Berea
Salary Type
Market related salary, depending on qualifications and experience
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