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Hotel Manager

You will find below everything you need to know about what we look for in our management team.

Reports to
Pub Manager
Job Objective

To deliver friendly, efficient customer service and to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests. To supervise, train and motivate others, with the key aim of retaining and attracting new customers.

Essential requirements

You must:

  • have proof of right to work in the UK
  • have a UK bank account in your own name
  • be able to converse in English
  • have a fixed place of residence and live within a reasonable travelling distance of the pub
Main responsibilities
  • Deliver excellent customer service, at all times, ensuring guests’ comfort and safety
  • Deal with all enquires in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
  • Assist in keeping the hotel clean and tidy, at all times
  • Deal with customer complaints in a professional manner
  • Keep up to date with current promotions and hotel pricing, to provide information to guests, on request, while maximising bedroom sales opportunities
  • Manage and maintain the administration of all reservations, cancellations and no-shows, in line with company policy
  • Propose and implement effective marketing strategies to maximise room occupancy levels
  • Complete all daily administration tasks as required
  • Ensure that all bedrooms/conference rooms and areas under your responsibility are checked thoroughly at the end of every shift, confirming that they meet our standards
  • Maintain the correct handling of all soiled linen and ensure that every bedroom has the correct bedding and relevant number of towels
  • Report any faults or damage in any of the bedrooms (or hotel facilities) immediately to hotel manager
  • Monitor and oversee maintenance issues relevant to your area and liaise with third-party contractors as required
  • Complete regular checks on portable electrical appliances
  • Be accountable for all relevant product delivery and stock management (mainly, laundry, cleaning materials and bedroom supplies), including setting stock levels, checking, counting, storage, reconciliation and loss investigation
  • Manage and maintain effective and efficient use of all reception equipment and hotel systems, in line with company policy
  • Control and manage all new credit application accounts, sales ledger management and payment administration
  • Provide reports, as required, for hotel management
  • Maintain effective communication, at all times, among the team, hotel manager and night manager
  • Complete rotas for your team weekly; manage and maintain correct staffing levels in line with targets and business levels
  • Ensure that all members of the team sign in/out on the time sheets at reception and manage absence and lateness, in line with company policy
  • Complete all required health and safety/fire checks on time
  • Be responsible for evacuation, in cases of emergency, acting as first point of contact for the team, guests and the emergency services
  • Report any security issues to the hotel manager immediately
  • Take responsibility for extra management tasks, as required, in the hotel manager’s absence
  • Maintain personal knowledge by completing in-house training and workbooks
  • Always adhere to all company policies and procedures and licensing laws
  • Be involved and contribute at team meetings
  • Carry out instructions given by the management team and head office Job Description
Person Specification

Customer focus

  • Be friendly, smiley, sociable and welcoming to our customers, to create a great atmosphere
  • Remain calm, patient and polite, if receiving customer feedback
  • Be helpful and go out of your way to help our customers

Drive

  • Be confident and self-motivated
  • Demonstrate a passionate commitment to the business
  • Welcome and embrace change, with a positive attitude
  • Be able to work unsupervised in a busy environment
  • Be able to prioritise duties

Personal integrity

  • Be honest and reliable
  • Be trustworthy and respectful
  • Be immaculately dressed
  • Maintain excellent time-keeping and attendance
  • Be professional at all times

Team work

  • Always be a good team player
  • Build and maintain good relationships with all team members
  • Work together with the team to ensure that the pub is the best it can be
  • Be willing to take on jobs to balance the team workload
  • Be able to communicate well with people of all levels

Developing self and others

  • Be motivated to learn and develop self
  • Seek feedback and invest time in personal development
  • Supervise, train and develop others
  • Support, encourage and motivate others
  • Coach, guide and give feedback to others

Managing change

  • Welcome and embrace change, with a positive attitude
  • Understand the need for change
  • Look for opportunity to improve areas of the pub and business

Gaining commitment

  • Communicate clearly to colleagues and customers
  • Gain commitment of others by using own knowledge
  • Act as a role model

Analysing and decision-making

  • Understand information quickly and accurately
  • Resolve problems using current guidelines
  • Be able to work independently and know when to escalate issues

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