26 Apr 2016

ASSISTANT MANAGEMENT COUPLE – HOEDSPRUIT AREA

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Job Description

ASSISTANT MANAGEMENT COUPLE – HOEDSPRUIT AREA

This is a unique position to fill because
(a) we are a very remote location in a Private Nature Reserve (1.5-2 hrs from Hoedspruit) and
(b) it is a semi-private organization so it is not busy all the time, there are stretches that are quiet and the couple must be happy to be able to be this remote, with a small staff unit and not really any socializing.

It is an ideal position for a couple looking to move away from fully commercial, to a quieter, but more hands-on operation.
The accommodation is quite small (en-suite bedroom, lounge/kitchenette, verandah, separate room that could be used for gym or library) but very comfortable.
Because of our remote location and the accommodation available, the position is for couples without children.

Although we are a small operation, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and high standards.

The position is :
Assistant managers to the general managers, and lodge managers , including looking after the owners home.

Salary:
Currently R9 000 per person gross, including 50% medical aid and provident fund contributions.

Starting date:
As soon as possible.

Work cycle:
6 weeks on / 2 weeks off plus an additional 7 days compensation leave

Requirements :
– They must both have lodge management experience
– She must have strong admin and planning skills
– He must have guiding experience and qualifications :
• at least FGASA Level 1, FGASA Lead Trails Guide and FGASA ARH qualifications, level 1 first aid certificate & PRDP
• or NQF2 incl 8440 and 8478 and VPDA, level 1 first aid certificate & PRDP
• plus Cathsseta certificate and valid registration with NDT
• plus SASSETA rifle proficiency certificate of a minimum .375 calibre rifle, unit standard 117705, unit standard 123519, unit standard 119651
• if using personal rifle, must have a “for business purposes license” and must be valid

Job overview :

For the first partner:
– management and overseeing of staff
– management of central stores stocktakes & ordering
– involvement in kitchen ie. Checking menues and orders, and occasionally doing them if chefs away (experience with this would be to their benefit)
– hosting of guests at the lodge and owner’s home
– hosting of guests at sister properties as required
– overseeing camp preparation for guests
– weekly towntrips
– support to general managers
– typing up of orders
– strong admin function
– overseeing general manager’s function when they are on leave
– must have a strong hands-on management style

For the second partner:
– management and overseeing of staff
– management of central stores drinks & wine stock
– overseeing lodge and property maintenance & upkeep
– hosting & guiding of guests
– hosting & guiding of guests at sister properties as required
– overseeing camp preparation for guests
– weekly towntrips
– support to general managers
– strong admin function
– overseeing general manager’s function when they are on leave
– must have a strong hands-on management style

If you qualify and are interested please send your updated CV along with references, recent Head & Shoulder picture to steve@facebush.co.za

** Due to the high number of emails we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not received a reply within a week, please consider your application as unsuccessful

Job Categories: Assistant Managers, Field Guides, Food & Beverage, and Management Couples. Job expires in Endless.

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