Britannia Hotels

Front of House Manager - Buxton

19 Jan 2017
16 Feb 2017
Job Type
Full Time

The Palace Hotel Buxton, Derbyshire

Britannia Hotels is the fastest expanding independent UK hotel group, currently we have 51 hotels (and growing) and 6 Pontins Holiday Parks. A fiercely independent, innovative and thriving company, our success has been built on the can-do attitude of the people who work for us.

Role Title: Front of House Manager

Reporting to: General Manager

Main Responsibilities

  • To recruit, train, motivate and control reception staff, switchboard staff, reservations staff, concierge and housekeeping, to ensure the best customer service at all times.
  • To ensure effective room rate management to maximize occupancy and maintain or improve room yield.
  • To ensure that all front office operational and control procedures are maintained effectively.
  • To ensure all staff maintain a courteous and helpful approach to customers at all times.
  • To identify sales opportunities and create a sales driven team of professionals.
  • To ensure that all customer comments and complaints are acted upon with all due diligence.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of all systems and procedures used within the department and the hotel, and you must also provide help and support as required.
  • To ensure all monies, floats and accounts are safeguarded and maintained effectively.

Person Specification

The candidate must have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role in 100+ bedroom hotel.
  • Previous experience of computerized reservations and guest billing systems, Opera experience preferred.
  • Proven management experience in recruiting, training, developing and controlling staff.
  • Able to develop effective relationships with staff and other departmental heads.

Employee Benefits

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays per annum
  • Discounted weekend breaks
  • Regular Appraisals
  • Pension Scheme
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniforms (Hotel based staff only)
  • Accelerated promotion prospects

Britannia Hotels are an Equal Opportunities employer and applicants from non-EEC countries will require work permits or permission to work issued by the Home Office.

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