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Operations Manager

Leonardo Hotel Exeter
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
29 Jun 2023

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Be Yourself – Be an Inspiration to Your Team – Be Leonardo

As an Operations Manager, you’ll keep the hotel running like clockwork and lead your team to ensure our guests have an incredible experience with us. Take a deep breath because you’ll be stepping into a busy role! You’ll be working alongside the General Manager to oversee operations, ensure every stay is extra special and inspire a vibrant team to exceed our guests’ expectations. We’re looking for someone with key people skills, who is great at getting the best out of their team by giving them that get-up-and-go!  

As an Operations Manager, you will:

  • Be yourself!
  • Undertake Duty Manager shifts as required to support the team
  • Work alongside the General Manager to devise new ways of moving the Leonardo Hotels brand forward in your hotel
  • Support with the delivery of new starter induction and “Guest Care” training, ensuring all team members are offering great hospitality to our brand standards
  • Actively monitor recruitment requirements in your hotel to support the operation (and your current team!)
  • Have good knowledge of the local area to drive business opportunities for your hotel
  • Collaborate with your local HR team to host engaging activities for your team

Why come join us?

We look after our colleagues just as well as we look after our guests. Once you’re part of the team, you’re part of the Leonardo community. In our business, hard work earns you genuine opportunities for development and progression, so in order to thrive here you need to enjoy working at pace. With support on tap, top-notch practical training and clear progression you’ll be on track for a brilliant future in Hospitality.

Our Story

Built on decades of hotelier know-how, we are part of the Fattal Hotels Group, which operates over 230 hotels across Europe and Israel. We look after over 50 hotels across the UK & Ireland and have plans for major expansion over the next few years’; there’s never been a more exciting time to join us!

Some of the perks you could enjoy include:

  • Quarterly bonus scheme: based on our business and your personal performances
  • Enhanced pension plan
  • Special rates on Leonardo Hotel rooms across the UK & Europe: get planning that city break you’ve been dreaming of!
  • Company-wide recognition scheme: for being your fabulous self, you could earn vouchers to spend on a wide range of high street shops
  • Free hot meals whilst on duty
  • Talent referral scheme: earn yourself a bonus for recommending a friend to join us
  • We love to get together and celebrate: we regularly host Thank You Week (your hotel could have anything from ice cream trucks to pizza parties) and every year we get dressed up in our fanciest threads to host our Employee Awards Celebration
  • The important stuff: access to the Company Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Wellbeing Support
  • Ongoing job-related training programmes with clear paths for progression


We’ve come a long way since we opened our first hotel in 1993; Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland now operates over 50 hotels. With approximately 4,000 employees and 5 brands we are a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop your career. 

As an employer we put a big emphasis on career development and as a rule we recruit our operations team members for personality and experience – it is all about how you interact with others and how you can demonstrate our values:

Consistent, Friendly, Genuine, Positive and Willing

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