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Assistant Front Office Manager - London

Imperial London Hotels
London, Greater London
27,621.00 + Benefits
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

Assistant Front Office Manager

44 hours (4 days on / 4 days off rota)

Imperial London Hotels based at the Bedford Hotel

27,621.00 GBP + Benefits

Imperial London Hotels has been running hotels in Central London for over 180 years, currently operating seven 3 & 4-star hotels in the heart of Bloomsbury.  Independent and family-owned, ILH has a unique heritage and culture that remains its foundation as it evolves and modernises. The portfolio includes The Royal National Hotel which remains UK's largest hotel with over 1,600 rooms. Following a major refurbishment, The Imperial Hotel will open as ILH flagship 4* Deluxe Hotel in 2025.

We are now recruiting for Assistant Front Office Manager based at Bedford Hotel to join our vibrant and multicultural team based in the heart of Bloomsbury

We don't want you to work for us, we want you to work with us and be part of our ILH Family. 

Putting our guests at the heart of everything you do, you make it your mission to ensure that you and your team deliver an exceptional guest journey from check in to check out.  Deputising for the Front Office Manager you will be a role model for the team, leading by example to create a memorable guest experience for each guest, and address any shortfalls in service quality and operating standards.

Key Duties will include the following:

  • Support the Front Office Manager in delivering quality of service and delivery for all services and facilities within Front Office departments holding regularly team meetings to agree areas of operational focus on service quality, KPI and other targets.
  • Confidently handle any guest complaints in a timely manner and ensure that suitable solutions are reached to satisfaction of our guests.
  • Establish guest satisfaction data and develops improvement plans to address service shortfalls in service quality and /or delivery standards.
  • Responsible for recruiting, onboarding all Reception and other front of house team members you will create a culture of continuous professional development empowering them to deliver and be the best.

What we would like from you

  • Previous experience as a Reception Manager or Front of House supervisor in a similar operation.
  • A Passion for hospitality, you are all about creating memorable experiences for others no matter what time of day.
  • Commercially focused with an understanding of how to maximise profits through revenue management. Experience of budgets, P&L and forecasting would be advantageous.
  • Personable and engaging with the ability to build rapport easily, with great communication skills with both internal departments and guests alike.
  • A multi-tasker with your excellent organisation skills, you can prioritise workload and also adapt to changing priorities where needed.
  • You will be a natural leader with the ability to motivate and develop a team to reach their full potential both personally and professionally.
  • A positive can-do attitude, you are calm under pressure, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft and knowledge of Reservation Systems (Opera).

What you will get in return

  • Holidays 28 (inc. of bank holidays) pro-rota increasing with length of service up to 33 days 
  • Free meals on duty 
  • Uniform & dry-cleaning
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • 300 Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Employee recognition 
  • Employee awards 
  • Social events
  • Interest-free Season Ticket Loan / Travelcard Loan 
  • 50% discount to friends and family in our hotels on hotel rooms & 20% discount in our restaurants (subject to availability)
  • Local discounts at Gym, Dry Cleaners, Bowling and Restaurant outlets
  • Shopping discounts across several high-street brands and online retailers 
  • Sabbatical leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Mental health first aiders support & well-being 
  • Employee Assistance Programme- Supported by Hospitality Action: 
    • Career Guidance, Life Coaching & Tenancy Agreements 
    • Legal Assistance & Financial Assistance
    • Wellbeing Tools e.g. personal counselling, addiction support, digital fitness programmes, nutrition guides and recipes etc. 

Career & Development Benefits: 

  • Training and development through our Imperial London Hotels Academy
  • Access to fully funded apprenticeships (subject to eligibility)
  • 1,000 for your chosen course for development once you complete our Buddy programme (subject to eligibility)
  • Access to Supported Study Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual Free English Course accredited by UCL Centre for Languages & International Education
  • Opportunity to explore other roles within Imperial London Hotels after 1 year of service

Extended Benefits: 

  • Technology Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Electrical Car Scheme for senior management positions only (subject to eligibility)


Imperial London Hotels opened their doors to guests in Bloomsbury, Central London since 1837. All that time they have been operating as an independent family business, providing a warm welcome to those who stay in one of their Russell Square based Hotels.

Imperial London Hotels currently operates seven 3 & 4-star hotels in the heart of Bloomsbury. Independent and family owned, ILH has a unique heritage and culture that remains its foundation as it evolves and modernises.

The portfolio includes The Royal National Hotel which remains UK largest hotel with over 1,600 rooms. The Bedford Hotel, The City Sleeper, The President Hotel, The Tavistock Hotel, The Morton Hotel and The Holliday Inn, Bloomsbury.

Following a major refurbishment, The Imperial Hotel will open as ILH flagship 4* Deluxe Hotel in 2024.

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Imperial London Hotels
6 Coram Street

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