Hotel Manager

Job title : Hotel Manager
Location : Kirkcudbrightshire
Job type : Permanent
Salary : up to 35000 package
Contact name : Sasha O'Neill
Contact email :

Job title: Hotel Manager

Salary: 30k (open to negotiation) + additional benefits.

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Hours: Live-in, Full-time

The role includes regular unsocial hours - late nights, weekends and bank holidays will all be part of your shift pattern, so flexibility is a must.


Ever dreamed of running your own hotel in Scotland?

If your answer is yes, then this is a great opportunity for you!

We are on the lookout for an experienced and motivated Live-in Hotel Manager on behalf of our brand-new independent client based in the south west of Dumfries and Galloway.

Yes, that’s right, a brand spanking new hotel. So, you must be a creative, out of the box thinker, have previously managed a hotel of up to 8 beds or more, have good commercial awareness along with a solid background in budgeting and financial management.

You’ll be responsible for organising and directing all hotel services including front-of-house, reception, concierge and reservations, food and beverage operations and housekeeping.

On top of this you will play a crucial part in guest services, marketing, and promotional activities.

The job.

  • plan and organise accommodation, catering, and other hotel services

  • manage budgets and financial plans and control expenditure

  • maintain statistical and financial records

  • set and achieve sales and profit targets

  • analyse sales figures and devise market and revenue management strategies

  • recruit, onboard, train, and monitor staff

  • plan work schedules for individuals and teams

  • meet and greet customers

  • deal with customer complaints and comments

  • address problems and troubleshoot accordingly

  • ensure events and conferences run smoothly

  • supervise maintenance, supplies, renovations, and furnishings

  • deal with contractors and suppliers

  • ensure security is effective

  • carry out inspections of property and services

  • ensure compliance with licensing laws, health, and safety & other statutory regulations.


What to expect.

·       Top hotel managers must command respect at all times through their ability to motivate, encourage and inspire.

  • Although some of the work is office-based, most of your time will be spent with customers and staff.

  • Managers must dress smartly when on duty and must remain diplomatic, polite, and patient at all times.


About you.

A qualification in either business, management or hotel and hospitality management is desirable, however, we’ll consider a hotel manager without a degree, HND or foundation degree, if you have all the relevant experience required.

Essential skills.

  • a friendly personality, with a genuine desire to help and please others

  • be a good listener

  • always strive to improve, share and educate

  • the ability to think clearly and make quick decisions

  • good organisational and leadership skills

  • numeracy and logistical planning skills

  • a professional manner and a calm, rational approach in hectic situations

  • the ability to balance customer and business priorities

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels

  • energy and patience

  • a smart well-presented appearance


What’s in it for you.

The opportunity to take on a brand spanking new hotel in the heart of a very desirable location and really put your mark on the place and make it your own. (in collaboration with the founders)

You can really put your skills and experience to good use here!

Additional benefits include statutory holidays, company pension, live-in accommodation, meals on duty, a flexible working pattern and discounted hotel accommodation.

Interested? To apply, please send your cv and cover letter to

Or call 07379854697