Housekeeping Manager - Logistics & Inventory

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa €36,900 per annum plus 13% bonus scheme

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 18 December 2018

Housekeeping Manager - Logistics & Inventory

A short break at Center Parcs allows families to create their own experience, where they are free to do as much or as little as they like. In 2019, we’re bringing our unique and unrivalled family short breaks to Longford Forest in The Midlands region of Ireland.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest, our new Center Parcs resort – Longford Forest - will welcome 250,000 guests each year, providing the very best facilities and activities. To transform our vision into a reality, we’re looking for an incredible and unstoppable team of around 1,000 employees – and this is a unique opportunity to be involved from the start.

ABOUT THE ROLE

At Center Parcs all our accommodation has been designed and built to the highest standards, so we need a team to uphold these standards and exceed guest expectation. Our Housekeeping team will be responsible for maintaining more than 460 Lodges, and for looking after our public areas and office spaces. That’s why it’s the largest team on each village.

Initially you will be involved in the large scale recruitment and training of the Housekeeping team - up to 360 staff, ensuring all are appropriately skilled and ready to greet our first guests in preparation for the successful opening of Longford Forest in summer 2019. 

Reporting to the Accommodation Services & Housekeeping Line Manager, you will have responsibility for managing a large team of circa 60 colleagues ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Linen, Laundry, Inventory and Logistics areas to maximise standards and efficiency.

You will be responsible for providing training and development of all colleagues within the department, ensuring that the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene are achieved along with high standards of service and guest care.

Duties will include:

  • The organisation and allocation of duties to your housekeeping team
  • Continually reviewing deployment of colleagues, ensuring that resources are allocated cost effectively and determining staffing levels in line with occupancy and business demand
  • Liaison with the contracted Linen Company to ensure stock control, quality of bed linen, and linen requirements are met
  • Maintaining and monitoring of the Housekeeping Services stock levels
  • Recruitment, absence and performance management
  • Co-ordinating staff training to meet targets within the division

The role will differ initially to when the resort is open and fully operational so flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to help out as required are key requirements. There will be the requirement to travel to the UK to undertake initial training on commencement of this role.

ABOUT YOU

The ideal candidate should have previous supervisory experience within a demanding service driven environment. You should be able to demonstrate excellent people management skills, along with a clear ability to lead and motivate a large team.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of leading a large team in a demanding service driven environment
  • Sociably confident with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to support, develop and challenge a team
  • Able to plan, prioritise and organise workload to set timescales and work well under pressure
  • Proven ability and experience of budgeting and financial control
  • Competent on Microsoft Office

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in logistics management or Housekeeping/Facilities Management within a service/operational environment

HOURS OF WORK

You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4 week period, on a flexible basis. During the pre-opening period it is anticipated that your hours of work will generally be Monday – Friday office hours but flexibility will be required.

Once the village is operational your working hours will include some weekends on a duty rota basis, some public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis.

THE BENEFITS

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management bonus scheme
  • Contributed pension scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  18 December 2018 at 12 Noon

1st Interviews to be held:  7 and 8 January 2019 in Longford Town Centre

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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