Front of House Operations Manager

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa €58,800 per annum plus 13% bonus scheme

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 25 September 2020

Front of House Operations Manager

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Located in an exceptional forest setting, with a wealth of activities on offer and an extensive range of bars and restaurants that cater for every need, it’s no wonder that Center Parcs Longford Forest has quickly established itself as Ireland’s premium short-break destination.


For any accomplished, senior level hospitality professional, who’s passionate about driving standards and delivering service excellence, this is a rare opportunity to showcase your ability in what probably is a unique role in the Irish Food and Beverage sector.

The Front of House Operations Manager is a key leadership role, deputising for the Food and Beverage Divisional Manager, with a brief that extends across 10 different restaurants, cafés and bars… so that should give you some idea of the task at hand. Leading from the front and directly responsible for instilling a service culture that’s second to none, you’ll play an instrumental role in ensuring all our guests enjoy an unrivalled customer experience throughout each and every day of their stay.

Leading and mentoring a large team, this will involve:

  • Overseeing all Front of House operations, managing divisional budgets and monitoring actions regarding recruitment, retention, training and development
  • Constantly analysing guest service satisfaction levels and recognising areas for improvement
  • Collaborating with your managers to develop innovative initiatives to drive sales and profit levels
  • Using your passion for the industry to inspire and drive change at all levels.


The scale and diversity of the role, means we’re looking for a genuine people manager, who can use their undoubted experience and ability in the hospitality sector to set standards and champion change from the moment they set foot on the village.

Essential requirements:

  • A strong management background in the hospitality sector, which should include experience of coaching and managing large teams across a multi-site or regional operation
  • Excellent leadership skills and a good degree of commercial know-how, backed by a proven ability to deliver results when working to challenging targets
  • A solution focused approach and a team orientated outlook, with a genuine commitment to fostering excellence in customer service

Desirable requirements:

  • Hospitality/Business qualification - HND/Degree level essential
  • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate


You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4-week period.  This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.    

As our Village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours may include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis.


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
  • Reward and recognition scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs or High Street vouchers
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

As we’ve already said, you probably won’t find another opportunity like this anywhere in Ireland. So, if you’re looking for a career opportunity where achieving success will be both recognised and rewarded, then come and join us here at Center Parcs.

Closing date:  25 September 2020 at 12 Noon

1st Interviews to be held: Week commencing 28 September 2020

2nd Interviews to be held: TBC

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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