Guest Services Supervisor

  • Job Reference: HEA2354
  • Date Posted: 29 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Heeton UK
  • Location: Ibis Gloucester, Gloucester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary
  • Sector: Hotels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The moment a guest steps into one of our hotels, they walk into a genuinely memorable experience. As Guest Service Manager you'll deliver this through managing all aspects of the front office; you'll also create the warm atmosphere that makes our guests feel at home in any location.

Your day-to-day

  • People

    • Manage day-to-day staffing needs, plan and assign work and establish performance and development goals for team members. Provide mentoring, coaching and regular feedback to improve team member performance
    • Educate and train team members in compliance with UK laws and safety regulations. Ensure staff is properly trained and has the tools and equipment to carry out job duties
    • Ensure your team are properly trained on systems, security, service and quality standards


    • Help prepare annual departmental operating budget and financial plans. Monitor budget and control labour costs and expenses with a focus on rate strategy, building initiatives and inventory management
    • Oversee night audit function and preparation of daily financial reports
    • Develop plans to increase occupancy and ADR through walk-ins and upselling at the front desk
  • Guest Experience

    • Ensure your team delivers great service, professional attention and personal recognition.
    • Ensure guests are greeted upon arrival and make time to engage with guests. Respond appropriately to guest complaints, solicit feedback and build relationships to drive continuous improvement in guest satisfaction
    • Conduct routine inspections of the front office and all floors and public areas of the hotel and take immediate actions to correct any deficiencies
    • Co-ordinate individual and group arrivals and departures
    • Daily monitoring of rooms by conducting and documenting inspections of assigned rooms.
    • Ensure the cleanliness of the rooms is to the brand standard

    Responsible Business

    • Check billing instructions and guest credit for compliance with hotel credit policy and ensure all transactions are handled in a secure manner
    • Train team members on PBX procedures and serve as a central communications point during emergency/crisis situations
    • Stock control - reception items , F&B items , chemicals and linen.
    • Maintain a visible presence in the public areas to assist guests and lead the team.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as Manager on Duty


  • Accountabilities
  • This position is part of the property Management team and is directly accountable to the Guest Services Manager/ Hotel Operations Manager/ General Manager.  You are responsible for the day to day operation of the hotel.


    What we need from you

    • Previous experience in a hotel reception or reception supervisory position
    • Must speak fluent English with excellent verbal communication skills
    • Good presentation and appearance
    • Customer care skills
    • Experience of working as part of a team / leading a team
    • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts
    • Willingness to multi skill

          Why you should apply

  • Annual bonus for all Team Members
  • Fantastic career potential with one of the UK's fastest growing hotel operators
  • Employees staff rates across our properties
  • Complimentary overnight stays in our properties 
  • Retention bonus on completion of 3 and 6 month service
  • Service based annual leave (increase up to a maximum of 5 extra days)
  • Apprenticeships with HIT training
  • On-site parking

Just over two hours from both London and the Cotswolds, the city of Gloucester is rich with attractions including Gloucester Cathedral. At just over 20 minutes away, Cheltenham Racecourse promises an exhilarating day out.

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process