Assistant Front Office Manager

  • Job Reference: HOT0AO43
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Employer: Hilton
  • Website: http://jobs.hilton.com
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:
**Exciting Opportunities to Join the “Pre-Opening Team” at Hilton Woking - Launching in Summer 2024!**

Get ready to be part of something truly extraordinary at Hilton Woking, as we prepare to unveil our doors in Summer  2024 and take a leading role in Woking's Victoria Square redevelopment. Join us on our journey, where we are committed to fostering a unique team culture, becoming an integral part of the community, and embracing sustainable practices in everything we do.

Our upcoming hotel will showcase 189 guest rooms, including 12 exclusive suites. Guests will immerse themselves in the warm ambiance of our lobby bar, GLOW, indulge in culinary delights at the all-dining restaurant, OXBO, and enjoy breath-taking views at the chic Sky Bar, LOFT. The success of our hotel relies on hosting Meetings & Events for up to 500 guests, making it imperative to assemble a high-performing team committed to delivering the ultimate guest experience across all areas of our business.

A WORLD OF REWARDS
• Competitive Salary
• Uniform provided and laundered
• Free and healthy meals when on duty
• Grow your Career
• Personal Development programmes designed to support you at every step of your career
• A chance to make a difference through our Corporate Responsibility programmes – Find out what and how we are doing (https://cr.hilton.com)
• Team Member Travel Program: discounted hotel nights plus 50% off Food and Beverages (subject to individual outlets)
• Team Member Referral Program
• High street discounts: with Perks at Work
• Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays (increasing yearly to up to 33 days)
• Discounted dental and health cover
• Modern and inclusive Team Member’s areas
• Travel -We encourage where possible to embrace green travel to work as a powerful way to make a positive impact on the environment and your community, you can opt for biking, walking, carpooling, or using public transportation to reduce your carbon footprint, ease traffic congestion, and promote a healthier lifestyle. By choosing sustainable commuting options, you not only contribute to a greener planet but also inspire others to join in creating a more eco-conscious and vibrant community. 

What will I be doing?
As Assistant Front Office Manager, you will assist in supervising the Front Office Team to ensure that Team Members are prepared and well-informed to deliver Guests an exceptional experience from check-in through check-out. An Assistant Front Office Manager is responsible for managing the first impressions of our Guests and, therefore, must perform the following tasks to the highest standards:
• Assist the Front Office Manager to oversee the entire Front Office operation to maintain high standards
• Assist the Front Office Manager to evaluate levels of Guest satisfaction and monitor trends, with a focus on continuous improvement
• Ensure regular and VIP Guests are recognised and that the Front Office department operates with a sales attitude and promotes the hotel brand's loyalty scheme
• Maximise room occupancy at best rates and use up-selling techniques to promote hotel services and facilities
• Assist the Front Office Manager with setting departmental objectives, work schedules, budgets, policies, and procedures
• Monitor the appearance, standards, and performance of the Front Office Team Members with an emphasis on training and teamwork
• Ensure Team Members have current knowledge of hotel products, services, pricing and policies, as well as knowledge of the local area, and are continuously trained to learn and understand policies and practices
• Maintain good communication and working relationships with all hotel departments
• Monitor staffing levels to meet cover business demands
• Conduct monthly communication meetings, in the absence of the Front Office Manager, and produce minutes
• Assist the Front Office Manager with staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures
• Assist the Front Office Manager with recruiting, managing, training and developing the Front Office team
• Act in accordance with policies and procedures when working with front of house equipment and property management systems

The ideal candidate should have:
• Previous supervisory experience in Front Office within the hotel/leisure/retail
• High level of IT proficiency
• High level of commercial awareness and sales capabilities
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
• Accountability and resilience
• Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service
• Ability to work under pressure
• Excellent grooming standards
• Flexibility to respond to a variety of work situations
• Ability to work on your own and as part of a team

EVERY JOB MAKES THE STAY.

At Hilton, It Matters Where You Stay, but The Stay is only one side of the story.

We know it takes hundreds of jobs to create unforgettable experiences for our guests – and behind every job, there’s an extraordinary person working to make each Stay magical.  That’s why at Hilton, Every Job Makes the Stay.

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