The Grand Hotel Birmingham
The renovated Grand Hotel, housed in one of Birmingham’s most famous buildings located on the city’s prestigious Colmore Row, will once again open its doors to the public in the summer of 2020, following an extensive and details restoration to return the city centre landmark to its former glory.
Featuring 185 bedrooms and extraordinary suites, an outdoor terrace, glamorous new bars and a vibrant destination restaurant – as well as the magnificent centrepiece that is the Grosvenor Room, this property is set to capture the imagination of the city. The hotel will also have a number of state-of-the-art, inspirational rooms and space for meetings and events of all sizes.
What is the main purpose of the role?
In this senior role, participate in the preparation of the Hotel’s strategic business plan and compile the Housekeeping departmental budget. Alongside HR, you will agree the Housekeeping manpower plan to ensure the effectiveness of the department and plan work schedules for all members of the team to achieve maximum productivity levels.
It will be your responsibility to ensure the Housekeeping team maintain quality standards, adhering to the agreed Housekeeping standards of performance and KPI’s. You will monitor and control inventories for operating equipment and linen to ensure par stocks are maintained and costs are controlled. You will also maintain a positive approach to sales opportunities in order to maximise sales revenue to meet and exceed budgeted sales targets for the department.
In addition you will act at Duty Manager as and when required.
The Ideal Candidate
You will have previous experience in hotels; ideally already in a similar role whereby you are managing a diverse team and in the similar sized property. To be successful in this position, planning and organisation skills are key as you will need to translate long/mid-term objectives into clear realistic actions for your team
The ideal candidate will have some commercial awareness with the ability to understand and apply commercial and financial principles to their work as well as having strong communication skills. The following qualifications are not essential, but would be beneficial:
o First Aid
o Level 2 Food Hygiene
o Level 2 H&S
o Level 3 ILM
o Personal License Holder
This is a unique opportunity to be part of the launch of this exclusive hotel and establishing The Grand Hotel as Birmingham’s most iconic venue. We also offer a competitive package and benefits that include:
- A competitive salary
- 31 days holiday each year, including bank holidays
- Access to our benefits portal, including discounts on some travel, leisure, health and retail
- Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels
- Long service awards
- Excellent training and development opportunities
In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.