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Hotel General Manager

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A hotel general manager is responsible for organising all the work which goes on in a hotel: reception, food service, bar service, room service, booking, budgeting, marketing and staff.

The Work

You could be:

In a small hotel you would look after the following areas yourself:

In a large hotel you would have departmental managers for these different functions.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Most applicants for the post of hotel general manager have several years of experience already. Pay can vary over a wide range from £23,000 to £70,000 a year or more. Some managers may earn more depending on the size of the hotel and the quality rating.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You can enter hotel management in several ways.

Hotels and guest houses are in virtually every Scottish town and city as well as in rural areas. There are luxury hotels which are part of an international chain and have restaurants, swimming pools, gyms and laundries.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
5033
0.6 %
FALL
2024
5005
  United Kingdom
2019
44348
1.3 %
RISE
2024
44907

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)
Tel: 020 7258 9850
Website: http://www.cthawards.com/
Twitter: @cthawards1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConfederationOfTourismAndHospitalityCth

Institute of Hospitality
Tel: 020 8661 4900
Website: http://www.instituteofhospitality.org
Twitter: @IoH_Online
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IoHOnline/

People 1st - Hospitality Guild
Tel: 0203 074 1222
E-mail: eqa@people1st.co.uk
Website: http://www.hospitalityguild.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. UKSP is now part of the Hospitality Guild, which provides information on careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The website has an online 'personality' test designed to help you identify suitable careers within the above industries.

Springboard
Tel: 020 7921 0420
E-mail: info@springboarduk.org.uk
Website: http://www.careerscope.uk.net
Website (2): http://springboard.uk.net/
Twitter: @Springboard_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardUKCharity/

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Tel: 020 7089 3800
Website: http://www.wsetglobal.com
Twitter: @WSETglobal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSETglobal

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