Reserve Manager / Management Couple

Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa

Job Description

My client a well established Game Reserve Shareblock in Limpopo ( Hoedspruit area) is recruiting for Reserve Manager / Management Couple to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Game Reserve shareblock scheme, such that it sustains its reputation as the premier private nature reserve in South Africa. Success will be measured by the delivery of plans versus budget, by maintaining the high standard of conservation management of the environment, by the productivity and motivation of the management/staff team, and mostly importantly, by the satisfaction of members based upon their visit experiences and interactions with personnel Remuneration Structure

  • R 65 000.00 - R 75 000.00 pm - CTC ( for the couple)
  • Accommodation - Large House (Family Status welcome for this position)
  • Company Vehicle
  • Any other benifits will be discussed in the interview
  • Qualifications

  • Some tertiary education preferred but not essential
  • Conservation related certification/diploma/degree
  • Hospitality certification/diploma/degree
  • Advanced Weapons Handling/Professional Hunter a plus
  • Business Management certification/diploma/degree
  • Experience

  • Conservation management (flora, fauna, landscape)
  • Team management
  • Leadership roles
  • Administration
  • Lodge and/or shareblock management
  • Budget management
  • Financial/accounting controls
  • Supervision of maintenance/building function/projects
  • Security/AP exposure
  • Roads maintenance
  • Labour relations, union negotiations & applicable labour law
  • Protected Areas/GLTFA regulatory framework
  • Companies Act and Shareblock regulations
  • Basic First Aid
  • Personal Attributes
    • Presence
    • Personable with excellent social skills
    • A strong service orientation
    • Diligent with a can-do attitude
    • Hands on, practical
    • Self-motivation to meet deadlines
    • Unflappable, firm, non-confrontational, cool head in a crisis
    • Integrity, discretion, confidentiality
    • Collaborative, a team player
    • Shows initiative, a problem solver, decisive
    • Attention to detail
  • Outputs
    • Annual Operating Budget
    • Annual Reserve Operating Plan
    • Annual Conservation Management Plan (aligned to APNR plan)
    • Annual Financial Statements
    • Monthly Management Report
    • Monthly Member Newsletter
    • Wage negotiations
Other Considerations It is assumed that a husband and wife/partner team will be recruited given this is the norm for reserve management roles. In this event the wife/partner will fulfil one of the 2 Member Services roles. Management Outputs / Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure a healthy, productive and motivated management team and work force through good leadership and management practices in line with company and labour policies.
  • Sustained focus on conservation management for both fauna and flora including active alien plant removal, and culling, rescuing, relocating or euthanizing animals when necessary.
  • Ensuring well-maintained facilities & Infrastructure (roads, water, electricity, clubhouse, workshop, parking areas, airstrip, picnic sites, hides, staff facilities), supervision of new infrastructure projects and proactive environmental housekeeping across the reserve.
  • Member's houses serviced and maintained at the required standard, and building/renovation projects carefully monitored to ensure compliance/standards.
  • Strong member interface, regular member communications, a strong hospitality/service orientation, and implementation/policing of policies and regulations.
  • Development of a clear strategy and plan to support the upliftment of neighbouring communities via the Outreach Trust and other means.
  • Efficient and effective administration services in respect of employees, members, suppliers, and other parties, sale of units/shares and collection of entrance levies, cancellation and issue of share certificates, and accuracy and integrity of our finances and accounting system.
  • Awareness of and compliance with external laws/regulations governing our operations, including compliance with requirements, and appropriate engagement on regional affairs.
  • Developing strategic relationships within the Nature Reserve, governmental, municipal and wildlife organizations, and with neighbours and key communities.
  • Maximising the effectiveness and efficiency of our security operations.
  • Projects delivered per plan on spec, on time and on budget.

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
  • Industry
  • Total Positions
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
  • Job Location
    Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
  • Education
    Not mentioned
  • Apply By
    Jan 16, 2020
  • Job Posting Date
    Oct 18, 2019