Amazing Opportunity to become General Manager for The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch


An exciting opportunity has opened up at The Dictionary Hostel for a General Manager to join our young and dynamic team and help us streamline the running of, not only our hostel in Shoreditch, but also to help lay the foundations for the general growth and expansion of the business.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the business and have the responsibility to make key decisions.

You will play a key role in shaping our processes and structures as well as determining who the team is working under you. In this role you would have full operational control so it is important that you are able to plan, strategise and manage your own role effectively.

You will need to create and execute an operational strategy. This will streamline our processes and drive down waste and costs. You will hire, train and grow your own team. Through both operational excellence as well as the excellence of the team beneath you, you will ensure our guests leave satisfied and happy, having had the best they can from us.

About you

You will be driven and passionate about everything you do and have plenty of energy. Because of these qualities you would be eager to be autonomous in your role and wanting to determine your own workday and targets.

You are analytical and detail oriented which will help you to track your success and keep high standards and because of your natural authority, you are also able to demand these high standards from your team.

Thanks to your excellent organisational skills and vision, you are adept at creating, structuring and delegating tasks.

You enjoy responsibility and, as you would essentially be running the business as a whole (alongside the sales and revenue manager and owners of the business), you are not afraid to take on the tasks that are not only demanded of you but to also go above and beyond that.

You also love the travel industry and like being part of the social, young, fun world of hostels.

About Us

The Dictionary Hostel is East London’s first youth hostel with over 200 beds, a restaurant, bar, coffee shop and public launderette. We have over 30 000 guests per year who come from all over the world and fall in the 18-35 year age range. The hostel is owned by husband and wife team, Peter and Eliska Finlay who brings passion and enthusiasm as well as creativity and flexibility to the company culture. The hostel has recently been featured in the Top 15 hostels by Sunday Times Travel Magazine, featured in EasyJet as a must-stay as well as promoted by Visit Britain as a 10 ten London Hostel.

We look forward to your application. Email your CV and cover letter to miss.chief*at*




Job first posted: 23 April 2014