May 2019: Manager or Assistant Manager for Busy Hostel & Guesthouse in Waterford, Ireland

We are looking for a manager to run our busy guesthouse and hostel in Waterford, in the South-East of Ireland.
Depending on experience, the position may be for manager, assistant manager or duty manager. This is a live-in position - the successful candidate will be provided with a private room in an apartment on site of the hostel

The property has been in operation 4 and a half years. We currently have a manager but will finish up at the end of May so we are looking for a replacement to start ASAP.

The job involves all aspects of running the business: Check-ins, managing staff, organising improvements, cleaning, making breakfast, decorating, marketing, dealing with guest queries etc. etc. The specific role will depend on the person.

Important attributes: We need someone energetic and friendly with the confidence and maturity to recognise issues and take the initiative when something needs to be done. As regards staff, currently we have a manager (who is leaving), 1 full time & 1 part time receptionist / assistant manager, and 5 volunteers.

The manager is responsible for ensuring that all tasks are done on a daily basis - both through management of the staff and through tackling tasks themselves. The manager will report into the proprietor. Some experience is preferred and excellent written and spoken English is essential.T he job includes accommodation and all utility bills.

We can only take people with EU passports or appropriate visas for Ireland.

Specific hostel / guesthouse management experience isn't necessary but since this isn't an entry level position, work experience of some kind is needed (we can't take anyone straight out of school or college for example).

If you would like to apply, please send your CV across to before the 9th May 2019.



Paid Hostel Staff
Hostel Manager


11 Mary St, Waterford, Ireland
Job first posted: 13 April 2019
Updated: 13 April 2019