Operations Manager

  • Department:
  • Position Commitment:
    Full Time
  • Funding Source:
  • Location/Hotel:
  • Vacancy Reference:
  • Vacancy Start Date:
    1 February 2018
Funding Source:
  • Piries Hotel

Our 3-star hotel is the perfect choice for guests who are looking for a budget hotel in Edinburgh or a hotel near Edinburgh Airport. We provide clean and comfortable accommodation at bargain rates. We pride ourselves in satisfying the personal needs of our guests in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With its period charm of high ceilings and ornate cornicing, any stay at Piries Hotel Edinburgh is assured to be a memorable one.

Operations Manager

Being a key part of the Splendid family, all our team members need to be able to commit to:

  • Being the Best;
  • Making Responsible Decisions;
  • Keeping Promises;
  • Treating others, the Way They Would Like to Be Treated;
  • Continually Challenge Yourself and Each other.

Position Purpose

An Operations Manager role within a 43 bedroom hotel, located in the West End of Edinburgh. The main purpose of the role will be to support the GM in delivery of business strategies and organisational goals, whilst providing the leadership required to all hotel departments, during a fixed term for maternity cover of the current incumbent (minimum of 6 months)

Key Responsibilities


  • Monitor and report variances against budget and control payroll costs and other expenses.
  • Work closely with the Cluster Revenue Team and GM to identify, communicate and action all sales leads. 


  • Oversee day-to-day operations and assignments of the hotel team; assist the General Manager in the development and communication of departmental strategies and goals.
  • Communicate and enforce policies and procedures. Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communications and co-ordination with other shifts and departmental managers/supervisors. 


  • Review guest feedback and implement strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information requirements and special needs for VIP arrivals, large groups and other key guests. 


  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for guests, team members and hotel assets in compliance with the hotel’s/owner’s policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Comply with relevant H&S legislation, considering its implications on the operation of the department including HACCP & COSHH.


Person Specification

  1. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Operational experience in managing various hotel departments.
  • Ability to lead by example and to create a positive culture with staff, colleagues, and Management to ensure effective teamwork and high morale. 
  1. Proven Experience/Education Level
  • Knowledge and understanding of hotel IT systems, PMS & POS, as well as revenue extranet and channel manager applications.
  • Previous experience in Health & Safety, First Aid an advantage.


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Piries Hotel
4 - 8 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5LB
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