Current Vacancies

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Key Responsibilities

We are seeking a Head of Destination Services to lead our high performing transport, tourism and event management operation in Gibraltar.

Blands Travel is Gibraltar’s leading Destination Management Company. For over 50 years, we have served leading tour operators and travel agents to small groups or individuals, delivering a tailored inbound destination  service in Gibraltar, Southern Spain and Morocco.

Requirements

  • Direct, manage and control daily operations to ensure effective delivery of services across all areas of the business
  • Deliver budget and revenue growth targets for the business, closely monitoring the operating and financial results against plans and budgets
  • Develop and maintain internal processes and controls to ensure that the business complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with major clients, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Developing strategic operating plans that reflect the longer-term objectives and priorities established by the board
  • Define and implement business development opportunities within the sector
  • Actively participate in major travel and tourism conferences
  • Develop and maintain an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services and image of the company in the wider community
  • Participate in the preparation of annual budgets and revenue forecasts for the business
  • Create a collaborative and positive working environment, promoting safety, quality, and the delivery of excellence
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of company policy
  • Represent the company in negotiations with clients, suppliers, government departments and other key stakeholders to secure the most effective contract terms for the business.
  • Actively collaborate and cooperate with other Bland Group businesses to ensure the interests of the wider group are met
  • Contribute to Group cross-organisational development


Desirable Candidate

  • A proven record of success in senior management in the travel and tourism sector  
  • Proven local and regional market experience
  • High level of commercial awareness and a solid record of articulating propositions and concepts
  • Experience of building and maintaining effective relationships with clients and partners
  • Experience of leading and managing cohesive teams
  • Possess natural and enthusiastic leadership skills, capable of developing a strong senior management team, with succession potential
  • A strong understanding of financial management and experience monitoring financial results against set budgets
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Lead by example, adopting an open and inclusive communication style which motivates, energises and enthuses others

Closing Date: 13th September, 2019

Key Responsibilities
The Housekeeping Supervisor’s role is to assist and support the Executive Housekeeper in the running of the housekeeping department. With the guidance and direction of the Executive Housekeeper, the aim is to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness of the hotel, including all guest rooms, public areas, food & beverage outlets, banquet facilities, back of the house and swimming pool grounds and other guest facilities.

You will be responsible for: 
  • Supervising housekeeping operations such as cleaning and upkeep of the product whilst ensuring compliance with all housekeeping policies, procedures, standards and satisfaction of guests’ needs.
  • Inspecting daily the cleaning of guest rooms, public areas and takes corrective measures in order to meet Standards in terms of cleanliness and general upkeep of the product.
  • Coordinating housekeeping duties with other hotel departments to ensure that all guestrooms and public areas are clean and well maintained in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Supervising productivity and cost control.
  • Using the PMS to enable an effective day to day housekeeping operation.
  • Carrying out monthly stock takes.
  • Keeping  the Lost and Found items available and up to date.
  • Supervising linen inventory and guest supplies and raises any requirements to the Executive Housekeeper for ordering of supplies as necessary to meet quality standards and hotel business needs. 
  • Accomplishing a set of administrative duties as directed by the Executive Housekeeper which include attending meetings, updating rosters, stock control sheets, coordinating laundry and dry cleaning services, raising requirements for ordering cleaning and guest supplies and any other job specific functions in line with operational requirements.
  • Carrying out any other reasonable tasks and instructions requested by the Executive Housekeeper or management.
Desirable Candidate
Qualifications 
  • Equivalent of a College Diploma in any related field such as Administration or Hotel Management
  • 3 to 5 years experience in a housekeeping management position, in a four-star hotel.
Competencies (Management/Leadership)
  • Building teamwork
  • Developing others
  • Motivating others
  • Planning/ Organization
  • Problem solving & Decision making
Task Achievement 
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility
  • Concern for quality
  • Initiative
  • Oriented to achieving optimum productivity
Relationships 
  • Teamwork/ Cooperation
  • Cross cultural sensitivity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
Technical Competencies 
  • Operational knowledge of housekeeping equipment
  • Knowledge on how to clean different fabric materials
  • Knowledge of chemicals
Individual Characteristics
  • Analytical thinking
  • Integrity
Other Skills 
  • Fluency in English. Spanish language is preferable
  • Computer skills on Excel, Word and the hotel’s PMS
  • Numeracy
Key Responsibilities

As a full stack developer, you will form part of a small and dynamic team focusing exclusively on the design, development, testing and maintenance of bespoke software systems. You will demonstrate a passion for good design and coding practices, and a desire to develop new bold ideas, whilst maintaining the highest levels of performance and security.

Software engineers are expected to have a background or experience in an agile development environment,software architecture, and product and project management skills.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Researching, designing and writing new software programs 
  • Develop existing programs by analysing and identifying areas for modification, and presenting ideas for system improvements
  • Work closely with analysts, designers, staff and end users
  • Produce detailed technical specifications
  • Use test driven development, acceptance and regression tests to ensure feature quality in controlled, real situations before going live
  • Maintain the systems once up and running through monitoring, performance optimisation and correcting software bugs etc.
  • Continually update technical knowledge and skills through self-learning, investigating new technologies, and accessing new applications.
Desirable Candidate
  • Preferably 3+ years developing back/mid office business systems, and consumer facing web-based applications 
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject an advantage 
  • Proven software development experience in server-side technologies including C#, PHP and Node.js 
  • Comfortable with web-based technologies including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Typescript, AJAXExposure to SOAP and RESTful APIs 
  • Understanding of responsive design frameworks such as bootstrap 
  •  Knowledge of MVC software architecture and frameworks incl. ASP.NET, Angular, MVC and/or Laravel 
  • Exposure to version control systems preferably GIT Automated testing using a variety of MS Test, NUnit, CodedUI, Selenium and Jasmine would be useful 
  • Working within standard DevOps processes & procedures 
  • Excellent relational database skills with MySQL and/or Microsoft SQL Server 
  • Knowledge of document orientated database structures such as MongoDB, CouchDB 
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in Azure and Azure DevOps environments 
  • Understanding of common web security threats and vulnerabilities, and how to reduce their risks 
  • Knowledge of Information Security best practices 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • A meticulous and organised approach to work with an eye for detail and identifying problems 
  • Logical, analytical and creative approach to meeting user and system requirements 
  • Ability to work in a team and alone to manage own workload 
  • An understanding of business, business processes and commercial awareness 
  • History of developing successful business applications