General Manager Serengeti Under Canvas

General Manager Serengeti Under Canvas

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TITLE                               : General Manager Serengeti Under Canvas

LOCATION                         : &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas

ADVERTISING PERIOD          : 30th November – 15th December, 2019

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&Beyond is built, almost entirely, on the strength of remarkable people who give passionately to their roles, work tirelessly, and have the guest experience at the core of their focus daily and care of the sustainability of our communities and environment.  Every single ‘&Beyonder’ makes a huge difference to our success and our contribution to the world, regardless of their role or function. For this reason we choose ‘&Beyonders’ very carefully – they are the strength and the future of this company.




  • Overall management for &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas, including operations, guest experience, R&M, kitchen, financial and staff management and development
  • Direct line management responsibility for the Serengeti Under Canvas senior management team and indirectly for a team of staff
  • Budget and forecast creation, management and control in conjunction with the Camps Administrator and the Regional Finance Manager. Management of the camp CAPEX programs
  • Human resource management and staff development
  • Infrastructure – development and maintenance of all infrastructure
  • IT – maintenance IT
  • Security – security, emergency response and fire control
  • Healthcare – reviewing healthcare facilities and evacuation arrangements
  • Environmental health – waste, sanitation, mosquito and pest control
  • Logistics  – camp moving, set up and take down
  • Government – liaison with local, regional and national Government and relevant stakeholders in conjunction with the Regional Manager. Compliance with local licensing, permits etc.
  • Conservation – working with the Africa Foundation in conservation and community  projects and partnerships arrangements
  • Sustainability – responsible for ensuring sustainability targets are met and improved upon year on year
  • Risk Assessment – ensure lodge is risk assessment compliant
  • Camp Marketing – management of the camp social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, etc. Ensure regular stories to the andBeyond team are distributed and that Serenegti Under Canvas maintains a strong presence in internal comms (Bateleur Mag, etc)
  • Must be willing to travel to and from the various camps




  • Build upon the existing guest experience to create new ideas and to ensure the product remains fresh and modern, whilst staying true to the history of the area – this includes guest delights, accommodation, food, staff, activities
  • Building relationships with new and repeat guests
  • Maintaining and reinforcing an environment where the &Beyond Golden Thread and Brand Standards are continuously met and visible throughout the daily functioning of the property.
  • Ensure camp to do lists are actioned and completed (within budget)
  • Maximise efficiencies in procurement



  • At least 5 – 7 years Management Experience in a 5-star boutique operation
  • Mobile Camp management experience is highly an advantage
  • Hospitality and Service Training Experience



  • Energetic, proactive person with well-developed concept of the importance of providing a world-class guest experience, and the ability to provide that experience
  • Passionate about sustainable tourism and conservation
  • Driven, energetic, compassionate and ambitious, with strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Unrelenting attention to detail and high standards
  • Structured manager with experience of leading diverse teams
  • Practical with some experience of maintenance
  • Experience in mobile camping and safaris advantageous
  • Open minded and able to think outside of the box
  • The ability to motivate and inspire yourself and others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication
  • Competent financial and IT skills
  • Fluent in English essential



  • The role will be based at Serengeti Under Canvas Camps – which are mobile camps in the Serengeti
  • Salary and benefits – TBC
  • Medical and travel allowance as per andBeyond policy



This is a permanent live-in position, based in Serengeti, Tanzania



Vivienne Mtei | HR Manager | &BEYOND | | T +255746814000 | D +255 746 814 227 | Tanzania |

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