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At The Royal Portfolio we are passionate about our guest experience. Our Purpose is ''To give our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay."

In order to achieve our Purpose we seek to employ exceptional individuals whose personalities reflect our Purpose & Values.

We hire for attitude and train for skill. We believe passionately in investing in our people and in helping them to develop long and prosperous careers with The Royal Portfolio as the group goes from strength to strength and continues to invest in the right opportunities within the luxury travel market.

More than 50% of our team have been with The Royal Portfolio for over 5 years and a great deal of those from the very beginning when Liz and Phil Biden started The Royal Portfolio in 1999. The Royal Portfolio promises a rich, diverse and rewarding career in some of Southern Africa’s most breathtaking environments.

Positions currently available at The Royal Portfolio

The Royal Portfolio, and our properties, The Silo Hotel, Royal Malewane, La Residence and Birkenhead House, are currently looking to fill the following key positions. If you believe you would be a good fit for our company (you have the necessary experience, skills and the right attitude), then please apply below.

In the event that you don’t see a vacancy here that fits your profile and you would like us to keep your details for future reference, then please click here.

Job Title
HR Manager | Birkenhead House
Employment Type
Full Time
3 to 10 years
Job Published
17 August 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

The HR Manager at Birkenhead House is responsible for ensuring that all people-related policies, practices, procedures and systems are efficiently, consistently, accurately and timeously processed and recorded. We recruit and employ people who share our Purpose & Values which is “To give our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay”.



  • Organisational reporting structures (organigram) and Job Profiles are updated and kept on record for reference as required
  • The recruitment activity and the administration is efficiently, accurately and timeously processed
  • Standard operating procedures are documented, audited annually, updated as required and made available for all employees as requested
  • Learning & Development interventions & activities are accurately documented, recorded, collated and filed to support L&D planning, SETA engagements, learnerships, rebate claims and SAQA requirements
  • Poor performance, disciplinary, misconduct and grievance documentation is timeously and accurately collated and recorded
  • Payroll administration is accurately, timeously and efficiently processed (salaries, wage, benefits, gratuities, commissions, statuary deductions, etc.)


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Human Resources position
  • Degree or Diploma in HR or Industrial Psychology are advantageous and will contribute significantly to a candidate’s success
  • Knowledge of hospitality labour law and disciplinary procedures
  • Ability to think creatively & innovatively within the HR area of accountability
  • Solution-orientated, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Technical & functional competence in all areas of the HR value chain
  • Very good attention to detail, accuracy
  • HR systems expertise, e.g. payroll system (Sage, ESS, HC reporting, etc)
  • Technology ‘savvy’ (Excel, Outlook, Google docs, Trello, etc)
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Well organised, methodical, systematic
  • Ability to influence
  • Conflict management
  • Assertive & boundaried in a warm, non-aggressive manner


  • Business acumen
  • Coaching & learning facilitation skills
  • Ability to inspire & ignite optimistic, positive energy
  • Ability to think & act systemically & strategically
  • Capacity to collaborate, integrate & facilitate teamwork
  • Self-monitoring, personal management & self-mastery
  • Learning agility & adaptability
  • Patience, endurance & tenacity
  • Sense of personal accountability & internal locus of control
  • Must live in Hermanus/ Overberg area

It is important that the candidate is able to work as part of a team and is a good cultural fit for The Royal Portfolio.

South African citizenship is advantageous. A valid work permit is essential if you are not in possession of a South African ID document.

All new appointments at The Royal Portfolio’s properties will need to show proof of vaccination against Covid 19.