General Manager

Where: Lesigny

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Fixed Term

Pay: €5,000.00, Per Month

Optional Accommodation: Yes

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  • Based at PGL Chateau de Grande Romaine near Paris
  • Fixed term maternity cover contract, or secondment from your current PGL contract from 05/02/2024 - 05/08/2024
  • Earn up to 4167€ per month (gross)
  • Generous accommodation and meals package offered

Since 1975, we’ve enriched the lives of millions of young people with world-leading adventure activity breaks, and we’ve been running Educational tours in Paris for over 22 years.

The General Manager is central to developing and leading a strong Centre team, managing all facilities and resources to deliver the PGL Standards. Leading the team to exceed customer expectations, achieving financial targets and ensuring a strict culture of excellent Health and Safety.


We are recruiting for a fixed term contract (or secondment) to provide maternity cover leave for the current General Manager, overseeing the different aspects of the operation including the hospitality departments, guest care team and the relationships with local out-sourced businesses. 

The centre has a bed capacity of 530 guests and will welcome a team of 70 colleagues. As the General Manager you will play a crucial part in ensuring the PGL offering is delivered with excellence to each and every guest, it continues to deliver a strong financial performance, all underpinned by a strong culture of excellent health and safety and safeguarding.

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, you’ll develop and lead a dynamic and inspirational team, setting clear objectives and ensuring they have all the support they need to be successful in their roles. You’ll embrace our core PGL values and implement them in the running of this 24/7 operation, and the complex challenges associated with residential settings of this scale.


Excellent leadership, engagement and communication skills are only part of the role.  We are looking for an individual who has the skillset to truly deliver the PGL vision through outstanding colleague engagement, commercial drive and customer experience worthy of this successful PGL centre.

  • Operational management experience, confident in leading and training a high performing team
  • Experience in a leadership and management role
  • A demonstratable track record in delivering amazing guest experiences, able to listen, understand and effectively provide solutions
  • Confident in managing finances, budgets, cost-planning and reporting.
  • A commitment to upholding stringent Health, Safety and Food Hygiene standards.


We are renowned for our personal development & investment in people, we are ready to support you in your career development, each step of the way! You’ll have all the training you need to be confident and successful in your role, be equipped with a personal development plan, and access to nationally recognised qualifications funded by PGL to give your career the very best start.

  • A generous benefits package including health and life insurance schemes
  • Enjoy a range of employee perks including PGL discounted holidays, partner offers and discounts
  •  Health and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme and mobile app

For a full Job Description and Personal Specification please click here

For further information specific to this role please email

PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community. However, all PGL colleagues are required to undergo enhanced background checks (known as a DBS), which PGL will pay for. The DBS looks at criminal records, so if you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. You can find more information on DBS checks on the website.