Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.


Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Candidates for these usually require a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and large hotel chains normally offer management trainee schemes. NVQs/SVQs in management for hospitality, leisure and tourism are available at Levels 3 and 4.

Typical tasks

  • analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered;
  • determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs;
  • ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required;
  • approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship’s agent to ensure that ship is adequately provisioned;
  • arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.

Common job titles

Manager, park, caravan
Owner, park, caravan
Bursar, domestic
Manager, services, hotel
Manager (holiday camp)
Manager (passenger ships)
Steward, hostel
Manager, farm, health
Manager (hotels)
Owner, flats, holiday
Landlady (boarding, guest, lodging house)
Owner (caravan site)
Manager, house, boarding
Manager, camp, holiday
Manager, hotel
Operator, site, caravan
Owner, house, guest
Keeper, hotel
Manager, accommodations
Owner (hotel)
Owner (holiday camp)
Manager, site, camping
Owner (bed and breakfast accommodation)
Owner (guest house)
Steward, college
Owner (holiday flats)
Owner, hotel
Manager, boatel
Manager (hostel)
Manager, site, caravan
Landlord (boarding, guest, lodging house)
Owner, flat, holiday
Manager (holiday flats)
Manager, motel
Manager, house, guest
Manager, flats, service
Owner, site, caravan
Keeper, house, boarding
Manager, house, lodging
Owner (camping site)
Manager, club, residential
Manager, flats, holiday
Manager, centre, holiday
Manager, hall (higher education, university)
Manager, accommodation
Manager, hall of residence
Manager (camping site)
Manager (residential club)
Owner, site, camping
Manager (caravan site)
Hirer, site, caravan

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.