In Summary - Spa Manager
Spa Managers typically work in the following Career Sectors:
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Orla Gallagher, Spa Manager
Orla Gallagher works as the Spa Manager for the Sirana Spa located in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. She holds a Social Science Degree and has Diplomas in the following areas; Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Spa Management. She also has an array of complementary health subjects such as Thai Massage, Iridology, Colon Hydrotherapy, Homotoxicology etc. She is also working with the Athlone Institute of Technology in devising the first Spa Management Degree course in Ireland which will be available in September 2009.
The Work - Spa Manager
Most commonly reported Work Tasks
- Respond to customer inquiries or complaints.
- Schedule guest appointments.
- Maintain client databases.
- Coordinate facility schedules to maximize usage and efficiency.
- Perform accounting duties, such as recording daily cash flow, preparing bank deposits, or generating financial statements.
- Monitor operations to ensure compliance with applicable health, safety, or hygiene standards.
- Plan or direct spa services and programs.
- Develop or implement marketing strategies.
- Sell products, services, or memberships.
- Recruit, interview, or hire employees.
Most commonly reported Work Activities
- Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
- Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
- Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
- Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Interests - Spa Manager
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Entry Requirements - Spa Manager
Wellness is one of the biggest growth areas in tourism in Ireland and around the world, providing amazing opportunities for you if you pursue a career as a therapist.
Qualifications are essential if you wish to start off as a therapist in the spa sector. Education for this role includes learning about anatomy and physiology.
It is possible to progress up the ladder to Senior Therapist, Spa Supervisor and on to Spa Manager.
There are hundreds of courses available across Ireland to help you get started in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector. If full-time education doesn’t suit, you can also avail of some great apprenticeship programmes in the industry.
Last Updated: November, 2015
Pay & Salary - Spa Manager
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 20k - 45k
RecruitIreland (2014) / Tourism Insight (2016)
Last Updated: March, 2017
* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.