Placing People in Hospitality

Experts in recruitment

Proactive Recruitment places skilled individuals in all aspects of hospitality, leisure, travel, catering, and property management.

Unlock the potential of your business growth and create a more efficient and productive workplace by hiring the right talent.

Tell us what your business objective is and the skills you require to get the right result.

Proactive is a trusted brand in the hospitality industry, we excel at listening to our client’s needs. Our consultants have years of experience and have been trained in screenings and conducting competency-based interviews. We are linked with key players and influencers in the hospitality industry across Africa.

What We Offer

What We Recruit

Chef Jobs

We focus on kitchen and chef vacancies throughout South Africa

Restaurant Jobs

Casual, fine-dining, stand-alone operations, restaurant groups and 5* hotel restaurants

Catering Jobs

Catering managers, project managers, kitchen managers and chefs of all levels

Lodge Jobs

From management to rangers

Spa Jobs

Wellness, beauty and spa staff

Hotel Jobs

Hotel groups and boutique hotels

Travel & Tourism Jobs

Guides, agents, recreation workers & event planners

Marketing Jobs

Social media, PR, sales and marketing

Meet The Team

Gemma Povey


Gemma has been working within the Hospitality industry since 1998, the positions she has held during this period are Front Office Manager, Sales and Events Manager and then Deputy General Manager working for The Vineyard Group in England. Gemma emigrated to South Africa to be with her Partner and joined the Proactive Sales team in 2019 co-ordinating Events and Reservations.

Liezel van der Merwe


Started as a runner in Mike’s Kitchen, involved in restaurants from management to co-owning a restaurant. Wrote the first waiter contract in compliance with the dept.of Labour in 2004 and has a clear understanding of restaurant HR. Teaching food photography for hospitality students and being operations editor for a West Coast travel magazine, expanded her network in the travel and restaurant industry and changed the “Don’t you know of someone…?” to recruitment.

Jesamine Scholtz


I spent 2 years traveling the world while working on a Cruise Liner for MSC Cruises, relocated to Brazil for 2 years as a English tutor, joined Afristay as a Establishment Support Consultant, and finally joined Proactive where I fell in love with the online world. Clearly travel and hospitality is my passion, and I am excited to launch my career into the recruitment facet.

Joanne Hutchinson

Managing Director

Passionate about hospitality and tourism. I started Proactive Hospitality Solutions in 2015 with the focus to assist hospitality establishments with services that would help drive results. Adding recruitment gives us further opportunity to serve our clients and the industry.

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