Head Housekeeper Jobs

Head Housekeeper is the title given the individual in charge of the entire Housekeeping department in a hotel. They may also go by other titles, including Housekeeper Manager, Director of Housekeeping and Executive Housekeeper.

When it comes specific areas covered in Head Housekeeper Jobs, ensuring all rooms and public areas are thoroughly cleaned, presentable and ready to welcome new guests is paramount. Fundamental tasks include allocatation of daily cleaning duties and issuing items such as keys, linen and cleaning materials to Housekeepers. The main function of this is to ensure that the cleaning standards set by the hotel are met and guests’ expectations are exceeded.

Often they will be the first to be aware of damage or safety issues which need to be discussed and it is their responsibility to report it in a timely and accurate fashion.

In large establishments, they may manage many Housekeepers and Supervisors, while in smaller hotels, there may only be a handful. In either case, the role involves teamwork, motivating and managing staff and on occasions will involve performing cleaning duties themselves.

Duties for the Head Housekeeper

To excel in this role, candidates need to demonstrate several core competencies, which include:

  • Problem solving and thinking on your feet to handle problems and emergencies whilst making effective decisions
  • Strong planning and organisation skills to ensure completion of all duties
  • Nurture working relationships with team members and other departments, such as reception and maintenance
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure that hotel standards are consistently met
  • Revel in leading, training and assisting others in their personal and professional growth
  • Be a stickler for health and safety
  • Possess the principles of honesty, integrity and discretion and instil in team as a Housekeeper’s job involves access to guest bedrooms and their belongings.

Head Housekeepers expected salary 

The trade body that covers the industry is known as UKHA and hotels in Scotland can access widely available support through the Scottish Region of the Housekeepers Association. The average salary for a Head Housekeeper is £18,000.


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  1. Housekeeper

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Housekeeping


    We are recruiting for two housekeepers to work in a Beautiful hotel in Arrochar.
    I will need someone with at least 1-year housekeeping experience who can provide a reference.
    The position is starting as soon as possible and below are the benefits that come with the job
     

    Hourly rate of ...

  2. Temporary Chef

    Location: Perth and Kinross

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently recruiting a CDP who is living near Auchterarder.
    This position requires the chef to drive but we are happy to cover fuel costs within 1 hour of the venue.
    The Hotel is a luxury hotel with a brand new Kitchen, Great hourly pay and Holiday pay accrual ...

  3. Assistant General Manager

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Hotel Management

    We are recruiting for an experienced deputy general manager for a 4 start, 3 rosette hotel In the Port Appin area of Scotland.
    The position would require you to travel to and from the venue for a 48-hour working week.
    The position will require a someone with excellent hospitality skills ...

  4. Chef

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £14.35 p/h

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently recruiting Temporary CDP's for Live-in roles in the Argyll Area.
    This position requires the chef to drive or travel to the venue to start the live-in role.
    The Hotel/Holiday park is set in one of Scotland finest Locations and offers unbelievable scenery.
    This position requires ...

  5. PVG Cook

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently hiring PVG chefs for our care home clients across Renfrewshire and central Scotland.
    To be considered for this role you must have at least 2 years cooking experience in care homes and you must have a valid PVG.
    At Stafffinders we aim to provide a quality service ...

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