Head Housekeeper Jobs

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

The average salary for a Head Housekeeper is £18,000.

Duties and responsibilities of a Head Housekeeper

The primary responsibility of a Housekeeping Manager is to ensure that all rooms and public areas are thoroughly cleaned, presentable and ready to welcome new guests. It is their task to allocate daily cleaning duties and issue 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.

What is required and who would it suit?

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

  • The ability to problem solve, think on your feet and cope with problems and emergencies whilst making effective decisions
  • Have outstanding planning and organisation skills to ensure completion of all duties
  • The ability to nurture working relationships with team members and other departments, such as reception and maintenance
  • Excellent numerical and literacy skills
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure that hotel standards are consistently met
  • A passion for leading, training and assisting others in their personal and professional growth
  • A stickler for health and safety
  • The principles of honesty, integrity and discretion are installed in their team as a Housekeeper’s job involves access to guest bedrooms and their belongings.

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Job Listings

  1. Housekeepers needed

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £8

    Category: Housekeeping

    Stafffinders are looking for hardworking, experienced Housekeepers to express their interest in working for prestigious hotels within the Edinburgh city centre area.
    Having previous experience, eligibility to work in the UK, passion about hygiene and customer service and a positive attitude makes you the perfect candidate for us.
    Daily duties ...

  2. Room Attendant

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £7.83 to £8.50 p/h

    Category: Housekeeping

    What we offer:
    Flexible hours – work as little or as much as you like!
    Weekly pay!
    Opportunity to work in a variety of well-known Edinburgh hotels!
    Supportive staff through every stage!
    About you and the job:
    You will be responsible for servicing rooms to a high standard
    You will ensure ...

  3. Room Attendant

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £8.25 to £9.00 p/h

    Category: Housekeeping

    What we offer:
    Flexible hours – work as little or as much as you like!
    Weekly pay!
    Opportunity to work in a variety of well-known Edinburgh hotels!
    Supportive staff through every stage!
    About you and the job:
    You will be responsible for servicing rooms to a high standard
    You will ensure ...

  4. Room Attendant

    Location: Kirknewton

    Salary: £8

    Category: Housekeeping

    Our client, a reputable luxury hotel based in West Lothian has an ongoing requirement for an experienced room attendant looking for flexible, but regular work. 
    Having previous experience, eligibility to work in the UK, passion about hygiene and customer service and a positive attitude makes you the perfect candidate for ...

  5. Room Attendant - flexible hours

    Location: Dalkeith

    Salary: £8.30 to £8.50 p/h

    Category: Housekeeping

    Stafffinders are recruiting for experienced Housekeepers for several Hotels in Midlothian. This is an exciting opportunity to experience the levels of standards required throughout reputable Hotels while gaining brilliant experience and knowledge of the Hotel industry.
    As it is on a temporary basis, you have the option to create your ...

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