HEAD HOUSEKEEPER/JUNIOR HOUSE MANAGER – KENT


Reference Number
CD227
City
Betteshanger
Salary From
£35000.00
Salary To
£40000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
Negotiable, DOE
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
1117
Vacancy Category
Private household

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HEAD HOUSEKEEPER/JUNIOR HOUSE MANAGER – KENT

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, hardworking, and talented Junior House Manager/Head Housekeeper to support an HNW couple in the running of their beautiful country farmhouse estate that runs as a boutique hotel. The client is looking to appoint an energetic, friendly team player with exceptional organisational and communication skills.

Responsible for and working alongside a couple of junior housekeepers, the role will involve hands-on cleaning and housekeeping, as well as overseeing and supervising the team, ensuring the standards of room turnovers are done to a high and consistent level. You will also liaise with linen companies and keep on top of ordering cleaning supplies and other stocks required.

You will also be comfortable in a front-of-house role, greeting guests who may be checking in, and also assist with breakfast service, looking after guests in a friendly and welcoming manner. This is a varied position that will require flexibility and adaptability, as well as a ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to muck in where required. The client is a very respectful employer and looks after their staff well – they are looking for someone who is going to fit in with their lovely team and provide a long-term commitment.

Usual working hours are Thursday to Monday from 7am-3 pm, but flexibility will be required. This is a live-out position therefore you need to be based in Kent and be able to commute to the property – ideally you will have your own reliable transport. The ideal candidate will have a positive and friendly disposition, have excellent interpersonal skills and be a reliable team player.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE, NOT LIMITED TO:
• Overseeing housekeeping and room turnovers to a very high standard
• Overseeing laundry, knowledge of fine fabrics, linens, etc.
• Hands-on cleaning and housekeeping alongside the team
• Managing and training the other housekeepers
• Meeting and greeting guests, facilitating check-ins and check-outs
• Deal quickly and responsibly with any issues that arise
• Running ad-hoc errands
• Breakfast preparation and service

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Previous experience in a private household, luxury hotel, or yacht
• Flexibility in terms of duties and changes of schedules
• Team player with a positive, can-do attitude and very high attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills & a good standard of written and spoken English
• Trustworthy and able to handle confidential information appropriately
• Able to prioritise and multitask effectively
• Live within a commutable distance from Betteshanger & have own reliable transport
• Excellent checkable references

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