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Job Description

Housekeepers will oversee the cleaning of establishments, this could be a school, hospital, nursing home or hotel. The Head of Housekeeping will be in charge of the cleaning staff and will sort out work schedules to make sure the cleaning is done in an effective and timely manner.

Entry Requirements

You can get into this job through:


You can get into this job through a hospitality supervisor advanced apprenticeship. Entry requirements

You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship


You may be able to work your way up from room attendant or floor manager, if you show you have the necessary skills.

Career tips

You might have an advantage if you have a background in customer service, cleaning or portering.

You'll find more details about housekeeping careers through the Hospitality Guild.

Career Path and Progression

You could progress to head housekeeper or accommodation manager.

You could move into a related hotel job, like front-of-house manager, training manager, or domestic services management.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Cleaner
  • Butler

Required Skills

  • Good customer service and communication abilities
  • attention to detail
  • stamina
  • a good level of fitness
  • health and safety awareness
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to use your initiative

Salary Range

£14,500 to £25,000

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