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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'll usually need experience or qualifications in the hotel and hospitality industry to become a housekeeper. 

You may also be able to start as a room attendant and work your way up.

The Hospitality Guild has information and advice about careers in hospitality and tourism.

Career Path and Progression

You could progress to 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

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

Good customer service and communication abilities, attention to detail, stamina, a good level of fitness, health and safety awareness, as head housekeeper you would also need good leadership and motivational skills.

Starting Salary

£14,500 to £25,000

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