We are looking for a housekeeper to help cover the busy summer season at Hampton Court Castle.
The successful candidate will help maintain the overall appearance of the Castle and other public areas. You must enjoy cleaning and take pride in making the Castle look it’s best!
This is a seasonal role, running from now until November. Typical hours will be 8.30am - 1.30pm, 3 days per week, including Sundays. Flexibility is generally required around bank holidays and weekends, and longer shifts may be needed after busy days and following Castle events.
Location: Hampton Court Castle, Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire HR6 0PN
Responsibilities and duties
- Cleaning all areas around the Castle and outbuildings, including the formal Castle rooms ready for public tours, bedrooms and surrounding areas ready for overnight guests, public and staff toilets, staff offices and communal areas.
- Checking and replenishing supplies across the estate, and ensuring safe and appropriate storage.
- Looking after items of equipment and reporting, and advising on, any faults and the need for maintenance or replacement.
- Removal of rubbish and clinical waste to storage area.
- Washing and ironing of linen, and liaising with external laundry services.
Skills and qualifications
- Motivated and thorough with a passion for cleanliness and a real pride in their work
- Able to work alone and as part of a team, by being well organised and a good communicator.
- Practice safe systems of work, especially with regard to manual handling and use and storage of chemicals, by assessing risk and having high regard for personal safety and the safety of visitors and other staff (demonstrate a working knowledge of COSHH).
- A good understanding of the different requirements for cleaning a variety of surfaces and materials, ensuring good maintenance of the Castle’s property.
- Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health & Safety at Work Acts and fire safety.
- Fit, energetic and enthusiastic with a flexible attitude.
- Must have own transport in order to travel to the venue - Hampton Court Castle is located between Leominster and Hereford.
- Staff discounts in Orangery and gift shop.
- Free onsite parking.