Housekeeping Assistant Job

Location UK, South East England, Buckinghamshire
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £14,540GPA
Job Number  98471
Created 22 December 2021


One of the country’s most prestigious Independent Boarding and Day Preparatory Schools for Boys is looking for a housekeeping assistant to come and join their team ASAP. They are a flourishing school with around 250 boys from 7 to 13 years old, with all boys boarding in the final two years.  They deliver a first class education, sporting provision and a rich variety of music, drama, arts and extracurricular opportunities in a friendly and supportive working environment.  The school consists of the main school building classrooms and offices, music block, academic block, kitchens, sports centre and performing arts centre and on site staff accommodation (flats and houses).

The Housekeeping staff ensure that the premises are clean and tidy and presented to a high standard for all visitors, pupils and staff. They are required to work as directed by the Housekeeper and to a termly rota.

The benefits of working at this school are numerous and include:

Retainer paid for school holiday periods.

Contributory pension scheme and Employee Assistance Programme

The Role

  1. Emptying waste bins or similar receptacles, transporting waste to appropriate collection points.
  2. Sweeping and vacuuming floors.
  3. Mopping floors.
  4. Suction cleaning carpeted areas and “spot” cleaning carpets.
  5. Polish and spray clean floors.
  6. To dust, damp wipe, wash or polish furniture, ledges, window sills, external surfaces of cupboards, radiators, shelves and fitments.
  1. To replenish consumable items (soap, toilet rolls, paper towels) as required.
  2. To clean toilets, urinals, hand basins, sinks, baths and showers.
  3. To use chemical agents as directed by the Housekeeper when cleaning (after receiving proper instructions and training).
  4. To undertake wall washing or inside window pane cleaning to a height no greater than body height plus an arm’s extension from floor level, during periodic deep cleaning cleans.
  5. To clean work surface areas and operate dishwashers.
  6. Provide service for school events and functions: set up, service and clean down.
  7. Ensure all Health and Safety standards are met in area of responsibility.


  • Having common sense and a good ork ethic are more important than formal education for this role.   
  • Are willing to undertake health and safety training – you must have the willingness and aptitude to undertake the training and apply the necessary standards at work.
  • Are physically fit, agile and capable
  • Aim to work to the highest standards
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Have good people skills and ability to work in a team
  • Are flexible and adaptable, reliable and trustworthy

Hours: Monday - Friday 1pm-18:30pm & Saturdays 9am-5pm - 35 hours a week

This is a term time only role

Salary: £14,540GPA

Start: ASAP

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B

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