Executive Housekeeper Executive Housekeeper

You’ll be in charge of overseeing the cleaning process, organising Housekeeping staff and ensuring regulations are met

Job Summary

  • Ensure the daily cleaning and tidying of all the bedrooms and any public areas
  • Monitors the financial performance of the department operation and the efficiency of the linen service
  • Manage the Housekeeping Department
  • To be responsible for the linen and equipment supplied
  • Ensure the hygiene and safety of the hotel bedrooms
  • To monitor room maintenance
  • Ensure that the brand standards are applied

Skills required

  • Management skills: Managing priorities, the ability to listen, stress management, team motivation
  • Ability with figures and ability to manage a cost centre
  • Face-to-face customer service
  • Understanding of IT issues in relation to Housekeeping
  • Attention to detail: working carefully within the minimum time
  • Team working
  • Organisation and thoroughness: preparing bedrooms in the minimum length of time whilst respecting internal hotel procedures
  • Discretion: not disturbing guests 
  • Previous Housekeeping experience

Qualifications and Training

You don’t need any particular qualifications or training to begin your career as an Executive Housekeeper. You will need experience in Housekeeping and if you want to progress further you may want to consider various hospitality and hygiene certificate and qualifications.

Salary Expectations

An Executive Housekeeper can expect to earn between £15,000 and £32,000 a year with an average of £29,000

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

  • Opportunities to move into higher Director roles
  • You can lead your own team and spearhead some major projects which can have far-reaching effects within your company

* Figures from caterer.com November 2013