Housekeeper, Woolwich Works


Job Summary

The Housekeeper is responsible for overseeing the cleaning of our buildings, keeping them spotless inside and out.

Job Description

The Housekeeper is responsible for overseeing the cleaning of our buildings, keeping them spotless inside and out. They'll work with our Operations team to develop and put in place regular cleaning schedules and to manage work around events and supervise our team of cleaners. They'll also be responsible for managing our cleaning supplies and equipment, helping to supervise contractors, and looking after waste management and laundry.

Job Requirements

We're looking for someone who's passionate about delivering an exceptional visitor experience, and has experience supervising other people. You may have worked in a customer facing environment providing housekeeping or cleaning services at a supervisory level, and you'll certainly have a good understanding of cleaning and some experience of doing it as a job. You'll be a good communicator that enjoys helping other people and setting and maintaining a high standard, and you'll respect, encourage and connect with the people you work with and the visitors and audiences that come to Woolwich Works.

Job Responsibilities

To be responsible for the recruitment, management, training, induction, supervision and rostering of cleaning staff.

To ensure that the team deliver to standards set by the Head of Operations, carrying out quality checks and ensuring that team accountability and high productivity are always maintained.

To oversee and conduct cleaning duties ensuring the building is safe and ready for public use - this is a hands-on role.

To undertake maintenance checks and log maintenance issues highlighting any major issues to the Head of Operations.

To manage effective stock control processes and ensure optimum stock levels of cleaning supplies are maintained.

To carry out any training to maintain a high level of cleaning standards, ensuring COSHH regulations are always met.

To be responsible for supervising contractors and suppliers as required by the Head of Operations, including window cleaning, cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment, ensuring best value for money.

How to Apply

Please visit our website to submit your CV and covering letter no later than 23.59
on Friday 9th June, 2023 (the ‘closing date’).

If you can’t upload a CV electronically, we can arrange an alternative version for posting - please contact us by phone to arrange.

If you would like to arrange an informal chat to hear more about this role, please email

If you’re unable to complete a written application for any reason please either email us on or call (020) 8987 8097 so that we can discuss alternative arrangements for assessing your suitability for the job. However, you must do so at least one week before the closing date above.

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