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Head Housekeeper

Job Category: Housekeeping Manager

Job Location: Swanage, Bournemouth

Description: The Company and the Role:

The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of Hotels to emerge in recent years.
The Company’s Hotels all having a touch of superior elegance inside and outside have fabulous grounds and are more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden. The concept was created in 2011 and has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
The Company is still expanding with new openings in the pipeline. Their ethos is to give their staff a great place to work that is fun, professional and just a little bit different, with bags of opportunity.
They pride themselves in their ability to bring the best out of their employees with constant learning provided and the freedom to develop new and important skills and knowledge. It can be challenging at times but very rewarding.
The Company is currently looking for a dedicated, organised Head Housekeeper to join their exciting and award-winning luxury hotel team, located on the beautiful coastline in Dorset. The position is permanent.

Key Features of the Role:
As Head Housekeeper you will be responsible for developing a 5-star team of Room Attendants and Linen Porters.
Ensuring all daily checks and all guest requests are carried out to a high 5-star standard.
Using your confidence and skills to motivate your team.
Maintaining impeccable 5-star standards with your eye for detail leading by example.
Required to monitor and carry out deep cleaning duties, getting hands on.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Be an accomplished Head Housekeeper, Assistant or Supervisor Head of Housekeeping with experience working in a 4-star / 5-star or Rosette awarded hotel. The hotel will consider talented professionals from branded and independent boutique hotels at similar 4 & 5-star levels who want to make that next step up.
Above all you must be highly standards focused coming from an existing 4 or 5-star site, and someone who will buy into the brand and guest expectations, setting the example as Head Housekeeper.
Possess desire to continually push yourself to move up to the next career level, with the current expansion in the business, means there are more opportunities for progression.
Be a great team player with good organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a very busy hotel, where the Company’s reputation for consistently producing amazing guest experiences and exceeding expectations is second to none.
You must either currently or in your previous employment have worked at a similar level and standard of hotel, as high-end service skills can lapse if not continually used.
A driving licence and reliable transport is essential to get to interview and there is no live in available.

What’s on Offer?
If you're somebody who has a passion for excellence and great customer service in a 4-star or 5-star hotel environment, and have been either a Head Housekeeper or Housekeeping Assistant / Supervisor, then there is a great career opportunity waiting for you.
On offer is a basic salary ranging from £25K – £30K per annum depending upon your experience and skill set plus Tronc worth around £2500 per annum.
Head Housekeeper will work 5 days per week.
Holiday entitlement is 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years.
The Company also offers a Pension, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Long Service Awards, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox employee discount scheme, Discounts on room rates across the Group’s hotels and Discounted meals and Spa days across the Group’s hotels.
In addition, there will be access opportunities with leading hoteliers, chefs and hospitality entrepreneurs, with a chance to shadow and train with them.
Development opportunities exist within the Group and they look to grow their people by way of a “Budding Entrepreneurs Programme”, their in-house hospitality training scheme.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Head, Assistant or Supervisor Hotel Housekeeper.
For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.
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Employer Reference: 8974/2019/CA7520FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654

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Date Added: 04 August 2019

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