Housekeeping Team Leader - Early Risers

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm, 39.4 weeks per year. 

Salary: £11.50 per hour

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 15th April 2024

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly Housekeeping Department. The ideal candidate will be someone who has cleaned before and confident with cleaning alongside a small team.  This is a “hands-on” role, where excellent communication skills and attention to detail is a must.  

Looking after a small team of Housekeepers, planning the work and ensuring areas of responsibility are covered for daily and deep cleaning duties 

  • General cleaning, damp dusting, emptying waste & recycling 

  • Floor cleaning, vacuuming, mopping and machine cleaning 

  • Cleaning sanitary areas and restocking consumables 

  • Deep cleaning in non-term time, such as carpet cleaning 

Purpose of the job

  • To oversee all cleaning and related activities throughout the classrooms to standards set by the Housekeeping Manager

 Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Day to day supervision of a team of domestic staff. 
  • To liaise with the Housekeeping Manager ensuring the delivery of service to the highest standards. 

  • To liaise with the House Matron regarding domestic service standards within the boarding house

Key Tasks

  • To establish priorities for tasks and deploy personnel to ensure priorities are met.   

  • To conduct regular inspections to ensure equipment and products are being used appropriately and that they are fit for purpose.  

  • To ensure that cleaning standards are met as agreed with the Housekeeping Manager.   

  • To provide support to SEL to ensure the boarding accommodation is ready for the summer and Easter letting programmes.   

  • To ensure the correct handling of cleaning materials. 

  • To organise the cleaning staff in the Housekeeping Manager’s absence. 

  • To conform to health and safety legislation and COSHH regulations and to be aware around the school of health and safety infringements, reporting incidents to the Housekeeping Manager. 

  • To undertake any other ad-hoc duties as directed by the Housekeeping Manager

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder. 

Date agreed: August 2022  

Person Specification  

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:  







Specialist Skills & Experience 

  • Practical.
  • Ability to manage time well.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to physically carry out the tasks associated with cleaning, including bending, moderate lifting and carrying cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners.
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning chemicals, including their safe use.
  • ​Previous cleaning experience.
  • Strong leadership skills.

Personal Skills 

  • Conscientious.
  • Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work with cleaning products and chemicals and wear appropriate protective clothing.
  • Committed to a high quality of service
  • Good interpersonal skills to maintain good working relationships.
  • Awareness of the responsibilities of working in an environment with young people


To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to receiving your application.