Housekeeper - Part Time (Term Time)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm. 17.5 hours per week, 39.4 weeks per year.

Salary: £11 per hour 

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 22nd April 2024

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

We have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Housekeeping Department. The ideal candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic and energetic, have the skills required to provide high standard of cleaning, with an excellent eye for detail.  Full training and induction will be given so you feel supported as you move into your role. 

Purpose of the job: 

To provide an efficient and thorough cleaning service to standards set by the Housekeeping Team Leader and/or Housekeeping Manager and undertake other non-cleaning duties in keeping with the role.   

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • To ensure that cleaning standards are met as agreed with the Housekeeping Team Leader and/or Housekeeping Manager 

  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs 

  • Cooperate with the rest of the staff 

  • Follow all health and safety regulations. 

Key Tasks: 

  • Emptying waste bins or similar receptacles, transporting waste material to designated collection points 

  • Sweeping floors with brushes or dust control mops 

  • Mopping floors with wet or damp mops 

  • Using electronically powered scrubbing / polishing / vacuuming machines to scrub, polish, spray and clean floors (after receiving proper instruction and training) 

  • Dusting, damp wiping, wiping furniture, ledges, window sills and external surfaces of cupboards, radiators, shelves and fitments 

  • Replenishing consumable items (soap, toilet rolls, paper towels) as required 

  • Cleaning toilets, urinals, hand basins, sinks, showers and baths  

  • Using cleaning chemicals as directed by the Team Leader (after receiving proper instruction and training) 

  • Undertake high level dusting or inside window pane cleaning to a height no greater than body height plus an arm’s extension from floor level, during periodic cleaning 

Non-Cleaning Duties: 

  • Keep a check on cleaning stock levels and inform the Team Leader when  stock levels are low (e.g. chemicals and consumable products) 

  • Laundry 

  • Turning mattress’s  

  • Attend training and refresher training in accordance with the Schools Keeping Children Safe in Education Policy along with all other training relevant to the post  


  • Operate relevant equipment safely 

  • Maintain tidy and organised work spaces and storage areas 

  • Check equipment / machinery used and ensure health and safety guidelines are adhered to 

  • Provide support to staff as requested and in accordance with own training / skill parameters 


  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibilities entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post. In cases, however, where a permanent and substantial change in duties and responsibilities of the post occurs, consistent with a higher level of responsibility, then the post would be eligible for re-evaluation. 

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.





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Specialist Skills & Experience 


  • 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. COSHH 

  • Previous cleaning experience. 

Personal Skills 

  • Practical. 

  • Ability to manage time well. 

  • Conscientious. 

  • Able to work on own initiative and 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. 

  • Able to follow instructions as required 

  • Customer service experience 

  • Basic Health & Safety/fire awareness training 

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