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about 1 year ago
Location: Hertfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Housekeeping and Laundry
Category: Housekeeper Jobs
De Vere Theobalds Estate

An elegant and historic Georgian country mansion in Hertfordshire seamlessly combined with modern conference facilities provides the perfect place for your next career move. Located in 55 acres of parkland and only 10 miles from London, the impressive 140 bedroomed property that boasts 29 meetings rooms, a bar and a restaurant, this hotel really has a wide variety of opportunities within all departments.

Executive Housekeeper

This exciting and new position needs someone who can display high levels of leadership, team management skills and the grit and determination to drive the quality adgenda by adopting uncomprimising standards of cleanliness. We need someone who will be relentless in implementing new standards across all areas of the housekeeping department.

What is the main purpose of the role?

In this senior role, participate in the preparation of the Hotel’s strategic business plan and compile the Housekeeping departmental budget. Alongside HR, you will agree the Housekeeping manpower plan to ensure the effectiveness of the department and plan work schedules for all members of the team to achieve maximum productivity levels.

It will be your responsibility to ensure the Housekeeping team maintain quality standards, adhering to the agreed Housekeeping standards of performance and KPI’s. You will monitor and control inventories for operating equipment and linen to ensure par stocks are maintained and costs are controlled. You will also maintain a positive approach to sales opportunities in order to maximise sales revenue to meet and exceed budgeted sales targets for the department.

In addition you will act at Duty Manager as and when required.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have previous experience in hotels; ideally already in a similar role whereby you are managing a diverse team and in the similar sized property.

To be successful in this position, planning and organisation skills are key as you will need to translate long/mid-term objectives into clear realistic actions for your team

The ideal candidate will have some commercial awareness with the ability to understand and apply commercial and financial principles to their work as well as having strong communication skills.

The following qualifications are not essential, but would be beneficial:

o First Aid
o Level 2 Food Hygiene
o Level 2 H&S
o Level 3 ILM
o Personal License Holder


* A competitive salary

* 31 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)

* Hotel based incentive schemes

* Voluntary benefits including discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring

* Discounted accommodation within the group with colleague rates at our other hotels

* Long service awards which increase with service

* Excellent training and development opportunities within both the hotel and the company

* Financial rewards for delivering sensational service

* Free meals on duty

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