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Head House Keeper

Plan, control and supervise


Job Overview

Category : Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Experience(s) : 5-8 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Entry Level
Job Kind : Permanent
Highest Educational Level : undergraduate Degree
Salary :

Client Overview

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken”. We’ll be opening a thoroughly refreshingly unique independent hotel in Nairobi next year. If you love hospitality but want a little more adventure in your life we might just be the place for you, whatever your specialist skills and experience. We’re looking for people who thrive on stimulating new challenges and who will be encouraged to be themselves, rather than being treated as cogs in a machine. And if you’ve never worked in the hospitality industry, no matter, as an injection of fresh perspectives from newcomers will help to keep us apart from the mainstream hotel herd. If this sounds like it might be your thing, please send us your resume and tell us a little about who you are. We look forward to creating something rather special with an entirely special collection of individuals.

Job Purpose

The Head Housekeeper is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the hotel, guest rooms, public areas and other assigned areas. Directs and coordinates all functions of the Housekeeping and Laundry departments and ensures impeccable levels of cleanliness and upkeep. Implements inventory and cost controls and ensures expenses are carefully managed. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for cleanliness, orderliness and appearance of the entire Hotel.
  • Ensure that rooms are made as per company standard.
  • Prepare Annual Housekeeping Budget.
  • Maintain par stock of guest supplies, cleaning supplies, linen and uniform.
  • Organize inventories with Accounts and General Store for linen, uniform and fixed assets.
  • Pay particular attention while organizing pest eradication activities.
  • Develop and implement Housekeeping systems and procedures
  • Prepare reports for management information.
  • Assist Purchase department in selecting suppliers for items related to Housekeeping.
  • Plan, control and supervise Horticultural activities.
  • Attending and resolving guest complaints.
  • Verification of supplies consignments.
  • Organize on-the job training and evaluate its effectiveness.
  • Approval of the Functional Manual of the department.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the Housekeeping and laundry field.
  • Able to create, modify department and related company policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines.
  • Ability to compile facts and figures.
  • Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests.

Education and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in hotel management,
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years of experience of which at least 2 to 3 years in similar role.
  • Strong Operational/Technical Knowledge.