Head Housekeeper

West Sussex, East Grinstead
30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Stuart Tolhurst
Contract Type
Full Time

East Grinstead, up to £11.00 ph - Flexible hours - 37.5 hours per week
This state of the art care facility is looking for a Head Housekeeper to lead and supervise the housekeeping and laundry teams to ensure the home meets the highest standards of hospitality and cleanliness at all times.
The retirement village provides residential, nursing and dementia care in specially designed, self-contained suites at a five star hotel-style standard. There is also the provision of a day care centre. Respite care services are also available.
As an experienced Head Housekeeper you could be from any sector - However the right candidate will be positive, passionate and motivated in their attitude, as well as being experienced in managing a team of at least 8 staff.
Key Responsibilities:
o Preparation of Rotas - ensuring Housekeeping teams are adequately staffed at all times.
o Instruct Housekeeping Team in their role and required duties.
o Obtain feedback from residents and staff regarding cleaning and laundry quality.
o Ordering of cleaning and laundry consumables.
o Implement and maintain cleaning schedules for the entire home.
o Establish and maintain a rapport with individual residents.
o Ensure laundry of residents clothing is to the highest standard.
o Maintain high standard of hygiene and adhere to COSSH guidelines.
o Maintain health and safety in the home.
o Attend resident/relative meetings whenever possible.

Skills & Experience
o Experience of supervising a team of up to 8 staff.
o To understand and ability to adhere to infection control, health and safety/COSHH guidelines
o Proven communication skills both written and verbal.
o To recruit, motivate and lead a team of staff
o Ability to appreciate the needs of others
o Flexible to meet the needs of the home
o Smart appearance, good personal hygiene standards.
o Keen to learn and improve own performance
o Committed to communicate with customers to understand their needs
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