Housekeeping Duties and Responsibilities
There are quite several housekeeper duties to be aware of, including:
- Performing cleaning activities such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, polishing, and vacuuming.
- Ensuring that every room is cleaned to a high standard and inspected.
- Making sure that there are always enough cleaning supplies.
- Protecting and maintaining equipment.
- Notifying management (if applicable) regarding damages or disturbances.
- Adhering to health and safety standards.
- Inspecting and turning mattresses.
- Replacing dirty linen with clean items.
- In hotels, restocking the minibar and supplies such as shampoo, towels, and drinking glasses.
Make sure you include experience in your housekeeping CV, if possible.
Housekeeping Supervisor Job Description
Once you reach the role of supervisor, you are placed in charge of a team. As you already have vast experience as a housekeeper, you know what to look for. Duties include training staff on how to properly clean and maintain an area, and overseeing general performance. You are also charged with checking the work of staff to ensure it is of the highest standard and creating staff rotas.
Housekeeping Assistant Job Description
As an assistant, you help the supervisor in overseeing staff, making sure they work diligently. You may even have the opportunity to create schedules for other staff. You also perform typical housekeeping duties. At this stage, you are in a position of authority so you must lead by example.
Hotel Housekeeping Job Description
Being a housekeeper in a hotel is a little different from working with private clients. For one thing, there is less travel involved! Your role includes thoroughly cleaning hotel rooms, the lobby, and other areas of the establishment. Duties include changing bed sheets, replenishing room supplies, and contacting the maintenance team if there is anything broken or damaged in the room.