Assistant Housekeeper Buckingham Palace
The Master of the Household's Department handles all aspects of hospitality across the Royal residences and are looking for an Assistant Housekeeper to join their team.
Household/Department: Master of the Household’s Office
Location: Buckingham Palace
Contract/Recruitment type: Permanent
Starting salary: Competitive + benefits and a 15% non-contributory pension scheme.
Hours of work: 40 per week, Monday to Sunday, 5 days out of 7.
About the role
It's leading the way to deliver exceptional results
It's the pride you feel in meeting the highest standards. And it's helping to deliver extraordinary service. This is what makes a career at the Royal Household so different.
The Master of the Household's Department handles all aspects of hospitality across the Royal residences.
As Assistant Housekeeper, you'll support the Head Housekeeper to plan and deliver all housekeeping services to the very highest standards at Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and at other residences.
In a varied and dynamic role, you'll oversee the team's day-to-day activities, while also playing an active role in the delivery of events, providing support with your team to assist the wider hospitality team.
Coordinating rotas and managing logistics, you'll ensure your team are in place to support the wide ranging housekeeping needs across different locations.
People management will be a large part of the role too; you'll support the ongoing personal development of a highly dedicated team, and will train and guide those around you to develop their expertise. You'll work to the highest industry standards. And by encouraging ideas and adapting to each new situation, you'll be a driving force behind the housekeeping team.
You'll have previous housekeeping experience at a supervisory level already, and with fine-tuned knowledge, you're committed to the industry and looking to take the next step in your career. You'll also have a relevant Housekeeping qualification, or will be working towards this.
You're highly efficient and organised, and with a sharp eye for detail, you can be relied on to deliver to the highest standard.
Your management capability makes you stand out, and you'll be passionate about developing and motivating those around you.
As a confident and professional communicator, you'll also be able to build strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues alike.
And with good IT skills and a flexible approach you'll be able to manage a varied workload, both in and out of the office.
This is your opportunity to use your managerial skills and passion for Housekeeping to deliver the exceptional.
This role will be based in London, and when required, will involve travelling to other Royal residences. In return you can look forward to working in a unique and stimulating work environment, and be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility - to increase contributions or draw down as salary) and meals on duty. The role also offers the option to live-in with all meals provided (for which there is a salary adjustment). Training and development is encouraged and you will have access to a range of recreational facilities.
Vacancy Closing Date: 31/08/2018, 23:55