Housekeeping Manager

US$45,000 - US$60,000

 

A Housekeeping Manager is required for a residence in Bahrain, where they will be responsible for the day-to-day running and presentation of the household, annexes, landscaped gardens and grounds.

The residence must be kept clean, tidy and organised, inside and out, always presented to an exceedingly high standard, both when occupied or unoccupied.

The Housekeeping Manager will ensure the proper care of hard and soft furnishings, including: floors, windows, carpets, curtains, upholstery, furniture, antiques etc. They will be kept dust-free, cleaned or polished in the appropriate manner, on a regular basis and in accordance with defined SOP's.

When in doubt, the Housekeeping Manager will seek professional advice on the correct procedures to adopt and then ensure all staff are informed and taught the correct cleaning regime that must be adopted.

ACCOMMODATION AND EXPAT BENEFITS OFFERED

JOB REFERENCE

#2709

SALARY

US$45,000 - US$60,000

CURRENCY

USD

LOCATION

Bahrain

POSITION

Housekeeping Manager

START DATE

18-Mar-2018

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Family, Mansion, Professional / Philanthropist, Travelling

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

The Housekeeping Manager is responsible for overseeing the smooth day-to-day functions of the Hospitality Departments, including: F&B preparation and F&B service. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Front of House:

  • Presentation, organisation and cleaning of the residence and estate
  • Supervision of the daily activities of the household staff
  • Management of the presentation of decor and floral arrangements
  • Ensuring the proper care of art, antiques and other collectables
  • Ensuring the Principal, family, guests and visitors are properly welcomed to, and seen from, the residence
  • Ensuring high quality guest services are delivered in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner by every member of staff, to every guest
  • Organisation of the decor and the service provided at private and social events
  • Acting as the interface between the Patron/Guests and the Kitchen and Service staff to ensure orders are properly understood and executed.

 

Administrative duties:

  • Creating and updating policies and procedure/protocol manuals
  • Purchasing and inventory oversight for all household items (cleaning products/amenities etc)
  • Managing and monitoring household inventories (furniture and fittings/tableware/linens etc)
  • Maintaining staff schedules, pre-approving vacation (submit to Private Officer final approval)
  • General calendar management
  • Submitting weekly reports
  • Overseeing housekeeping allowance/petty cash
  • Buying newspapers/journals/periodicals
  • Purchasing personal items for the client, family or guests as instructed.

 

Maintenance Duties:

  • Identifying maintenance and repair work and projects
  • Scheduling and supervision of works and household installations, dealing with trades and vendors for interior and exterior and/or seasonal projects
  • Ensure gardeners are aware of upcoming schedules, so bedding-plants and seasonal planting can be coordinated with the diary (and presence) of the Patron.

 

Miscellaneous Duties:

  • Ensure kitchen staff work to international hygiene standards, that the kitchen is cleaned and properly maintained, and that fresh produce and dry-stores are properly handled and stored, with attention to temperature control and respect of use-by /expiry dates. While overseeing practices that minimize waste and reduce expenditure are important
  • Ensure hospitality staff are knowledgeable of, and adhere to, the proper security guidelines defined by the head of security. 

  • Oversee the correct cleanliness of vehicles and ensure amenities are properly presented. 

  • Travel to other residences if needed. 

  • Oversee Pet care management and monitoring. 

  • Handling general requests as instructed. 


 

Staff Management & Welfare:

The Housekeeping Manager will oversee a permanent household team, and will be responsible for them, in addition to any casual labour who are hired on an ad-hoc basis. The number of permanent staff and casual labour will vary from time to time according to needs.

The housekeeping manager will be responsible for the performance, health, safety and general welfare of all the staff on the property and will be expected to be up-to-date on the following staff matters                        

  • Punctuality
  • Quality of work
  • Personal hygiene
  • Supervision of all allotted tasks
  • Payment of wages
  • Clothing/uniforms
  • Staff grievances
  • Appraisal/evaluation
  • Healthcare/medical treatment
  • Reprimand/dismissal (after consultation with The Principal and/or The Private Office)
  • Recruitment and Training (after consultation with The Principal and/or The Private Office)

 

In essence, the Housekeeping Manager is fully responsible for ensuring that all household staff are performing their given tasks to an exceptionally high standard, to maintain the property in a clean and tidy fashion at all times while serving the patrons and their guests in a polite, prompt and professional manner.

 

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