Kenton College – Housekeeping Manager.

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Kenton College is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. It is compulsory for all members of staff to familiarize themselves with the following, first, among all other relevant policies:

Safeguarding/Child Protection; Staff Code of Conduct; Whistleblowing; Prevent Duty; Equal Opportunities.

Kenton College is looking to fill a new position of Housekeeping Manager.

The Housekeeping Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the operations of the Housekeeping Department with the highest degree of efficiency and at a reasonable cost, while ensuring the optimum contribution of the Department to the School’s mission and vision. The Housekeeping Manager is accountable to the Headteacher.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all cleaning and general upkeep of the entire School by ensuring a clean, tidy, comfortable and safe environment. Performs daily inspection of all washrooms, classroom and other school working areas to ensure cleanliness
  • Directing the duties of all Housekeeping staff. Holding weekly staff Departmental meetings, providing clear communication concerning the Department’s activities, performance and future Discussing and cascading new policies and procedures and gaining information and input from the team.
  • Liaising with other Departments for planning and coordinating School events as per the term’s calendar e.g Bonfire, Carol Service, Speech Day among many
  • Furnishing staff houses on site and maintaining an inventory record in compliance with the School’s Fixed Assets Policy.
  • Resolve staff and pupil complaints related to
  • Managing Departmental Budget by reviewing monthly and annual Departmental expenditures, and take appropriate action where necessary to assist in management decision making. .
  • Timely requisition of cleaning and other housekeeping supplies and materials, managing all Housekeeping inventory.
  • Timely requisition for purchase, replacement, repairs and/or servicing of all Housekeeping equipment and School
  • Timely requisition of Housekeeping Department staff
  • Recommend suitable staff training programs aimed at enhancing value addition to the overall Departmental performance and
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety standards and other regulations for the Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee.
  • Liaise with other Departments to ensure smooth running of the

This job description is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main duties and responsibilities of the job and the expectations of the School in relation to the post holder’s responsibilities and duties. However, the job or duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the post.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The School will be expecting to appoint a candidate who can demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate well at all
  • Excellent planning skills and able to meet strict
  • Ability to manage a dynamic and hardworking team and to be part of the wider School
  • Co-operative, adaptable, personable and a team
  • Patience, good sense of humor and
  • Ability to display initiative and to solve
  • Capable of displaying tact, diplomacy, discretion and

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Degree in Hospitality Management or other related qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • At least 3 years supervisory work experience in hospitality
  • Previous Housekeeping experience in a school/educational institution is preferred but not essential.

How to apply

Please email your CV to to the attention of the HR Manager as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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