Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Housekeeper Job in Kenya

Job Title: Housekeeper    

Job Code: HS/RSI/130708
Number of Positions Open: 1    

Location: Rusinga Island, Kenya    

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Our client offers a place of infinite beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body; they provide a welcome break before, during or after a rigorous and exciting East African safari. 

Exuding an atmosphere of serene tranquility, their manicured lawns stretch to Lake Victoria's edge.

Their renowned hospitality; delicious home-grown, home-cooked food; and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal base from which to explore other areas of East Africa.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The housekeeper handles various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations such as WASH, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Public Health, NEMA, County by-laws on housekeeping and public health and Lodge standards.
  • Ensures working within the infection control guidelines
  • Ensures instructions on use of germicidal solutions to clean.
  • Ensures safety precautions in all housekeeping services.
  • Helps in the morning wake-up call
  • Operating the various mechanized cleaning equipment, such as vacuums, polishers, buffers, etc.
  • Maintains the facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings.
  • Disposes off the trash, waste, and other disposable materials removed from the rooms.
  • Develops a work plan (schedule) for all the tasks.
  • Mopping of all floors in all residents’ rooms on a daily basis.
  • Cleans washbasins, mirrors, commodes, tubs, and showers daily.
  • Checks all vacant rooms daily to keep them fresh; aerated, ventilated and freshened;
  • Cleans all air vents.
  • Reports any needed repairs immediately to maintenance supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, beds needing repair, etc.).
  • Trains subordinate on core housekeeping duties and the use of germicidal solution
  • He Sluices linen where necessary, hand washing of resident’s clothing as required.
  • He irons and presses clothing and linen as necessary.
  • He sorts and folds residents’ clothing ready for repair and putting away.
  • The housekeeper sorts washing, loads and unloads machines taking care to use correct temperatures depending on types of fabric
  • He trains subordinate on core housekeeping duties and the use of germicidal solution.
  • He washes all rooms  as scheduled
  • Room check list;
  • Room / Linen inventory
Skills and Certification:
  • Bachelor’s in Hospitality or tourism
  • Be confident and self-motivated
  • Demonstrate a passionate commitment to the business
  • Be able to work unsupervised in a busy environment
  • Be able to prioritize duties
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Be trustworthy and respectful
  • Be immaculately dressed
  • Maintain excellent time-keeping and attendance
  • Be professional at all times
  • Always be a good team player
  • Build and maintain good relationships with all team members
  • Be willing to take on jobs to balance the team workload
  • Be able to communicate well with people of all levels   

Minimum of 3 years in a hospitality industry  

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Housekeeper



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