Career outlook for housekeeping assistant
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make sure that hotel rooms are clean, tidy and inviting for guests.
You would need to be methodical, work quickly and take pride in making sure the rooms are pleasant for people to stay in during their holidays or business trip. You’d also clean and tidy the rooms during the time the guests are staying.
- Change bed linen and towels
- Make beds
- Vacuum floors
- Dust and polish furniture
- Clean bathrooms
- Replace stocks of guest supplies such as shampoo and soap
- Re-stock drinks in the mini-bar
In a small hotel you would be told which rooms to clean by the housekeeper or housekeeping manager who would check your work. In larger hotels you would report to the floor housekeeper or assistant housekeeper.
In the very smallest establishments you may be supervised by the hotel owner or manager, who may also do some of the work themselves.
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