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Hotel Maintenance & General Duties Assistant (Paddington, London W2)

Hotel Maintenance & General Duties Assistant (Paddington, London W2)

Posted 15 June by Chamaleon - Sales & City Recruitment
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An opportunity has arisen to work for a long established (greater than 30 years) bed and breakfast hotel located in Central London. Our Client is looking for an individual who is not only reliable but also very organised and who likes to use their initiative. A fast learner, with excellent communication skills, a friendly character and someone with energy is desirable for this position. This role is for a Hotel Maintenance & General Duties Assistant.

The Company

Our Client provides on-the-job training and an opportunity to meet an interesting cross-section of society from all over the world. Our Client’s guests may be tourists, people travelling on business, workers from other parts of England on short term projects and also guests travelling to use the nearby hospital facilities.

The Role

Our client is looking for a multi-talented individual who likes to get jobs done. You must be flexible and willing to turn your hand at any job that is required. You must have a "can-do" attitude and the eagerness to assist various departments in busy periods from working in the kitchen, to helping guests with luggage, to getting involved with housekeeping whether vacuuming one day or making beds the next, or you may be asked to do simple maintenance tasks. Your role is to support all departments within the hotel. You will be working 8 hours per day and 6 days per week, with Saturday and/or Sunday being an important day of work, for which our client applies a 'working day rota system’ with other relevant members of staff.

The Candidate

We are looking for a reliable individual who takes their responsibilities seriously. This role is mainly working in the background supporting the various hotel teams whether Reception, Housekeeping or Maintenance. It is for this reason that the successful applicant will need to be a team player with a willingness to get stuck in to whatever is asked of them. We are looking for a flexible individual who learns quickly and who enjoys helping out whatever the task. Good verbal English language skills are preferred.

Our Client operates in a dynamic environment, so the person needs to be organised, diligent and have attention to detail. You must be able to take your own initiative and carry a professional approach at all times. The role pays a basic salary of £18,000.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cleaning and re-laying tables at breakfast time

  • Operating kitchen equipment or other kitchen duties

  • Ensuring the smooth running of the hotel kitchen operation, ensuring proper maintenance of all operating equipment and dish washing machines

  • Ensuring cleanliness and tidiness of all kitchen areas, dining room and store rooms to ensure that all hygiene and health and safety standards are met at all times

  • Servicing rooms (making beds, cleaning bathrooms and bedrooms, vacuuming, dusting, polishing)

  • Regular communication with Reception notifying of room availability, problems with room maintenance or the like

  • Monitoring of stock levels

  • Simple maintenance tasks (e.g. changing light bulbs or tightening loose screws)

  • Maintains safe, secure and clean work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with security regulations

  • Enhances housekeeping and hotel reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

  • Has the ability to understand and follow security procedures to ensure the hotel security rules are not breached

  • Contributes to a team effort with Housekeeping, Maintenance and Reception to assist in busy periods

  • Any other tasks deemed necessary relating to the successful running of the hotel

Knowledge, Experience & Attributes

  • Someone who is organised, reliable and proactive with passion for what they do

  • A customer focused individual who likes to maintain quality, cleanliness and is thorough in all they do

  • Good verbal English language skills are preferred

  • Someone who is enjoys a physical role constantly moving, lifting, cleaning and attending to customer requirements

  • A team player


  • Role Type: Permanent

  • Start Date: Immediate

  • Location: Paddington, London W2

  • Department: Maintenance

  • Reports To: Hotel General Manager & Directors
  • Reference: SDHHMGDA (website link - http://chamaleon .co .uk/jobSearch.aspx)

Required skills

  • Guest Service Management
  • Hotels
  • Hygiene
  • Maintenance
  • Routine Maintenance

Reference: 31379820

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