Posted 17 September by The Magdalen Environmental Trust

Appointment of a Full time Housekeeper

About us

The Magdalen Environmental Trust provides outdoor environmental education to children and adults, and therapeutic / respite opportunities to people with more complex needs, on its own 132 acre organic farm.

We work with schools and other organisations from across southern England, helping primary school age children in particular to understand sustainability, where their food comes from, (and the importance of making the right choices in food), and helping them better understand the countryside and the natural environment.

Many of the clients who come to Magdalen also have disabilities including autism and sensory impairments, or are carers needing respite.

Groups visiting Magdalen can either come for just one day, or they can stay in our residential centre for up to a week.

The job

Activities include cleaning and laundry, arranging rooms to meet our customers’ needs and other duties around our residential centres.

If you can help out in the kitchen on occasion, and turn your hand to other practical jobs in the quirt winter season, that would be an advantage.

The team

This job is part of the Hospitality Team, which is:

Centre Manager,

2 cooks

2 housekeepers

1 caretaker

The hours

We are now looking for a new full time Housekeeper to join our hospitality team Monday to Fridays - and very occasional weekends (for which a day off in the week will be given).

Start and finish times vary between 7am - 9am starts, and 3.00 - 5.00 finishes, as required by the needs of the organisation.

The wage

£18,589 per year, which is £9.50 / hour


28 days per year, including bank holidays, and one extra day for every full year worked, up to a maximum of 5 extra days.

Job description:

  • To work as a member of the Hospitality Team, working frequently without supervision,
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness at all times.
  • Working alongside others in Housekeeping, to provide a clean, safe and organised centre in preparation for visiting groups, and during their stay.
  • To follow a cleaning schedule, recording actions including Health and Safety actions (eg legionella control) and reporting any problems to the Centre Manager.
  • To undertake duties in the kitchen on occasion
  • To receive customers in a helpful and friendly manner.
  • To attend relevant staff meetings and take part alongside other staff.
  • To undertake additional duties, particularly in the quiet winter months, which are appropriate as requested by the line manager.

How to apply:

Please aply with your CV and covering letter through this website.

Good luck!

Required skills

  • Cleaning
  • Flexible Approach
  • Laundry
  • Reliable
  • Courtesy

Application questions

Do you have experience of cleaning?
Do you have experience of laundry?
Are you a non-smoker, or can you go for prolonged periods between smoking?

Reference: 44090054

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