Housekeepers or Accommodation Assistants are people who keep everything clean, tidy, and shiny for all of us to enjoy. This is not an easy job: it is a physically demanding position because you are on your feet all day. Depending on the location, they might need to drag around a trolley full of supplies so they can work.
Housekeepers also see a lot of things, and some can be unpleasant, nasty, and gross. It is possible they often get an upset stomach. Some of those things they will probably be unable to un-see.
They usually work in shifts and sometimes might even have to work extra hours, depending on the workload.
Here are the skills that keep popping up as required in housekeeper job ads:
- Ability to work as a part of a team
- Great attention to detail
- Ability to prioritise workload
Maintaining the cleanliness and neatness of the assigned area, working in a team to complete all tasks, making sure there is enough cleaning agents and expendable goods, and adhering to all health and safety regulations are housekeeper duties.
When we’re talking about the salary, the hourly rate depends on the location and actual companies, but it is between the minimum wage and €11.
This is the right position for people who like making things clean, feel their spoken English is not good enough for a different role, or if they do not like customer-facing positions. If someone wants a straight to the point position at which they will spend quite a few calories, this might be enjoyable for them as well.
From this position, they can move up to a supervisory position and lead a whole team of Housekeepers. After that, they can become the Accommodation Manager or Accommodation Operations Manager who oversee all daily operations, coordinate teams, and communicate with business managers and other departments.
If you need help finding the right career path, you can always reach out to us.