A housekeeper might work in a large private household or hotel, spa or in the new 'home-as-hotel businesses. As a keeper of a house, you look after a home or hotel. It is your job to organise the staff in your care. As a well-organised head of a team, you look after the people working on the property and make sure the homeowner has confidence in you. You are there to do a great job on their behalf. You oversee all aspects of this from making sure rooms are kept, clean, tidy. You oversee staff in managing these duties. As a housekeeper, you might have to run a budget, look after supplies and keep records on expenditure, staff rotas, repairs and cleaning duties. You will supervise, train and recruit staff. You inspect work as your employer's representative and ensure standards are maintained. You might be involved in safety and security of the buildings and in some cases with actual building management. In other jobs you might be responsible for the kitchen and catering and cooking.
You need to be a fab organiser. You are physically fit and ready to work shifts. You will need to be a people-person as you are a manager of your staff. You are client-facing too. Guests of a householder will come to you if anything goes wrong. You rise to challenges and are ready to solve crises or sort out problems. You are responsible and committed. This job is popular with people who are good at leading teams. It is a great job for people who can train, support and supervise people. You need to be able to set up good working practices and patterns and you may have to super-organised with budget plans, rotas and work with diaries. You will be good with numbers and details. You have a discreet and respectful nature, as you come into contact with all private aspects of a guest or householder's home. Some housekeeper managers will sign contracts with privacy clauses.