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Housekeeping Team Leader

£21,840 per annum plus excellent benefits
West Dean
Full Time - 35 hours per week, 5 days over 7, including weekends / bank holidays

About Us

West Dean is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for art, design, craft, and conservation education.  The work of staff and students, frequently rooted in traditional skills, is both innovative and world leading.

Our programmes are delivered across two sites in the UK:  West Dean, the idyllic Grade II listed rural campus in the stunning South Downs near Chichester (West Sussex), and our prestigious Bloomsbury site in the heart of London.  These inspiring locations provide the ideal environment in which students can work across disciplines and forge exciting new collaborations. 

We are making bold and ambitious moves as an organisation with the expansion of our portfolio, the redevelopment of our estate and our strategic push on diversity and sustainability. 
About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Housekeeping Team Leader to join our Housekeeping team at West Dean, playing a pivotal role in the care and upkeep of our historic properties.

The successful candidate will work with our housekeeping team to ensure that the West Dean properties are kept in a clean and orderly condition, to meet and exceed our customer expectations.  The Team Leader will oversee individual working areas, ensuring that departmental standards are being maintained.

What You Can Offer Us

Successful candidates will need experience in a similar position, have excellent cleaning skills with great attention to detail, have the ability to work on their own initiative, as well as with a team, and be physically able to do prolonged standing, walking and undertake medium lifting (GOR).

Excellent customer service and communication skills, and the ability to follow procedures and effectively manage tasks, are essential.

What We Can Offer You

For this role, we can offer you:

CONTRACT:  Permanent / Full Time
SALARY:  £21,840 per annum
HOURS:  35 hours per week / five days per week (including weekends and bank holidays)

And lots of fantastic benefits, including (but not limited to!): 

  • Annual leave – 33 days per annum
  • Two weeks Company Sick Pay
  • Generous contributory pension scheme, matching from 4% to 7.5%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free entry to West Dean Gardens
  • Complimentary staff access to events
  • Discounts on retail goods in our two shops
  • Free and discounted places on short courses at West Dean College
  • Free use of West Dean College facilities including swimming pool, library, and tennis courts
  • Subsidised bed and breakfast rates
  • Discounts on event hire and food and beverage charges
  • Free on-site parking

If this role sounds like your perfect next step, we'd love to hear from you!
NB - candidates for this role will need to be able to demonstrate a current Right to Work in the UK.