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Housekeeping - Live in Accommodation Available - Applecross, Strathcarron

Hartfield Applecross Limited
Applecross, Strathcarron
£12 per hour (Living Wage) + benefits
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Housekeeping - Live in Accommodation Available - Applecross, Strathcarron

Location: Hartfield House Hostel (Applecross, NW Highlands, IV54 8ND)

Contract: Seasonal  (1 March – 31 October)

Hours per week: 37.50 Hours

Accommodation: Live in accommodation if required (monthly utility charge only)

Are you looking for a job that is challenging and fast paced, rewarding and diverse, but is also located in one of the most breathtaking environments in the UK? If you love the outdoors, nature, peace and wilderness, this might just be the job for you.

Hartfield House Hostel is situated in Applecross, at the foot of the Bealach na Ba, surrounded by mountains and framed by the crystal clear waters of the Inner Sound.

Whilst your day job will be busy, and you will meet all kinds of interesting people, outside of work you can truly get away from it all. And if you enjoy outdoor activities, there is everything from mountain biking and road cycling to wild swimming, climbing and trail running available from the doorstep.

​We are recruiting for housekeeping staff to join our friendly team at Hartfield. We are a 4* hostel and Bunkhouse and together offer 50 beds.

​You will ideally be experienced in housekeeping/cleaning, and work well solo and as part of a team. 

About the role:

We are seeking a reliable and hard-working person to join our team. As a Housekeeper, you will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of cleanliness within our 50 bed hostel in Applecross, north west Highlands.

- Perform general cleaning tasks, including dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and disinfecting surfaces
- Clean and sanitize bathrooms, kitchens, and common areas
- Make beds and change linens
- Restock supplies in rooms and common areas
- Empty rubbish bins and dispose of waste properly
- Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and report any shortages
- Follow safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organized work environment

- Previous housekeeping/cleaning experience in hospitality establishment is preferred
- Strong attention to detail to ensure high-quality cleaning standards
- Computer literate
- Great customer service skills and experience
- Friendly and personable
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Please note that all positions at our company are paid positions. We value the contributions of our employees and believe in fair compensation for their work.

Housekeeping shifts are 8.30-2pm but hours may vary.

The role is around 35-40 hours per week.

The role is to start early June until end of September, or possibly longer. Students welcome.

We offer:

  • training on the systems being used at Hartfield
  • progression for anyone looking for a career within hospitality
  • a work life balance through the provision of flexible working hours
  • the opportunity to be part of the Applecross community and the Hartfield family
  • access to our Health & Wellbeing facility which includes counselling and support
  • employers pension
  • gym membership ​

Additional Information:

Please apply with your CV and cover letter answering the following questions (using examples, where appropriate). You can draw from our website and social media, a CV alone is not sufficient:

  • What do you know about Applecross, the Hostel and why do you want to work with us?
  • What does a good ‘customer experience’ mean to you?
  • What values are important to you and why do you believe you would fit in well with our team?

You must be able to present evidence of your right to work in the UK before starting with us.​

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