Job Opportunities : Residence House Keeper - Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)

Temps complet
A negocier
LocalisationLocalisation :yaounde-region-centre-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :03/11/2017   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : A negocier
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)

Main purpose of job:

This position is part of the small Estates Team within the Mission’s Corporate Services Department. It focuses on managing and maintaining the British High Commissioners Residence ensuring that it is well maintained and provides a professional appearance to visitors to the Mission. The housekeeper provides housekeeping services to the High Commissioner and guests. They also support food & beverage service working closely with the Butler.

Roles and responsibilities 

  • Prepare accommodation for guests – beds & linen; vacuuming, mopping and dusting; toiletries;
  • ensure safety cards, guest information etc is in place
  • Guest services – welcome guests and offer refreshments
  • Undertake ad hoc cleaning assigned by the Line Manager.
  • Check cleaning machines/equipment regularly and bring faulty machines to the attention of Line manager.
  • Stock control – linen
  • Monitor stock of cleaning products/equipment and place orders when supplies are low.

Minimum 2 years experience in housekeeping within a diplomatic residence, boutique hotel or private home of similar standing with excellent references

  • Excellent at cleaning and laundry  
  • Must have a minimum qualification of a Secondary School certificate.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn and improve
  • Food & Beverage experience & flower arranging
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
19 November 2017
Fixed Term
24 months
British High Commission
160 932 CFA
2 January 2017 Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Transport Allowance 32,844

Housing allowance  60 996

Unsociable Working Hours Allowance 15 000 CFA 

  • Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Yaounde are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.



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