Vacancy: Housekeeper

Permanent, full-time opportunity to become The Art House's first Housekeeper

We’re looking for the best housekeeper in the world for the best house in the world – The Art House!

Don’t think this is your average cleaning job. Think of it as Mary Poppins meets Marie Kondo meets Queer Eye. With a little bit of Gardeners’ World thrown in.

It will be your job to ensure that our house is clean, tidy, welcoming, and safe.  Yes, you’ll clean, do some laundry and wash some dishes (but you don’t do windows, someone else does…). But you’ll also water and tend to our garden and house plants, help with set up for meetings and events, lend an occasional hand to whoever needs it and maybe even arrange a flower display or two.  Whatever it takes to make sure The Art House feels like a home.

You’ll be pro-active, tidy, organised, take pride in your work, like being part of a team and have excellent attention to detail. You’ll care about people, enjoy gardening and plants, value ecologically sound practices and believe in our core values of creativity, accessibility, diversity and community. You’ll also be fun and have a good sense of humour.

You will be surrounded by vibrant, creative people who care about and value each other, but who sometimes aren’t the tidiest of people and need a little extra taking care of.

This is a new position. As an integral part of our team you’ll report directly to our Operations Manager and alongside our Building Supervisor. You’ll be our front-line super-person implementing our new anti-germ cleaning regime. You will deliver and feed into refining our new cleaning procedures, as well as having responsibility for housekeeping supplies and equipment. You will feel passionate about making sure that we’re all doing everything we can to keep each other safe and happy.

Salary and terms: £18,135 per annum, permanent, full time


Deadline for applications:            Sunday 23 August, 00:00

Interviews (provisional):              Tuesday 01 – Friday 04 September, times TBC

Proposed start date:                     Mid-Late September 2020, date TBC


How to apply

If you’re suitably intrigued, we encourage you to read the detailed job description, and (assuming you’re chomping at the bit to join the team at that point) complete an application form.

You can also contact us to discuss alternative ways to make an application, such as video and audio.

Both documents are available to download in Word and PDF format, in standard and large print in the ‘Documents to download’ section on this page.


Don’t forget to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

The Art House is committed to ensuring that every person who works with and for us is treated equally, without discrimination on any grounds.

Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form is designed to gather anonymous information which helps us maintain equal opportunities best practice. You can complete the form online. Alternatively, download the form in the ‘Documents to download’ section on this page to fill out and upload via our online portal.

Documents to download

Job Description - Word Job Description - PDF Job Description: Large Print - Word Job Description: Large Print - PDF

Application Form: Word Application Form: PDF Application Form: Large Print - Word Application Form: Large Print - PDF

Equal Opps Form - Word Equal Opps Form - PDF Equal Opps Form: Large Print - Word Equal Opps Form: Large Print - PDF

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