Cleaning team

Housekeeping Supervisor

We are outstanding, you can be too.

Are you looking for a rewarding career with an outstanding provider?

The role of Housekeeping Supervisor is integral to the College by ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene for all designated College facilities and reducing the spread of infection in accordance with relevant legislation.

As the Housekeeping Supervisor, you will ensure the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety are promoted at all times to meet CQC regulations.

Within the domestic’s team you will lead and work with a small team of housekeepers and work across the college in a variety of areas. You will have direct supervisory line management for the housekeepers within the domestic team.

Maintaining the cleanliness of residential accommodation is a key part of this role and supporting the team to ensure they are able to meet the highest standards possible.

Your team will support learning facilities and other designated areas of the college by providing and promoting a clean and safe environment for all, maintaining confidentiality and complying with the required care standards.

Your role will involve working with COSHH substances, manual handling and standing for long periods of time.

You will have knowledge of health and safety and a good level of written communication skills to support you within your role.

You will hold level of literacy at a standard to be able to follow written instructions and calculate areas and measurements as well as holding a vocational qualification in domestic services and a level 2 qualification in English and Maths or be willing to work towards this within a required timescale.

Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

Working at Portland Charity

At Portland Charity our learners, citizens and staff are at the heart of what we do, we are passionate about our vision that all people with disabilities will have a lifetime of opportunity and you could help us to achieve that. Our priority for staff is to create an outstanding place to work where the rewards of a job well done can be seen in the faces of our learners and citizens.

You can see more about what we do at Portland Charity by looking at the Who We Are and Choose Your Future pages on our website

There are lots of great benefits to working at Portland Charity

  •  a rewarding career and working towards positive outcomes for our learners and citizens
  • enhanced holidays of 33 days per year when you join us (pro rata) and you are able to buy up to 10 additional days of holiday
  • you are eligible for a Blue Light Card with access to lots of great discounts
  •  free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  •  free parking on site and access to a subsidised canteen with a variety of meal options
  •  everyone has an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills on the job through training, mentoring and qualifications and your apprenticeship is just the start!

We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections the community.

Working Hours

Your typical working week will be Monday to Friday working 37.5 hours per week.

Applying to work at Portland Charity

There are some other important things you need to know before you apply to work with us at Portland Charity.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, an overseas check where applicable and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

We need you to complete an application form to fulfil our Safer Recruitment responsibilities but you can submit a CV and we will consider it alongside your application form.

In order to apply for this role, you will need to create a profile on our online recruitment portal, Face Ed.

  • Please click on the “apply” button and this will take you to the link to create a profile.
  • You will need to ensure you complete ALL sections of your profile before you can submit your application.

If you have any questions or need some help when completing your application you can contact or call the Recruitment team on 01623 499111, extension 428 or 283 and we will be happy to help.

Many of our staff have a disability and we’re proud to hold Disability Confident and Mindful Employer status which recognises our positive approach to physical and mental health and wellbeing at work.



Closing Date:

37.5 Hours

£22,948.00 per annum

Sunday 4th June 2023

Job Specific Documents:

Below are links to all the documents you will need, including the online application platform.

Apply Here Person Spec Role Profile