Housekeeping Manager

Kenton College is looking to fill a new position of Housekeeping Manager.

The Housekeeping Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the operations of the Housekeeping Department with the highest degree of efficiency and at a reasonable cost, while ensuring the optimum contribution of the Department to the School’s mission and vision. The Housekeeping Manager is accountable to the Headteacher.


Duties and responsibilities include:

Responsible for all cleaning and general upkeep of the entire School by ensuring a clean, tidy, comfortable and safe environment. Performs daily inspection of all washrooms, classroom and other school working areas to ensure cleanliness
Directing the duties of all Housekeeping staff. Holding weekly staff Departmental meetings, providing clear communication concerning the Department’s activities, performance and future Discussing and cascading new policies and procedures and gaining information and input from the team.
Liaising with other Departments for planning and coordinating School events as per the term’s calendar e.g Bonfire, Carol Service, Speech Day among many
Furnishing staff houses on site and maintaining an inventory record in compliance with the School’s Fixed Assets Policy.
Resolve staff and pupil complaints related to
Managing Departmental Budget by reviewing monthly and annual Departmental expenditures, and take appropriate action where necessary to assist in management decision making. .
Timely requisition of cleaning and other housekeeping supplies and materials, managing all Housekeeping inventory.
Timely requisition for purchase, replacement, repairs and/or servicing of all Housekeeping equipment and School
Timely requisition of Housekeeping Department staff
Recommend suitable staff training programs aimed at enhancing value addition to the overall Departmental performance and
Ensuring compliance with health and safety standards and other regulations for the Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee.
Liaise with other Departments to ensure smooth running of the
This job description is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main duties and responsibilities of the job and the expectations of the School in relation to the post holder’s responsibilities and duties. However, the job or duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the post.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The School will be expecting to appoint a candidate who can demonstrate:

Ability to communicate well at all
Excellent planning skills and able to meet strict
Ability to manage a dynamic and hardworking team and to be part of the wider School
Co-operative, adaptable, personable and a team
Patience, good sense of humor and
Ability to display initiative and to solve
Capable of displaying tact, diplomacy, discretion and

Qualifications and Professional Experience

Degree in Hospitality Management or other related qualification from a recognized educational institution.
At least 3 years supervisory work experience in hospitality
Previous Housekeeping experience in a school/educational institution is preferred but not essential.



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About Kenton College Prep School, Nairobi

Kenton College Preparatory school is located in the leafy suburb of Kileleshwa in Nairobi, pupils at Kenton College Preparatory School enjoy 35 acres of excellent facilities and an outstanding education in a friendly and welcoming international school community. Kenton College aims to provide a purposeful and happy environment, with opportunities for children of all races between the ages of 6 and 13 years to discover and exploit talents and strengths, and so develop academically, culturally, physically, socially and spiritually. The caring and supportive character of the school enables children to flourish in a community where values of honesty, self-reliance, co-operation, respect for and consideration of others are nurtured.