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Housekeeping Supervisor

St Edmund Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and occupies a historic site in the middle of Oxford, just off the High Street.  The College community has around 70 Fellows, 450 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in addition to administrative and domestic staff.  St Edmund Hall’s roots are in the 13th Century, making it one of the oldest education institutions now within the University of Oxford.

Our first year students are accommodated on the main Queen’s Lane site.  Just five minutes’ walk away across Magdalen Bridge, the former Isis Guesthouse houses about 45 of our undergraduates.  From July to September the Isis is open to paying guests offering single, twin, double and family rooms with en-suite facilities.  Our newest accommodation opened in 2004, located in East Oxford the William R Miller Building is also close to the main Queen’s Lane site and is home to 55 students who all live in en-suite rooms.   Our Norham Gardens properties are located in leafy North Oxford some ten minutes’ walk from College across the University Parks.  These Victorian houses are very popular with our finalist students.

Under the direction of the Warden (Norham Gardens), the Housekeeping Supervisor will oversee the daily operation of housekeeping duties by supervising the housekeeping team (currently four members) as well as fulfilling cleaning duties. 

Previous experience in a supervisory role is essential as well as an awareness of the Health and Safety at Work Act and COSHH.  Strong communication skills and a good command of the English Language are essential and the successful candidate should be organised and be able to work methodically in a safe, clean and tidy manner both as part of a team and independently.

This is a permanent, full-time post working Monday to Friday (08:00 to 16:00).  Lunch is provided free of charge when the College Kitchen is open.

For more information please see the Job Description and Further Particulars here.

Application Process

Interested candidates should complete a Personal Information Statement form and send a CV together with a covering letter which explains how they meet the selection criteria for the post by email to recruitment@seh.ox.ac.uk by the closing date (Monday, January 22, 2018 at GMT 12:00 noon).  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Please also consider completing an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.  Submission of this form is voluntary and does not form part of the selection process, but we would be grateful if you are willing to return it with your application to assist us with our equal opportunity monitoring.


St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunity employer


Closing date: 
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:00pm