RESIDENCE HOUSEKEEPER-University of the Witwatersrand

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Job TypeFull Time

Key responsibilities include the following:

To monitor cleaning services (including daily liaison with the cleaning supervisors);
Control of bedding and linen;
Monitoring & reporting repairs and maintenance matters to PIMD;
Liaison with PIMD Consultant responsible for respective residences, in securing quotations for medium and large scale work;
Supervision of one Handyman and an Assistant Housekeeper;
Assisting with conference group planning, namely, availability of blankets and linen; checking of rooms that need to be prepared; organizing of the keys for the conference & sports groups;
Overseeing safety in the residences and serving as the Health and Safety (Rep) Officer;
Storeroom control and record keeping
Control all room keys and master keys and ensure safe-keeping and systematic management.
Recommending maintenance and physical plant improvements for the areas;
Record of movable assets as well as identifying replacements of such items in accordance with an annual and long term plans;
Pastoral care support for students;
Administrative duties which would include collection of inventory forms; key replacement records; stock items required for the handyman and the student rooms/visitors flats; reports for the monthly residence management meetings; contributing to the annual residence budget exercise;
Monitoring the general state of the physical plant and recording work that needs to be done


Basic Computer Literacy (including Excel; word and e-mail);
Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience is essential; preferably in the hospitality industry (hotels; tertiary institutions; hospitals/clinics; etc);
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in addressing maintenance, cleaning, health & safety and general housekeeping matters.

For more information regarding the position, please contact:
For a job description please contact the Central HR Office. Enquiries regarding aspects of the job description may be directed to Mr. Sifiso Dludla, Residence Cluster Manager, on

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