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Housekeeping / Catering


The BUNK HostelGalway


COPE Galway

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Job Description:

Overall Objectives:

The  role  of  this  Housekeeping/Cateringpost  is  to  help  ensure  that  a  high  standard  of  cleanliness  and hygiene is maintained.  A staff team carries out the day to day management of the hostel.

As  a  housekeeper  you will be  responsible  for  maintaining  a  consistently  high  standard  of  hygiene  and cleanliness throughout the hostel. Under the guidance of your manager you will manage financial records in relation to the role and assume responsibility where appropriate for managing costs.

The hostel will be managed in accordance with the directions and policy of guidelines laid down by or on behalf  of  COPE  Galway. This  role  focuses  on ensuring  the upkeep  of  the  premises  including  adhering  to Health and Safety and Fire Safety requirements (conducting daily checks).

General Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Hostel Manager or Shift Leader you will:

Set up and adhere to a daily, weekly and monthly system for cleaning in the entire hostel.  This should incorporate the cleaning of the kitchen, food serving/dining areas, bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas, other communal areas such as corridorsand offices etc.
Ensure  that  hygiene  and  Health  and  Safety  standards  are maintained  to  the  highest  level and adhere to COPE Galway Safety Statement and related policies and procedures at all times.
Conduct daily Health & Safety and Fire Safety checks.
Maintain adequate cleaning supplies and equipment and order as necessary within the boundaries of the approved budget.
Ensure  all  financial  records  in  relation  to  the  role,  e.g.  invoices,  receipts  etc.are  documented meticulously.
Prepare soup and sandwicheson a daily basis.
Treat clients with respect at all times and have an understanding of their needs.
Work within the COPE GalwayCode of Practice and perform such other duties as may be specified by management from time to time.
Attend and participate at approved training programmes and seminarsas required.

Person Specification
Relevant training in this area.
Previous experience of maintaining excellent hygiene standards in a busy environment.
Have good verbal and written communication skills.
Be capable of working on own initiative and be organised in one’s approach to work.
Ability to work aspart of a teamHave an appreciation and empathy for the needs of the clients.
Be of good character and suitably motivated
A willingness to undertake training or updating of qualifications if required

Apply before : 4th August 2020.


Permanent / Part-time

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