Housekeeper, St Michael’s House, Gloucester, YMCA Cheltenham

March 2020


£8.21 per hour

Hours of work:

12 hours per week with availability to work overtime when required


St Michael’s House, Gloucester

Responsible to:

Housing Manager

Closing date and interviews:

Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis, with interviews being arranged accordingly.

We are looking for a Housekeeper to join our St Michael’s House team in Gloucester. The Housekeeper will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the building and grounds by performing various cleaning and housekeeping duties. The Housekeeper will also ensure that rooms are cleaned to a high standard in preparation for new residents.YMCA Cheltenham is a Christian Charity that seeks to meet the needs of young people and the wider community.  The organisation has been developing rapidly over the past 5 years and currently operates out of 8 different locations.  We are passionate about our work and we are keen to attract like-minded people to join the team.


  • £8.21 per hour
  • 12 hours per week
  • Annual leave - 20 days per annum for a full-time employee, which will be pro-rated to 12 hours. This increases by an additional day per year after 2 years’ service to a maximum of 25 days for a full time employee and is pro-rated for part-time employees. 
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free use of the YMCA Fitness Suite and Sports Facilities currently available

The Main Responsibilities of the Housekeeper’s role are: 

  1. To clean communal spaces and staff areas (corridors, cluster kitchens, staff office, basement, stairways, etc,) to involve, but not limited to:
    • vacuum and shampoo the carpeted floors;
    • sweep, and wash when necessary, the non-carpeted floors;
    • routine cleaning and tidying of the building including all internal areas;
    • dust, and polish where necessary, including furniture, ledges and skirting;
    • polish metalwork, such as fixtures and fittings;
    • clean windows and glass work;
    • remove any litter/rubbish from the floor;
    • empty the rubbish bins in the office and communal areas.
    • cleaning and degreasing of kitchens (oven, cooker hood, extractor fan, tumble dryer, washing machine, cupboards, draws, work surfaces, floor, wall tiles, etc,).
  2. To perform room cleaning when a resident moves out involving, but not limited to:
    • cleaning and disinfecting of ensuite area (shower, toilet, washbasin, countertop, extractor fan, wall tiles, mirrors, floors, etc.);
    • cleaning of living/bedroom area (floor, walls, ceiling, skirting, radiator, doors, window ledges, windows, furniture, etc.);
    • cleaning of external area (doors, windows, pathways, stairways, letterboxes, etc.).
  3. To maintain the cleanliness of the external areas/grounds, ensuring the outside bins are kept clean; sweeping paths; picking up litter.
  4. To maintain a welcoming and friendly approach and manner to all residents and visitors.
  5. To complete and follow relevant housekeeping paperwork.
  6. To assist the Housing Manager in ensuring there is an adequate stock of cleaning materials at all times.
  7. To report maintenance matters, damage to fixtures and fittings, and any unusual behaviour to the Housing Manager or in their absence the Assistant Housing Manager.
  8. To attend meetings as required.
  9. To comply with YMCA Cheltenham’s aims and purposes, and policies.
  10. To perform any other relevant activities requested by the Housing Manager.


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As part of the recruitment process you will be expected to complete a YMCA Cheltenham Application Form and Equal Opportunities Policy Monitoring Form. Click through these links to download the forms.  

Please email completed forms to [email protected].

YMCA Cheltenham is fully committed to the safeguarding and promoting of welfare of young people and vulnerable people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

YMCA is an Equal Opportunities employer.