Assistant Head of Department – Housekeeping

Location: Longleat Forest Village - Wiltshire

Hours of Work: Full Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £19,800per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 27 March 2018

Assistant Head of Department – Housekeeping

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


At Center Parcs all our accommodation has been designed and built to the highest standards, so we need a team to uphold these standards and exceed guest expectation. Our Housekeeping team is responsible for maintaining more than 700 units of accommodation; from apartments and penthouses to Lodges and Treehouses, and for looking after our public areas and office spaces, so no two days are the same. That’s why it’s the largest team on each Village.

Join our Housekeeping team today and ensure families can enjoy quality time together in the comfort of their accommodation.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


We are now recruiting for 2 Assistant Heads of Department to join this busy team.

You will assist the Housekeeping management team in the smooth and efficient running of the housekeeping division, managing a team of Supervisors and up to 200 colleagues. This varied and diverse role will include:

  • Assisting with the organisation and allocation of duties relating to the housekeeping cleaning operation, ensuring the highest possible standards are achieved and maintained at all times.
  • Assisting with managing budgets and payroll costs to ensure all divisional targets are achieved, without compromising our level of customer care.
  • The effective recruitment and selection of housekeeping colleagues and the coordination and evaluation of training needs within the division.
  • The general welfare, motivation and development of direct reports, including the monitoring of standards in line with company policy.


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

You will be required to work a variety of shifts including some public / bank holidays on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication skills with an organised and methodical approach
  • Strong motivational skills
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience of managing large teams of people
  • Possess a management or cleaning qualification or be willing to develop to this level

Closing date:  27 March 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 2 April 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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