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The Housekeeping Service

Our team of Housekeeping staff are responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the College.  Each Scout is responsible for an area and cleans to the frequency and standard set.  They are observant, thorough, have good time management and are able to multitask. During conference periods they are required to prepare guest bedrooms.  The Housekeeping team has four supervisors who each have a team of seven/eight scouts. The scouts have to clean other areas of College as instructed by their supervisor.  


Main Purpose of Job: Cleaning and associated tasks as directed

Responsible to:  Housekeeping Manager

Liaison withOther Scouts and Housekeeping Supervisors, Maintenance Team, Students, Conference guests

Main Tasks

  • Daily cleaning of study/bedrooms, teaching rooms and communal areas as directed or in accordance with Cleaning Schedules
  • Daily disposal of waste/rubbish
  • Daily cleaning of pantries and bathrooms/toilets
  • Daily cleaning of corridors, landings, stairways and communal areas
  • Cleaning student rooms once each week
  • Reporting damage, breakages or any other related problems to the Housekeeping Team Leader.
  • Deep-cleaning of all areas at the end of term in preparation for conference clients
  • Servicing of rooms during conference periods, which includes bedroom set up.
  • Ensuring that equipment and cleaning materials are used responsibly and in compliance with College risk assessment and COSHH regulation.
  • Aiming to reduce the College’s direct impact on the environment and improve the sustainability of our operation.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the College's organisation and the overall objectives of Lady Margaret Hall.

Person Specification

  • Physically fit including the ability to work at heights and carry out lifting
  • Experience in a scouting role or similar
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Good spoken English

Terms and Conditions

25 hours per week. The post is part-time, in accordance to the shift roster. The normal working period will be in the morning.

The rate of pay is £10.50 per hour. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Benefits of working for the College include 36 days holiday (including bank holidays) FTE, the option to join a University pension scheme and one free meal per working day.

To apply for this position, please complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and send this by email to, or post to the HR Office, LMH, Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA.

Application Form Word Document

We will be accepting applications until the positions have been filled.

Equal Opportunities

The College’s Equal Opportunities Policy aims to ensure that in the recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, development and promotion of employees, the only consideration must be that the individual best meets, or is likely to meet, the requirements of the programme or course or post.

Equal Opportunities Form PDF | Equal Opportunities Form Word Document

Lady Margaret Hall is committed to provide a learning, working and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected, and which is free from prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment, including bullying. We seek to ensure that no-one suffers, either directly or indirectly, as a result of discrimination.

Lady Margaret Hall has a range of family-friendly policies.

Issued by the HR Office

November 2022

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Members of the Housekeeping Team in the Old Library