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The Housekeeping Service

Our team of Housekeeping staff are responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the College. Each Linen Keeper is responsible for guaranteeing the buildings have enough linen and conference items to prepare the guest bedrooms and that the dirty linen is prepared for collection. They are observant, thorough, have good time management and are able to multitask. The Housekeeping team has four supervisors who each have a team of seven/eight scouts that are responsible for cleaning rooms and communal areas. The Linen Keeper will organise the dirty and clean linen and deliver conference item to all areas of College as instructed by the supervisors.  


Job Description

Job Title: Linen Keeper

Main Purpose of Job: Organise and deliver linen and conference items

Responsible to: Housekeeping Manager

Liaison withScouts and Housekeeping Supervisors, Maintenance Team


Main Tasks

  • Daily preparation of dirty linen bags for laundry company collection
  • Daily organisation of clean linen delivered
  • Quality control of received linen from laundry company
  • Daily delivery of conference items and linen to College buildings
  • Stock control of conference items and request purchase to Housekeeping Supervisors

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 carry out lifting
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Good knowledge of English language

Terms and Conditions

The hourly rate is £11.35 per hour plus rolled up holiday pay of £1.37 per hour. 

Three fixed-term contracts are available (2 x 37.5 hour per week and 1 x 25 hour per week) from the middle of June to the end of September. The normal working period will be from early morning to early afternoon.

Other benefits include a complimentary meal for each day work, when the kitchens are open.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

To apply for this position, please complete an application form and send it to

Application Form Word Document

The posts are to be filled as soon as possible. We will be accepting applications until the position has been filled.

A principal aim of this College’s Equal Opportunities Policy is 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.

This post is subject to recruitment monitoring to ensure that the selection process is consistent with the law and the College’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Code of Practice. To this end, applicants are asked to complete a Recruitment Monitoring Form, which is also available on the College website. The information supplied on the form will play NO part in the selection process, and will NOT be seen by any member of the selection panel.

Lady Margaret Hall has a range of family friendly policies.


Issued by the HR Office

April 2023

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