Housekeeping Assistant

Grade 1: £12.49 per hour

Fixed-term contract for one year, variable hours

We are seeking a Housekeeping Assistant to join our team. You will be responsible for maintaining our guest accommodation facilities, offices and teaching spaces to a high standard of cleanliness and appearance. The Housekeeping department supports up to 22,000 guests per year across our 63 bedrooms.


  • Prepare and arrange executive bedrooms and bathrooms for arriving guests efficiently and to a high standard.
  • Clean executive bedrooms and bathrooms for residential and departing guests.
  • Follow the bed linen schedule for changing and making beds.
  • Vacuum clean bedroom floors, stairs and corridors.
  • Restock bedroom supplies such as hospitality trays, toiletries and bedroom amenities.
  • Assist with the departmental laundry.
  • Clean and reset lecture and seminar rooms, often within a tight timeframe.
  • Clean toilet facilities at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Clean and vacuum communal areas, lounges, bar, dining rooms, sports centre, reception and offices.
  • Conduct deep cleaning as scheduled using appropriate chemicals.

You must have the Right to Work within the UK as this position may not amount to enough points under the points-based immigration system in the UK.

Further information on this role can be found in the job description.

We offer very generous benefits, some of which are:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 38 days including bank holidays
  • Membership of the Oxford staff pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Subsidised onsite catering
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Plus, many other University benefits

To apply please send your CV, cover letter/supporting statement and current salary to