A Housekeeper is expected to be more a self-starter, able to run a home, oversee tradesmen, keep track of household stocks, possibly do inventory, create systems within the house etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To ensure a home is kept organised, clean and tidy
  • Keep on top of the laundry, ironing and wardrobe management
  • Cooking
  • Running errands and organising the home
  • Driving (do the necessary shopping and school runs etc.)
  • Deal with the tradesmen that may come to the house and oversee their work
  • Specialist skills, such as care of a couture wardrobe or antiques and other artefacts


  • Level 2 in hospitality(not mandatory if have experience in housekeeping)
  • Organisational skills


Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as an housekeeper include:

  • The ability to spot what needs doing in a home
  • Creating systems if and when needed and/or maintaining them
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Product/fabric/surface knowledge
  • Washing, ironing and handwashing
  • General tidy up
  • Daily cleaning of Kitchen, Bathrooms, Loos and public areas
  • Hoovering and dusting
  • Making beds