House Manager job description

 Purpose: To handle and oversee the cleaning of the house in an efficient and effective manner. Ensuring a welcoming, hospitable and comfortable environment (cleaning, refurbishing, hospitality)

Responsible to: Director, Programme Manager (r.e.interior design/decor)

Responsible for: Assistant House Manager, team members when assigned to cleaning tasks and volunteers who come specifically for housekeeping

Main tasks/responsibilities:


Co-ordinate regular cleaning and preparation for camps and special events (rotas)


  • Manage Assistant House Manager

  • Train the team in COSHH, use of utility room and camp HK

  • Ensure provision of information for support team COSHH training


  • Order cleaning products, paper products, and household items

  • Keep financial records 


  • Restoration projects

  • Ensure house washing gets done

  • Assure the safe storage and proper disposal of chemicals at all times

  • Maintain washing machines, dryers, and vacuums

  • Identify and delegate decorating and DIY jobs

  • Liaise and implement décor progress with Director

  • Organise the sanitary bins and waste bins contracts 

Additional duties:

  • Live a lifestyle conducive to growing in the Lord and increasing effectiveness in Christian walk/life

  • Participate in one off events (i.e. Appreciation Dinner, Open Days)

  • Attend and lead monthly evening prayer meetings and write a monthly prayer letter

  • Attend and lead team devotions

  • Perform camp roles as required

  • Participate in relevant training and study days

  • Attend relevant meetings (i.e. diary meetings)

  • Provide the Director with regular (i.e.monthly) updates

  • 1-1 team mentoring (if appropriate)

  • Participate in regular performance reviews

  • Any other tasks thought necessary to achieve the aims of The Oakes


·       Knowledge of The Oakes operations

·       COSHH training

·       Excellent organizational skills and general household skills

·       Knowledge of cleaning methods and products

·       Ability to get along with and motivate people

Key Skills:

  • Hospitality

  • Organised

  • Interior designer

Level/limit of authority:

  • Seek Director approval before purchasing high expense equipment (i.e washing machine, dryer)