Housekeeper

Housekeeper

Job Details

The Housekeeping Department is looking for committed staff members to join the Herm family.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES 

The successful applicant will be part of a friendly team, servicing and maintaining our hotel rooms, cottages and communal areas to a high standard and focussed on providing a fantastic customer experience to our valued guests. 

EXPERIENCE is preferred but not necessary as training will be provided. The successful applicants will have a can-do attitude, be expected to support their colleagues wherever they are needed in the business. A willingness to learn and a team spirit are a must.

SKILLS 

  • Team skills and keen to jump in where needed 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Positive outlook 
  • Polite and attentive 
  • Can-do attitude 
  • Reliability

WORKING SCHEDULE 

  • 5/6 day working week (dependant on business needs) 
  • Monday to Sunday 
  • Bank holidays with Time Off In Lieu as agreed 
  • These roles are initially for a fixed-term role between March and October/ November, with the option for a more permanent role next year.

APPLICANT CRITERIA 

Applicants do not require permission to work for Herm Island if they have any of the following: 

  • the right of abode in the UK 
  • valid settled or pre-settled status 
  • indefinite leave to remain in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Please refer to ELIGIBILITY section in the NOTES for further information.

Benefits

The HERM package is as follows; 

  • Performance bonus scheme (discretionary) 
  • Loyalty bonus scheme (seasonal workers) 
  • No Value-added tax (VAT) or goods and service tax (GST) 
  • Income tax rate is 20% 
  • Free family boat travel between Guernsey & Herm 
  • Staff discounts at Island shop 
  • Staff accommodation (if based on Herm) with some single rooms available 
  • Commute to work is a 1-10 minute walk 
  • Safe & secure (very low crime rate) 
  • Refer-A-Friend scheme 
  • No traffic (private vehicles are not permitted) 
  • On the job training to include level 2 FSA certificates 
  • Organised staff and community social events 
  • Fantastic hands-on work experience 
  • Free food (seasonal workers) 
  • Milder climate than UK 
  • Abundance of flora and fauna 
  • Breathtaking scenery 
  • Stunning beaches with exceptional (vitamin) sea swimming opportunities 
  • A great place for family and friends to come and visit!

Notes

IMPORTANT - When applying please UPLOAD your CV ensuring the following information is included to enable us to process your application quickly.

EXPERIENCE: If you have no relevant prior experience on your CV relating to the role you are applying for, please provide additional information so we can consider your application.

ELIGIBILITY - Please confirm what relevant permissions you have to work on Herm Island or whether permissions need to be obtained under the States of Guernsey Work Permit Policy – information on Work Permits can be found here https://www.gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=135526&p=0

AVAILABILITY - If you were to be successful, please let us know your preferred start / finish dates?

OTHER - If you are applying as part of a couple please state your partner's name.

** Failing to upload your CV may result in your application not being processed **

ABOUT WORKING ON HERM ISLAND 

This small paradise island is located in the English Channel where guests and visitors enjoy year-round hospitality. Working and living on Herm is a truly unique and challenging opportunity and requires flexibility, a positive attitude, resilience and a customer-focused mindset. As there are no cars or bicycles on Herm a good degree of fitness is also advised. The rewards are plentiful if you are hard-working and motivated by small team collaboration, taking responsibility, helping others and delivering a professional service. As Herm has no resident doctor or hospital we ask shortlisted applicants to submit their medical facts and self-assess their suitability to work on Herm. We are a fair and reasonable employer offering good rates of pay and benefits, staff accommodation as necessary, and a great team of friendly colleagues.

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