Housekeeping Assistant

Jul 18 2023

30 hours (with opportunity to work more), £11ph + service charge and tips.

About The Bear Hotel:

Formerly a 13th-century coaching inn, The Bear sits serenely at the centre of the charismatic market town of Woodstock. Full of period features, oak beams, and rich interiors, it’s a hidden gem. Its history, culture and exceptional facilities make it one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire.

Becoming a team member at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts means joining close hotel and resort teams where a world of opportunity exists to develop your skills and progress your career in hospitality.

About the role:

As a Macdonald’s Housekeeping Assistant, you will play a vital role in delivering an outstanding experience to all guests. You should have a keen eye for detail, an organised approach, and a willingness to exceed guest’s expectations. Often operating on the front line, you are the real ambassadors of our company and are committed to consistently delivering high standards.

Outline Job Description:

Experience in a similar role would be helpful, but training will be offered if you are willing to learn, take pride in your work and are committed to delivering high standards. Providing guests with a memorable stay every time is the ambition of our department, so if you’d like to play a vital role in this, they’d love to hear from you.

The housekeeping assistant will always respect guests’ privacy, and you’ll be required to keep the hotel’s rooms and public areas spotlessly clean whilst checking and reporting any repairs when necessary.

Please see a summary of the responsibilities of a Housekeeping Assistant below:

· Clean and prepare all assigned areas to the highest standards, including guest bedrooms and public areas

· Maintain a safe and clean environment, adhering to all health and safety requirements and security procedures

· Ensure that all storage areas are kept clean, tidy, and restocked

· Undertake deep cleaning tasks when required

· Take responsibility for understanding products and services

· Proactively look for ways to improve or enhance the guest experience

This position will include shifts working Saturday and Sunday. Additional hours may be required to support the hotel during our busier periods, including bank holidays.


  • Service charge
  • Uniform provided
  • Parking available on-site
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Discounted stays across the group
  • Referral programme
  • 25% off food, drink and spa treatments across the group
  • 20% discount on golf
  • Auto-enrolment into pension scheme
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Hospitality in Action
  • Wagestream app offering a real-time view of accrued pay and access to it

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 30 per week

Salary: £11.00-£12.00 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Woodstock, OX20 1SZ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person