Soft Services Manager (Head Housekeeper), Bath and North East Somerset

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Royal High School Bath Senior SchoolBath and North East Somerset

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Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000- £29,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Soft Services Manager to help deliver the School’s aims and objectives, heading up the Housekeeping team and taking a lead on delivering soft services across the site for students, staff and visitors. 

The role will include helping us achieve our goal of shrinking our environmental impact by effectively managing our recycling and waste removal systems, as well as optimising deliveries and events logistics across both our sites. The role will be based at our senior school site but you will also be required to work at and visit our prep school site from time to time.

The successful candidate will be a qualified manager or assistant manager/supervisor with significant experience in working in Housekeeping or buildings management. You will have the ability to work well under pressure and possess exceptional organisation skills.

Experience in managing budgets as well proficiency working with software such as the Microsoft suite is essential, and experience of working in an educational setting would be an advantage.

If you are an experienced housekeeping manager or a supervisor, looking for a new challenge with the ability to be flexible and are happy to ‘roll up your sleeves’ in an emergency then we would like to hear from you.

About the School:

Royal High School Bath is a highly rewarding place to work and is part of the national network of GDST schools dedicated to leadership in girls’ education. We offer excellent facilities and resources and a warm, friendly and supportive working environment.

Join us to develop your career in a creative and innovative environment with a generous salary and benefits package. Be part of the national network of GDST schools dedicated to leadership in girls’ education.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes 
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free lunches during term time
  • Access to our free BUPA Employee Assistance programme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by Sunday 16 February 2020.

Interviews date to be confirmed.

Royal High School Bath and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 306983

More about Royal High School Bath Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School and Sixth Form, Lansdown Road, Bath, North East Somerset, BA1 5SZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1225 313877
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Royal High School Bath was formed in 1998 with the successful merger of two very fine independent girls’ schools, both with histories going back to the middle of the 19th Century. It enjoys wonderful facilities for learning and recreation and our stu...