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Housekeeping Manager

Wilderness Reserve

The company

Wilderness Reserve is an 8000-acre estate of woodland, lakes and rolling pasture, sprinkled with an eclectic collection of historic and traditional Suffolk properties. Lovingly restored by artisans, each home has unique character.

From the grand Grade II listed manor house and restored 15th century barn, to charming, thatched cottages and romantic retreats, Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - protecting English nature and breathing new life into historic properties. It is unlike anything or any place you’ve ever been before.


The job

You will be committed to deliver exceptionally high standards and will motivate a team to provide a seamless and professional service. As the Housekeeping Manager of these impressive properties, you will be expected to create an unrivalled service in terms of quality and delivery - inspiring others to always achieve excellence.

To achieve this, you will manage the housekeeping team to include rotas, holidays, appraisals, disciplinary, Fire Safety Procedures and Health & Safety regulations. You'll ensure that adequate staff are scheduled each week within budget, taking into consideration the fluctuating business levels, and manage all housekeeping stock and supervise the purchase of Housekeeping products.


What you'll need

Experience as a Housekeeping Manager, Head Housekeeper or Assistant Housekeeper in a hospitality environment

A good understanding of scheduling, productivity and inventory controls

Willingness to lead by example and undertake cleaning of properties yourself

Standards driven and detail-orientated with the ability to organise and plan ahead

To be a manager who can encourage a team and promote good employee morale and ensure a high level of commitment and pride

It is important that you are well-presented and courteous, in order to deliver an exemplary service to our guests.

A Full UK driving licence (we request that you do not drive your own vehicle on the reserve and use our Morris Minor Travellers onsite to get to and from the properties)


Where you'll be based

Wilderness Reserve is located across 8000 acres, spanning Heveningham, Sibton, and Yoxford in stunning surroundings.


What you'll receive

- £30,000 per annum

- Employed role (permanent contract)

- Working on a rota basis Monday-Sunday with two days off per week

- A fast-paced, ever changing work environment to thrive and develop your career at the highest end of hospitality

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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