Housekeepers and related occupations

£19,240

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

39

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

1.69%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Housekeepers and related workers perform domestic cleaning and other housekeeping tasks within private households, hotels, schools, hostels and other non-private households.

Qualifications

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. NVQs/SVQs and other vocational qualifications in hospitality and catering at levels 2 and 3 are available.

Typical tasks

  • controls the purchase and storing of food, cleaning materials, linen and other household supplies;
  • maintains household records;
  • performs a variety of domestic tasks including food preparation and service, cleaning and laundry;
  • assists employer in washing, dressing, packing and other personal activities.

Common job titles

Batman
Companion
Footman (domestic service)
Companion-help
Keeper-companion, house
Steward, flats
Companion-housekeeper
Keeper, house, daily
Valet
Manager, lifestyle
Maid, lady's
Attendant (domestic service)
Cook-housekeeper
Steward (university)
Steward (service flats)
Keeper, house
Orderly, civilian

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.