View Vacancy - Housekeeping Assistant (CZE19.440)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Waiter/Household Assistant

The British Embassy in Pragueis part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Housekeeping Assistant.

Main Purpose of Job

To ensure day-to-day running of the Ambassador’s Residence, keeping it clean and tidy. To wait on and look after Residence guests.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean and tidy up the 3rd floor of the Ambassador’s Residence, regularly vacuum clean all carpets, clean parquet floors, and other necessary maintenance of the premises.

  • Look after silverware, china and glassware used at the Residence.

  • Order cleaning materials and light refreshment for the Residence; maintain stock records and replenish cleaning materials to the Ambassador’s flat. Once a month conduct a physical check of the stock.

  • Maintain the beverage stock, keep records of its consumption.

  • Wait on and attend to the Residence guests.

  • Prepare drinks and in cooperation with the Residence Chef propose table setting for official events (receptions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and others as required), set tables and serve food and drinks to guests at all official events held at the Ambassador’s Residence; arrange furniture (incl. in the garden); welcome guests and prepare/clean the Residence before and after official events.

  • Look after guests staying in the guest-rooms and replenish refreshment and toiletries as required.

  • As a credit card holder, process the transactions electronically through a user-friendly system.

  • Assist with other work in the Ambassador’s Residence as required, whereas the above responsibilities/duties may be changed according to the Employer’s needs, however, always within the agreed type of work.

  • Experience from hospitality environment
  • Waiting skills
  • Excellent housekeeper
  • Very good communication skills
  • High-standard of professional behaviour
  • Willingness to develop professional skills
  • Flexibility
  • Basic English
  • Eye for detail
  • Basic PC skills

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
25 August 2019
Full-time, Flexible working, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Czech Republic
British Embassy
23 September 2019

The British Embassy is committed to being a diverse, inclusive employer. We expect all staff to uphold our values of respect and professionalism, and take a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and discrimination. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate those values in their day-to-day work.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation for the Czech Republic in order to apply.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Czech Republic are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Czech Republic employment law.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Czech Republic. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits.

All applicants must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Czech Republic and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.