View Vacancy - Housekeeper – Los Angeles

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)

Main purpose of job:

Housekeeper will be responsible for the general cleaning and housekeeping of the Consul General residence. To maintain the residence at a high representational standard, ensuring a clean, orderly operation in readiness for official events and official visitors.


Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

 • Ensuring the official areas of the Residence and clean, well-organised  and well maintained at all times, including: reception areas, hallways and stairs. 

• Preparing the Residence and bedrooms for official guests and when hosting events; which includes fresh sheets on beds, bathroom supplies are maintained, dusting and cleaning. 

• Ensuring supplies at the Residence are maintained, through individual ordering/shopping, delivering value for money and ensuring a quality service. 

• Cleaning of kitchen and bathrooms including, sinks, stove, countertops, cabinets/shelving, floors, toilets.

• Dust furniture. Vacuum carpets and drapes as needed. Make beds. Change towels. 

• Clean and dust paintwork/trim, blinds and windows.

• Keep loggia floor clean.

• Keeping laundry room and store room tidy; keep storage areas well organised.

• Hosing down and cleaning outside furniture.  

• Assisting with welcoming guests to the Residence, preparation of light refreshments, preparing areas to host guests for small engagements. 

• Preparing for and tidying up after events, working with caterers and event staff.  

• Meeting and supervising with scheduled contractors/handyman for various repairs 

• Work with the Residence Manager and Corporate services team to spot and solve upkeep and maintenance issues in the Residence, so that it is consistently well-maintained. 

• Essential on arrival: Ability to complete work at a high standard, under pressure with a focus on attention to detail. 

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

• The jobholder must have a friendly, adaptable and energetic approach, with a willingness to learn and work flexibly. 

• As they will be working in a family home as well as an official Residence, they will need to be sensitive and adaptable to the needs of the family.

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at  All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. 

*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas. 

Making Effective Decisions, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
10 June 2021
Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories
United States
Los Angeles
British Consulate
28 June 2021
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This opportunity is closed to applications.