Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Castle Chamberlain: Housekeeping Supervisor

LOCATION: Lympne Castle, Hythe

Job Description:

As the Housekeeping Supervisor you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness throughout the Castle.

· With a hands-on approach, lead and supervise the housekeeping/cleaning team, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure a cohesive and efficient operation.

· Maintain cleanliness and orderliness in various areas of the castle premises, including cottages, bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas, food and beverage outlets, ceremonial and event spaces.

· Develop and implement cleaning schedules, ensuring all areas of the castle premises are cleaned and prepared promptly for castle occupants, visitors and business operations.

· Oversee the stocking and inventory management of cleaning supplies, ensuring an adequate supply is available at all times.

· Train new housekeeping staff on castle policies, procedures, and proper cleaning techniques.

· Inspect and evaluate the work of housekeeping staff, providing constructive feedback and guidance as needed.

· Collaborate with other castle staff, such as event coordinators and maintenance personnel, to ensure seamless operations and exceptional guest experiences.

· Coordinate with castle management to address any maintenance or repair issues that may affect housekeeping operations.

· Uphold health and safety standards in accordance with castle regulations and industry best practices.

This is a 7-day /week hospitality operation. As such, weekend and evening work will be required.

To Be Considered, The Following Criteria Need To Be Met:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in housekeeping or a related field;
  • Proven leadership skills and experience supervising a team;
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent knowledge of efficient and effective cleaning techniques, products and equipment;
  • Self-motivated and disciplined;
  • Solutions-oriented;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings as required;
  • Physical stamina to perform manual labour and lift heavy objects, as well as the ability to navigate stairs, variously sized spaces, and uneven ground;
  • Have a safety-first mind set.

If you are passionate about making dreams come true with beautifully clean accommodations, food and beverage outlets and castle experiences you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work at a beautiful castle in the UK, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration.

A reliable method of transport is recommended due to the remote location and shift work.

We practise a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, or gender. As an organisation we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Please note that obtainable references will be required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,000.00-£28,000.00 per year


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

APPLY:Please email your cover letter and CV to operations@lympnecastle.com

SUBJECT LINE: Castle Chamberlain: Housekeeping Supervisor


Please note that obtainable references will be required. 

At Lympne Castle, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. Our recruitment process reflects this ethos. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, or national origin, we see your uniqueness as your strength. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued, can be themselves, and thrive professionally.