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House Keeper (Domestic)

Aliases: Helper, Supervisor

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a House Keeper (Domestic) is expected to perform include:

  • Organising and supervising work of Domestic Servants for maintaining house in clean and orderly manner
  • Allotting work to various staff  and supervising their work
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and cleanliness of house
  • Purchasing provisions and other necessities as advised and maintains accounts
  • Looking after needs and comfort of guests and visitors
WORK ENVIRONMENT 6, 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Needs to handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individuals have flexible working hours
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 7

Preferably, 10th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to  maintain the house in a clean and orderly manner
  • Ability to organise and supervise work of Domestic Servants
  • Well-versed on allotting work to various staff
  • Proficient in looking after needs and comforts of guests and visitors
  • Knowledge of safe working practices and procedures
  • Proficiency in handling children
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Flexibility and attentiveness
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Hard-working
  • Basic reading and writing skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 3

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/HousekeepingAttendant-ManualCleaningCurriculum.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Assistant House Keeper (Domestic) → House Keeper (Domestic)

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 2, 4
  • For new entrants – Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 1 year of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 1, 2, 3
  • Households, hotels, guest houses, holiday centres across India
  • Hospitality agencies and contract cleaning companies across India
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Helper
  • Cleaning and Housekeeping Supervisor
  • House help
  • House-keeper
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5152.0100 House Keeper (Domestic)
ISCO 2008 5152 Domestic Housekeepers
NIC 2008 97000 Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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