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Linen Keeper

Aliases: Linen Attendant, Room Service

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Linen Keeper is expected to perform include:

  • Supplying linen to rooms, lounges and dining halls of hotel
  • Maintaining linen register indicating availability of various types of linen
  • Issuing clean linen like bedcovers, table-cloth, napkins and towel for rooms and dining halls
  • Changing dirty linen, sending them to laundry and collecting washed and pressed articles
  • Categorizing linen requiring either repair or replacement and recommending purchase of fresh stock
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 1
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. The organization or institution remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidate with One Leg (OL), and those who are blind and low vision and have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 6

Preferably, graduation in any specialisation

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Well-versed with the process of issuing linen and maintaining a record
  • Knowledge of hotel standards and policies
  • Basic knowledge of stitching
  • Ability to operate the computer and update the status on the system
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Work independently
  • Willing to perform laborious tasks
  • Co-operative and flexible
  • Excellent listening skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • School of Tourism & Hospitality Services Management
    http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/sothssm/introduction

  • Indian Institute of Hospitality & Management
    http://www.iihm.co.in/

  • ITC Hospitality Management Institute
    http://www.itchotels.in/itchmi/

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.ihmsrinagar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=245&Itemid=67

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Linen Keeper → Linen Room Supervisor

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6, 5, 4

For candidates with experience – Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 1 year of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 6, 5, 1, 4
  • Self-Employed
  • Hotels across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Linen Keeper
  • Linen Attendant
  • House Keeper
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5151.0500 Linen Keeper
ISCO 2008 5151 Cleaning and Housekeeping Supervisors in Offices, Hotels and Other Establishements
NIC 2008 55101 Hotels and Motels, inns, resorts providing short term lodging facilities includes accommodation in house boats
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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