Housekeeping Assistant

**Immediate Start**

Salary: £10.57 Per Hour

Full Time: Permanent – 40 Hours a week, no split shifts, Christmas Shutdown.

Working pattern: 8 Hours between 8am and 6pm (5 days over 7)

Benefits: Company Pension Scheme matched up to 8%, Life Assurance, free lunch during working hours, free on-site parking, 10% discount at the Abbey Shop & Cycle to Work.

We are a charitable organisation going through an exciting period of change as we prepare for the opening of our new Visitor Centre and Tearoom in March 2024.

If you enjoy working in a friendly peaceful atmosphere, meeting new people, being part of a hardworking team Ampleforth Abbey is perfect for you!

Main Duties and Responsibilities to include:

  • Working as part of the wider Housekeeping team, the housekeeping assistant will Provide housekeeping service within Ampleforth Abbey Trust.
  • The role includes cleaning the guest bedrooms and communal areas in our Retreat Centre.
  • Cleaning our offices and dining area supporting our catering team.
  • Supporting the cleaning of the Monastery and accommodation for the resident monastic community.
  • Working to maintain the cleanliness of our new visitor and retreats centre.
  • Adherence to Safe Systems of Work, PPE, COSHH, Risk Assessments and Manual Handling.

What we are looking for:

· Minimum of 1-year experience would be ideal. We will also support with a full training plan.

· You will have high standards & genuinely want to make Ampleforth Abbey a place people want to visit with great attention to detail.

· Own transport required – located Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey is set in the Howardian Hills with a beautiful view from most of our offices. We are a charitable organisation and currently embarking on an exciting project to renovate our Visitor Centre, Shop & Tearoom. The Abbey Church continues to be open for our visitors and our orchard is one of the largest commercial orchards in the North of England. The Abbey Church continues to be open for visitors and our retreat centre welcomes guests from all over the world.

Ampleforth Abbey Trust is committed to upholding the highest standards of safeguarding for children and adults. All offers of employment will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks and receiving adequate employment references

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.57 per hour


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Cleaning: 1 year (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • York (required)

Work Location: In person

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