Housekeeper at National Research Foundation

Posted 2 months ago

Permanent position

Market Related salary



About the Position

SARAO has a vacancy in our Strategy & Business Systems Department for a Housekeeper. The successful incumbent will form part of the team responsible for providing cleaning services at offices and accommodation.


Minimum education requirement:

  • Grade: 10

Minimum work experience required:

  • 2 years’ housekeeping/laundry experience in an office and/or guesthouse environment

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Cleaning of all guest house accommodation and offices on-site
  • Replacing linens with clean items upon departure or arrival of guests and making up beds
  • Checking of all appliances present to be in good and working order
  • Reporting any maintenance problems and/or safety hazards, accidents or injuries
  • Taking responsibility for stock keeping
  • Ensuring replenishment of depleted stock levels are performed timeously
  • Prepare boardrooms for functions and meetings
  • Provide assistance during meeting and functions
  • Perform other related housekeeping duties as requested by the Supervisor

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability to:

  • work as part of a team as well as independently
  • operate vacuum cleaners to clean floor and work areas
  • clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms and other work areas
  • communicate clearly at all levels
  • do inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies

Experience in:

  • cleaning office space and accommodation

Knowledge of:

  • working with people
  • good customer services
  • hygiene standards

About The Employer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress.

Type of employment: Permanent

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