Housekeeper Required – Part Time

A Housekeeper is required to join Irish Landmark’s Team.  The position is located in Co. Donegal.

Irish Landmark Trust is looking for a part-time Housekeeper to manage a large self-catering property close to Dungloe, Co. Donegal.

Location:  Dungloe, Co. Donegal

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing a unique self-catering historic property that is let for short holidays.
  • Cleaning and preparing the property for guest arrival.
  • Being a local representative of Irish Landmark Trust – ability to meet and greet guests on arrival at the property and to provide local knowledge relating to activities and events in the area.
  • Looking after general maintenance and upkeep of the property including sourcing local trades people.
  • Communicating with the central bookings office.
  • Assisting Head Office Team.
  • See below for Job Specification.

Personal skills required:

  • Must have the ability to work on his or her own initiative and be a self-starter with excellent organisation skills.
  • Must be computer literate and have access to the internet.
  • Flexibility of time is essential.
  • Must be able to work any day in the week.
  • Must have own car and live in the locality.


To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter stating why you would like to apply for this role to by Friday 7th May 2021.


Irish Landmark Trust will comply with GDPR requirements in the management of personal details.


Housekeeper’s Job Specification

The main duties of the role can be summarised as follows:-

Housekeeping Duties:

Cleaning and preparing the property – the property is cleaned and prepared for each guest booking.  This includes making up all beds with clean linen, providing clean towels, dusting each room, deep cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, cleaning windows, floors etc.

Deep Cleans – usually four times a year, in or around the following times:

  • early January (after the Christmas and New Year bookings)
  • end May, in preparation for summer bookings
  • September, after the summer bookings
  • mid-December, in preparation for the Christmas / New Year bookings

(The ‘Bi-Annual Cleaning Tasks’ and ‘Annual Cleaning Tasks’ described in the manual should be tied into the ‘Deep Clean’ days.)

Stock Management – ensuring linen and towels are up to standard and that there is enough clean linen and towels for each change over.  Buying cleaning products, toilet rolls, fuel for open fire/stove as necessary and standard store cupboard items.

 Dealing with guests and representing Irish Landmark – from initial contact, through welcome (‘meet and greet’) procedure, departure procedure, handling lost property and dealing with complaints and feedback, etc.

Maintaining a proper Guest Book and Guest Information File – ensuring all information in the Guest Information File is up to date.  Providing local knowledge relating to activities and events in the area, such as days out, places to eat etc.

Heritage Open Days – preparing the property and opening to the general public on Heritage Open Days.  Knowing the history of the property (provided in the Guest Information File) so as to be able to answer general questions about the property.

House Manager Day – attending the annual day organised by Head Office, usually in Dublin.


General Caretaking Duties:

General Maintenance – laising with the Property and Projects Executive who looks after the general maintenance of all properties.  This involves using a computerised property management system called BuildingLink to report maintenance issues and will include sourcing local tradespeople, obtaining quotes, arranging routine inspections etc.

Routine Deliveries – arranging routine deliveries of oil, gas etc as required.



Bookings – communicating with the Bookings Team at Head Office who arrange all guest bookings.  Instant access to all bookings is available on-line.

Timesheets and Expenses – completion and return of these forms monthly to Head Office by the set deadline.

Performance and Property Inspection – completing the annual inspection forms and preparing the property for its annual inspection.