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Public Areas Supervisor - HK 


At One&Only, we exist to create joy for our guests through anticipation, creativity, precision, empathy and warmth. We tailor every aspect of our guests’ stay to bring their dreams and desires to life. With an atmosphere that’s chic but wonderfully unstuffy™, and a team who are meticulous but warm, we seek to exceed our guests’ expectations at every possible turn. 

Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town’s waterfront, surrounded by restaurants, shopping, art and entertainment; on the doorstep of Table Mountain; and within easy reach of spectacular beaches, national parks, and winelands; One&Only Cape Town is the ultimate curator of discovery, from active adventures, to mindful moments and exclusive, tailored experiences. The warm South African charm is one of our most unique and valued assets. With abundant knowledge and generosity, we anticipate our guest’s every need and surpass expectations. Whether we are designing the perfect family day out or arranging a romantic private dinner, we approach everything with imagination to spark a sense of playfulness, discovery and adventure. This is not simply our job, it’s our passion




Job Summary


Under the general direction of the Executive Housekeeper and the Assistant Housekeepers, and within the limits of the hotel’s policies and procedures manage the entire common area cleaning function.  This includes the service vision and concepts, oversees and directs all aspects of overall Housekeeping cleaning operations which includes guest rooms, public areas, laundry and back of house areas. This post requires the employee to work shifts which will vary according to operational demand.



Key Duties and Responsibilities



  • To ensure the ReviewPro scores and One&Only standards are maintained on an on-going basis in order to ensure an annual average score in excess of 95%.
  • Inspect guest public areas and back of house on a regular basis to ensure that the furnishing facilities and equipment are clean and in good repair and make recommendations for the upkeep of the same.
  • To ensure The Contract Cleaning Company fulfill their obligations as described in the agreement between The Contract Cleaning Company and the One&Only Cape Town.
  • To ensure that The One&Only fulfill their obligations as described in the agreement between The Contract Cleaning Company and the One&Only.
  • Assist in monthly stock takes for operating supplies, operating equipment and amenities.
  • Ensure the public area attendants adhere to set out policies and procedures of The One&Only Cape Town.
  • Ensure the public area attendants are trained prior to performing their general duties.
  • To ensure all public toilets are serviced before every 30 minutes
  • To ensure all public areas are checked according to set checklists.
  • To ensure that all plants are healthy and report to the florist if this need attention.
  • To ensure that all maintenance faults are reported and recorded in the handover book at housekeeping.
  • Drives continuous improvement and builds support for changes.
  • Control housekeeping procedures that provide for the health and safety of personnel and guests, such as lost and found service, key control, security and emergency procedures.
  • Ensure that all floral arrangements and decorations in the public areas are of a very good standard.
  • To ensure all maintenance issues are reported to the Maintenance department in good time.
  • To ensure that any loses or damages to furniture and fittings or equipment are reported to the Executive Housekeeper/ Rooms Manager immediately.
  • To ensure that any guest complaint is reported to all HOD’s concerned and ensure that the Resort Manager and the Rooms Manager is informed immediately according to the gravity of the situation.
  • To ensure that changes in the Housekeeping function are adhered to as directed by the Executive Housekeeper and the Rooms Manager.
  • Plan schedules for Special Cleaning (spring cleaning, windows, high windows, marble, sandstone areas, basement parking, and carpets etc.)



  • Assist with co-ordination and preparation of staff rosters and leave schedule for the public area attendants to ensure adequate coverage in all housekeeping areas according to occupancy.
  • To ensure the maximization of the cleaning staff performance through the establishment of the Standard Operating criteria
  • To identify training needs, especially public area attendants, assist in the development of formal and informal training plans and implement training sessions on an on-going basis.
  • To ensure than on-the-job training is done and recorded and maintained on a weekly basis.
  • To maintain appropriate standards of conduct, uniform and appearance of housekeeping employees.
  • To ensure that all staff matters relating to misconduct or incapacity are dealt with timeously and that the appropriate disciplinary action is taken if necessary.



  • To prepare and produce all necessary project reports, as requested by the Executive Housekeeper, Assistant Housekeeper.
  • To ensure that administrative duties are completed correctly and submitted daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Ensure with the store-keeper that we are keeping enough par stock of operating supplies such as bathroom amenities, umbrellas




The requirements of this key result area will have been satisfactorily performed when:-


  • Subordinates and other members of staff are dealt with in a polite and helpful manner at all times.
  • Employee differences or disputes are settled quietly, away from other employees and guests.
  • Essential information required by the organization is accurately communicated to the appropriate personnel and any differences of opinion with other members of staff are dealt with in a manner that maintains goodwill and respect and avoids offence and conflict.
  • Management is kept informed in an appropriate level of detail about activities, progress and results and information and advice on matters within allocated area of responsibility is sought from supervisor when necessary.
  • Instructions from management are treated constructively and acted upon.



  • Take initiative and make recommendations to continuously improve Guest Satisfaction.
  • Investigate thoroughly any negative guest comments or complaints and implement necessary action to remediate.
  • Furthermore, to ensure that you are familiar with the prescribed One&Only minimum standards and that subordinate staff are trained and monitored in their performance regarding these standards. These will include, but not be limited to, the prescribed standards relating to:
  • Guest room conditions
  • Guest room amenities and gifts
  • Guest room service
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry and valet service
  • Housekeeping and maintenance requests



Minimum Requirement, Skills and qualifications

  • 3-4 years related or similar experience in a luxury international hotel brand
  • Successfully implement, maintain, and oversee LQA standards.
  • Knowledge of opera, Alice, Trac-tech and related software would be advantageous
  • Strong background in all aspects of housekeeping
  • Hospitality related qualification would be advantageous
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to meet deadlines
  • Strong people management skills with an ability to manage a team
  • Ability to build and maintain internal and   external relationships
  • Excellent computer and typing skills, Microsoft office proficiency
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and pressurized environment


Date Posted: 1 August 2022

Closing Date: 8 August 2022


Our brand is expanding faster than ever before. We are investing in the growth of our company, and that means we are committed to investing in you. Join a team that is open-hearted, intuitive, generous, and spontaneous in spirit. We believe in making our guests happy beyond anything they have ever imagined. We wow them at every turn and create memories that will last a lifetime. You will be at the heart of this vision, to constantly innovate to deliver Amazing Experiences and Everlasting Memories.