OFO No: 515201

Other names for Housekeeper:

Domestic Servant
House Steward Private
Housekeeper (Private / Residential Service)



What is a Housekeeper?

The main differences between a Domestic Worker and a Housekeeper are:

Domestic Worker

  • Cleans and tidies private residences

Housekeeper – (can work in privat residences, hotels or B&B’s)

  • Cleans, tidies, cooks etc
  • They may even have to manage cleaning staff at large residences
  • They may even have to monitor the gardeners
  • Drive and do the household grocery shopping etc
  • Organise parties etc

What does a Housekeeper do?

  • CLICK HERE for Domestic Worker tasks
  • drives to shops to buy groceries, drop of dry cleaning, delivery and collections
  • manage cleaning staff (if there are any)
  • order flower arrangements and makes sure they are watered and fresh
  • arranges meals and cooks
  • arranges and organises parties and events

Are you . . . ?

  • organised?
  • reliable?
  • hard working?
  • observant?
  • well presented?
  • a good communicator?
  • a person who takes pride in their work?
  • punctual?

How do I become a Housekeeper?

A Housekeeper had many varied skills. They are:

  • Good cooks
  • Good organisers
  • Good communicators
  • Good drivers (not all employers expect you to drive, but it’s a good skill to have)

Any training or experience in these skills will be an advantage, but not compulsory.


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Domestic Worker or Butler

Is becoming a Housekeeper the right career choice for me?