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General Assistant (Domestic)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Making sure that the House is clean and tidy by undertaking general cleaning duties to the high standard expected. These cleaning duties include, but are not limited to:
  • vacuuming bedrooms, corridors and common areas;
  • wiping down surfaces;
  • cleaning the boys’ bathrooms and toilets;
  • washing walls, mirrors and skirting boards;
  • cleaning windows;
  • stripping and making beds, sending the bedsheets to Laundry once per week;
  • assisting moving mattresses and small items of furniture;
  • helping to send the boys’ clothes to Laundry once per week;
  • emptying bins and putting out bins as required on refuse collection day;
  • cleaning kitchens and dining rooms to the standard of cleanliness required by Health and Safety legislation;

Main Duties

Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), a cycle to work scheme and free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities.

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Competencies Required

You may enjoy this role, if:

  • You have a flexible approach to work and a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • You enjoy engaging with young people and you are keen to develop good relationships with the boys, and you will always act in the boys’ best interests;
  • You have great attention to detail and take pride in your work – you’re keen to deliver the highest possible standards and you understand the impact your work has on boys who are away from home, especially boys who have recently joined the College and who are in unfamiliar surroundings;
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and you are happy to get stuck in and support your colleagues;
  • You’re able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative;
  • You have good verbal communication skills;
  • You are punctual and well presented;
  • Ideally you will have worked in a similar role, or have previous cleaning, serving or housekeeping experience, however this is not essential if you have the right attitude and you are keen to learn.


General Assistants are key roles within the College, and have an important part to play in making the boys’ experience of College life the best it can be. As a General Assistant (Domestic) you could be working anywhere within our boarding houses, but it is likely that you will spend most of your time undertaking general cleaning duties, such as cleaning boys’ rooms, bathrooms, and common areas of the house, which may include dining rooms and kitchens. The work that you do helps to ensure that the house is as welcoming and homely as possible.


This position is working 39 hours per week as set out below:

Monday - 7.00am - 1.30pm

Tuesday - 7.00am - 1.30pm

Wednesday - 7.00am - 1.30pm

Thursday - 7.00am - 1.30pm

Friday - 7.00am - 1.30pm

Saturday - 7.00am - 1.30pm

Sunday - Off

About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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