Workers in this unit group manage and supervise cleaning and other housekeeping tasks within private households, hotels, schools, hostels and other non-private households, and in offices and other premises.


  • Manages budget for cleaning and housekeeping supplies and keeps record of expenditure.
  • Arranges for replacement of broken, defective tools and handles arrangements for repairs to fixtures and fittings.
  • Oversees the provision of cleaning and housekeeping supplies.
  • Supervises the activities of cleaners and other housekeeping staff and inspects work undertaken.
  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to staff and oversees working rotas.
  • Recruits or participates in the selection process for cleaning and housekeeping staff and takes charge of staff training.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 24% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£16,049 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for cleaning or housekeeping manager/supervisor is £16,049

2,756 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,756. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for cleaning or housekeeping manager/supervisor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £16,049 per year. That is about £1,337 per month or £8.23 per hour. New workers generally start on £6,595, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,253

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,756 people are employed in the region.

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