Domestic Steward

Housekeeping Supervisor

House help


The tasks a House Steward is expected to perform include:

Supervising and coordinating activities of pantry, storeroom and non-cooking kitchen workers

Purchasing or requisitioning foodstuffs, kitchen supplies and equipment

Inspecting kitchens and storerooms to ensure that premises and equipment are clean and in order and that sufficient food stuffs and supplies are in hand to ensure efficient service

Examining incoming purchases for quality and to ensure that purchases are as specified in order

Approving invoices or bills for payment

Coordinating work of non-cooking kitchen and store room workers engaged in activities such as dishwashing, silver cleaning and storage and distribution of foodstuffs and supplies

Establishing controls to guard against theft and wastages

Conferring with House Keeper concerning banquet arrangements for food service equipment and extra employees

Planning and pricing menus, keeping cost records and establishing budget controls to ensure profitable food service operations

Ability to organise, allot work and supervise work of staff

Competent with safe working procedures

Competent in good hygiene practices in the kitchen

Ability to effectively manage workloads, meet deadlines, assess priorities, and manage multiple tasks

Will be updated

Flexibility and attentiveness

Time management skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Physical fitness and full auditory and visual acuity

Team player and hard-worker

Basic reading and writing skills

Politeness and humility

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Tourism and hospitality industry usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, work-related pain or discomfort, burns and bruises, falling etc.

Health risks include exposure to gas burner, cleaning products, electric shocks due to use of home appliances, kneeling, crouching, standing for long hours, physical workload, time pressure, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 10,000 to INR 11,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 15,000 to INR 16,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 23,000 to INR 24,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Tourism Industry Growth in India

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India have been consistently increasing in the last 30 years. Ever since the turn of the millennium, the number of FTAs has grown at a CAGR of 9%, until 2012. Going forward, FTAs are expected to grow at a slower pace of ~5.9%.

Hoteliers are looking to hire younger candidates for entry-level positions. The sector witnessed tremendous growth at ~12.4% CAGR (current prices) during 2007?12. Intrinsic growth of the sector at constant prices was approximately 2.2% in the same period. The subsequent period of 2013?17 is expected to witness a marginally higher growth rate of 2.6% at constant prices, highlighting the continuation of the sector?s golden period. With the increased thrust of inbound tourism, a large number of people might be required in the travel and tour operators segment in tier 2 and 3 cities and in popular tourist destinations in India. With increasing competition and the need to both attract and retain customers is paramount for operators, high quality of service offerings becomes critical.

This can only be met by employing a highly motivated and highly skilled staff across functions and roles in a hotel. This highlights the need for good quality skill imparting and training provision from supply institutions, viz. vocational, degree/ certification, graduation or finishing schools.

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