Eastern Cape Department of Education is hiring Housekeeping Supervisors [x2 posts]

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Eastern Cape Department of Education invites qualifying persons to apply for the job vacancy: Housekeeping Supervisors [x2 posts].

Closing date: 27 November 2023

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISORS (shift working system applicable)
Salary Notch: R171 537 per annum (Salary level 4)


Eastern Cape Department of Education is an equal opportunity, representative employer. It is the intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of positions.

Persons with disability and learner disability are especially encouraged to apply.


The Eastern Cape Department of Education is a unit of the Provincial Government of the Eastern Cape, which itself is a unit of the South African Government.

Vision: All learners provided with opportunities to become productive, responsible, and competitive citizens through an inclusive quality basic education system

Mission: To achieve the vision, we will:
• Implement appropriate and relevant educational programmes through quality teaching and learning
• Mobilise community and stakeholder support through participation;
• Institutionalise a culture of accountability at all levels of the Department.


The role of a senior housekeeping supervisor in a special needs hostel involves overseeing the cleanliness,
organization, and overall maintenance of the facility to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for residents with special needs.

The key duties include the following:

  • Housekeeping staff Management: Supervise and lead the housekeeping team, providing guidance, training, and support. Assign tasks and responsibilities to staff members, ensuring efficient workload distribution, conduct regular performance evaluations and provide feedback to improve performance.

  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Ensure that all living areas, common spaces, and facilities are clean, sanitized, and well-maintained. Develop and implement cleaning schedules to address specific needs and maintain high standards of cleanliness. Monitor and oversee cleaning tasks, ensuring compliance with hygiene and safety standards. Implement infection control measures to prevent the spread of illnesses.

  • Inventory Management: Maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies, equipment, and materials. Coordinate procurement and replenishment of supplies as needed to ensure a consistent and well-stocked inventory.
  • Health and Safety Compliance: Ensure that housekeeping practices adhere to health and safety regulations, especially considering the needs of residents with special requirements.

  • Special Needs Considerations: Collaborate with care staff to understand specific needs and preferences of residents with disabilities or medical conditions. Adjust cleaning procedures and schedules to accommodate unique requirements.

  • Emergency Preparedness: Develop and communicate emergency response plans to the housekeeping team to ensure residents’ safety during crises. Conduct drills and training exercises to prepare staff for emergency situations.

  • Quality Assurance: Conduct regular inspections to assess the cleanliness and maintenance of the facility. Address any issues or deficiencies promptly to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.
  • Record Keeping: Keep accurate records of cleaning schedules, inspections, and maintenance activities. Document any incidents, repairs, or improvements made within the facility.


A Grade 9 or school leaving certificate and testimonial from principal. Must have prior experience in supervising learners with high-level support needs in school/special school hostels.

Proof of being part of PEYI will be an advantage. As a supervisor the successful applicant should demonstrate a basic knowledge of laundry equipment, food hygiene /preparations, the ability to use cleaning equipment, first aid.

Interpersonal skills to be displayed include an acknowledgement of the unique needs of learners, treat each learner as an individual and respect their differences, avoiding use of language that is inappropriate biased and discriminatory in relation to any learner under their care.

Be reliable, respectful, responsible, honest.


APPLICATIONS: Hand in your application, stating the relevant reference number to the School as indicated below; Applications must be submitted on a new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on thebottom of this post, which must be signed.

Application should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV including at least two contactable referees, as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable].

Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment

Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. All shortlisted candidates
will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant elements of the job.

Closing Date: 27 November 2023  Closing Time: 16:00

Post: Public Service Staff Posts

Enquiries: Ms NP Sipahlanga, Tel: 0406084245. Email: [email protected]. To apply, download and complete the following New Z83 form:


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