Hospital Environmental Services Supervisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Hospital Environmental Services Supervisor

Location: Nairobi

Reporting to: Environmental Services Manager

Our client is a start-up cleaning company. They seek to hire an experienced Housekeeping Supervisors to manage and lead the Housekeeping teams.


  • To ensure efficient performance of the facility’s housekeeping services
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene, tidiness and presentation for the facility
  • To utilise all cleaning substances/chemicals as instructed by the manufacturer’s label and in compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
  • Manage and lead the facility’s housekeeping team.
  • To provide a courteous and efficient service to patients, relatives, staff and visitors.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, staff and visitors.
  • Work with the Senior Nurse Managers of each clinical area to plan effective cleaning programmes for those areas.
  • Liaise with the Infection Control Link Nurses to ensure Housekeeping services contribute to infection control and prevention strategies/policies and procedures.
  • To sit on the infection Committee
  • To make sure all curtains, flooring and carpets are cleaned regularly and documented.
  • Ensure cleaning materials are ordered and kept within agreed stock levels and budgets.
  • Ensure maximum cost control through the efficient use of cleaning substances/chemical strengths as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Maintain COSHH compliance for all cleaning substances and chemicals and understand COSHH Regulations; ensure staff understand and use COSHH data sheets and know their importance. Update when necessary to the COSHH register.
  • Recruit, manage and use temporary staff effectively within the housekeeping service in liaison with the Environmental Services Manager
  • Organise staff rotas ensuring that staffing levels are correct and adequate and that annual leave absences are covered.
  • Provide “hands-on” housekeeping support as necessary to cover absences and peak workload seven days a week.
  • Monitor and calculate all cleaning schedules
  • Inform Facilities Manager of any repairs or maintenance required to the building or equipment.
  • Monitoring all chemical waste, following all hazardous waste regulations, and keeping all relevant documents.
  • Train and develop new staff and volunteers
  • To adhere to Fire and Health and Safety regulations and always maintain a safe working environment
  • To take responsibility for being up to date with current policies and procedures and to adhere to these


  • Housekeeping Diploma or equivalent required from a recognised Institution of Higher learning
  • A minimum of 3 years of housekeeping services experience
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in a supervisory position
  • Proven experience of cleaning to high standards
  • Knowledge of basic Health and Safety guidelines
  • Knowledge of COSHH and the safe use of chemicals
  • Ability to achieve and maintain high standards of cleanliness
  • Able to work as part of a team and motivate people
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people
  • Flexibility to cover across seven days a week if required to meet the needs of the business including nights

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Hospital Environmental Services Supervisor) to before 27th May 2020.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: April 28, 2020 — 9:11 am