Working at Launde Abbey

Working at Launde Abbey

Launde Abbey is a Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre set in rural Leicestershire to the east of Leicester and six miles west from Oakham. We are open to the whole church and the wider community and every year we welcome thousands of visitors to a unique experience of warm hospitality and deep spirituality. The Abbey has 39 bedrooms, conference facilities, extensive cultivated gardens and a twelfth century Chapel which was part of an original Augustinian priory. We also have a café for visitors.

The Abbey employs a diverse staff team working across all aspects of hospitality, including management and finance, administration, maintenance, housekeeping, and operating our kitchen and dining rooms. Our employees work in a positive and inclusive environment where staff contributions are valued, and our staff retention rates are high (people like working with us and tend to stay a while!) As opportunities for employment at Launde open up we advertise them locally and/or nationally as appropriate and on these pages.

HOUSEKEEPING SHIFT LEADER (2 part-time permanent posts)

We are currently looking for two Housekeeping Shift Leaders to join our team at Launde Abbey.

As Housekeeping Shift Leader you will be responsible for the work of a small team each day assign work supporting and encouraging colleagues as well as your own housekeeper duties. You don’t need previous experience to join us in this role, it’s all about what you can bring as a person. We expect you will be capable of assessing and managing priorities, assigning work to other housekeeper colleagues in a collaborative team and both support and encourage colleagues in meeting the needs of the day and to the standards of the housekeeping manual.

We’re seeking to recruit two roles, both part-time permanent, one to work Tuesdays & Thursdays, and one to work Saturdays and Sundays. Salary £9.75 per hour.

Click here to see also the Job Description and Person Specification for these roles.

If you are interested please ​complete our application form and send to

Closing date for applications Friday 18th June. Interviews at Launde Abbey Fri 21st June.