Housekeeping and Facilities

Keeping our student accommodation, spick, span and spotless, we couldn’t live without our brilliant Housekeeping team.


What's it like working in Housekeeping and Facilities?

Positive and proactive, friendly and supportive, we love looking after our students because no day is ever the same. We’ve a can-do attitude and enjoy finding solutions to the problems that come our way – making both our colleagues and our students’ lives easier and safer.

Joining our busy team, you’ll find that your ideas are welcomed and you’ll be given lots of opportunities for growth and development, too.

Rewards & benefits

What benefits will I get with my salary?

As well as a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits. These vary depending upon the role and the level of the position, however you can expect at least:

  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 27 days depending upon length of service)
  • Contributory pension
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Eye care/spectacle vouchers
  • Charity fundraising match
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loans
  • Unite Students accommodation discount for children and siblings

Typical roles

We have lots of opportunities to get excited about in our Housekeeping and Facilities team, like: 

  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Facilities Manager
  • Facilities Assistant


Because our Housekeeping and Facilities team is vital to the smooth and effective running of our individual student properties, you’ll find them all over the country. 

“I love the working environment and the support I get from my colleagues, it’s a lovely place to work.”

Our people Jacqueline Pearson Housekeeper

Housekeeper Jacqueline Pearson explains why she wakes up and looks forward to coming to work every day.

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Jacqueline Pearson Housekeeper

I joined Unite Students in March 2017. I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive about working with students at first, but once you start talking to them and start seeing them every day, you grow in confidence. I love the working environment and the support I get from my colleagues, it’s a lovely place to be.

The culture here is amazing – not only are my colleagues amazing, but the students are, too. I feel really comfortable around my colleagues and know I can go to my supervisor anytime with any concerns. I really enjoy the rewarding feeling I get from my work.

“I’ve never worked anywhere before that invests so much time into helping you grow with the company.”

Our people Mark Boyce Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant Mark Boyce explains why he enjoys the support of the management team.

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Mark Boyce Facilities Assistant

Unite Students is a great company to work for, and grow with. They have great staff and management that make it a fun place to work. I knew a lot about the company before I started, understanding how the company had grown quite lot prior to when I joined. When I came in for my interview two years ago, it came across really well as a friendly environment and a good place to grow with lots of opportunities.

I love the team I work with in maintenance team, we’re like a little family. The management team are amazing and are always there to help you –the development and support are brilliant, I’ve never worked anywhere before that invests so much time into helping you grow with the company.

No two days are the same, which makes work fun and it’s a great feeling knowing you have been able to help the students.

“The people who work here are friendly and reliable and the atmosphere is great.”

Our people Nataliya Laleva Housekeeper

Nataliya Laleva is one of our Housekeepers. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere and all the opportunities for support and development.

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Nataliya Laleva Housekeeper

I’m a Housekeeper and I clean rooms, kitchens and public areas. The people who work here are friendly and reliable and the atmosphere is great. I’m happy and feel appreciated because I have lots of opportunities for growth and development. Unite Students provides courses to improve my skills and give me training opportunities. Like my Line Manager who’s been giving me more responsibility helping with stock orders and supporting other buildings.

I feel comfortable here because we don’t have any pressure from our leadership teams. They are always ready to listen to us if we have any ideas about the work, ideas are welcomed and we have the possibility to do something more in our job.

“I was really impressed with the company ethos and its plans for the future.”

Our people Rick Gallagher Housekeeping Supervisor

Unite Students is a great place to work says Housekeeping Supervisor, Rick Gallagher, because although it’s a huge company, it has the feeling of a small, dynamic and friendly business.

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Rick Gallagher Housekeeping Supervisor

As Housekeeping Supervisor I look after all five of our properties in Manchester. I was first attracted to Unite Students when I researched the company – I was really impressed with the company ethos and its plans for the future.

There’s very much a can-do attitude here – we don’t create problems, we just find solutions for them and that runs through everything we do. We’re continually trying to find ways to improve things for the staff and for students to make their lives easier and safer. Every day is different and it never feels mundane.

The people here make it such a great place to work, everyone is here to help and do their job. We do regularly challenge each other on certain issues, but that just adds to the feeling that we’re all working to the same clear goals.

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