Head Housekeeper - Guildford, Surrey

Our client is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Head Housekeeper, for a very large and beautiful country home, and reporting to the House Manager.

The Principal, who has five children who are under ten years old, employs a large travelling team of staff who accompany her when she visits the property, three or four times a year, and visits are normally during school holidays.

The qualities which are important to our search are as follows:

  • Excellent, flexible, proactive approach, someone that understands the importance of leading by example.

  • A hands-on Head of Department, someone who works and nurtures her/his relationship with staff to create a close-knit, well-functioning team.

  • Wardrobe experience a must. Ability to manage maintenance, create strict order and organisation, oversee seasonal change-overs and keep accurate inventories.

  • Assisting daily maids with cleaning, washing and ironing duties. Training where necessary

  • Overseeing all duties concerning smooth running of a large busy household.

  • A manic eye for detail.

  • A driver/ full clean licence.

Hours: 5 days a week when the family are not in residence. 7 days when Family in residence. Extra days worked will be given in lieu of overtime. Salary £34,000+ gross per annum DOE. (Approx. £500 NPW). Accommodation can be provided – but has not been defined. Start date ASAP. . Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com