A young, creative family who have two girls aged 11 and 9, are looking for a calm, intelligent, experienced Housekeeper, who would be confident assisting the family with two girls at weekends in a shared charge environment. Someone who has had experience with young children and is physically fit. Needs to have a flexible attitude, although the family will not be unreasonable in their requests.
The role will include all household duties including cleaning, laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, food preparation, shopping and simple family cooking. Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who is happy to work in a fast paced environment with exceptional attention to detail. In addition the family has a house cat, dog, rabbits and rats that will need to be cared for throughout the weekend..
Assist the family with the children in the residence at weekends. Cooking healthy meals for the children will be required as will cleaning the children’s room, washing and ironing their clothes and making their beds. Very occasionally the parents go away for a long weekend so sole charge responsibility is required during this time.
A friendly, hard-working, trustworthy and honest person required who has common sense and takes initiative. Needs to have a flexible attitude, and be good with young children. Good housekeeping experience. A driver would be required due to countryside location. Someone who is discreet, unobtrusive and able to respect the family's privacy.
Excellent written and spoken English is required. Non-smoking work environment. Experience working as a Housekeeper in a domestic household essential. Candidates must have checkable, relevant references from previous employers, and a current DBS (the latter can be organised).
Hours: Monday, Thursday - Sunday, a minimum of 45 hours per week and a maximum of 60 hours per week. Occasionally the parents go away for a long weekend so sole charge responsibility is required during this time. Days off: Tuesday and Wednesday. Weekends off, if all of the family are traveling.
Salary: £23,500 - £27,500 per annum; salary dependant on experience. Excellent working conditions in a wonderful household. Holidays: 28 days including Bank Holidays.
Accommodation: A recently renovated one bed first floor flat adjacent to the residence. The spacious flat consists of a kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom and entrance hall.
Notes Although this is a busy role on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday the family return to London on a Sunday evening and will not return again until the following Friday Afternoon.
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