A private family household are seeking to recruit a housekeeper to assist with the running of multiple properties for the Principal, and join a household team. Primary responsibility will include an oversight of household organization, ensuring areas such as laundry and cleaning run efficiently, and to a high standard. Every day you will need to be directly involved in doing laundry and cleaning yourself.
You will be responsible for the overall appearance and atmosphere of the house both on a day to day basis and during hosted events. You will work closely with the Principal of the household, assisting directly with valet, wardrobe and personal duties. The Principal does have a Travelling Valet who will travel with the Principal, but there might be occasional travel abroad if he is not available.
We are looking for someone who is highly skilled with a hands-on approach, and willing to personally be involved in daily household tasks. You will have a positive and strong character with good communication skills, and attention to detail. You must be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately.
Cleaning and laundry / Appearance and upkeep of properties / Wardrobe duties / Assist with Service and Events / good communication and working with others as a team / Provide support and input to senior members of the household team to ensure that the routine of the house is clear, organised and well-staffed / Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the household and Principal
5 days per week, working two weekends per month. Based on the working hours directive, the housekeeper will be required to work 48 hours a week. However, when the client is in residence the housekeeper will need to be flexible to work longer hours, example 09:30 – 21:00, 5-days per week, and two weekends each month. The extra hours worked will be recouped when the clients are travelling (which is presently 6 months of each year).
Events and travel as required to London Property, and possible to property in Europe. Some requirement to respond to calls and messages outside of working hours may be necessary too.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants
- Experience of serving customers, diners, guests or a Principal directly
- 5* experience in cleaning and laundry
- Wardrobe and clothing management experience
- Able and willing to drive in the UK
- Willing to sign confidentiality agreement/NDA and undertake a DBS check.
This role would best suit applicants who drive and own a car. However, the property is a 20 - 25 minute walking distance (or a short bike ride) from Kingston or Hampton Wick Railway station. Salary DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to email@example.com