Daily Housekeeper / Nanny - Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

Our international client based in Bovingdon (4 miles, 12 minute drive from Hemel Hempstead), is seeking a Daily Housekeeper with childcare experience with full and clean driving licence. The client is happy to employ an experienced Housekeeper / Nanny, who is happy to work 4 days a week, or 5 days can be considered. This person will be completely flexible and able to work between Monday to Friday 8am / 9am to 5/ 6pm, with occasional babysitting (but not a condition), and paid extra or time off in lieu offered.

The children, a girl aged 11 yo and a boy 12 yo, are both joining secondary (day) school in September 2019. There is a car available for work usage and child runs etc, a Fiat 500X Automatic – 4WD, Circa 2 years old. Driving typically would be required in the wider Bovingdon area (typical range: Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Amersham, St. Albans, Rickmansworth).

The household duties, you will be responsible for:

  • General domestic duties such as (but not limited to) cleaning, ironing, changing beds, dusting, vacuum cleaning, maintaining indoor plants, emptying bins

  • Assist with managing the household, including dealing with tradesmen, maintenance contractors, deliveries, coordinating with the gardener etc.

  • Driving the children to/from school, sports club, play-dates etc, as requested from time to time

  • Grocery shopping, dry-cleaners etc, when requested from time to time

The nanny duties are mainly to support with “logistics”. As the children will be going to different schools and have different activities, this sometimes requires picking up one of the children from school, swimming etc. and also assisting with school work and/or reading etc.

The property sits on a large 5 acre beautifully maintained estate with pool complex, greenhouse, tennis court, large landscaped garden including a vegetable garden and orchard. The main house comprises 3 floors, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms which is the main day to day cleaning. There is also a 1-bedroom cottage used as a home office, and for guests. Note, all these rooms don’t need tending to daily, so not as exhausting as it reads.

Ideal start date is early August however happy to interview now with the view, the Housekeeper might have to wait for one months notice period and/or have summer holidays booked. Salary £25,000 gross pa plus bonus based on performance. Pension contribution following auto-enrolment or pay into private pension if Housekeeper already has one: 3% of gross. 25 days paid holiday based on 5 day full-time position (20 if 4 days). One hour lunch break per day.

This is a ‘down to earth’ bi-lingual family who travel regularly with holiday homes abroad, who would like to employ a liberal thinking, non-smoking Housekeeper, who is highly discreet and confidential and holds no social media profiles. They prefer to keep a very low profile. The family enjoys sports such as swimming, tennis and netball and enjoys travel.

You will have proven longevity in previous roles and present with checkable references, a current driving licence, and DBS (this can be organised). Interviews now for August start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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