A hands-on, lead-from-the-front, self-motivated, responsible and experienced Senior Housekeeper is required for a significant residential property in Warfield, Nr Bracknell Forest in Berkshire.
The high specification, light colours and interior design, which include the use of fragile materials and fabrics, will make this a challenging but rewarding role.
The Senior Housekeeper will be responsible for maintaining and caring for the property to such a standard as to ensure perfection at all times. This will include managing the day-to-day cleaning and presentation of the residence We require someone who has the existing knowledge of the proper care procedures, products and methods to use on fine fabrics, hard and soft finishes and antique furniture.
A consistent and meticulous eye for detail is prerequisite, along with the ability to enthuse and motivate the team to strive for perfection. Previous hotel and/or Yacht experience would be an added bonus.
Liaising with the family, the Senior Housekeeper will have the authority and expertise to train, motivate and supervise staff and be able to run the household in the absence of the House Manager.
Offering perfect English and the ability to communicate articulately with staff, contractors and suppliers, the property must be maintained in a constant state of readiness.
The household varies from being a very busy family home with numerous VIP guests, to periods of downtime when the property is unoccupied. Therefore, it is essential that cleaning and maintenance are managed to exacting standards in anticipation of this. Under the supervision of the Senior Housekeeper, the necessary work will be completed as required, utilising a thorough and carefully managed rotational cleaning and maintenance scheme.
The family travels frequently and, although the position will require a five day week, longer hours/weeks and some weekends will be required when the family are in residence. Salary £30,000 - £35,000, depending on experience. DBS required along with proven longevity in previous roles, and checkable references. Email your resume to email@example.com