Daily Housekeeper - Highgate, London

We are searching for a professional Housekeeper to join a Housekeeping Team. You will be expected to support the team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. You will be working in a busy private estate where the ability to think on your feet is expected and to follow instructions. 2 - 5 years previous experience is a must, in either a luxury private household or 5* hotel environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Front of House duties to include cloakroom, meeting, greeting and directing guests.

  • Cleaning, maintaining and presenting all rooms to the highest standard.

  • Care of bedroom suites, changing beds and replenishing linen.

  • Undertake personal maid duties for guests to include caring for clothes, running baths, dressing and calling trays.

  • Able to work within a high-end finish environment.

  • Care and conservation of antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and finishes.

  • Ability to operate the house systems.

  • Servicing external guest areas.

  • Maintaining general cleanliness in service areas and stock rooms.

  • Responsible for stock rotation.

  • Acceptance and movement of deliveries.

  • Furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as required.

  • Maiding duties to include packing, unpacking and wardrobe management.

  • Operate in a Spa environment.

  • Must be able to work in all areas of the laundry including washing, sorting, pressing, spot cleaning, and dry-cleaning awareness.

  • Maintaining the highest standards of hygiene throughout the workplace.

  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.

  • Highest standards of personal grooming.

  • Ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.

  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the House Managers, Housekeeping Supervisor or member of the senior management team.

  • Any other duties required to support the estate operations.

  • Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive.

    This is a demanding and high-pressure role supporting the running of a private estate at the highest level. 5 day week across a 7 day rota, which means you will work some weekends depending on rota. A uniform will be provided. Start ASAP. Salary £29,000 gross pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live in Housekeeper (or couple) - Lanarkshire, Lowlands of Scotland

The position of Housekeeper will help maintain the interior of all buildings on the estate, including a historically important main house and annex buildings.

The housekeeper must show that they are enthusiastic about their work, and can respect the importance of their work environment.

It is also important for the employer to find staff members who understand the importance of keeping confidentiality, discretion, and respect for privacy at all times. We are seeking a candidate who is trustworthy, experienced in housekeeping, and who instinctively pay close attention to the small details, and enjoy working in a team.

Note: While this role is being advertised as a single position, it would be possible to provide work for a partner in a ground-person / estate worker role. Accommodation is a self contained apartment.

Responsibilities:

o To clean the rooms of the Main House and annex buildings, using owner designated cleaning materials and solutions;

o To rigorously follow rotational cleaning routines to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance of the the house and its contents;

o To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained across multiple buildings;

o To naturally understand and respect the value and the historical importance of the work environment;

o To provide excellence in customer care to the principals, their children and guests;

o To help maintain inventories

o Keep record of cleaning supplies and report to managers when more are needed while properly maintaining cleaning tools and equipment;

o Laundering and ironing of all clothing and bedding,

o Maintaining and organising the contents of wardrobes;

o Changing bedding and bath linen as required;

o Assisting with occasional food preparation as required;

o Running errands – eg, collecting dry cleaning or household shopping;

o The ability to answering the house phone and dealing with callers professionally and courteously;

o Helping other staff to valet family and guest vehicles;

o Assisting other household staff with organizing and managing private functions, lunches and/or dinners;

o Actively communicating and alerting managers of any maintenance and repairs required.

Must have Valid UK Driver’s License and be Certified in CPR / First Aid (or prepared to undertake and/or update if necessary. Start ASAP. Salary £16,000 gross pa DOE, plus accommodation and bills covered. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Housekeeper - Hampstead, NW3

Our client is an elderly widow, super fit and active, and seeking a Live In Housekeeper to manage the day to day housekeeping of her 3 bedroom apartment.

Your duties will include general housekeeping, along with regular deep clean, limited fine arts but silver to clean, laundry and ironing, simple cooking and help with preparation for dinner (limited entertaining), and general shopping and errands.

This is an informal household but with a uniform provided. Last Housekeeper is leaving after 12 years, therefore testimony to what a lovely employer this is. Accommodation is a self-contained bedroom and bathroom. Hours: Monday to Friday 8am until 8 pm but with afternoon rest time. Saturday half day 8am until midday. No pets in the property and no travel involved. Top salary offered for the right person. DBS required and/or can be organised. Must have proven and checkable references. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper & Laundry Assistant - Mayfair, London

Our international client is seeking a highly experienced and trained Housekeeper / Housemaid and also a Laundry Assistant, to work in a team of 3 domestic staff plus 1 laundry assistant. The property has 8 bedrooms, and the family comprises the parents and 6 children aged between 13 & 24 yrs old. Good cleaning skills, with a knowledge of the correct liquids, products and processes required to ensure high standards are maintained. 5 day rota over a 7 day week, therefore some weekends you would be required to be on roster. Mon-Friday 45 - 50 hour week. Market salary offered. Start ASAP.. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Arabic / English Bi-lingual PA / Companion - UAE + travel

Our lovely client, who lives in The UAE, is looking for a female Companion (due to cultural reasons, with a good level of spoken Arabic and excellent English (some French would offer a small advantage) for our mature female client.

This role would suit a single and mature lady, perhaps a retiree, who is looking for a new chapter in their life and enjoys international travel. The Principal sometimes also travels with her extended family, including children and grandchildren, so candidates with a loving and child friendly character will be important.

You will also have a generous, warm and friendly personality, a naturally nurturing and protective instinct and show they are vocational in their approach to work. Also must be happy to work longer hours, when travelling and be highly organised.

The primary responsibilities of the companion will be to manage the client's home, which includes: anything and everything to do with the property, from giving instructions to household staff, managing contractors and service providers, and to providing overview for household budgets, petty-cash and the general expenses of household.

There will also be the occasional need to organise small events including family parties and celebrations which are hosted by the Principal.

Ideally candidates will offer work and life experience gathered in all of the following areas. Candidates will have previously been employed in managerial hospitality roles in:

  • Deluxe hotels or resorts and/or,

  • Royal or Ambassadorial Households or respected Private Estates, and/or,

  • Luxury Private Yachts and/or,

  • Luxury Cruise Liners and/or,

  • Butler/Concierge or Lifestyle positions.

  • Candidates will show they have the ability to oversee domestic staff management matters, including: reconciling schedules, overtime, holidays and days off.

  • Candidates will offer proven project management experience, showing they would be capable of managing and supervising small house remodelling schemes, construction and/or interior design projects.

  • Candidates will be able to orchestrate travel and hotel reservations while showing they understand the travel protocols required when accompanying the client and her family abroad.

  • Candidates will have a suitable level of Gulf experience.

  • Candidates will show they can work seamlessly with a predominantly Asian workforce

Entry Requirements: 

  • Some vehicle management experience could be beneficial

  • Some kitchen and Food Hygiene and Food Safety experience could be beneficial

  • Some safety/first aid/security management experience could be beneficial

  • Some wardrobe and clothes management could be beneficial

Must 10 - 15 years experience with proven longevity and checkable references. Whilst in the UAE, lovely Self Contained Accommodation are provided in the grounds of the Principals' property and within Hotels when travelling, therefore this role is suitable only for single applicants. Tax free salary DOE plus very generous benefits. Work permit organised by client. Must have DBS or Police Check (or willing to undertake). Start ASAP.   Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com