Executive Housekeeper

£28K- £++ DOE

 

THIS ROLE IS NOW FILLED BY GREEN BAIZE DOOR. We are looking for an experienced Head Housekeeper for a privately owned sporting lodge situated on a large estate in The Highlands.

JOB REFERENCE

#1774

SALARY

£28K- £++ DOE

LOCATION

Scottish Highlands, UK

POSITION

Executive Housekeeper

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

05-May-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Mansion

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities


The Lodge is used by the owners and their extended family, it can be very busy throughout the sporting season and holidays, and is run like a small luxury hotel!

When the lodge is busy, extra hours will be required.

It must be stressed that The Lodge is of a significant size, and because it is also exceptionally well-appointed and includes beautiful hard and soft interior finishes which require specialist care, the head housekeeper must have the requisite knowledge to be able to instruct the housekeepers on how to care for everything.

Candidates must be comfortable working in a property than is run formally and must be familiar with working in an environment that is maintained to the highest possible standards.

The position involves hands-on housekeeping to an exceptional standard and the head housekeeper must be confident in caring for: antiques, fabrics, artwork and fine crystal and china.

It is also important that The Head Housekeeper has the skill-sets that will allow her to manage a busy laundry, this includes looking after high quality bed and bathroom linens along with personal laundry of guests. The laundry often looks after some of the valeting duties required by guests.

During the time that the family are not in residence, the property needs to be maintained in a state of permanent readiness, allowing for family/guests to arrive at short notice.

The head housekeeper role is to manage, supervise, train and work alongside household staff ensuring correct standards and practices are maintained. A well-ordered routine will need to be developed for daily tasks during family visits while deep and high cleaning will need to be scheduled around maintenance work when the Lodge is unoccupied. As mentioned previously, this is a practical, hands-on position.

Accommodation

A beautiful 3 bedroom modern, flint and oak built detached, semi-furnished house, near to the entrance of the estate, a 15 min drive from the Main Lodge. Built several years ago, it includes all mod-cons, including: underfloor heating, double glazing, large fitted kitchen and living room.

Car provided for business use only. All bills (electricity, oil, council tax, phone etc are covered) unless excessively used.

Eligibility


A driving licence is essential and there will be a vehicle provided for work purposes.

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