Daily Housekeeper | Belgravia London

Salary 38,000.00 + 2x Annual Bonus

 

An UHNW Lady is looking for a calm, intelligent, experienced Housekeeper who would be confident carrying out housekeeping duties to a high standard in large town house.  We are looking for someone who has had a minimum of 3-years’ housekeeping experience, has a flexible attitude and works well in a team environment.

Our client is looking for a formally-styled, detail-orientated, live-out daily housekeeper, to work in their London townhouse which is located equal distance from Sloane Square and Victoria Railway Station

In essence the role can be summarised as follows:

  • Job based in central London,
  • Working Monday to Friday with some weekends during busy periods
  • Working alongside an existing housekeeper
  • Other staff are brought in (Chef/Gardeners/Drivers/Butler etc) as required
  • Candidates must be very good housekeepers / the house is maintained to extremely high standards
  • Candidates must be happy/confident to serve at table (breakfast, lunch and dinner – training will be provided).
  • For 6-months of the year, the housekeeper roster requires 30 hours per week, for the other 6 months that the family are in the UK, they spend 3 to 4 nights a week in London, requiring the housekeeper to work longer hours. Rarely there might be the need to work up-to 75 hours per week over six days (however, extra hours worked are always taken in lieu, so the housekeeper will average 48 hours per week over the year)
  • Pay £38K + 2 annual bonuses given in January and June (and salary increases given annually).

 

The Principal spends about half the year in the UK and the rest of the time in America. When in the UK, she lives between London and her country estate near Windsor.

Making 4 visits the the UK each year, they are generally made in Spring, early Summer, early Autumn and for Christmas.

JOB REFERENCE

#8057

SALARY

Salary 38,000.00 + 2x Annual Bonus

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Central London

POSITION

Daily Housekeeper

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, City Based

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Housekeeping Duties: The role will include responsibility for the overall presentation of the house and contents to the highest possible standard. This includes cleaning and polishing of all fixtures and fittings, polishing silver and brass items, care of antiques and cleaning crystal, laundry, washing, ironing, repairs to clothing and other fabrics, preparation of pictorial inventories for clothing, jewellery and wine, identifying and reporting maintenance issues within the residence and liaising with the in-house team. In addition, you may be required to do basic cooking and you will be required to wait at the table when the family are in residence.  

Household Duties: The role will include household administrative duties such as purchasing presents, returning clothing to department stores, matching receipts to statements, booking basic maintenance call outs such as carpet cleaning, window cleaning as well as ad hoc alarm and TV repairs.

Laundry Duties: The role will be heavily focused on laundry and wardrobe management, including the laundry of delicate fabrics and ironing. The ideal candidate must have good knowledge of fabrics and linens.

General Requirement: A friendly, hard-working, trustworthy and honest person required who has common sense and takes initiative. Needs to have a flexible attitude and strong housekeeping experience. Someone who is discreet, unobtrusive and able to respect the family's privacy.

Eligibility

Excellent written and spoken English is required. Non-smoking work environment. Experience working as a Housekeeper in a domestic household essential. Candidates must have checkable, relevant references from previous employers.

 

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