Domestic Couple | Richmond

£50,000 - £55,000 D.O.E.

 

Role Profile

A private family household are seeking to recruit a domestic couple to assist with the running of two properties for the Principal. Primary responsibility will involve daily cleaning and laundry tasks. You will also engage in maintenance tasks, driving and occasional table service. Exceptional attention to detail is required, the right candidates must be extremely well-organized and able to adapt to last minute changes.

We are looking for a couple who are energetic and very practical. You will both need to be flexible and able to work long hours during busy periods. You will both have a strong character and good communication skills. You must both be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately.

Reports to

Household EA and Private Secretary

 

JOB REFERENCE

#6496

SALARY

£50,000 - £55,000 D.O.E.

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

South West London (live out)

POSITION

Domestic Couple

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

Yes

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, City Based

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Cleaning and laundry

  • Daily cleaning across two properties – a main residence in South West London and a secondary property in central London;
  • Performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing;
  • Areas to clean will include the interior and exterior of the properties and vehicles;
  • This will include many valuable and antique items so a great degree of care and outstanding attention to detail is required;
  • Daily laundry and ironing of fine clothes, bedding, linens and table cloths;
  • Managing the stock of cleaning and laundry products;
  • Work with other household staff to pack and unpack for the Principal when he travels abroad.

 

Maintenance and technology

  • Maintaining and repairing cleaning appliances;
  • Maintenance jobs such as hanging pieces of art, oiling doors and changing light bulbs;
  • The properties have several technical systems including televisions, sound systems, heating and lighting. Experience of operating such systems will be needed.

 

Driving

  • Running errands into central London using company vehicles to drop off and collect items;
  • Driving to transport luggage to airports.

 

Service and Events

  • Daily table service as required;
  • Assist with events hosted by the Principal at properties;
  • Prepare the property before events;
  • Clean the property after events;
  • Assist with service where necessary during events.

 

Hours

  • 10 hours per day, working 5 days out of 7 which will include Saturday and Sunday on a regular basis. Hours may vary when the Principal is in residence. Occasional travel within the UK to other rental properties.

Entry Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants;
  • Experience of serving customers, diners, guests or a Principal directly;
  • Familiar with cleaning and laundry;
  • Good standard of written and spoken English;
  • Right to work within the UK;
  • Able and willing to drive in the UK.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Hands on approach, willing to be personally involved in cleaning and laundry everyday;
  • Outstanding attention to the detail;
  • Positive and can-do attitude;
  • Team player who enjoys working with different types of people;
  • Confidence when dealing with big personalities;
  • Able to operate in a flexible and changing environment;
  • Copes well with last minute requests;
  • Trustworthy and handles confidential information appropriately;
  • Comfortable with flexible hours.

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