Housekeeper | Highgate

£29,000 per annum

 

A daily housekeeper, who must be a team player, is required to work in a permanent position at one of London's premier private households situated in the heart of Highgate in North London.

The specification, colours and interior design of the property, which includes the use of precious hard and soft finishes, including: wood, marble, stone and metals along with sumptuous fabrics, will make this a challenging but rewarding housekeeping role for someone that wishes to work with other motivated professionals.

Candidates must  show they are able to follow instruction carefully and must be  willing to learn new skills. 

JOB REFERENCE

#6456

SALARY

£29,000 per annum

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Highgate | London

POSITION

Daily Housekeeper

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Mansion, Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities 

  • Cleaning, maintaining and presenting all rooms to the highest standard;
  • Care of bedroom suites, changing beds and replenishing linen;
  • Front of House duties to include cloakroom, meeting, greeting and directing guests;
  • Helping to undertake personal maid duties for guests to include caring for clothes, running baths, dressing and delivering trays;
  • Maid duties to include packing, unpacking and wardrobe management;
  • Able to work within a high-end finish environment;
  • Care and conservation of antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and finishes;
  • Servicing external guest areas;
  • Maintaining general cleanliness in service areas and stock rooms;
  • Manage and maintain proper stock rotation;
  • Acceptance and movement of deliveries;
  • Furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as required;
  • Must be happy 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;
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the House Managers, Housekeeping Supervisor or member of the senior management team.

 

Health & Safety

  • To ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice;
  • To wear appropriate protective clothing provided by or recommended by the Company;
  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down under the Health and Safety Acts as applicable to your place of work. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards at your work place;
  • To ensure that any accidents to staff, guests or visitors are reported in accordance with correct procedures;
  • To be fully conversant with the risk assessments for your department;
  • To comply with all Health & Safety regulation including fire safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, staff, contractors and Principals.

Entry Requirements

  • Previous housekeeping experience of at least 2 years;
  • Good spoken English skills;
  • Apart from fluency in English second European languages would be helpful;
  • A critical eye for detail!
  • Happy and confident when working in a high-end finish environment;
  • Show the ability to understand and then operate electronic IT controlled house systems;
  • To be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include requirement to work weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked;
  • Present the highest standards of personal grooming;
  • Show the ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.

 

Training

  • All staff will show willingness to attend all training courses as and when required;
  • and a willingness to learn new skills to enhance current knowledge.

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