HOUSEKEEPERS | Guildford / Newlands Corner

Circa £20K to £24K DOE 

 

We are seeking 4 experienced and accomplished HOUSEKEEPERS to work on a privately-owned estate, situated in the Surrey Hills, a 10-minute drive from the center of Guildford. The Estate is used extensively by the owners and their family and is busy throughout the year.

The housekeepers will work under the House Manager, while working closely with the other members of the household team, delivering the highest possible levels of service to The Principals, Their Family & Their Guests. 

Working in a team, The Housekeepers will help maintain and present the house, annexes and outbuildings in pristine condition and in a constant ready state. Candidates must show enthusiasm for their work and exhibit a practiced, keen eye-for-detail, strive for perfect results and take the old-fashioned approach that “if they do a job, it should be done properly”! 

Candidates will be expert in their field and offer at least 3 years’ experience, gathered in 5* deluxe hotels or private estates and household(s). 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

This will be a demanding role, helping to deliver 7* levels of service on a privately-owned estate. The job would suit someone who has a desire to work in a unique work environment, and who gets pleasure from delivering exceptional levels of service to their clients.

  • Location: Private Estate Nr. Guildford
  • Hours: 5 Days / 37.5 hours a week
  • Salary: Circa £20K to £24K DOE 
  • Discretionary Bonus: Yes
  • Meals provided: Yes, while on duty
  • Uniforms: Yes, and provided
  • Leave Entitlement: 20 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Will train Applicant(s): Yes, as appropriate 

IMPORTANT:

  • Candidates must live locally to Guildford
  • As normal for the hospitality industry, shifts will/may include evenings and some weekends
  • A car owner/driver would be beneficial

JOB REFERENCE

#6860

SALARY

Circa £20K to £24K DOE 

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Guildford | Newlands Corner

POSITION

Housekeepers

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

  • CLEANING: hands-on general housekeeping and deep-cleaning duties, including but not limited to: preparing bedrooms and bathrooms, salons and dining rooms along with the care for fine furniture and hard and soft surfaces; art; antiques; soft furnishings and the polishing and care for silver, brass, china, etc. 
  • STORAGE: Maintaining stores and cupboards in immaculate condition, with emphasis on overseeing perfect orderly storage (and helping to maintain up-to-date inventories)
  • LAUNDRY: Helping in the laundry with washing (hand and machine), drying, ironing and valeting. Returning washed and pressed items to the correct locations.
  • WARDROBES: Maintaining the wardrobes’ of The Principals, their Family and Guests, with emphasis on ensuring order and the correct method of storage for any given item 

Entry Requirements

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • A happy and cheerful disposition 
  • A “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to understand the importance of Discretion and Confidentiality
  • Excellent checkable references
  • At least 3 years’ comparable experience (gathered in a 5* hotel or respected private estate will be considered a real advantage)
  • Must be happy and able to work as part of a team
  • Must show flexibility and adaptability and willingness to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • Candidates must be happy to undergo a DBS (Criminal Record Check)

Eligibility

THE ROLE MAY ALSO REQUIRE

  • Candidates may be asked to attend training (proper use of cleaning chemicals/H&S etc) 
  • Wardrobe management and organisation skills 
  • Care for accessories, haute couture and gentlemen’s tailored clothing
  • Helping with packing and unpacking, ensuring proper storage of luggage etc
  • Cleaning/polishing shoes and leather accessories 

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