P/T Housekeeper | Cowes

Circa £15 p/h

 

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We are looking for a part-time housekeeper, to work approximately 16 hours per week, to maintain a lovely family holiday home in Cowes, on the Isle-of-Wight.

Because the house is used only very occasionally, the housekeeper can define work hours that suit his/her schedule, but as a key-holder, will be required to provide access to contractors on an ad-hoc basis. 

Any additional hours worked when the family are in residence (which is not very often) would be paid as overtime.  

The Housekeeper will need to keep close contact with the owner's administrative office in Berkshire, as they will inform the housekeeper of any upcoming family and staff visits, and will require maintenance updates, meter readings, and monthly petty cash reports etc.

The Housekeeper is employed to ensure that the main house and a staff house are constantly well-maintained. It is essential that the cleaning and general maintenance schedule of the properties is well-managed, and that the properties are kept in a “prepared” state at all times, to allow family, guests and staff to arrive at short notice.

JOB REFERENCE

#7251

SALARY

Circa £15 p/h

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Cowes | Isle-of-Wight

POSITION

Housekeeper

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

In addition to normal weekly housekeeping and laundry duties, the following responsibilities will be expected:

  • To maintain close communication with the butler and the estate administration manager regarding any maintenance issues and repairs required.
  • Monitor contractors  and ensure their work is carried out properly and in a tidy fashion. 
  • To wind-up clocks (instruction provided by the Butler).
  • Ensure cleaning products and toiletries are sufficiently stocked.
  • Ensure light bulbs are checked weekly and stocks are sufficient.
  • Ensure dog area is clean and tidy and sanitized (daily when in residence) and blankets and towels are washed as necessary.
  • Organise the chimney sweep on an annual basis (around October).
  • Ensure garden pavilion and outdoor furniture is kept clean.
  • Ensure pathways and terraces surrounding the house are swept and clean at all times.
  • Organise the window cleaner to come on a monthly basis during spring & summer, and every three months in the autumn & winter.
  • Clean outside paintwork and window ledges whenever necessary.
  • Periodically check the sunshades on the terrace are clean of marks and debris.
  • To polish wooden floors.
  • To clean fridges & freezers.

 

When the family are in residence

  • In conjunction with the Butler, keep an eye on the flower arrangements and houseplants. Ensure there are no spillages.  Water, deadhead, replace as required.
  • Order/cancel newspapers as appropriate.
  • To clean fire grates and lay fires (if the Butler is absent).
  • To assist the butler with lunch, dinner and drinks parties.
  • Security – report any incident, or any fault with the alarm system to the Estate Administration Manager.

 

Additional duties may include:

  • Shopping as required/requested.
  • To clean shoes and boots (when the Butler is not present).
  • To order flower when required (check procedure with the Butler).
  • Answer the front door and take and pass-on messages.

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