Travelling Housekeeper & Lady’s Maid | ITALY

Salary: Excellent Compensation Offered D.O.E

 

Our clients are looking for a Housekeeper & Lady's Maid to join their existing team, at an estate in Puglia, Italy -  the role will require international travel.

Reporting directly to The Principals & The Butler/House Manager, The Travelling Housekeeper & Lady's Maid will have an exceptional, well-practiced eye for every detail, combined with advanced organisational skills, and instinctive homemaking skills, including floristry and the knack to effortlessly create a homely, welcoming  environment for the family to enjoy. 

Responsibilities will include, ensuring that the housekeeping team are properly informed of their duties and fulfil their tasks correctly, thus ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of this beautiful household, and the delivery of a consistently high level of service.

A primary objective is to provide knowledge and instil enthusiasm in each member of the housekeeping team, so they are able to exceed the expectations of The Principal, Their Family & Their Guests.

The Travelling Housekeeper & Lady's Maid must be hands-on, and able to show they instinctively lead from the front and by example.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a valid driving licence
  • Have the legal right to live and work in Europe

JOB REFERENCE

#8202

SALARY

Salary: Excellent Compensation Offered D.O.E

CURRENCY

GBP, EUR

LOCATION

Italy (Puglia) & Switzerland

POSITION

Travelling Housekeeper & Lady's Maid

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Rural Location, Travelling

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

Italian / Multi Lingual

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

The Housekeeper & Wardrobe Mistress: The Basics

  • Management of The Housekeeping Team
  • Proven experience and ability to deliver the highest levels of personal service in households known for their high service standards
  • Exceptional Wardrobe management skills, including couture experience, and the ability to ensure all choices and seasonal requirements are prepared
  • Advanced knowledge re’ packing/unpacking for trips, along with clothes storage skills
  • Elevated standards in laundry skills, including management and inventorying
  • Oversight for the care, maintenance and storage of high-value items such as clothes, shoes and accessories
  • To purchase personal items occasionally for Principals and family members
  • Help develop a standards and cleaning regime manual for staff to follow, detailing all the correct products to use on different finishes
  • Good understanding of working with state-of-the-art systems.
  • The Housekeeper & Lady's Maid will circulate throughout all service areas, including laundry, staff accommodation, wet bar, pantry & kitchen, salons and bedroom suites to ensure all service standards and operational flows are well maintained but she will never intrude on the privacy of The Principals, their Family and Guests.  Candidates will need to have an exceptional, well-practiced eye for every detail and the ability and knack to effortlessly create a homely environment for all the family to enjoy which may include creation of floral arrangements and table decorations.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have the legal right to live and work in Europe
  • Hold a valid driving licence

Preferred Skills (some of the following would be advantageous)

  • IT literate to include Word & Excel
  • Health & Safety qualifications, NEBOSH, IOSH or equivalent.
  • First Aid Qualification

 

NB. Qualifications such as diplomas, Catering or hospitality management qualifications would be considered advantageous but are not essential

 

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