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Domestic Couple – Tadley, near Newbury

Domestic Couple
Tadley, near Newbury

A family of 5 are looking for a resourceful, kind and professional couple to come and manage their new property between Newbury & Basingstoke. The property is large, and the grounds consist of gardens, orchards, greenhouses, a pool, and a tennis court.
Two of the children are full-time boarders and the father travels a lot so for the majority of the time, the home will be occupied by the mother and 9-year-old son.

The family is looking for people who are efficient and able to maintain the property to a high standard (inside & out), prepare delicious meals and help out wherever needed. They travel as a family frequently and are soon to return from a 9-month trip travelling the world on their yacht. Should this be of interest to you, travel could be incorporated into this position.

Responsibilities

  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Laundry
  • Grocery shopping
  • Driving
  • Gardening/garden maintenance
  • Caretaking duties
  • Occasional babysitting
  • Occasional travel with the family
  • Development and management of fruit and veg garden

Ideal Candidates

  • Yachting experience is advantageous
  • Experience working with families
  • Experience on a similarly sized estate
  • Able to cook healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan meals
  • Kind, caring and resourceful

Package

Salary: £50K

Start Date: From May (flexible)

Accommodation: Large, self-contained apartment across a whole floor within the property with parking (very private)

Hours: Thursday – Monday

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Housekeeper
Winchester

A couple based just outside Winchester are looking for a full-time housekeeper to come and work at their beautiful, 10-bedroom property. You will be working with one other housekeeper and management couple to maintain the property to a high standard.

The couple occasionally entertain and hold shoot weekends in the season so ideally experience in service is desired, your main role will be cleaning, and laundry based though.

Responsibilities

  • Daily cleaning
  • Deep cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Care of fine fabrics
  • Room turnovers
  • Occasionally service
  • Reporting damages and breakages
  • Some errand running

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience working in the yachting/chalet industry
  • Experience working in a housekeeping role
  • Team player
  • Flexible and organised
  • High standards
  • Eye for detail

Package

Salary: £27K – £30K

Start Date: April 2019

Accommodation: Ideally live out but can be provided if needed

Hours: 40 hours a week, occasional weekends

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Domestic Couple
Knutsford
Cheshire

A family of 5 are looking to employ an all-rounder domestic couple at their newly renovated home in Knutsford, Cheshire. The property is surrounded by rolling countryside with a lovely on-site apartment, available to live in should you desire.

The principal runs a successful business so needs a couple who can hit the ground running, develop the role and be relied on while the family is away.

Responsibilities

  • Light maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Organising contractors
  • Pet care (dogs, chickens, cats)
  • Driving
  • Running errands
  • House sitting and some childcare
  • General Housekeeping of the property
  • Some PA tasks
  • General assistance at the property

Ideal Candidate

  • Child-friendly (2 older daughters and a young son)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Active
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Organised and proactive

Package

Salary:  £50,000 (£25k each)

Accommodation: Live in

Start Date: ASAP

Hours: Mon – Fri 40hrs per week with weekend flexibility when the family is away.

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Private Housekeeper
Derby

A lovely family of 4 are looking to employ a full-time housekeeper to come and help with the smooth running of their large, 8-bedroom property in Derby. They have a part-time cleaner at their current home however when they make the transition to a new property in December, your role will be to run the household, assisting with everything from errand running and tidying & cleaning, as well as assisting the family as and when needed. The part-time cleaner will continue working for the family too.

We are either looking for someone local or someone who is willing to relocate to Derby, you will have your own little flat within the property if needed. The family also have other properties, when they visit you will travel ahead of time to make sure the property is up to scratch and prepared (food in the fridge and heating on etc). This is not a formal role however they are looking for a professional and multi-skilled candidate who can fit in with the daily running of family life at their home.

Responsibilities

  • Light cleaning
  • Laundry
  • General housekeeping
  • Tidying
  • Assisting at meal times
  • Helping the family with bookings etc (almost like a PA role)
  • Managing contractors
  • Running errands
  • Food shopping
  • Some assistance with the children
  • Occasional travel to London property

Ideal Candidate

  • Must have been a sole housekeeper in the past
  • Confident and organised
  • Must speak fluent English
  • Computer literate
  • Good longevity & references

Package

 

Start Date: ASAP

Accommodation: Live out. Must be willing to relocate or live close by, there is a possibility of living in at the new property

Hours: 5 days a week, 40 hours a week (flexibility required)

Salary: Flexible DOE

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Housekeeper
Highgate

We are looking for an experienced housekeeper, this is a brilliant opportunity for someone to further their career in one of London’s largest and most prestigious households. Working as part of a large team means you will learn a lot and build on your skills. With a competitive salary on offer, this is a brilliant ‘next step’ so for someone with a hotel and/or private experience as a housekeeper.

You will be supporting the housekeeping team in a range of essential tasks to ensure the smooth running of the estate. Your job is to provide the highest level of service and performance while working within a fast paced, growing and supportive wider team.

Responsibilities

  • Front of House duties Inc. greeting guests
  • Cleaning, maintaining and presenting all rooms to the highest standard.
  • Care of bedroom suites, changing beds and replenishing linen.
  • Undertake personal duties Inc. care of clothes/packing etc.
  • Care and conservation of antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and finishes.
  • Acceptance and movement of deliveries plus stock rotation
  • Some spa assistance
  • Laundry duties e.g. washing, pressing, spot cleaning
  • Maintaining the highest standards of hygiene
  • To carry out any other duties that may be requested by the senior team
  • To attend all training courses as and when required.

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience working in a 5* environment
  • Ability to operate the house systems.
  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.
  • Highest standards of personal grooming.
  • Languages would be helpful.
  • Critical eye for detail.
  • Someone interested in and willing to learn new skills

Package

Salary: £29,000 + annual bonus (usually months’ salary)

Accommodation: Live out

Location: Highgate, London

Start Date: ASAP

Hours 5 days a week (flex days) 40 hrs per week (back in lieu if worked over)

Benefits: Delicious food provided when on shift, annual bonus, uniform provided, additional training courses offered where needed

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Live-out Housekeeper
Knightsbridge

A family based in London are looking for an experienced housekeeper with an eye for detail to come and work at their beautiful property in Knightsbridge. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a 5* environment. You will be working alongside one other housekeeper so teamwork is important as it will be your job to ensure the property is kept to a very high standard.

Other staff at the property include a Butler/Chauffeur and a Nanny. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a friendly environment using their skills and gaining experience in a great household.

 

Responsibilities

  • Daily cleaning
  • Regular deep cleans
  • Laundry & ironing
  • Wardrobe management
  • Care of expensive crockery & silver
  • Care of fine fabrics
  • Some flower arrangements
  • General housekeeping

Ideal Candidate

  • Must have 5* standards
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Must not have pets at home (one child has severe allergies)
  • Experience in a household or hotel
  • Full of energy for this busy role

Package

Start Date: March ideally but willing to wait for the right candidate

Salary: £32,000 depending on experience

Hours: 5 days a week, alternate weekends

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Housekeeper Manager
Middle East

We are recruiting a highly experienced Housekeeper Manager to work in the household of a UNHWI in the Middle East, you will be working directly for some extremely high-profile clients and hosting some of the most high profile people in the world. This is a permanent contract.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an extremely high-profile environment in some of the most glamorous locations in the world.

Benefits

Package includes visa, luxury accommodation (with use of the pool and gym facilities), medical insurance, travel, 30 days annual leave and approx. $8500/m tax-free.

Ideal Candidate

You will be prepared to go above and beyond and be capable of running a very large team of Housekeepers. The ideal candidate should understand discretion and be willing to put in long hours for great reward. If you have strong Stewardess/Housekeeper/Manager experience and want to embark on a new adventure, then please apply. If shortlisted, a consultant will contact you to discuss the details further.

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Housekeeper/Nanny
Warwickshire

A young family is looking for a housekeeper/nanny to come and work in their five-bedroom home in Henley in Arden. We are looking for someone who is confident and holds Newborn experience.

The role will include household cleaning, help with cooking and of course childcare. You would need to be able to work independently and have the energy to maintain the high standard of the property.

Responsibilities

  • Cleaning
  • Laundry & Ironing
  • Wardrobe management
  • Food prep & cooking healthy meals
  • Shopping
  • Childcare
  • Running errands

Ideal Candidates

  • Friendly, hardworking and trustworthy
  • Common sense with initiative
  • Must have a flexible attitude
  • Experience with Newborn children is a must
  • Good housekeeping experience
  • Driving is essential

 

Package

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 3pm (35 hrs per week)

OR Three days a week + 2-night shifts.

Salary: £23,500

Accommodation: Live Out

Start Date: ASAP

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Domestic Couple
Malta

A family based in Malta is looking for a Domestic Couple to come and run their large property – from cooking and cleaning to light maintenance and service they are looking for ‘all-rounders’. The household is expected to be run semi-formally and formally when guests are at the property.

The estate consists of two properties, the main residence, and the guest house/office. They also have 2 pools and a garden. You will be responsible for the daily chores and maintenance/upkeep of the property as well as assisting their guests where needed. They have busy schedules, so PA duties will be involved too.

Responsibilities to split between you

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Running errands
  • Driving
  • Gardening
  • Pool Maintenance
  • General property maintenance
  • General assistance
  • Service at meal times
  • PA duties
  • Dinner party planning/service

Ideal Candidate

  • Fluent English
  • Both must have a clean driving license
  • Organised & quick thinking
  • Experienced
  • Great teamwork
  • Able to relocate to Malta asap
  • Clean conduct
  • Discreet & polite
  • Can do attitude

Package

Salary: Flexible for the right couple

Accommodation: Separate entrance basement apartment

Hours: Full flexibility required 5 – 6 days a week

Start Date: March 2019

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Housekeeper
Cornwall

An estate manager in Cornwall is looking for a Russian speaking housekeeper to come and assist her with the upkeep and maintenance of a beautiful, 6 bedroom property in Cornwall. The Russian family who owns the residence come to visit just a few times a year so the role will be very relaxed, giving you time to keep the property to a high standard while enjoying the beautiful location.

You will be provided with your own property on the grounds and your hours will be very flexible. The family have 2 black labs, they are the estate managers responsibility, but should she go away you will need to care for them.

Responsibilities

  • Daily upkeep of the property
  • Regular deep cleans
  • Laundry when in residence
  • General housekeeping
  • Assisting with contractors
  • Light gardening
  • Light cooking when in residence
  • Full housekeeping duties when in residence
  • Liaising with estate manager & gardeners
  • Dog care

Ideal Candidate

  • Must speak Russian
  • Someone looking for a relaxed role
  • Someone outgoing and talkative
  • Driver essential
  • Must be a dog lover
  • Non-smoker ideally

Package

Start date: asap

Hours: 5 days a week, very flexible

Salary: £400 NET weekly

Accommodation: Own property on grounds

 

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