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Housekeeper – Banbury/Stratford Upon Avon

Housekeeper
Banbury/Stratford Upon Avon

We are recruiting for a Housekeeper at a large estate between Banbury & Stratford Upon Avon. The property consists of 10 bedrooms and is situated in 8 acres of beautiful grounds. The couple who live here tend to travel on the weekends to their various properties in the UK.

We are looking for an experienced housekeeper to come and take care of the property and cook for the couple and their guests. You must be self-motivated, honest and reliable. We are looking for someone to run the household in an efficient, flexible and professional manner even when the family is not there.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to

  • Hands on cleaning, washing, and ironing.
  • Cooking for the family and guests.
  • Working alongside the maintenance manager.
  • Occasional running of errands.
  • Ensure the property is secure
  • Keep the house maintained while principals are absent
  • Some dog walking, feeding the ducks and general involvement in the running of the estate.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties requested

Ideal candidate

  • Significant housekeeping experience, ideally in large busy houses
  • Experienced and confident cook (homestyle if fine)
  • Must have very high standards and an eye for detail
  • Highly flexible
  • Lively and energetic
  • Professional but with a friendly disposition

Benefits

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 DOE

Location: Between Banbury and Stratford Upon Avon

Accommodation: Live in. You will have a cottage to yourself separate to the estate with your own garden. All rent and bills paid – although a small contribution to council tax is required.

Hours: Monday – Friday with occasionally light weekend work (once or twice a month)

Start Date: ASAP

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Housekeeper
Oxshott

A couple based in Oxshott are looking for an experienced Housekeeper, who would be confident looking after their 5-bedroom home.

We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, who is flexible and wouldn’t mind helping with other duties such as cooking.

You would be the sole housekeeper, so experience looking after a similar size property is advantageous. The family has pets, so you must be an animal lover too!

Responsibilities

  • General Housekeeping
  • Changing of bed linen
  • Laundry & Ironing
  • Wardrobe management
  • Food prep & simple cooking (lunches and dinners)

Ideal Candidates

  • Friendly, hardworking and trustworthy
  • Common sense with initiative
  • Must have a flexible attitude
  • Experience working in private households for a minimum of three years

Package

Hours: Full time, Monday – Friday (sometimes Saturday Morning, flexibility required)

40-45 hrs per week

Salary: £12 per hour (around £28k per year) depending on experience

Accommodation: Live Out

Start Date: ASAP

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Nanny/Cook/Housekeeper
Temporary
Harrow

A UHNW family are looking for a Gujarati or Hindi speaking member of staff to come and help them out during their 3-month stay in the UK. They will be based in Harrow and are looking for someone experienced in looking after young children, happy to cook basic meals and able to carry out housekeeping tasks (cleaning not needed).

You will be looking after twins, 3.5 years (1B, 1G), ensuring their days are filled and organised. The family visits the UK a few times a year so should the 3 months go well, there is potential for additional work if you would like.

Responsibilities

  • Taking care of the children
  • Cooking for the children daily
  • Arranging activities
  • Managing their morning routine
  • Playing, reading etc
  • General housekeeping (no cleaning)
  • Cooking for the children daily

 

Ideal Candidate

  • MUST speak Gujarati or Hindi
  • Must have experience taking care of young children
  • Confident cooking
  • Happy with general housekeeping tasks
  • Able to commit to the full 12 weeks
  • Driver preferred

Package

Accommodation: Live out

Dates: March-May (12 weeks)

Hours: 6 days a week 07:30 – 14:30 or 14:00 – 21:00

Salary: £13 – £15 per hour NET

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Live-In Couple
West Sussex

A lovely client with older children who live away/abroad and two friendly small dogs need the assistance of a fantastic couple for their beautiful 10 bed home, near to Chichester and the coast. This is their main residence; the house is very busy during the holidays and then quiet during term time with only the couple in residence. They also spend time in London midweek and travel regularly throughout the year.

This position requires a discrete and friendly couple who can work to high standards, but also able to be part of a relaxed busy household. Cooking is very important for this role, they are looking for a confident, natural cook who is able to cater for up to 16 when required. They enjoy simple, healthy fresh food in the style of Ottolenghi. The family very much enjoy entertaining both on a relaxed informal basis and the odd formal occasion.  You will be required to plan menus and do all the shopping/preparation etc.

Between your duties to include

  • Dog sitting/walking will be needed when the couple is in London or travel – you must love dogs! These dogs love being loved!
  • Plan and cook healthy clean food, in the style of Ottolenghi – there is a vegetable garden and they are keen to eat seasonally from it.
  • Housekeeping duties including evening turn downs
  • Have a sound knowledge of how to look after fine clothes, antiques, and silverware
  • Run errands when required
  • Shopping, running errands and organising contractors
  • Assisting in the garden
  • Handyman jobs in and around the house
  • Driving and looking after the cars
  • Driving duties ie airport runs, driving the family to/from events

Ideal Candidates

  • Chalet, villa or yacht experience
  • Ideally experience in a household too
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor
  • Experience working together in the past
  • Happy in a rural location
  • Must be drivers (car can be provided)
  • Must be looking for longevity

Benefits

Start date: March/April 2019

Accommodation: Two bedroom annex off the main house with separate entrance and terrace

Hours: Five days week with two days off mid-week.

Salary: £400 net weekly (around £25K Gross each)

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Housekeepers
Permanent
London & Surrounding areas

We are actively seeking Housekeepers to come and work in some amazing households for UHNW families/individuals. We are recruiting for numerous properties in and around London.

If you are looking for a new challenge in your career, we can help you. We have both live in and live out options available, working individually or within a team. There are opportunities for you to develop your skills in all areas, from wardrobe management and childcare to cleaning and cooking.

Apply now if you have any of the following experience:

  • Private housekeeping
  • High-end hotel housekeeping
  • Nanny/Childcare
  • Dog care
  • Cooking
  • Wardrobe management
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Packing & unpacking
  • Foodservice
  • Contractor management
  • Silver polishing
  • Care of artwork
  • Household management
  • Managing 1 or more housekeepers

If you are interested in finding out more, take a look at vacancies on the ‘Private Households – Housekeeper” section of the website or simply apply NOW at the bottom of this screen.

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Housekeeper
London
Live out

An UHNW family based in central London are looking for a Housekeeper to come and take care of their newly renovated property in Knightsbridge – you will be working alongside the House Manager/Butler to ensure the property is spotless and kept to a high standard.

The family consists of Dad, his partner and their little boy who goes to private school. During the school holidays, they usually spend time at one of their properties abroad. The principals travel frequently so wardrobe management will be a large part of the role, along with general house maintenance and management. You will be working the afternoon-evening shift (Butler comes in in the morning) and it will be your responsibility to ensure tasks are completed to a high standard.

Responsibilities

  • Housekeeping
  • Light cooking
  • Wardrobe management
  • Packing/unpacking
  • Laundry
  • Running errands

Ideal Candidate

  • 3 years in a similar role
  • Strong laundry skills
  • Keen cook
  • Experience working with children
  • DBS desirable
  • Driving desirable

Package

Salary: £30,000

Hours: 5/6 days a week 14:00 – 22:00 (every other weekend off)

Start Date: ASAP

Accommodation: Live out

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Housekeeper
London – Permanent

An UHNW Russian family based in Belgravia London are looking for a housekeeper to join their team. The family of five live in a 2-floor apartment, run by 10 superb staff ensuring the property is up to a high standard at all times.

They are looking for someone who has experience working for UHNW family with great experience polishing sliver, caring for antiques and managing an expensive wardrobe. At the moment the housekeepers work on a rotational basis but this can be flexible. We are looking for someone with strong experience and a good understanding of all household chores and duties.

Responsibilities

  • Daily cleaning
  • Care of antiques
  • Silver polishing
  • Serving the family
  • Laundry
  • Wardrobe management
  • Errands
  • Assisting the chef
  • Working with other team members to ensure property is run smoothly
  • Assisting with the care of their children (B 6 & 13, G 16)
  • Ideal candidate
  • Experience working in a private household
  • Good understanding regarding care of expensive items
  • Great teamwork skills
  • Good references
  • Ideally NOT Russian speaking
  • Ideally holds driving licence
  • English speaking
  • Childcare experience is a benefit

Package

Salary: £15 p/h (Gross)

Hours: Rotational 3 day on 3 days off (can be flexible/negotiated if desired)

Accommodation: provided when working if needed

Benefits: Food provided when working, uniform

Start Date: Beginning of Jan 2019

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Housekeeper
Middle East, Permanent

We are recruiting experienced Housekeepers for exciting permanent contracts based in the Middle East. You must be experienced within 5* environments. The roles are starting ASAP. Package includes travel, accommodation, all living costs and a competitive salary.

OVERVIEW

Are you looking to do something different with your career? Are you in a situation where you can relocate on a long-term basis? This opportunity could be just for you.

We are recruiting a team of experienced Housekeepers to start ASAP working for a VVIP family based in the Middle East. The positions are permanent positions with 30 days annual leave a year. You will join a team of other European hospitality professionals, responsible for the daily housekeeping of a very large residence.

You must be well presented, highly experienced, flexible and available to start a new position immediately.

PACKAGE

Good salaries on offer with a full package of travel, accommodation and living costs covered. Send your CV to apply and to receive further details of the assignment.

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