Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Salary £30,000 gross per annum
Our client who have a substantial Estate close to Henley are looking for a live-in Housekeeper (separate accommodation) to ensure that one of the main properties - a large country residence with 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms is constantly well maintained. The family have recently decided to move abroad for a year and will be leaving in August, taking their two younger children with them and returning to the residence during school holidays and occasional weekends. They, therefore, need a very competent Housekeeper who is happy and confident working solo whilst the house is not in occupancy (there is a caretaker and a security team also on site) working Monday -Friday when the family are not in residence and flexible to work weekends and longer hours on the occasions the family do come into residence.
All housekeeping to a high level, and maintaining this when the family are not in residence.
Laundry duties, including all linen and hand washing of fine fabrics.
Setting up rooms to standards when the family are in residence, or going to come into residence.
Able to work on your own and take things up a notch when the family do come into residence.
Happy to prepare food and assist with some light cooking on occasions.
Running errands on occasions and ordering food shopping.
Keeping a snagging list of house defects and reporting these to the PA/Household Administrator.
This is a super role for an experienced Housekeeper with a fine eye for detail and strong work ethic. The priority is that you clean well and take pride in your work.
Days of work: core hours are based upon a 5 day week (rostered in advance)
Hours of work: 8:00am-1:00pm, 2.00pm-5:30pm (5 days per week)
Due to the nature of the role, you will be 'on call' when the family is in residence so flexibility will be required but in return for this, accommodation is provided in the Garden Cottage which is within the grounds but separate to the main residence.
Essential: You must drive (vehicle will be provided for work purposes only) and speak excellent English.
Salary: £30,000 gross per annum
Council tax and water will be paid - other bills will be your responsibility. However, an allowance is given to you for this purpose.
Start date: end of April