Head Housekeeper

London, Hampstead, Salary £450-£550 net per week

EHS #1993

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A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Housekeeper/Head Housekeeper to start in this new role. The candidate must have experience managing contractors/maintenance, be a confident and competent family cook, and understand how to look after different finishes within the house, such as wood work and marble.  This is a hands on housekeeping role, however, a candidate with a strong background wearing many hats is also needed.  There will be another Housekeeper employed who will undertake more of the cleaning and deep cleans.

The residence (four storey, five bedroom with gym, swimming pool, cinema room) is still currently under renovation and due to complete in July 2018 for the family to move in. Therefore the current recruitment for a Head Housekeeper will be for a start date of mid-June.

The clients are a family of four (residing at the residence), both principals are working and often travelling for business. The children who are living in the residence are 13 and 16 years old. There are also two grown up/adult children that do not reside at the residence.  Before the family move into the residence, it will be the charge of the Head Housekeeper to ensure the final details are done and close off any outstanding work/contractors and assist getting the residence ready for them to move in.

The working hours are Monday-Friday, 10.00am-7.00pm with some flexibility on request.  The principals also travel every school holiday, so the work will be quieter for the Housekeeper during this time.

Duties of the role:

  • Hands on housekeeping, including laundry and ironing (shared with the other Housekeeper)
  • Simple family cooking, mostly for the two children
  • Managing and overseeing contractors, maintenance and any household projects
  • Running errands, grocery shopping
  • Assisting the principals, if they do entertain, to plan and cater for any dinners

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10.00am-7.00pm

Salary: £450-£550 net per week

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Head Housekeeper

EHS #1993

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