Head Housekeeper

Central London, Salary £55,000 gross per annum

EHS #6127

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Our client, with a residence in Central London, is seeking a hands-on Live-out Head Housekeeper who would be willing to travel with the family.

Duties include:

  • Supervising Housekeeping team of 5
  • Checking all areas of the main house, garages, mews houses, and staff areas
  • Reporting any maintenance issues to House Manager
  • Supervising the Laundress with washing, ironing, or steaming and taking clothes, shoes etc to dry cleaners, cobblers
  • Looking after furniture, art, china, collectibles, organising silver/gold/brass polishing and crystal
  • Checking all lights in the garden and house and replace bulbs
  • Organising rubbish and recycling and liaising with House Manager for removal of larger items
  • Keeping constant supply of household essentials (water, coffee etc) and cleaning materials
  • Turning on lights, lighting candles and lanterns in garden and house in the evenings
  • Arranging magazines, newspapers, and flowers as and when requested
  • Preparing for arrival of visitors and various needs
  • Assisting with luggage upon arrival, helping with unpacking and packing, and making guests feel welcome with introductions, tours etc
  • Shopping as required by Family, Chef, or anyone else in the organisation and any other ad hoc errands requested
  • Locking up the house at the end of evenings if no-one is in, setting of alarms etc
  • Daily visits when family are not there to check maintenance and security
  • Keeping temperature constant for arrival of family and guests for duration of the visit
  • Preparing of light snacks and meals if Chef is not available
  • Helping Nanny with babysitting when required, potentially out of hours
  • Serving the Family and guests when necessary
  • Covering Butler on his/her days off

Candidate requirements:

  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt to any task in front of you
  • Attention to detail is paramount
  • Must have hands-on experience inside formal households and managerial experience
  • Driving licence preferable
  • Must be able to travel with a Family
  • Must have strong communication skills, be self-motivated and proactive
  • Must be flexible working in the evenings and weekends when required

Working Days: 5 days per week (days off on a rota – weekends off rotating with the Butler/Lady’s Maid)

Working Hours: 9.00am–6.00pm (12.00pm–9.00pm when covering the Butler)

Salary: £55,000 gross per annum

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Head Housekeeper

EHS #6127

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