London, Hampstead, Salary £35,000-£45,000 gross

EHS #2629

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Our clients, a HNW family, are looking for an experienced live-out Housekeeper/Cook to join their small household team.  This is a wonderful opportunity to work as a pivotal member of the household supporting the client and their young children.

Working from a stunning residence and working with a team of five staff, the role offers broad scope, autonomy and team work, and the perfect opportunity for a motivated, self-directed individual.  The clients, an executive and academic, are supportive and really appreciate the difference an exceptional Housekeeper and Cook can make.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Planning and cooking healthy meals for the family
  • Cleaning and maintaining rooms in the house including appliances, furnishings, fireplaces, plants, clothing, silver
  • Laundry and ironing; arranging dry cleaning
  • Organising and tidying
  • Picking up the children from school when needed
  • Stocking household supplies and ordering groceries (Ocado)
  • Answering the door and dealing with deliveries
  • Keeping pet facilities clean and healthy
  • Monitoring contractors whilst they are in the house
  • Helping with dinner parties
  • Running errands
  • Managing waste, recycling, and collections
  • Helping with packing for trips
  • Care of outdoor living areas, play equipment and walkways
  • Backstopping Housekeeper at Cotswolds home occasionally (once per quarter)

Key attributes:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working within a UHNW household
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Good with children; CRB checked
  • Detailed and thorough with exceptional organisational skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Structured and strategic with time
  • Flexible and able to work with a team
  • Able to work with supervision whilst also independently on own initiative
  • Good people skills - communicating and listening well, being collaborative, and discreet
  • Savvy with online ordering (Ocado etc); able to use Mac and iPhone
  • Non-smoker

Hours: Monday through Friday from 10.30am to 7.00pm, including a half-hour break for lunch.

Informal atmosphere (no uniforms).  No pets currently except fish.

Annual Salary: £35,000-£45,000 gross

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EHS #2629

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