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Live-in Head Housekeeper

London, Notting Hill, Salary £35,000-£40,000 gross per annum

EHS #2755

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Our Clients, who have just moved back into their newly renovated 6 storey house near Ladbroke Grove, are actively looking for a Head Housekeeper to start ASAP.  The clients have 3 children, all above 9 years old, the eldest being at Boarding School.  There is a live-out Housekeeper and an afternoon Nanny employed.

Daily

  • Preparing and setting up breakfast and cleaning breakfast area
  • Making beds
  • Laundry to include clothing, bed linen, delicate items and hand-washing
  • Ironing
  • Preparation of evening meal and cleaning up afterwards
  • Feeding and walking the dogs
  • Cleaning support to include hoovering, dusting, washing of all floors, cleaning of bathrooms, kitchen, utility room and inside windows. To include cleaning of marble, brass and fine furniture

Weekly

  • Purchasing and changing household flowers as requested
  • Feed and water plants inside the house
  • Sweep, wash down and keep tidy back and front of house
  • Order logs, coal and kindling
  • Dry cleaning drop-off and collection
  • Wash dogs
  • Clean out fish

General

  • Ensuring all areas of the house are kept tidy, organised and maintained
  • Answering the door and phone, and taking messages
  • Wardrobe maintenance
  • Keeping fridge clean and discarding out-of-date items
  • Occasional childcare and support with school runs
  • Support when the family are entertaining
  • Responsibility for grocery shopping and maintaining accounts and budgets – to include online weekly shop and daily top ups
  • Responsibility for pets – taking dogs to vets and giving medication when necessary
  • Maintaining stock control of household sundries such as cleaning products, bin bags, lightbulbs etc
  • Responsibility for household rubbish, recycling and garden waste
  • Responsibility for ensuring fire extinguishers and smoke detectors are in good working order
  • Management of security alarm
  • Responsibility for organising household pest control and maintenance when required
  • Dealing with tradesmen, suppliers and contractors
  • Informing family of any necessary concerns to do with any systems or required household maintenance
  • Carrying out any other tasks that the employer may reasonably ask
  • Liaison with family PA and Nanny to ensure smooth running of the household

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.00am-7.00pm with a 2 hour break in the middle.

Accommodation: Newly refurbished studio room provided within the house.  Can be accessed by a different entrance to the main entrance.

Salary: £35,000-£40,000 gross per annum

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Live-in Head Housekeeper

EHS #2755

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