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Live-in Housekeeper

West Sussex, Highly Competitive Salary

EHS #2665

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A lovely large Middle Eastern family, who own a beautiful Country Estate in the heart of West Sussex, are looking for a hands-on Live-in Housekeeper to assist in the running of the main Residence, reporting directly to the Estate Housekeeper.

The qualities the family are looking for are:

  • Highly discreet/confidential
  • Personable
  • Flexible
  • Excellent eye for detail providing the highest standards
  • Can-do attitude to go the extra mile and meet with every need of the family
  • Excellent experience within Private Residences (References needed)
  • Experience of working with/looking after Middle Eastern Family (advantage)
  • Able to follow direction but work on own initiative
  • Adhere to a strict food hygiene practice
  • Self-motivated during times when family are not in residence
  • Team player
  • Calm under pressure
  • Provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for the family

Requirements for the right candidate:

  • UK Driving Licence – Essential candidate can drive.  Work car provided - may require own car as is semi-rural
  • Basic Cooking Skills with Food Safety knowledge
  • Administration Skills

The successful candidate will work with a team of dedicated and loyal staff to their Principals, who visit during key times throughout the year.  The property must be maintained to the highest standard in a neutral setting outside of visits, and prepared accordingly once a visit is scheduled.  Travelling staff accompany specific members of the family and/or additional temporary staff are then engaged to support for certain visits.  There is a second residence on a close by, but separate, Estate where you would be required to help the Housekeeper of this property during visits there, and vice versa.

The property is a substantial stunning 7 bedroom suite Country Residence set over 2 floors with indoor leisure area and a 3 bedroom suite guest wing.  There is a main kitchen within the Residence and a commercial kitchen located in the outbuilding for when chefs are required by the family.

Free accommodation is provided for the role.  Situated on the ground floor of the main residence, with own entrance, is a very well-designed staff wing where the Housekeeper would have their own bedroom and ensuite with shared living areas for 1-3 staff who are accommodated during visits where required.  *Rare occasions - male chefs may stay; all in house staff are female.

Working days - Monday to Friday, 8.00am-5.00pm (40 hours per week) when family not in residence

Please note when family/guests are in residence, you will be required to work longer days, weekends and/or Bank Holidays.  Any additional hours worked when family visit is returned in lieu; and/or pay where applicable.

*Generous annual leave allowance that must be taken around the key times/months when families visit.

Salary: Highly competitive - to be discussed at interview stage dependent upon experience.

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #2665

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