Live-in Housekeeper

West Sussex, Salary £28,000-£30,000 per annum

EHS #2731

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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 (checkable references needed)
  • Experience of working with/looking after Middle Eastern Family (advantage)
  • Able to follow direction but work on own initiative
  • Adhere to required cleaning routines and 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.  Under the guidance of the Estate Housekeeper, the residence must be maintained to the highest standard in a neutral setting outside of visits, and then 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 separate Estate where the Housekeeper would support if required.

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.  For the duration of the probation period, the Housekeeper will reside in the staff accommodation while work is carried out to a log cabin.  Once complete, the Housekeeper will live in the log cabin.  During key visits where no travelling / additional staff are present, the Housekeeper will remain in the staff accommodation to be available to adhere to the needs of the family for the duration of the visit.  During certain visits travelling/temporary staff are accommodated within the staff accommodation, that may include male Chef/s.

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

Please note when family/guests are in residence the Housekeeper 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: £28,000–£30,000 dependent upon experience

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #2731

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