Live-in Housekeeper

London, Holland Park, Attractive Salary

EHS #2838

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Our Clients, a family of four based in a large residence in Holland Park, are looking for an experienced live-in or live-out Housekeeper.

You will be joining an existing team of 7 staff.  While the family travel frequently, when in residence, the Housekeeper will work 6 days per week and 10 hours per day.  Therefore, all candidates who wish to apply must be flexible.

Whilst the residence is the family’s main home, they do travel frequently.

Time off can be taken in lieu when the family travel, mostly during school holidays, Christmas, Easter etc.

The job will consist of the usual duties, some of which are listed below.

Job Description:

  • Beds to be made every day and changed regularly
  • Clean and polish silverware, ornaments
  • Inventories of clothes and crockery
  • Accept deliveries or take messages as required
  • Looking after any guests including providing tea and coffee and preparing light snacks
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Dusting, hoovering, making sure all areas are clean and presentable
  • Helping to look after staff areas' cleanliness
  • Ensuring all external areas are clean and tidy
  • Setting up table for meals and assisting with food service
  • Being on hand to the principals to help with every need
  • Help with packing and unpacking during the frequent family travels

Key qualifying criteria

  • Previous experience within a Housekeeping role (hotels, private household, hotels, yachts/cruise ships)
  • Child-friendly (3 year old girl, 5 year old boy)
  • Good standard of health essential, as the property has 5 levels
  • Non-smoker
  • Flexible and relaxed attitude/approach
  • Good knowledge of English is preferred
  • DBS check is a must
  • Cooking skills would be useful but not an obligation
  • Must provide references, which will be checked
  • Discreet with calm personality strongly preferred
  • Turkish speaker a bonus!

The employer whilst demanding is kind and approachable.  Many of the staff stay for many years, and this will be a lovely position for a person with the right attitude.

Accommodation: Small double room on the sub-level with private toilet and shower room.

Hours: 2 shifts to be slit between 2 people, 8.00am-5.00pm and 10.00am-7.00pm or similar.  Rota to include weekends.

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #2838

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