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Live-in Housekeeper

Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Salary circa £35,000 per annum

EHS #3283

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Start date: End of May, could be sooner.

Our client, whose family own a substantial Estate close to Henley, are looking for a live-in Housekeeper (separate accommodation) to ensure that one of the main properties - a large country residence with 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms - is constantly well maintained.  The family of 6 have 2 dogs and a long-term Thai Nanny.  Two of the children are at boarding school in the UK.

They, therefore, need a very competent Housekeeper who is happy and confident working solo in the residence ensuring the property is in a ready state at all times.

Duties include:

  • All housekeeping to a high level, and maintaining this when the family are not in residence.
  • Laundry duties, including all linen and hand-washing of fine fabrics.
  • Setting up rooms to standards when the family are in residence, or going to come into residence.
  • Able to work on your own and take things up a notch when the family do come into residence.
  • Happy to prepare food and assist with some light cooking on occasion.
  • Running errands on occasion, and ordering food shopping.
  • Keeping a snagging list of house defects and reporting these to the PA/Household Administrator.

This is a super role for an experienced Housekeeper with a fine eye for detail and strong work ethic.  The priority is that you clean well and take pride in your work.

Days of work:  You will be required to work a 5 day week, rostered in advance. One weekend off will be given per month, or more if convenient. 

Hours of work: 8.00am-1.00pm, 2.00pm-6.00pm.

Due to the nature of the role, you will be 'on call' when the family is in residence so flexibility will be required but in return for this, accommodation of a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage is provided within the grounds but separate to the main residence.

Essential:  You must drive (vehicle will be provided for work purposes only) and you must preferably speak excellent English.

Salary:  circa £35,000 per annum

Council tax and water will be paid - other bills will be your responsibility to sort, however, a generous allowance is given to you for this purpose.

Workplace pension

Uniform provided

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #3283

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