Live-in Housekeeper

Oxfordshire, Henley, Salary circa £35,000 per annum

EHS #3348

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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, and the two youngest now both at local school.

They require a very competent, hands-on Housekeeper who is happy and confident working solo in the residence ensuring the property is in a ready state at all times.  When the children are at school, the Nanny also helps with some of the ironing and cleaning duties.

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 standard 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
  • Handle petty cash and liaising with the on-site family office via emails, thus keeping in touch with any changes to schedule
  • Liaising with the Nanny and the Caretaker/Family Driver

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 lovely 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 #3348

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