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Live-in Housekeeper

Oxfordshire , Salary: approx. £30,000 gross PA

EHS #3639

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A family of 3 are looking for an experienced Housekeeper/Nanny to help look after their beautiful country estate in Oxfordshire (near Watlington, Oxfordshire). The family include a two year-old child and the ideal candidate would have experience looking after a similar age group.

The house, situated on a large estate, is built to a very high specification. It is imperative that the candidate has excellent standards of housekeeping and is someone who uses initiative, is proactive, enthusiastic and has an abundance of common sense. A flexible approach to the role will be required. A second language would be preferable, Italian or Hindi, but not essential. The candidate must be able to drive and if possible, own a car.

Duties, responsibilities, experience :

  • General housekeeping duties
  • Daily tidy up
  • Daily cleaning
  • Wardrobe management
  • Laundry/ironing
  • Cleaning of shoes
  • Setting the dinner table
  • House organisation
  • Care of small family dog
  • Occasional child care duties
  • Looking after guests (preparing guestrooms with towels and bathroom items, ensuring beds are made)
  • Occasional travel
  • Packing and unpacking luggage for travel
  • Overseeing contractors and deliveries
  • Overseeing the procurement of household goods
  • Shopping for food and ingredients, ability to discern high quality and seasonal ingredients, especially vegetables
  • Experience with care of delicate materials (cashmere/silk)
  • Experience in caring for fine art and fragile objects
  • Ability to carry out small repairs (sewing of buttons)

Full-time position: 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, with half days on Saturday
Accommodation: Self-contained large one bedroom flat on the estate
Salary: approx. £30,000 gross per annum, depending on experience

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #3639

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