Live-in Housekeeper

London, Chelsea, Salary circa £38,000

EHS #4544

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Our client, a gentleman who splits his time between his residences in London and Madrid, is looking for a Live-in Housekeeper to assist with the running of his recently refurbished residence in Chelsea.

The house, which is set across two levels, is substantial and contains a large Master suite, office, drawing room, library, dining room, kitchen, and 2 guest flats.

Your duties will include:

  • Working with a cleaner at present but must be prepared to work alone
  • Ensuring everything in the residence is well maintained and in good working order
  • Hands-on housekeeping
  • Noting any issues or concerns within the residence and liaise with the PA on these
  • Arranging and overseeing contractors
  • Shopping for the Principal when required (you should also be comfortable ordering things online)
  • Handling various administrative matters as required
  • When the Principal is in residence, you will be required to shop for food, prepare and cook breakfast, lunch, and supper, wait table as required – simple fresh food, pastas etc. A cook will occasionally be brought in for entertaining

The ideal candidate must be proactive, flexible to the Principal’s schedule, and happy to work for periods without the Principal being in residence but have the house always prepared for him and his partner and occasionally houseguests . Candidates must be of neat appearance with a positive attitude and good level of energy. You should be competent in your abilities and offer a fine eye for detail as you will be responsible for ensuring every aspect of the residence runs smoothly.

You must preferably have good spoken and written English and Spanish.

Previous experience in similar positions with proven longevity is essential.

Working days/hours: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm on Saturday. Flexibility to work more days and longer hours when the Principal is in residence is required in lieu of time off when he is not in London.

Accommodation provided is on the ground floor of the residence, which is very private. It was a guest room which has been newly decorated. The accommodation is comprised of a bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room and an area where you can sit and make coffee/tea. You will be the only live-in member of staff and would, therefore, have access to use the main kitchen on the 1st floor. The accommodation also has a lovely view of a private garden.

Ability to drive would be helpful but not essential. A car is provided for any work-related errands.

Salary: circa £38,000

ASAP start – 2-week trial required

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #4544

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