Live-in Housekeeper

London, Knightsbridge, Salary £46,000-£50,000 per annum

EHS #7038

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A private VIP family is seeking an experienced Live-in Housekeeper to join their main residence, a split-level penthouse in Knightsbridge, London. This family of 4 includes 2 teenage children and a small dog. The family travel for approximately 4 months of the year.  During these times, the role will entail fewer working hours and more down time.

Duties will include working alongside another full-time, live-in Housekeeper to cover the following duties:

  • Daily household cleaning as per rota/schedule.
  • Cleaning, dusting, mopping, hoovering, polishing, changing of linen.
  • Ensuring the property is kept to the highest standard at all times.
  • Laundry and ironing.
  • Wardrobe management including care of luxury items, couture, and high-end materials. Working with this previously is preferred.
  • Preparing principal's luggage for travel.
  • Unpacking and organisation of luggage during stays.
  • Organisation and care of high-end dining sets and tableware.
  • Manage inventories for delicate cutlery, crystals, tableware etc.
  • Polishing silver.
  • Knowledge of caring for luxury art pieces around home.
  • Confident family style cooking, following recipes.
  • Flower arranging experience preferred.
  • Internet shopping for groceries and household items.
  • Organising drop off and pick up of dry cleaning.
  • Liaising with other staff members to report any damage or faults with home equipment and/or appliances, laundry, and ironing.

Candidate requirements:

  • Flexible attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player
  • Previous household experience working for VIP families - clear understanding of how these households are run
  • English speaking preferred

Working days: 5 days per week when family in residence / reduced hours when family travel.

Working hours: 10 hours per day on a shift basis (covering hours between 7.00am and 9.00pm daily).  The family are away for approx. 4 months of the year (during all school holidays, Christmas, Easter, and Summer), and during these times your working hours will be reduced to being a key holder and checking in on the property occasionally. You will also be expected to take your own paid annual leave during these periods.

Accommodation: Spacious 2-bedroom separate apartment off Sloane Street (shared with second Housekeeper) which comprises; a private bedroom, a shared kitchen/living area, and a shared main bathroom. The apartment is just a short walk away from the main residence, all bills included.

Salary: £46,000 - £50,000 gross per year (negotiable for the right person).

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Live-in Housekeeper

EHS #7038

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