Live-in/out Head Housekeeper
Berkshire, Newbury, Salary £38,000-£42,000
Our client, who has a country residence a short drive from Newbury, are looking for an experienced Head Housekeeper to assist managing a small housekeeping team. This will be a hands on role - it is a large main residence with 14 bedrooms and three guest houses. The family, who have two children aged 4 and 2 years, travel from London where they are during the week to the residence on a Friday where they spend the weekend. You will report directly to the House Manager.
Although a substantial residence, the family are not formal during weekends except for some occasions and shoot weekends when extra staff are brought in to assist the current team of household staff. It is essential that you have a keen eye for the finer details, are willing to be hands on with the team and ensure that the residence is in a ready state at all times.
You should have a friendly, positive attitude, be a good team player, and be child and dog (Labrador and hunting dog) friendly.
Duties will include cleaning, ensuring the residence is running smoothly, laundry and supporting the Senior Housekeeper in their responsibilities.
Although you are not required to drive for work purposes, you will need to drive to the residence, which is 10 minutes away from Newbury.
Accommodation: A two bedroom independent cottage with a private garden.
Working days: 5 days per week, Thursday-Monday, with Tuesday and Wednesday off.
Hours: 9 hours per day with some flexibility when the family entertain or have guests, 8.00am-5.00pm