Live-in Senior Housekeeper

Berkshire, Salary circa £33,000

EHS #5457

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Our client is looking for a full-time, experienced Live-in Senior Housekeeper, possibly with cooking skills, for a large country house in Berkshire to start ASAP.

Duties include:

  • All aspects of hands-on housekeeping, including cleaning, polishing, dusting, and hoovering
  • Bed making and changing linen
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Preparing the playroom/nursery when the client’s grandchildren are coming to stay
  • Table laying
  • Liaising with the Chef when entertaining
  • Cleaning the kitchen after meals, washing up, clearing the table
  • Walking and feeding the dogs
  • Ordering groceries and cleaning supplies
  • Security duties such as locking/unlocking windows, setting alarms
  • Running errands (there is a car available)
  • Overseeing maintenance alongside the maintenance team
  • Managing 2 other permanent Housekeepers as well as approx. 3 temporary Housekeepers who help when there are guests/shoot parties

The care of dogs, including feeding, walking, driving to the vet if needed, is quite a large feature of this position as the family have three dogs (two Labrador's and a miniature long-haired Dachshund). Experience with and love of animals is essential.

Cooking: if the candidate is able to cook, it would be an added bonus. Cooking would not be every day, it would be the occasional meal as one of the principals enjoys cooking. The role would include plain family cooking overall, and possibly preparing meals for grandchildren if they are staying, so for a couple of weeks, summer and winter.

The main role would be to order and keep stock of fresh food from butcher, fishmonger, Ocado etc to keep the fridges and freezers up-to-date, with a spreadsheet of contents, and to remove outdated food, and to keep cooked food labelled in the cooked food fridge for re-use.

Accommodation: Detached bungalow with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room, and its own small garden front and back, within the gates of the estate, two minutes’ walk from the main residence. You would be required to cover the cost of your own electricity and water only – the Estate is run from a woodchip boiler.

You must be a non-smoker and hold a full driving licence.

Hours: Monday to Friday – working 1 weekend every 3 weeks

Salary: circa £33,000 gross per annum

Start date: 11th October 2022

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Live-in Senior Housekeeper

EHS #5457

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