Live-out Housekeeper

London, Belgravia , Salary £45,000 per annum

EHS #4017

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Our client in Belgravia is looking to employ a live-out Housekeeper at their Belgravia residence. You will be joining a fully staffed home: 2 other Housekeepers, Houseman, Driver, Dog Carer, PA and Chief of Staff. The role is London-based; however, there will be frequent travel. Hours are Monday to Friday, 10.00am-7.00pm but must be flexible and willing to adapt to changes in days and hours.

Extremely high level of cleaning, fine eye for detail, and willingness to travel when required are key for this role. The candidate must be well-presented, discreet and have proven longevity within their previous roles.

The Principals also have a large residence in USA (West Coast) - also fully staffed but you will be expected to travel with them.

Duties will include:

  • Keeping house and garden areas clean and tidy throughout the day.
  • General laundry and ironing including daily laundry, ironing and change of towels plus change of bedding.
  • Clothing care - Washing, ironing and steaming plus organising clothes, shoes etc to dry cleaners, cobblers etc.
  • Maintain up-keep of furniture, art, china, collectibles, crystal and silver polishing.
  • Check all lights in garden and house and replace bulbs.
  • Sweep and clean down all outside spaces and furnishings.
  • Organising rubbish and recycling and liaising with council for removal of larger items.
  • Keeping windows and glass doors cleaned and liaising with window cleaners.
  • Keep constant supply of household essentials (water, coffee etc) and cleaning materials.
  • Arrange magazines, newspapers and flowers as requested.
  • Maintaining cellar book and checking wine supplies as required.
  • Turning on and off lights, lighting candles and lanterns in garden and house in the evenings.
  • Prepare for arrival of visitors and various needs when staying.
  • Assistance with luggage, packing and unpacking for journeys.
  • Shopping and ad hoc errands as required.
  • Maintenance when principals are not in residence.
  • Keeping accurate accounts of expenditure and submitting receipts and Excel account of expenses monthly.
  • Identify and reporting on works and repairs needed within the residence and reporting maintenance, faulty equipment etc.
  • Arranging upholstery, rug, curtain and mattress cleaning bi-annually when Principals are not in residence.
  • Co-ordinating deliveries and maintenance visits.
  • Reading gas, electricity and water meters and reporting to relevant companies.
  • Cooking of simple, tasty, classic meals.

Before applying for the role, please note the following requirements:

  • Preferably good English, neat appearance, experience of working in a residence which is kept to a very high standard
  • Proven longevity - 4-5 years in each previous role
  • Glowing references (the Principals will follow up personally with previous employers with your permission)
  • Available and flexible to travel to USA residence and within Europe
  • Must like dogs - they have 3 large, smooth haired, dogs and employ a permanent dog keeper

Days of Work: Monday to Friday, 10.00am-7.00pm       

Salary: £45,000 + paid overtime

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Live-out Housekeeper

EHS #4017

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