Live-out Housekeeper

London, Chelsea, Salary Competitive

EHS #4679

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We are looking for a Live-out Housekeeper with solid private household experience (particularly for high-net-worth individuals) for a residence in Chelsea. You will be working alongside other members of staff so it is essential that you can work well as part of a professional team. Formally, you will report to the EA or the Director of Operations, but day to day work will be overseen by the Butler/House Manager.

The principal is in residence roughly 70% of the time, and during the periods that they are in residence you will need to offer some flexibility with your working hours although there is time off given in lieu when the principal is away.

You will have excellent housekeeping skills and be responsible for maintaining the household, as well as laundry and ironing. You will be confident working with a high-end wardrobe, taking great care with delicate fabrics. You will have experience in caring for works of art and fine fittings and fixtures. You will be responsible for maintaining the stock level of household cleaning supplies.

Duties will include:

  • Cleaning the property to an immaculate standard
  • Hoovering, polishing, dusting, doing the laundry and washing delicate garments by hand
  • Ironing, putting the rubbish out on designated days, cleaning brass surfaces, washing and cooking (desirable)
  • Arranging for dry cleaning and for carrying out the washing and ironing of the principal’s clothes; packing and unpacking
  • Cleaning and/or polishing the principal’s shoes as appropriate
  • Changing and making beds
  • Dealing with visitors and guests
  • Supervising contractors whilst in the property
  • Buying and collecting shopping, or putting away online deliveries and keeping fridge stocked
  • Helping the Butler/Chef to serve meals as required
  • Cooking skills are not essential but would be a real asset
  • Assisting as required in preparing for and serving at receptions, dinner parties, drinks parties and other events
  • Working as a team with the other Housekeeper (works weekends), Butler and part-time Chef
  • Confident in their work and can get on independently and discretely

The principal is an excellent employer, and values discretion, professionalism and flexibility.

  • Days of work: 5 per week from Monday - Friday, with some flexibility when the principal is in residence
  • Hours of work: 8.30am – 5.30pm with occasional variation if needed for an evening event (maybe every six weeks)
  • Other notes: small, friendly dog in the home; small child in the home, but no childcare duties expected of the housekeeper whatsoever
  • Salary: Competitive
  • To start: ASAP
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Live-out Housekeeper

EHS #4679

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