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Senior Housekeeper

Surrey, Virginia Water, Salary £35,000+

EHS #2951

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An 8 bedroomed property in Virginia Water are looking for a live-out Senior Housekeeper to join a lovely team, which consists of an Estate Manager, Head Housekeeper and three/four other Housekeepers.  We are looking for someone with experience in private households or on-board yachts, who is happy to be very hands-on while multitasking and leading the other Housekeepers and supporting the Head Housekeeper.

The property is residence to a nice informal Russian owner who mostly uses the house and grounds for relaxation at weekends. They enjoy cooking gourmet food for their friends and when entertaining need assistance with informal service, support and organisation from the Housekeepers.

Responsibilities

  • Daily cleaning & deep cleaning
  • Running errands such as dry cleaning and very occasional trips to London
  • Local shopping
  • Greeting guests
  • Ensuring the house is guest ready at all times
  • Leading the team of Housekeepers when the Head Housekeeper is off
  • Covering for the Head Housekeeper when on holiday
  • Informal food/drink service, setting up for meals
  • Wardrobe management
  • Assisting in the kitchen and washing up
  • Assisting at occasional events and parties organised by the Estate Manager
  • Laundry of fine linens and clothing
  • Dog and cat care
  • Admin duties such as assisting with rotas and setting weekly task lists etc.

Ideal Candidate

  • Yachting/Chalet/similar household experience desired
  • Driver (house car available to use on errands)
  • Flexible and happy to multitask
  • Preferably fluent English (non-Russian speaking)
  • Non-smoker
  • Pet friendly
  • Ability to thrive under pressure – household can be fast paced at times
  • Must be strong and level headed, able to prioritise and work efficiently
  • Good laundry experience
  • Service experience and an interest in formal service and fine food and wine is useful

Package

Salary: £35K + with a £15% bonus annually DOE + pension scheme

Start Date: ASAP

Holiday: 20 days plus bank holidays or time off in lieu if worked

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9 hours a day (some flexibility may be required with notice)

Accommodation: Not provided – own transport required as house is not near public transport

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Senior Housekeeper

EHS #2951

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