TEMP HOUSEKEEPER FOR HNW COTSWOLDS ESTATE


Reference Number
CD218
City
Cotswolds
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£35000.00
Salary To
£38000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
pro-rata
Job Type
Contract
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
UHNW
Internal ID
1099
Vacancy Category
Private household

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TEMP HOUSEKEEPER FOR HNW COTSWOLDS ESTATE

We are assisting an UHNW family with the recruitment of an experienced, hardworking, and talented Temp Housekeeper to join the household team at their large country estate in the Cotswolds. This is a busy family estate with lots of animals and multiple properties, so a team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude is required for this role.

You will be responsible for hands-on housekeeping alongside a team of full-time housekeepers, laundry, and wardrobe management, packing and unpacking for the principals, service and assisting at events, as well as care of animals.

This is a varied position that will require flexibility and adaptability, so the ideal candidate should have a friendly and optimistic disposition. The family are very respectful employers and look after their staff well – they are looking for a positive candidate who is able a good team player.

Working 5 days per week, usual working hours are from 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm with the requirement to cover 2 weekends per month (time given off through the week in lieu). A driver is essential for this role.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
• All cleaning duties to include bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas as well as unused rooms
• Making beds and changing bed linen
• Laundry - collecting, washing, ironing, and returning laundry to the appropriate place - hand washing delicate items
• Wardrobe management, packing and unpacking for the principals
• Polishing brass and silver, antiques, and fine furniture
• Answering telephone and door, greeting guests, making guests welcome and offering drinks
• Clean, tidy and restock kitchens after meals, including keeping refrigerators clean, organised, and fresh
• Keeping patios, entrances, and steps clean and tidy, interior window cleaning
• Watering household plants and flower arranging
• Ad-hoc errand running and grocery shopping; receiving deliveries
• Feeding and care of dogs and cats

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Previous experience in a similar role within a private household, luxury hotel or yacht
• Flexibility in terms of duties and changes of schedules
• Team player with a positive, can-do attitude
• Excellent communication skills
• Very high attention to detail
• Good standard of written and spoken English
• Trustworthy and able to handle confidential information appropriately
• Longevity as demonstrated by previous employment
• Able to prioritise and multitask effectively
• Right to work within the UK
• Live within a commutable distance from Burford & full UK driving license
• Excellent checkable references

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