HEAD HOUSEKEEPER FOR HNW PRIVATE ESATE NEAR BATH


Reference Number
CD373
City
Bath
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£40000.00
Salary To
£45000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
Negotiable, DOE
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
UHNW
Internal ID
1542
Vacancy Category
Private household

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HEAD HOUSEKEEPER FOR HNW PRIVATE ESATE NEAR BATH

We are assisting a lovely UHNW family to source a reliable, hard working and experienced Head Housekeeper for their family home near Bath, Somerset. Set on a country estate, this is an informally staffed home where attention to detail, a team player mentality and discretion are of utmost importance, as well as being child friendly and pet friendly.

Working in a hands-on capacity alongside another full-time housekeeper and a part-time housekeeper, you will be a fair but firm manager, providing training and guidance where needed to ensure that the property is maintained to the highest standard. You will have prior experience working for high-net-worth clients in a private setting and will have excellent knowledge of how to maintain artwork, antiques, silverware and other surfaces and fabrics with fine finishes.

Responsible for laundry care, wardrobe management and arranging dry cleaning, you will be confident in your laundry capabilities, to include delicates care, stain removal and the care of specialist fabrics. A confident communicator with excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, you will be responsible for ordering cleaning products, inventory management and assisting the Estate Manager with administration as and when necessary.

Working 40-45 hours per week, this is a Monday to Friday role with occasional weekend or evening work required by prior arrangement when the family are entertaining. Due to the location of the property, a driver with their own reliable transport is required. The family are looking to appoint a trustworthy and dedicated Head Housekeeper to remain with them long-term.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• Daily cleaning including dusting, vacuuming, hoovering, mopping, changing beds, cleaning bathrooms and kitchen
• Laundry, ironing, and wardrobe management, including caring for fine fabrics
• Care of high-end furniture and artwork
• Packing and unpacking for the principals
• Greeting guests and offering refreshments
• Training and guiding other housekeepers
• Managing stocks of cleaning products; placing orders online
• Assisting the Estate Manager with administrative tasks such as Health & Safety requirements and implementation
• Flower arranging
• Pet care
• Ad-hoc errand running

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Prior experience in a similar role in a high-end private household
• Excellent knowledge of cleaning products and care of fine fabrics and furniture
• Firm but fair leader with a calm, approachable and pleasant nature
• Fluency in English – spoken and written
• Eligibility to work in the UK
• Hardworking, dedicated, trustworthy and reliable
• High attention to detail
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team
• DBS checked or willingness to undertake one
• Own reliable transport and a valid UK driving license
• Excellent checkable references

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