LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK FOR UHNW FAMILY – LONDON


Reference Number
CD389
Country
United Kingdom
Salary
£45000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
Negotiable, DOE
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
UHNW
Internal ID
1592
Vacancy Category
Private household

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LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK FOR UHNW FAMILY – LONDON

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic Housekeeper/Cook to work for a lovely UHNW family at their secondary residence in Belgravia, London. The ideal candidate will be experienced and self-motivated, able to work autonomously to ensure that all daily housekeeping and cooking duties are completed to the highest standard. This 5-bedroom property is spread over several floors, so requires an energetic candidate with good organisational skills and a can-do attitude.

Responsible for the overall cleanliness, organisation and upkeep of the property, you will have an excellent eye for detail and be very confident in your laundry, ironing and housekeeping skills. Though the family are not in residence full-time, an impeccable standard is expected at all times, so you will need to have excellent knowledge of how to care for luxury furnishings and use of appropriate cleaning products.

When the family are in residence, you will provide a high standard of family-style meals for them – they enjoy healthy Mediterranean-style cooking and classic British dishes such as fish/meat and steamed vegetables, fresh salads and soups and roast dinners, so you should be confident in your cooking abilities and able to follow recipes when required. Additionally, you will also be responsible for grocery shopping, keeping on top of cleaning supplies, meeting and greeting any visitors and receiving deliveries, as well as wardrobe management and packing/unpacking.

The usual working week will be from Monday to Friday, though some weekend work might be required from time to time if the family are in residence on the weekend, with time off in lieu. Accommodation is provided in a lovely private studio apartment with separate basement entrance. The family reside primarily in their countryside home and are very respectful employers with an excellent track record of staff longevity, so would like to appoint a highly reliable and trustworthy candidate to remain with them long-term. There are no pets at the property.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• Cleaning including dusting, vacuuming, mopping, changing beds, cleaning bathrooms, living areas and kitchen
• Care of fine furnishings, curtains, fabrics, marble etc.
• Laundry and ironing of delicate fabrics, care of silks and cashmere
• Wardrobe management and labelling of clothes; packing and unpacking
• Cooking to a high family-style standard
• Managing household accounts and managing grocery and cleaning supply stocks
• Errand running e.g. dry cleaners, post office, supermarket shopping
• Front of house, taking deliveries, welcoming guests
• Liaising and managing contractors/tradesmen when necessary

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Prior experience and proven longevity in a similar high-end private household
• Excellent and organised cook with the ability to follow recipes when required
• Brilliant eye for detail and a strong work ethic
• Well presented, energetic and physically fit
• Proactive nature and the ability to work autonomously
• Loyal, trustworthy, and reliable with a discreet nature
• Excellent level of spoken and written English
• Non-smoker
• Right to live and work in the UK
• DBS checked or willingness to obtain a DBS check
• Excellent checkable references

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