EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED IN BERKSHIRE


Reference Number
EA10
City
London
Country
United Kingdom
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
1169
Vacancy Category
Private household

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EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED IN BERKSHIRE


We are looking for a confident and experienced full-time Housekeeper for a high-net-worth family in Berkshire. Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the house, making sure everything is clean and tidy and kept to a very high standard under the guidance of the House Manager.

Duties will include general cleaning of bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas as well as laundry and ironing. You should also feel comfortable cleaning antiques, chandeliers, silver, and brass including the maintenance of fine art, carpets, and antique furnishings. In addition, you will be confident in preparing food as required and be comfortable working around family pets.

The role will be suited to a team player who can work well with other staff and is also able, and willing, to follow guidance from the House Manager to ensure the needs of the principals are always met.

You should be highly discreet, trustworthy, and be able to remain calm and professional at all times. With a kind a caring disposition, you will provide a warm and welcoming approach to any guests at the property.

This is a live-out position, typically working from 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, with an hour’s paid lunch break - some evening and weekend work will be required when the principals are in residence. Flexibility is a must in this role, as well as a ‘can-do’ positive attitude. You may also be required to travel to the principals’ other residences occasionally, within the UK.

Other benefits include a free daily lunch, excellent pension, private health insurance, and 25 days of annual leave with annual increases (plus bank holidays).

DUTIES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• The cleaning and upkeep of all bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and reception rooms
• Carpet and curtain cleaning, and knowledge of delicate furnishings and surfaces
• Chandelier, antiques, and fine artwork care
• Silver and brass polishing
• Laundry, ironing, and wardrobe management
• Ad-hoc duties such as dry cleaning and running errands
• Confident in basic cooking and meal preparation
• Stock management
• Liaising with contractors
• Front of house duties
• Pet care
• Security - responsibility for locking and unlocking the property
• Occasional travel between UK properties, when given appropriate notice

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Prior housekeeping experience within a private household
• Fluency in spoken English
• Hardworking and dedicated
• Unflappable, discreet, and honest
• Good time management and good communication
• Self-motivated and able to work alone, as well as part of a team
• High attention to detail and exacting standards
• Well-presented, professional, and discreet
• Warm, friendly, and approachable
• Happy in the company of children and pets
• Trustworthy and reliable
• Eligibility to work in the UK
• Excellent checkable references
• A clean DBS check or willingness to undertake one
• Full clean UK driving license

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