LIVE-IN HEAD HOUSEKEEPER – BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ESTATE


Reference Number
EB7
City
Beaconsfield
Country
United Kingdom
Salary Information
Negotiable, DOE
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
1000
Vacancy Category
Private household

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LIVE-IN HEAD HOUSEKEEPER – BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ESTATE

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced, hardworking, and talented Head Housekeeper to support a UHNWI in their large country residence in Buckinghamshire. The client is looking to appoint an energetic, hands-on team player with exceptional organisational skills to work alongside and oversee a team of full-time housekeepers.

Duties will include all general and deep cleaning, laundry, and ironing, including the care of delicate fabrics, so an energetic candidate with a positive, can-do attitude is required for the role. You will be meticulous and have an excellent eye for detail, as well as in-depth knowledge of how to care for luxury furnishings and the use of appropriate cleaning products.

Exceptionally high standards are maintained in this luxury property, so the ideal candidate will have prior experience working for a UHNW family, or ideally experience onboard super yachts, able to provide high-end table service. A candidate with the ability to cook family-style meals from time to time is highly desirable, but not essential.

Usual working days & hours are staggered depending on when the Principal is in residence, flexibility will be required with downtime available when the Principal is travelling. This is a live-in position with lovely private accommodation provided.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
• Hands-on housekeeping alongside a team of full-time housekeepers
• Laundry and ironing of fine fabrics, linens, etc.
• Providing high-end formal table service
• Inventory management
• Flower arranging
• Deal quickly and responsibly with any issues that arise and report to the House Manager
• Running ad-hoc errands
• Cooking (not essential)

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
• Able to prioritise and multitask effectively
• Right to work within the UK
• Excellent checkable references

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