LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER – UHNW PRIVATE ESTATE


Reference Number
HG187
City
Cotswolds
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£30000.00
Salary To
£40000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
Negotiable depending on experience
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
508
Vacancy Category
Private household

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LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER – UHNW PRIVATE ESTATE

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced, hardworking and talented Housekeeper to support an UHNW family in their large country estate in the Cotswolds/West Oxfordshire. This is a busy family estate with lots of animals and multiple properties, and you will work alongside a solid team of household staff. 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, light cooking, service and assisting at events, as well as care of animals.

This is a varied position that will require flexibility and adaptability in terms of duties and changes to schedules and events, so the ideal candidate should have a hardworking ‘can-do’ attitude and a personable, friendly and optimistic disposition. The family are very respectful employers and look after their staff well – they are looking for a long-term commitment from the successful candidate.

The usual working week will be from Monday – Thursday, working from 8:30am-4:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays, from 11am-8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 9am-6pm on Sundays, with your days off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (There will be the opportunity to have at least one weekend off per month).

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
• General housekeeping to a very high standard alongside the team
• Laundry, including clothing, fine fabrics, linens etc.
• Ironing and wardrobe management
• Packing and unpacking for the principals
• Light cooking for the family, and assisting caterers when required
• Service and assistance at events
• Provisioning and taking stock of household items
• Flower arranging
• Deal quickly and responsibly with any issues that arise
• Running ad-hoc errands

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Previous experience in a similar role within a private household or luxury hotel
• 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
• Excellent checkable references

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