HOUSEKEEPER FOR PRIVATE ESTATE – OXFORDSHIRE


Reference Number
KM47
City
Oxfordshire
Country
United Kingdom
Salary
£28000.00
Salary Period
annum
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
367
Vacancy Category
Private household

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HOUSEKEEPER FOR PRIVATE ESTATE – OXFORDSHIRE

Our clients are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Housekeeper to join their team in their private Oxfordshire Estate. We are looking for someone who is motivated in their work and enjoys keeping the home in a pristine condition. You will have a keen eye for detail and will understand private household etiquette and privacy requirements.

You must have excellent housekeeping knowledge and take pride in your work. Ideally you will come from a private household environment with a minimum of 4+ years’ experience and checkable references are essential.

You must be dog friendly and light dog washing is part of the daily routine during rainy months. There are dedicated dog wash facilities.

This position is ideally live-in, although daily will be considered for the right person. Please note that visitors are not allowed on the Estate. You will work 5 days per week with 2 days off – exact schedule is to be arranged between you and the other housekeeper.

Your hours will be 9am-5pm, occasionally you might be asked to stay later if the family are entertaining and you will accrue any overtime as extra time off in lieu.

The salary on offer is £28,000 gross per annum, with a discretionary performance bonus. You will be awarded a food allowance (for live-in only), with a statutory pension as part of your contract. Holiday entitlement is 24 days per annum + bank holidays. Holidays to be taken when the family is away. Sky TV and WiFi as part of your live-in accommodation

Duties to include, but not limited to:
- High standard of cleaning, knowledge of how to care for fine furniture, silver, wooden floors and panelling
- Laundry, including hand washing of delicate fabrics such as cashmere, silk etc.
- Ironing
- Making and changing beds
- Regular window washing
- Occasionally assisting with formal dinner service as part of a two-person team
- Laying the table for family meals and clearing away afterwards
- Cleaning and tidying the kitchen
- Checking stock lists and making the EM aware when more supplies need to be ordered

Essential criteria:
- Prior housekeeping experience in a private estate or household (minimum 4 years)
- Excellent cleaning, laundry and ironing skills
- Hardworking, reliable and trustworthy
- A team player and a willingness to be flexible with duties
- Excellent checkable references

If this sounds of interest and you meet the essential criteria, please apply within or get in touch to find out more.

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