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Private Households -Housekeepers


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER (RUSSIAN SPEAKING) 1 YEAR CONTRACT, FOR FAMILY IN WEYBRIDGE, SURREY, UK                                                     UK9614

Luxury Assets candidate on trial. .

Key requirements: 3-4 years private housekeeping experience, fluency in Russian and English, high standards and attention to detail, experience with children 

Job Description: For a returning lovely client, we are looking for an experienced Russian/ English speaking Live-in Housekeeper to work for one year at their beautiful property in Surrey. Working Mon. – Fri. with a self-contained studio provided. High standards and child-care experience are needed. No cooking required.

 

The busy family has three well behaved children (l4/7/9) who go to school, with their parents working from home and travelling frequently. The full-time residence has 5 bedrooms, a large garden with a pool and terraces. The interior is stylish, modern and chic including wooden floors and extensive art work. Occasionally friends and family visit.

 

The household is busy, informal, relaxed, very friendly. There is a Private PA, a Butler All-Rounder, 2 Chefs and a Nanny as well as one dog. The kitchen, which is the domain of the chefs will not need cleaning. Windows are cleaned by contractors.

 

The duties of the live-in Housekeeper:

  • Care of family laundry including all ironing
  • Select couture wear for dry-cleaning
  • Hand wash delicate items
  • Maintain linen cupboard and cleaning products
  • Change of bedding and make beds daily
  • Daily cleaning of bathrooms
  • Tidy and refresh rooms
  • Assist with pacing/ unpacking
  • Vacuum, mop, dust, wipe surfaces
  • Stock and replenish toiletries
  • Assist other staff if required
  • Occasional babysitting
  • Some pet care

 Requirements:

  • Min 4 years’ experience within a family setting
  • Fluency in English and Russian
  • Able to clean to very high standards
  • Very good laundry and ironing skills
  • Experienced in supervising children
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Written references from past employers
  • Current DBS security check

The family is looking for someone with a happy, positive demeanour, who enjoys their work and is proud of it. Candidates should be prompt, focused, reliable and an expert in maintaining a family home clean. Flexibility and being able to work as part of a team are key. Handover from current housekeeper provided.

A self-contained studio (separate entrance) with TV and WiFi. lunch and dinner are provided (during the week). Due to the set- up guests, dependents or pets are not possible. The property is approx. 25 min walking distance to a shopping area. Storage of a bike is possible and a car for work purposes can be provided.

 

The hours: Mon – Fri from 8.00am – 6pm (with an hour for lunch). Time in lieu for any extra time, if required. To start as soon as possible.

   

Salary & Benefits: Competitive salary depending on experience. 1 year contract, work lunches and dinners included as well as a self-contained studio.


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TRAVELLING HOUSEKEEPER, UK BASED                                              UK9614

Luxury Assets candidate on trial. .

Key requirements: 3-5 years private housekeeping experience, excellent laundry skills, fluency in English, no cooking required

Job Description: For a HNW client we are looking for a competent experienced Travelling Housekeeper to work 6 days a week. No driving required, good laundry skills essential and attention to detail  This is a permanent role with own accommodation provided in some locations.

The client owns 4 properties in Europe (South of France, Switzerland, Italy and UK) and divides time between them plus travel to other destinations. The properties all have 2-3 bedrooms and are stylishly furnished. Family and friends often visit (with small children). There is a small pet dog that always travels with the client. Local part-time staff are also employed to keep the houses clean and maintained.

The duties:

  • All housekeeping duties (dusting/ cleaning/ polishing/ mopping etc.)
  • Care of laundry and ironing
  • Making beds
  • Pack and unpack
  • Prepare properties for arrival and special family events                        
  • Report any faults or issues within the properties
  • Feed and exercise the pet dog

The requirements:

  • High end housekeeping skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience in private housekeeping
  • EU passport/ ability to travel
  • Fluency in English
  • Flexibility and a key eye for detail

The client is looking for an independent, flexible and well-presented candidate who is competent and able to clean to high standards with a personable and friendly personality. Excellent laundry skills a must. Candidates should be able to work unsupervised, be pro-active, enthusiastic and hard working. Ideally Tagalog speakers. Longer holiday periods can be taken.

The hours are 8am - 5pm to work 6 days a week. Some flexibility will be required on travel days, time in lieu is given. Separate accommodation (en-suite) is always provided as well as all meals. In the UK and Switzerland accommodation for the housekeeper are small separate apartments. All meals provided.

   

Salary & Benefits: Salary depending on experience

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SEASONAL SOLE YACHT STEWARDESS, PALMA DE MALLORCA      SP9612

Candidate on trial.

Key requirements: 3 years yachting experience, drivers license, fluency in English, acute eye for detail, STCW95 and valid ENG1

Job Description: For a 45m yacht we are looking for an experienced Stewardess, to look after the interior. The yacht is Palma de Mallorca based and will partly be chartered and partly visited by the Owner over the summer season. Trips will be around the Med from 5 to 14 days in length. A Chef/ cook is employed.

The duties of the stewardess:

  • All housekeeping and interior detailing of all cabins and lounges
  • Care of laundry and liaising with linen company
  • All service duties and laying tables
  • Carry out inventories
  • Deal with deliveries
  • Assist deck department if necessary
  • Decorating yacht for arrivals and special events
  • Deal with guest enquiries
  • Liaise with Captain and clients                                               

Requirements::

  • 3 years experience on a similar size boat
  • Clean driver license
  • STCW 95 and a current medical ENG1
  • Great attention to detail
  • Dependable and excellent communication skills
  • Hard working
  • No visible tattoos

To start April 2019. Contract till end of Sept. 2019

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary depending on experience

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ALL-ROUNDER/ HOUSEMAN FOR FINCA ESTATE, MALLORCA,          SP9614

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 5 years experience, drivers license, very good practical skills, good knowledge of Spanish

Job Description: For a client who owns a beautiful Finca on the north west coast of Mallorca, within the Tramunatana mountains we are looking for an All-rounder/ Houseman who can permanently look after the property and grounds. Driver a must as well as good Spanish.

The couple stay at the finca periodically and often have friends stay over. The property consists of a refurbished 6 bedroom finca with an olive grove and a Mediterranean garden and enjoys stunning views. The couple require someone who lives either on site (there is a two bedroom house within the grounds) or lives locally. Technically the finca is very advance including AC, security alarms, underfloor heating and a watering system (a well is on site). There is a part-time housekeeper who will ready the house for arrivals and deals with the housekeeping.

The duties of the All-rounder/ Houseman

  • Oversee the running of all technology
  • Keep the grounds tidy and keep furniture clean
  • Tend to the garden and help during olive harvest
  • Oversee contractors and carry out pool maintenance
  • Carry out any works within the house (small repairs)
  • Airport runs and run errands
  • Write reports and obtain quotes
  • Help carry luggage or move furniture if required
  • Assist during events in preparing and serving drinks
  • Ensure property and grounds are safe

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience as an all-rounder
  • Clean Drivers license
  • Good working knowledge of Spanish
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Local knowledge of the island an advantage
  • Proactive and able to work without supervision

To start as soon as possible. Accommodation within a small 2 bedroom (no AC) self-contained property can be provided. Salary will differ accordingly. Permanent contract with trial period of 3 months.

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary depending on experience

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LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER/ COOK, BELGRAVIA, LONDON, UK          UK 9604

Luxury Assets candidate on trial

Key requirements: 3-4 years private experience, experience of cooking lactose free, live in commutable distance, no driving required, must have good housekeeping skills

Job Description: For a family with 2 children we are looking for a Housekeeper/ Cook to care for the family. No driving required. Knowledge of lactose free cooking essential.

The parents are both professionals, the mother largely works from a home office. She brings the children to school. The father travels much of the time but is mostly home for weekends. The house has 4 bedrooms and a small garden and frontage. There is some art work, plenty of marble, a mix of antiques and modern furniture and mostly wooden floors. The family travel during holidays and there is one cat. The parents are keen on a healthy lifestyle and are lactose free. The mother does the grocery shopping mostly online. A p/t nanny looks after the children in the afternoon, including preparing snacks.

 

The duties of the Housekeeper/ Cook

  • All housekeeping duties (mopping, dusting, wiping, vacuuming, polishing)
  • Taking care of all laundry including ironing
  • Changing of linens
  • Cleaning bathroom daily
  • Tidy house and make beds
  • Organize a meal plan
  • Prepare meals and snacks
  • Put away shopping and lay table
  • Report on items that need purchasing
  • Bake healthy treats
  • Care for house when family travel
  • Feeding the cat

Requirements:

  • 3-4 years private experience within a family
  • Excellent housekeeping skills
  • Good cooking skills
  • Experience of cooking lactose free
  • Excellent knowledge of food hygiene
  • Flexible attitude
  • Fluency in English
  • Live within commutable distance
  • Good references from past employers
  • DBS security check

To start as soon as possible

Hours - 7.30am – 5pm with an hour for lunch

 

Salary & Benefits: £550 - £600 net a week depending on experience.

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LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER/ NANNY FOR FAMILY, ZUG, SWITZERLAND*                                                                                                                             CH 9503

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 3 years private experience, good childcare experience, fluency in German, ideally also in English, must have drivers license 

Job Description: For a professional couple we are looking for a live-out Housekeeper/ Nanny to work Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm with some flexibility. Driver essential. Must speak fluent German, ideally also English.

The couple live in a 3 bedroom property with a large garden close to the lake. Both work and there is a part-time handyman who helps with the garden and running errands. The family are relaxed, uncomplicated and informal and only rarely have visitors or guests. The children are aged 3 and 5 and both are taken to kindergarten/ pre-school by the parents. The family is keen on a healthy lifestyle and the mother does the shopping online. There are two pet rabbits.

 

The duties of nanny/ housekeeper:

  • All cleaning (mopping, dusting, vacuuming, polishing)
  • Taking care of all laundry and ironing
  • Tidying rooms
  • Putting away shopping and deliveries
  • Reporting any repairs needed
  • Picking up children from kindergarten
  • Taking children to doctor appointments
  • Engage children in play and fun games
  • Take children to activities
  • Prepare snacks for children
  • Any knowledge of playing a musical instrument is of an advantage
  • Occasional babysitting (paid extra)

The requirements for the role:

  • A min of 3 years’ experience within private households with children
  • Fluency in German, ideally also English and other languages
  • Must have clean driver’s license
  • Live within commutable distance
  • Good housekeeping skills and time management
  • Flexible, proactive with a positive approach
  • Able to swim
  • Current security check
  • Written references from past employers
  • Valid Paediatric First Aid Certificate

To work 9am – 6pm with some flexibility Monday to Friday.

To start as soon as possible

*To comply with Swiss law this role is placed through our Swiss partner agency please see Contact page for details.


Salary & Benefits: Salary depending on experience.

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LIVE-OUT NANNY/ HOUSEKEEPER WITH TRAVEL, LONDON, UK       UK 9435

Luxury Assets candidate on tiral.

Key requirements: Reasonably local to London Oxford Circus, at least 5 years' nanny and housekeeping experience, ability to travel with family

Job Description: For a professional German family we are looking for an experienced mature nanny/ housekeeper to take care of the household in the mornings and look after the 3 year old daughter in the afternoons (30%).

The family has an apartment in Central London (Oxford Circus tube station) and travels much within Europe during the school holidays and will stay up to 2 months in their French villa on the Cote D'Azur in the summer. The housekeeper accompanies the client when travelling and is given time in lieu for any overtime worked. While travelling (the family always stays in very good hotels) the nanny/ housekeeper is provided with a room of her own. All travel expenses and meals are covered. Another part/time housekeeper is employed to assist with the cleaning. 

The duties:

- General light housekeeping

- Shopping and preparing simple meals for dinner (some guests at times)

- Looking after the daughter when she returns from Kindergarten at 12noon, play with her or take her to activities.

This is an informal household and the family is keen to seek someone who is mature, without commitments, settled, stable, with a positive outlook, friendly, sensible and experienced in child care and housekeeping. The nanny/ housekeeper should acknowledge the wishes of the family and integrate to become part of it.

Candidates should be well presented, organized and live within commutable distance to Central London and be highly flexible. Driving is an advantage. We are looking for English speaking candidates who have at least 5 years’ experience as a nanny/ housekeeper. To start as soon as possible. Current CRB/ DBS check and written references essential.

The working hours are 5 days a week from 9 -  5 or 10 - 6 at £15 an hour. Extra hours & babysitting are paid extra. 


Salary & Benefits: £15/ hr net plus holidays

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PRIVATE HOUSEKEEPERS/ HOUSEMEN/ HEAD HOUSEKEEPERS

If you have extensive experience working as a housekeeper, houseman or head housekeeper for private clients and have excellent knowledge of caring for high end materials, then we please contact us to register.

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