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Private Households -Housekeepers


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER, SON VIDA, MALLORCA,                                   SP9605

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 3 years private housekeeping experience, drivers license, fluency in English (and or German/ Spanish), well organized, 

Job Description: For a large modern newly built villa, in Son Vida, Mallorca we are looking for a full-time live-in housekeeper to keep the property clean to high standards. Driving essential.

The German retired couple will be living full time in the villa and will have their families and friends visit frequently. The property has 5 en-suite bedrooms, 2 lounges and a fire places, a pool and large garden as well as a large terrace overlooking the bay of Palma. The interior is modern and includes marble, glass and chrome as well as art work and sculptures. The household is informal and the couple are very relaxed particularly when grand-children visit. On occasion there are dogs of friends that will visit. Adjoining the property is a small but beautiful self-contained apartment for the housekeeper to use.


The duties of the housekeeper

  • Clean house to high standard (mopping, dusting, vacuuming, polishing, cleaning, wiping surfaces)
  • Make beds and clean bathrooms, stock up toiletries
  • Go food shopping and store purchased items
  • Clean cupboards and keep tidy
  • Sort wardrobes
  • Care of all laundry including ironing
  • Assist with packing for guests, if required
  • Help in the kitchen when guests are visiting
  • Report any work that needs to be carried out
  • Run errands
  • Communicate with and oversee contractors
  • Look after the property when Owners travel
  • Keep petty cash account

Job requirements:

  • 3 years’ experience in a private household
  • High end housekeeping skills (including working in warm climates)
  • Valid drivers’ license (car provided for work and personal use)
  • Fluency in English (German/ Spanish are an advantage)
  • Excellent hygiene standards
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Attention to detail
  • Written references from past employer and current security check

 

Hours: In Winter time Mon – Fri, 9-5pm in summer 8am-2pm and 4pm-7pm

The accommodation is a one new bedroom apartment with a kitchenette, fully equipped including a terrace. Use of pool and car provided. The client is looking for a warm and friendly natured housekeeper who can become part of the family. To start April 2019.

  

Salary & Benefits: Salary depending on experience

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

Seeking candidates now.

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-IN HOUSEKEEPER, SUNNINGDALE, SURREY                              UK 9443

Seeking candidate now.

Key requirements: 3-4 years private family experience (incl. living in), high end housekeeping skills, good organizational talent, flexibility, 

Job Description: For a HNW couple setting up home in the UK, we are looking for an experienced, reliable and flexible Housekeeper to work 5 ½ days, separate self-contained accommodation provided, dog lover essential and ideally a driver. 

The couple are moving to the UK and require help in setting up and running the household to high standards. Both are busy professionals who often work from home and travel at least once a month. The house has 4 bedroom and is set in a large garden which is taken care of. The interior is modern, stylish and includes silverware, art work and both have extensive designer wardrobes. On occasion there are visitors who stay over for short periods. The household is semi-formal with uniforms. The Principals own two young German Shepherds, who will need looking after (feeding) when both travel.

The duties of the housekeeper: 

  • Cleaning and deep cleaning property
  • Unpacking and setting up all laundry cupboards, houseware and wardrobes
  • Cleaning, mopping vacuuming, dusting, polishing surfaces and floors
  • Prepare breakfast (training provided by the Private Chef, if necessary)
  • Making beds daily and changing linens
  • Daily cleaning of bathrooms
  • Taking care of laundry, dry-cleaning and ironing
  • Hand washing delicate items
  • Cleaning of silverware and crystal
  • Feeding dogs and letting dogs out into garden
  • Setting alarms
  • Reporting to Principals on any work that is required
  • Taking and dealing with deliveries
  • Overseeing contractors if required
  • Running errands

 Requirements:

  • 3-4 years private housekeeping experience within a family setting (not hotels)
  • High end housekeeping skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Flexibility and proactive
  • Smart home knowledge 
  • Basic cooking skills (breakfast)
  • Able to care for dogs (feeding and letting out) when Owners travel
  • Fluency in English

The couple is looking for a friendly, competent housekeeper who is very reliable, hardworking and flexible. The housekeeper should be well organized and know how to set up cupboards and care for extensive designer wardrobes including shoes and hand bags. When guests stay over the housekeeper may be asked to work the evening (and therefore have the following morning off). Candidates should be well presented, trustworthy and well organized. Good communications skills and a positive attitude are essential. The couple is seeking a long term commitment.  

Accommodation is a self-contained well-presented one bedroom apartment with WiFi and TV and has a separate entrance. A uniform (blouse/ polo-shirt) will be provided, worn with black trousers. Food is not included. To start early 2019.

Written references from past employers and a current DBS security check will be required.

The hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm with an hour for lunch, Monday to Friday and 2-3 hours Saturday morning (making beds/ cleaning bathrooms).

 

Salary & Benefits: £ 33000 - £35000 gross a year depending on experience.

 

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

Seeking candidates now.

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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