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Private Households -Housekeepers


LIVE-IN OR OUT HOUSEKEEPER FOR HNW FAMILY, SURREY, SOUTH/ WEST LONDON                                                                                                       UK9422

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Key requirements: UPDATED 3-5 years private housekeeping experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, high end housekeeping, commutable distance transport provided if required

Job Description: For a lovely family we are looking for an experienced live-in or-out housekeeper to work full-time from Monday- Friday at their Surrey property. Driver preferred but not essential, must be ok with a family dog. Tagalog speakers preferred.

The couple and their 14 month old girl live in a beautiful 4 bedroom country house. Only a small part of the house is used frequently by the family. Both travel often and there are occasional visitors that stay over. The interior is modern and includes marble and a designer wardrobe. There are several other staff including a nanny. The household is causal.

 

The duties:

-      Keep the house (mostly the areas that are used) tidy and clean to high standards (including          mopping, wiping, polishing, sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, etc.)

-      Take care of the laundry and change bedding (utility room)

-      Tidy areas

-      Organize the wardrobe and cupboards, get items dry-cleaned, etc.

-      Report any faults

-      Prepare rooms for arrival of family or guests

-      Assist with online-shopping, if possible and stock up toiletries

-      Clear the fire place

-      Assist with healthy family meals and feed the dogs (if required)

-      Answer the door/ receiving and storing delivered goods

-      On occasions offer tea or coffee to guests

-      Provide a turn down service before finishing work

-      Liaise with the PA and the Lifestyle Manager

-      Run errands and care for dog (feeding and letting out into garden)

 

The requirements:

-      3 -5 years’ experience within private families

-      Valid permit to remain in the UK

-      Ability to work independently

-      High end housekeeping and laundry skills

-      Excellent knowledge of caring for designer labels

-      Great time management and organizational skills

-      Live within commutable distance

-      Friendly, smiley and very discreet

-      Driver not essential (taxis can be provided)

-      Fluency in English, Tagalog speakers preferred

-      Some knowledge of ‘smart’ home technology is an advantage (training provided)

 

The family is looking for a lovely, bright, happy and reliable housekeeper who gets on with her work, able to arrange her duties and time well. We are looking for candidates who are efficient, hard-working, loyal and reliable. Discretion and privacy is of utmost importance to this family. Candidates must have experience of working previously on their own within a private households preferably with children and dogs. The family is keen to fill this position long term.

For live-out local transport (taxis) can be arranged to take Housekeeper to work and back.

For live-in accommodation is a large beautiful room with own bathroom, TV, WiFi and desk area. 

The hours are either 8am – 4pm or 9am to 5 pm with ½ hr for lunch.

Written references from past private employers are essential as well as a current DBS check. To start as soon as possible.

 

Salary & Benefits: £35000 - £38000 gross per year (approx. £520 net a week or depending on experience (live-out). For live-in the salary is adjusted.

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LIVE-OUT HEAD HOUSEKEEPER, SUNNNINGDALE, BERKS.               UK9410

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 3-5 years private management experience, excelent housekeeping skills, good communications skills, great eye for detail, flexibility

Job Description: For a large part-time residence in Sunningdale, Berkshire, we are looking for a full-time experienced live-out Head Housekeeper to keep the property to high standards and prepare for occasional visits by the family. Flexibility, expertise in high end housekeeping and driving are essential.  

The family travel much and spent only a few weeks a year at the property. The property consists of 6 bedrooms and a spa/ pool area. The interior is of the finest throughout with high quality furniture including antiques, marble, art works and fine furnishings. There is one other full-time and one part/time housekeeper, security and gardeners. The family own two dogs who travel with them.

The duties include:

-    Training and supervising all staff

-    Assist with hands on housekeeping duties (cleaning, dusting, polishing, mopping. etc.)

-    Uphold system for laundry, linens and couture clothing

-    Care of laundry and dry cleaning

-    Personal shopping (e.g. Central London) if required

-    Order stocks of cleaning products and toiletries 

-    Assist with inventories

-    Report on any issue that need addressing and liaising with contractors

-    Occasional travel to other properties

Candidate requirements:

-    5 years’ experience within a private household

-    Excellent management experience

-    Live locally or within easily commutable distance

-    Superb high end housekeeping and laundry skill

-    Meticulous eye for detail

-    Strong communications and reporting skills

-    Availability to work more hours if required (time in lieu given)

 

We are looking for candidates who are well presented, helpful, motivated, responsible, able to lead a team. able to offer some flexibility. Candidates should have very high standards and lead by example, follow instructions, be competent and professional in their conduct and be used to dealing with demanding, changing and detailed requests. Computer literacy is essential.

A DBS check and written references from past private employers will be required. To start as soon as possible.

Hours: To work 8am – 5.00 pm (incl. breaks) Monday to Friday (with occasional weekends when the family visit/ time in lieu given).

 

Salary & Benefits: £48000 - £52000 gross a year plus holidays.

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LIVE-OUT HOUSEMAN/ DRIVER, ZURICH SWITZERLAND*               CH9417

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 3 years private experience, excelent practical skills and great knowledge of Zurich, fluency in English and German, flexibility

Job Description: For a lovely new client, a HNW couple we are looking for a full-time live-out Handyman/ Driver to take care of their property in Erlenbach, near Zurich. Driving knowledge of Zurich essential as well as good practical skills.

The Swiss/ British couple own a beautiful lake-side 5 bedroom villa with a large garden (mostly lawns and shrubs) and garage/ workshop. This is a full-time residence and the couple sometimes go away for weekends and over the holidays family and friends visit. There is a full-/time housekeeper/ cook and the couple own two large well trained dogs. There are three prestige cars and the Owners are very particular about their cars. The female Principal does not drive. This is an informal household.

The duties:

-      Maintaining the property and garden

-      Carry out any DYI (small painting jobs/ repair fences etc.)

-      Liaise with contractors and supervise work

-      Keeping the cars clean and ready for use

-      Driving Principals when required

-      Take care of all paperwork re. the cars

-      Assist housekeeper with deep cleaning

-      Take dogs for walk/ feed

-      Run errands

Requirements:

-      Fluency in German and English

-      Excellent DIY and practical skills

-      High standards and an eye for detail

-      Good knowledge of Zurich area

-      Excellent experience in caring for cars

-      Must live locally and be able to handle large dogs

The couple are looking for a friendly family orientated all-rounder who is able to work alongside the housekeeper as a great team. Good communications skills and being well presented is essential. Someone who is flexible, happy to put their hands to anything with a positive outlook. Previous experience of private households is essential. The couple are very private. Candidates must live locally within a commutable distance.

The hours are 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday, if extra hours are needed, time in lieu is provided.

 

Written references from previous private employers are essential as well as a recent DBS/ security check.

 

*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 HOUSEKEEPER, NOTTING HILL, LONDON                           UK 9418

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 4 years private experience, confident driver in London, fluency in English, flexibility

Job Description: For a busy HNW family of four living in Notting Hill, London we are looking for a live-out housekeeper, driver essential.

The family live in a 5 bedroom property with a small garden. The children (6 and 8) go to school and the family own a pet dog. During holidays they travel, they occasionally have friends and family stay over. A chef is employed. The interior is modern, with lots of art work, wooden floors, chrome and glass. The parents bring the children to school in the morning – the housekeeper should assist collecting the children. This is a casual/ informal household with high standards.

The duties:

- All housekeeping duties, including mopping, wiping dusting, polishing

Take care of all linen and laundry

Change and make beds

- Oversee wardrobes and dry cleaning

- Assist with packing/ unpacking

- Report anything that requires repair

- Oversee contractors

- Tidy rooms

- Run errands and walk dog if required

- Assist with school runs


Requirements:

- Min. of 4 years’ experience in private households

- High end housekeeping skills

- Having worked around children

- Experienced in driving in London

- Happy outlook and flexible

- Able to manage own workload and to high standards

 

The client is looking for a reliable and trustworthy housekeeper who has fluency in English and very good communications skills. Candidates should be comfortable to work on their own and be able to drive the children if required. This is a live-out role, occasional babysitting (for extra pay) may be required. Candidate must be accustomed to dogs and be able to take the dog for a walk if required.

Written references from past private employers essential as well as a DBS security check. To start as soon as possible.

To work Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm with an hour for lunch (provided).  


Salary & Benefits: £ 550 - 650 net a week, live-out depending on experience.

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PRIVATE HOUSEKEEPERS/ HEAD HOUSEKEEPERS

If you have extensive experience working as a housekeeper 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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