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Private Households -Housekeepers


HOUSEKEEPER (LIVE-IN OR OUT) FOR FAMILY, ASCOT, BERKS.      UK 8388

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: 3-5 years private family experience, excellent laundry skills, great eye for detail, flexibility

Job Description: For a beautiful part-time residence in Ascot Berkshire, we are looking for a full-time experienced live-out or live-in housekeeper. Flexibility, expertise in high end housekeeping and driving are essential.  

The family travel extensively and spent only a few weeks a year at the property. The property consists of 5 bedrooms, a spa and a separate guest house. 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 and several ground staff. The role reports to the house manager. The family own one small dogs who travels with them.

The duties include:

-    All housekeeping duties (cleaning, dusting, polishing, mopping. etc.)

-    Care of laundry and couture wear including ironing and sorting

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

-    Accept and put away deliveries

-    Assist with inventories

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

-    Assist with other tasks within the grounds if needed

 

Candidate requirements:

-    3-5 years’ experience within a private household

-    Live locally or within easily commutable distance

-    Excellent 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 work as part of a team or on their own and who can offer some flexibility in respect of working hours if required. The whole team has a strong and excellent work ethic with a common goal of reading the property for family visits. Candidates should have very high standards and be able to take the initiative, follow instructions, be competent and professional in their conduct and be used to dealing with demanding, changing and detailed requests. Computer literacy is an advantage.

Live-in accommodation is a modern en-suite room, separate entrance and small cooking facilities, staff mess and laundry on site.

A DBS check and written references from past private employers will be required. To start in Sept. 2017

Hours: To work 8am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (for 8 hours). 30 min breakfast and 30 min for lunch. Slightly less working hours are possible.

 

Salary & Benefits: £28000 - £30000 gross a year (less so if live-in) plus holidays.

 For more information please email us or call +44 (0) 207 193 8421

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TWO SEASONAL LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPERS FOR CHALET, ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND                                                                                           CH 8389

Seeking candidates now. .

Key requirements: min. 3- 5 years private family experience, excellent high end housekeeping skills, driver license, fluency in English

Job Description: For a returning client, a young family, we are looking for two temporary housekeepers who are able to work in St Moritz for the season (early Dec. ‘17  till end of April ‘18). Very high end housekeeping skills essential plus clean driver license.

The newly built chalet, in a stunning location of St. Moritz, is furnished with very high end materials, including marble, antiques, art work. The wardrobe contains furs and extensive couture wear. The Owners visits over the winter and the two housekeepers join the local and travelling staff to work as a team. There is one pet dog.

The duties include:

- All housekeeping (wiping, dusting, mopping, polishing, vacuum, etc.)

- Taking care of laundry and ironing

- Preparing rooms for arrival and leave clean after departure

- Reporting items for repair

- Assisting the team where needed (e.g. packing, inventories)

- Running errands and food shopping if required

- Occasional cooking for staff (simple dishes)

 

The candidate requirements are:

- 3-5 years’ experience in private household or on board yachts as stewardess

- Very high end housekeeping  skills

- Excellent laundry knowledge

- Ability to work independently but also within a team

- Able to work legally in Switzerland

- Fluency in English

 

We are looking for candidates who are good communicators, hard-working, reliable and able to follow instructions. Attention to detail and flexibility are key as well as very high standards, the ability to work under pressure and to be patient. Fluency in English is essential – German or Italian are a benefit. Any necessary permits will be obtained.

 

Accommodation (a local single room in a shared apartment or hotel) will be provided as well a food allowance and transportation when required. A security check and written references from past employers are essential.

To work 6 days a week – one of two shifts: 

8am  – 5pm (with 30 min. break) OR

8am – 1pm and 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Salary & Benefits: CHF 3500 gross a month depending on experience, plus a food allowance of CHF 40 a day.

 For more information please email us or call +44 (0) 207 193 8421

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LIVE-OUT HEAD HOUSEKEEPER, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON           UK 8384

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: min. 5 years private family experience, excellent laundry skills, fluency in English, potential of travel

Job Description: For a Middle Eastern family living in Knightsbridge, we are looking for a live-out Head Housekeeper with at least 5 years’ experience in private service. Excellent knowledge of laundry and couture care required. Some travel.

The family own several homes and use the Mayfair property 2-3 weeks at a time every couple of months. The property has 8 bedrooms over 6 floors including a basement spa/ pool area/ gym as well as a roof top garden, all newly refurbished with lavish interiors. There are 3 full-time house keepers, 1 handyman/ gardener at the property and a chef, housekeeper and nanny who travel with the family. There are no pets but children as young as 5 years old.

The Head housekeeper is to oversee the staff in London, ensuring standards are upheld, including rotas, overseeing contractors, ordering products and reporting to and liaising with the family office in UAE. Knowledge of caring for silks, cashmere, furs and velvets are essential as well as couture wear. The Head Housekeeper also assists with the packing and stocking of toiletries and prepares the house for the family. There is an extended family who will often join the family but rarely stay once the family have left. The Head Housekeeper should have good experience in handling couture wear and fine linens. At a later point, there may be some travel to other properties (Paris, Cannes and Zurich) in order to ensure properties are run to the same standard.

The family are semi-formal and like to treat their staff well. Normal hours of work are 8-5 Mon to Fri, but longer days (including weekends) when they are visiting (with time in lieu). We are looking for candidates who have previously run the housekeeping of large high end private houses with several staff. Good writing skills are essential and living within commutable distance (accommodation can be provided temporarily, if the job requires it). Candidates must be hands-on, exceptionally well organized and able to maintain high standards.

 To start as soon as possible. Written references and a DBS security check will be required.

 Salary & Benefits:  Salary depending on experience

 For more information please email us or call +44 (0) 207 193 8421

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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 contat us to register.

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