Head Housekeeper, Oxfordshire, UK

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Head Housekeeper, Oxfordshire, UK
UK 3056
Live-out
Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm and 8am - 5pm
£50000- £55000 gross per year

For a large estate in Oxfordshire we are looking for an experienced live-out Head Housekeeper, driver essential.

This is large beautiful estate with a property containing 8 en-suite bedrooms, two reception rooms, a conservatory, a library, two kitchens, a wine cellar and spa and gym area and a staff annexe. The property was recently refurbished and is visited for less than 6 months a year. The interior is lavish and contains precious stones, wooden floors, art work, silk curtains, sculptures and exclusive designer furniture as well as walk in wardrobes. The entire property contains smart home technology and is alarmed by a firm. The family office which is located abroad is seeking a competent, reliable Head Housekeeper to look after the property to uphold standards and report back. One other housekeeper is employed as well as a handyman/ gardener. The windows are cleaned by contractors. The family owns a medium sized dog.

Duties of the Head Housekeeper:

  • Walking through all areas week daily
  • Reporting back to family office with photographs and short reports
  • Storing and protecting items when residence not in use
  • Deep cleaning when family away
  • Opening property when family arrives
  • All housekeeping duties including laundry when family in residence
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Ensuring rooms are readied to family’s requirements
  • Arranging fresh flowers
  • Liaise with other staff when residence in use (e.g. butler)
  • Occasional pet care when family visiting
  • Setting alarms

Requirements:

  • 5 years of high end housekeeping experience with longevity
  • Great knowledge of protecting and storing precious items and furnishings
  • Excellent experience of fine fabrics (furnishing and wardrobe)
  • Be familiar with smart home tech
  • Clean drivers’ license with own transport
  • Ideally Russian speaking
  • Live in a commutable distance
  • Be able to offer some flexibility when family visit
  • Great attention to detail and very high standards
  • Written references from past families
  • Recent security check

The Head Housekeeper must be comfortable and confident to be dealing with such a property. This is a very hands-on role that allows the Head Housekeeper to create her own schedules caring for the property.

Hours: Mon - to Fri when family not in residence: 9am - 4pm, when in residence 8am - 5pm with some flexibility and time for lunch

Salary: £50 - £55K gross a year depending on experience

To start: as soon as possible