job role Head / Executive Housekeeper
sector Private Household & Estate
emp type Full-time
salary £40,000 - £45,000 gross pa.
location United Kingdom
Job Type Permanent
place of work On-site
published date 01/06/2022
job id 32561

job description

EXPERIENCED LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER JOB FOR LARGE FAMILY HOME IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE

  • £40,000 - £45,000 gross per annum (depending on experience) 
  • Cambridgeshire
  • ASAP start
  • Live out, Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Our high-net worth client, a lovely young family of four, is recruiting for a live-out, experienced Executive Housekeeper level candidate for their beautiful home in Cambridge. As the ideal candidate you will either have 5 years+ experience of working as a Housekeeper in a large, privately-run residence or within 5* hotel establishments. This is not a managerial role, but we are looking for someone who will have the understanding, confidence and capabilities to implement household processes and with a good level of tech knowledge within the work place.

You will have excellent standards of cleanliness and hygiene within the home and a great eye for detail. You will be a self-starter who is able to use their initiative and knows what needs to be done, thinking two steps ahead always. You will be able to take direction from your Principals when given and will work seamlessly as part of a wider household support team. Exceptionally organised, friendly and dedicated with full understanding of private household etiquette, knowing when to come forward and when to be an invisible presence.


Your role will include, but not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning duties around the home, (knowledge of which cleaning materials can and cannot be used on various surfaces)

  • Deep cleaning

  • Organising and tidying around the home (cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing)

  • Ensuring that the inside of vehicles are kept clean, any rubbish disposed and stock levels within the vehicles maintained

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Wardrobe management (dry cleaning, hand washing, ironing, wardrobe management)

  • Washing and changing of linen

  • Taking deliveries and putting the food shop away

  • Laying the table for guests and dinner parties

  • Preparing the home for guests (arranging for fresh flower arrangements in the home, ensuring refreshments can be served and so on)

  • Flexibility to work on a Saturday or Sunday morning when required – taking this time back in lieu

  • Unpacking the children’s school bags as well as assisting with packing and unpacking for any travel

     

Candidate requirements:

  • Able to work as a team - the family have a full-time chef, 2 x PA's and a part-time housekeeping assistant

  • Child friendly (assisting with childcare duties such as but not limited to; occasional school run, or looking after child when needed)

  • Pet friendly (dog walking if happy to do so)

  • Someone who has a “muck-in” attitude and who is able to get on with their daily duties

  • Someone who is fit and active

  • Driving licence (you may be required to run occasional errands) and candidates who have their own vehicle to get to and from the property daily

  • Helping out with meals when the Chef is on holiday or to cover sickness

  • Implementing processes within the house to track daily and weekly tasks

  • Implementing process for checking and ordering stock levels

  • Check stocking levels of all consumables and replacing when appropriate

  • Keeping records of any receipts for items purchasing and tracking expenditure through Xero Expenses app

  • Protecting equipment and making sure there are no inadequacies

  • Notify superiors on any damages, deficits and disturbances

  • Adhering strictly to rules regarding health and safety and being aware of any company-related practices

  • Assisting with day to day tasks and running errands

  • Answering telephone or taking messages

  • Local or online shopping

  • Dealing with contractors/tradesmen and arranging any required property maintenance

Our client is interviewing now for an ASAP start, so if this sounds like the right role for you, then please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Please note that candidates with relevant experience and excellent, checkable references need only apply.

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