Jan 08, 2021

Experienced Housekeeper Sought for Property near Borehamwood

  • Polo & Tweed
  • United Kingdom
Housekeeper

Job Description

A large property near Borehamwood, WD6 Hertfordshire are looking for a live-in Housekeeper with proven management experience, to join their team of staff. They are looking for someone who is experienced and confident in housekeeping and managing staff and has a positive, can-do attitude. You must have a full driving license for this role.  Package Offered £35,000 - £40,000 gross per year Working Friday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm Private accommodation provided in the family home with all bills included Background A beautiful home near Borehamwood, WD6 Hertfordshire. Living in the property are a family of three, along with the live-in members of staff. The family are moving abroad so will not be in residence for most of the year, however, they still need an excellent and reliable team of staff to manage and look after their property. The property has lots of antique furniture and fine art and may bedrooms set over 4 floors. They are looking for someone who can become a great asset to the team, who can work well on their own initiative and manage a team of staff.  Duties Ensuring that all areas of the house are clean and free of dust on a daily basis. Cleaning/care of antique furniture and paintings. Advise the General Manager of any items requiring specific attention or repair. Making sure all bedrooms are kept clean and tidy and beds are made.  Ensuring all private and communal bathrooms/lavatories are kept clean and that high levels of hygiene are maintained. Checking that all areas of the house are functioning correctly (light bulbs, bathrooms, lift etc) and reporting to the General Manager anything which needs rectifying. Checking all cleaning supplies are kept stocked and advising the General Manager if anything needs to be purchased. Care and basic maintenance of all cleaning and laundry equipment and areas. Report any issues to the General Manager. Specific cleaning of gym area and equipment. Cleaning of pool house and reporting any issues to the General Manager. Care and cleaning of silverware/brass using the correct methods as requested. Looking after guests and ensuring they have everything they need. Assisting the General Manager/Houseman with any luggage as required. Laundering of clothes and bed linen. Dealing with any contractors, workmen or visitors as required.  Working with other staff members to ensure that security within the house and grounds is maintained. Light cooking for the family on the chef’s days off – cooking basic recipes to a good standard Service at dinner parties as requested. Working with the General Manager to source any floral arrangements and ensure they are looked after and kept watered. Location The property is near Borehamwood, WD6 Hertfordshire. This is a live-in role. They will provide private staff accommodation of a self-contained flat within the home.  Days/Hours Working Friday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm. Flexibility is important for this role. More hours may be required when the family are in residence.  Languages You should speak an excellent level of English. Skills You must have solid experience as a housekeeper in private households. You must have proven experience of managing other staff. Experience of managing budgets and accounts will also be a bonus. You must have a full driving license for this role.  Interview/Start date The family are looking for someone to start immediately - we are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 government guidelines.

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