A family near Brackley, NN13, West Northamptonshire are looking for a new long-term housekeeper to look after their family estate near Banbury, OX17, Oxfordshire. You must have a full driving licence for this role.
A high profile family, the mother and father both work and are involved in many projects around the world. They have three beautiful children aged 17, 14 & 10. They have a much-loved large dog who is very friendly and two very cute cats. They live in the most beautiful part of the world, in a stunning estate, and have two other properties in the UK (Suffolk & London) which they regularly visit, however this is their main family home. They travel regularly and have a great team of staff who help run the estate and deal with daily duties.
Your role will be focused on the daily and deep cleaning of the household, including hoovering, dusting, and general cleaning of the whole house. Cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, living and bedroom areas and ensuring the house is kept to high standards. Equipment used should be kept in good working order. You will prepare meeting rooms and ensure that they are appropriately stocked (i.e. with water, tea/coffee) – and cleared ready for the next day.
You will also be responsible for the family’s laundry, ironing and wardrobe management. You will ensure that the home is generally well presented and cared for. You will arrange for the dry clean to be sent and documented.
You will communicate directly with the House Manager and make them aware of any issues or when cleaning products are running low. You should be happy to answer the door in the absence of the House Manager and serve guests lunch/dinner/tea/coffee when required. You must be a team player and happy to take direction from the principals and other senior staff.
The successful candidate should have strong initiative and an eye for detail.
You should be confident with all aspects of housekeeping and be able to clean and care for the home to a high standard. You should be flexible and work well as part of a team and be happy to help out with other duties when required.
The family live near Brackley, NN13, West Northamptonshire. This is a live in or live out role and you should be in easily commutable distance. This is a live in or live out role. If you choose to live in, you will be provided with accommodation
You should speak a good level of English.
You should be an experienced and skilled housekeeper.
The family is interviewing now for the right person. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations
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