A busy family of four are looking for a part-time housekeeper to help them manage their newly renovated five-bedroom home in Chiswick, West London, W4. The role is live out and you must be able to commute easily to the property.
• £18 - £22 gross per hour depending on experience
• Working Monday-Friday
• Working 25 hours per week
• Shifts are flexible, but must cover lunchtime
The family is a dual career household, with both parents working full time in demanding jobs, the mum works from home. They have two teenage children. The family have recently renovated their 4000sqft home and will be moving in November. Their stunning home has four floors and five bathrooms. The family are looking forward to hosting in their newly refurbished home. They have no pets.
Your duties include all the housekeeping in the property such as cleaning, laundry, food preparation, managing trades, organising groceries and running errands as necessary.
You will be responsible for doing all deep cleaning, including the bathrooms and the kitchen. You must be happy to vacuum, dust, organise, change beds, and keep the new home pristine. You must be confident with wardrobe management, undertaking all laundry duties.
You will be responsible for ordering online groceries, unpacking and organising deliveries and ensuring essential household provisions are replenished. You will be responsible for booking in, and dealing with tradespeople when required, including the gardener and window cleaner, and maintenance trades. You should be able to manage a housekeeping budget.
You should be happy to run errands from time to time as needed, visiting the post office, butchers, dry cleaners, pharmacy and supermarket. All are in easy walking distance from the house.
The principals require a light healthy lunch prepared daily. They would also like some batch cooking and meals that can be frozen. Occasionally you may be asked to cook or help prepare dinner and assist with hosting events. The family enjoy a varied diet and like eating healthy food.
You may be asked to assist with administrative tasks such as booking restaurants or holiday/travel arrangements.
You will not be required to travel with the family. You will be required to maintain your usual housekeeping duties on these occasions.
The family lives in Chiswick, West London, W4. You should be within easy commuting distance of the property.
You must have a good level of spoken and written English.
You should be experienced at housekeeping and have an excellent eye for detail. You should be able to cook healthy meals and manage a budget. You need to be confident in written and spoken English.
The family are looking to start interviewing ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations
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