A large stately home near Barnet, WD7, North London are looking for a live-in Housekeeper/Cook to join their team of staff. They are looking for someone who is experienced and confident in housekeeping and has a positive, can-do attitude. You must have a full driving license for this role.
£35,000 - £40,000 gross per year
Working Friday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm
Newly refurbished two-bedroom apartment with all bills included
A beautiful stately home near Barnet, WD7, North London, this is the family's part-time residence. Living in the property are a family of three, along with the live-in members of staff. The property has lots of antique furniture and fine art and many bedrooms set over four floors. They are looking for someone who can become a great asset to the team, who can work well on their own initiative and work well with a team of staff. You will be working alongside a second daily housekeeper.
You will be responsible for the security of the house and to ensure a member of staff is in the house at all times
Arrange the house staff rota to ensure there is cover at all times
Keep an accurate record of petty cash expenditure and add to the monthly accounting spreadsheet
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 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.
Care and basic maintenance of all cleaning and laundry equipment and areas. Report any issues to the General Manager/Houseman
Care and cleaning of silverware/brass using the correct methods as requested.
Cooking when family in residence. Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner as required
To manage the kitchen and larder areas and ensure that they are kept clean and tidy and high levels of hygiene are maintained at all times.
Work with the gardening team to ensure that produce grown on the estate is used where possible.
The property is near Barnet, WD7, North London. This is a live-in role. They will provide private staff accommodation of a self-contained flat within the stately home.
Working Friday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm. Flexibility, when the family are in residence, is important for this role.
You should speak an excellent level of English.
You must have solid experience as a housekeeper in private households. You must have a full driving license for this role.
The family are looking for someone to start immediately - we are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.
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