A busy family based in Chelsea, London, SW10 are looking for an experienced full time housekeeper to work in their family home. This is live out role, so you must live within a commutable distance.
£45,000 - £55,000 gross per year depending on experience
The family comprises of parents and two daughters, aged eleven and nine, who both attend a nearby school. The family has a beloved King Charles Cavalier dog, so you must be happy around animals for this role. The family home is a beautiful 4000sqft property in Chelsea. The house is set across five floors along with a furnished roof terrace. The home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens, a gym, and a media room. The family also have a fully staffed country estate which they visit at weekends. They currently employ a team of gardeners.
The successful candidate should be flexible, reliable, honest, and highly discreet. You should be able to work independently and use your own initiative. The home is very organised, with everything having a place, so you should be happy to manage the upkeep of this standard.
The home contains many luxury features including fine art, antiques, and pristine furniture. It is essential that you have a strong knowledge of how to care for these items. The principals have many couture items so you must also be confident with wardrobe management and understand how to handle delicate items. You will be responsible for the family’s laundry and ironing.
You should be confident with all aspects of housekeeping and be able to clean and care for the home to a 5* standard, with great attention to detail. You will be responsible for the daily and deep cleaning of the house and ensure it is always presentable. Duties include making beds, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning the kitchens, and generally keeping all areas of the house clean, tidy, and organised. You should be happy to carry out a regular deep clean of the lesser used areas like the games room etc.
You should be aware of any items that require repair or replacement and let the principal know. The housekeeper may also be asked to arrange and greet contractors.
It would be helpful if you have a driving licence (a car can be provided) as you may also be required to take the 2 daughters to various after-school activities or collect them from school. You should be happy to run some errands, including light shopping, trips to the post office, dry cleaners etc. The housekeeper will be responsible for the ordering of groceries and cleaning consumables and putting them away.
It would be a bonus if you can cook. The family eat out regularly, but when they are at home, they enjoy eating a healthy diet of organic meals, with white meats with lots of vegetables.
You should be happy to look after their dog as needed, including walking and feeding. The dog is usually cared for by an external service several times a week.
The family home is in Chelsea, London, SW10. This is a live out role, so you must live within a commutable distance.
Working Monday – Friday
Working from 9:30am - 6pm, overall 42.5 hours per week.
Flexibility is essential for this role. You must be happy to do hours of overtime as needed, this would be agreed in advance and will either be paid or given as time in lieu.
You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.
You should have prior housekeeping experience in private homes. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge on caring for specialist items such as antiques and couture clothes. You should be able to work independently and use your own initiative.
The family is looking for the right person ASAP - we are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 guidelines.