Housekeeper Job

Location London, Greater London, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  51556
Created 13 February 2019

Part Time Live In Housekeeping Job in Barnsbury, London N1

A lovely, busy family requires a part time live in Housekeeper 22 hours per week in their home in Barnsbury, North London. Both parents work full time, each one day a week from home. They have two children aged 5 and 2 and two young cats. The family is generally away once a month and during school holidays and they need someone who can look after their home and cats in their absence; and also provide some evening babysitting to the children. They enjoy entertaining and have drinks and dinner parties occasionally. The family employ a full time live out nanny who works Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm with a further 12 hours arranged by mutual agreement. They require you to live in from Monday to Sunday but they are happy for you to have an afternoon or weekend role elsewhere. Both parents have an office space within the house and once a week a PA works at the house.

The ideal candidate will be trustworthy, flexible and have a good spoken English and be happy to work as part of the wider team supporting the family.

Duties to include:

  • Cleaning

  • Laundry, ironing and minor mending

  • Maintaining organised wardrobes for all family members

  • Running errands including dry cleaning and post and returning internet purchases

  • Providing access for tradesmen and deliveries

  • Online ordering and unpacking of groceries

  • Arranging flowers, cleaning vases and care of indoor plants

  • Putting out the recycling and the bins

  • Changing beds (once a week)

  • Home sitting

  • Cat sitting including cleaning litter trays and giving attention

  • Occasional cooking

  • Helping with service at dinner/drinks parties a few times a year would be highly advantageous

House: 5 storey, 4 Bedrooms and 2 large reception rooms, a playroom, 2 offices, home cinema, various stores. Located 5 minute walk from Caledonia Road and Barnsbury Overland Station, 15 minutes from Highbury and Islington Underground Station (Victoria Line).

Accommodation: self-contained one room studio on lower ground floor comprising bedroom, mini kitchen with fridge and hob, en suite shower room. Own access from street level (no pets allowed). Easy access to laundry facilities in the main house during working hours. Free wifi.

Hours & Days: total of 22 hours per week, Monday and Friday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (2 x 5h) Wednesday 9am - 11am (2h) plus an extra 10 hours per week with flexibility. The flexible 10 hours would normally be used for evening babysitting (at least once a week, and occasionally at weekends but not more than twice a month) or weekend daytime help (no more than 2 weekends a month). The role will not be required to work more than 2 weekends a month.

It is expected that as the role is live-in there is a reasonable amount of ad hoc cat-sitting included (feeding, watering, cleaning litter, petting, grooming) and in addition there will be defined sole charge cat sitting 12 weekends a year, likely one per month; and 5 weeks a year (dates to be agreed mutually and likely including Christmas and New Year) included as part of duties.

Salary: £13,000 gross per annum (negotiable based on experience)

Start: Sat 27 April 2019


Vacancy Number: 51556


Consultant to contact: Lina Sannesdotter

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