Live in Child Friendly Head Housekeeping job in Leatherhead, Surrey

Location South East England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £35,000-40,000
Job Number  44735
Created 07 June 2017

Live in Child Friendly Head Housekeeping / Manager job in Leatherhead, Surrey


Live in or Live Out Head Housekeeper / Manager required near Leatherhead Start ASAP Salary £Excellent package for right candidate

(44735) A lovely returning client of ours who have 2 school aged children at boarding school is looking for a child friendly Housekeeper / House Manager. The family reside in a beautiful, large 10 bed house. This is the principal’s main residence but they travel often and also spend time at the London residence.

Other staff are employed- working alongside a team of cleaners who do the deep clean once a week- you will need to be able to lead from the front and supervise as well as doing top up cleaning and tidying- ensuring the home is kept to the highest of standards.


The ideal candidate would be mature, flexible, hands on, child friendly and it is essential you are a dog lover. Experience working in a large formal household would be an asset.


Duties to include

  • Hands on Housekeeping, Cleaning alongside daily cleaners, tidying, and top up cleans Caring for Silver and antiques

  • Managing and directing the cleaners , Gardeners and dog walker as well as dealing with contractors

  • Laundry duties, Washing and Ironing

  • Flower arranging

  • Drive owners daily to and from nearby station and as necessary long journey pick-ups/drop-offs from/to the childrens boarding schools;

  • Occasional cooking for the family

  • Occasional child supervision and care - mostly during summer holidays (which can be 4-5 weeks);

  • Looking after the 2 friendly dogs- one of them is elderly and disabled and needs more specific care

  • Help organise occasional parties liaising with caterers and other suppliers;

  • Manage upkeep of 2-3 cars;

  • Running errands and shopping

  • House and pet sitting when the family are away

  • If live out you will need to Live in at the house when the family are away.


Partners and pets cannot be accommodated 

Driving essential, car provided for work purposes


Hours Monday – Friday 8-8 approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility-Occasional weekends

Accommodation  Studio apartment with a bed, bathroom, kitchenette and separate entrance on first floor.

Salary  £Excellent package for right candidate

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros