Live in Head Housekeeper job

Location South West England, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Head Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £35,000-£40,000 GPA
Job Number  49428
Created 03 August 2018

Live in Head Housekeeper required near Cheltenham Start ASAP Salary £40k Gross Per annum ( Approx £580 npw)

( 49428 ) Experienced Head Housekeeper required for a newly renovated Grade 2 listed large country Manor house near Cheltenham on a shooting estate. The house will be used mainly at the weekends and holidays when the principal entertains extensively. Essential you have previous experience in a similar role and are proactive with an eye for detail. Experience in the Royal Household or Military Households would be an advantage. Experience and knowledge of looking after fine art and furnishings is essential. The house will be very busy at times and quiet in others, a feast and famine arrangement- you must be flexible.


Duties to include

  • Hands on Housekeeping, Cleaning to a high standard to include the care and cleaning of fine art and furnishing's

  • Washing and Ironing, Managing the wardrobe where necessary

  • Running a housekeeping team of 2-3 housekeepers to keep the home to high standards

    • Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area, including keeping the refrigerators clean and discarding out-of-date items, and cleaning the oven

    • Preparing meals as and when required

    • Collecting, washing, ironing and returning laundry to the appropriate place, and hand washing delicate items

    • Meeting and greeting guests and dealing with tradespeople

    • Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements liaising with the Estate Manager

    • Managing a complement of staff, ensuring staff rosters are fully organised


Partners and pets will be considered. 

Driving essential, Must have own car but car provided for work purposes


Hours 5 days week, days off during the week generally 40-50 hours per week

Accommodation  Self-contained 2 bed accommodation in an annex

Salary  £40k Gross per annum

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros or Kaisha Hastu

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