Live in Head Housekeeper required near Newbury Start ASAP Salary £34k + Gross Per annum ( Approx £500+ npw)
( 51031 ) Lovely young family need the help of an excellent switched on and experienced Head Housekeeper to work alongside their existing House-manager and motivated team in their stunning, recently renovated country property. We are looking for a very experienced hands on Head Housekeeper who is a team player, highly organised , able to put in place systems so the house runs efficiently and smoothly. We are looking for someone who is friendly and approachable, used to working in a large formal household managing staff, with high levels of knowledge looking after fine linen / antiques and furnishings.
The principals use the house for weekends and holidays and particularly during the shooting season. They entertain on a regular basis and you will need to be able to prioritise. You must be children and dog friendly- Someone who is used to working in a 5* boutique hotel environment , or a similar, large formally run house would be an advantage.
Duties to include
Day to day running of the housekeeping of the 14 bed house, reporting to the Household Manager.
Hands on, full time Cleaning , washing and ironing, leading from the front by example.
Managing, motivating and overseeing the team of 2 full time housekeepers and additional short term staff (when needed) to include budgeting and staff rotas.
Helping with entertaining- meeting and greeting guests , serving to table if needed
Care of antiques and fine furnishings and training staff in their care, to include preparing household manuals.
No specific childcare duties , however you must be child friendly and happy to help if needed ( a full time nanny is employed and the parents are very hands on)
Partners and pets will be considered.
Driving essential, Must have own car but car provided for work purposes
Hours 5 day week on a rota (days off usually Tuesday and Wednesday) approx. 45 hours per week with flexibility
Accommodation Separate Self-contained accommodation on the estate
Salary £34k+ Gross per annum
Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros or Kaisha Hastu