Live in Housekeeper Job

  • Sector: Housekeeping
  • Function: Live-In Housekeeper, Live-In Housekeeper/Cook
  • Contact: Vicky Smith
  • Contact Phone: +442072339950
  • Start Date: As soon as the right person is found
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115817
  • Contact Email:

Live in Housekeeper Job in Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire

A new international client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking to hire an experienced and professional live-in housekeeper for their large recently refurbished fully staffed residence based in Oxfordshire. The family consist of mum, dad and their two school-aged children they are a relaxed and fun semi-formal family who like to entertain with their guests from time to time although they expect a more formal service when guests are staying. The family home has nine bedrooms with various other outbuildings one of which is a 4 bedroom cottage which you would be responsible for. They have another property abroad where they spend six months a year and stay at this property for the remaining 6 months alongside another property in the UK. The role primarily involves hands-on housekeeping for the 9-bedroom home, along with assisting at dinner parties when they entertain it would be a huge bonus if you had silver service knowledge although training can be given. You will work alongside a part-time cleaner, gardener, chef and house manager and be part of a fantastic team. 

Duties to include:

  • Cleaning of the 9-bedroom home and the communal areas in the cottage 

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Ordering food and supplies 

  • Packing and unpacking deliveries 

  • Service duties and food preparation helping alongside the chef 

  • Some packing and unpacking duties 

  • Ability to prepare simple meals on occasion (tradition Indian cuisine would be a bonus) 

  • Providing refreshments 

  • Laying formal and informal tables 

  • Meeting and greeting guests 

  • Other ad hoc duties as required

  • Care for the family dog including walking shared with other staff members 

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, energetic, organised, have great attention to detail and be highly flexible around the family's requirements. Previous experience working as a professional housekeeper in private households and checkable references are required.

A driving licence is essential.

Accommodation: Large one-bedroom beautiful Shepherd’s hut Partners will be considered

Hours: 40 – 45 hours with flexibility - working days on a rota basis to be discussed. You must be flexible to work weekends.

Salary £35k - £40k Gross per annum

Start Date:  As soon as the right candidate is found.

Vacancy number: 115817

Consultant to contact: Vicky Smith

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