Live in Housekeeper required in North Oxfordshire Start ASAP Salary £dependent on Skills and experience
(48123) Professional couple based in London need an excellent , switched on and proactive housekeeper for their stunning 9 bed weekend home on a large estate in the Oxfordshire countryside. They use the property primarily at the weekends.
We are looking for someone to manage the home, running it and keeping it to the highest of standards. Other staff are employed outside the house on the Estate so you need to be a team player. When the client is in residence they will often be entertaining, so someone who is flexible with a professional approach who is friendly and has a warm personality is a must! We need someone who can manage their own time effectively. When the client is in residence ( typically Friday evening- Sunday afternoon) the hours can be quite long, when they are not in residence they will be less.
An important part of the role will be to travel with them to their chalet in Switzerland approximately 6 times a year for periods of a weekend up to 2 weeks. The role will be to travel out a day or two ahead of these visits to prepare the chalet, then look after the party during residence ( cleaning/ laundry/ tidying/ shopping/assistance with meal prep/serving and washing up in the evenings) and stay a day or two later to clean up and close up. These are probably the busiest and longest days involved in the job. No language skills needed.
Duties to include
Hands on cleaning, washing and ironing. The property has fine art and antiques- knowledge of care and cleaning would be a bonus.
Day to day running of the house, dealing with contractors and tradespeople, household admin
Ensuring the house presentation to the highest standards.
Helping with entertaining, meeting and greeting guests, serving drinks and to table and food preparation
Shopping and running errands for the household
Cooking is not essential for the role- however it would be a bonus.
Looking after the resident friendly dogs and cat ( in conjunction with the other staff)
You would be expected to be on duty when owners in residence including evenings as late as needed for dinner clearing.
Bed turn downs, tidying,
Occasional driving for train station or airport pickups and drop offs of guests also needed.
Driving essential, use of estate car provided for work purposes
Partners and pets ( a cat) will be considered and they would also consider a couple- the role for the partner being a Gardener / Handyman /Driver all rounder.
Hours 5 day week, days off during the week with flexibility
Accommodation Separate self contained large open plan 1 bed flat ( 1 bed apartment in Switzerland)
Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros