Live in Housekeeper required near Hungerford, Berkshire, Start ASAP Salary £32k Gross Per annum ( Approx. £480 npw)
( 49699 ) Young couple with 2 friendly dogs need a switched on housekeeper to help them for their home in the countryside. They are relocating to a smaller property for 3 years whilst their larger property is renovated and then will move back once renovations are complete. They use the property mainly at the weekends. We are looking for someone who is well organised, flexible, loves the rural environment and who has experience in similar roles working in a large house.
The role does involve hands on housekeeping, particularly at the weekend but you will be working alongside 2 part time cleaners who come during the week. The couple are informal but expect high standards of cleaning and efficient house management
The role will commence in their 11 bed home until Mid-January, to involve general housekeeping and helping to organise it ready for the move before it undergoes refurbishment and the couple will then move to a 5 bed residence 10 minutes away. Once the renovations are complete the role will move back to the bigger home in 3-4 years' time.
Duties to include
Hands on Housekeeping duties needed on weekends, and share/oversee tasks with the current two part time cleaners during the week
No cooking is generally required as they have a chef, however you need to able to prepare a simple meal if needed and also to prepare a simple breakfast.
Front of house when guests are in residence and on hand to assist principles and their needs.
Setting and serving to table when the principals are in residence to include tidying away after lunch and supper and setting the breakfast table.
Driving- Collection of principals and guests to/from train station will be needed, and occasional trips to London- You must be a confident driver.
Meeting and greeting guests when the principals entertain, serve tea/coffee/drinks and occasional table service when entertaining more formal weekends. (Additional staff will have to be organised).
Monitoring maintenance issues , reporting to the families PA and dealing with contractors and tradespeople as needed.
Shopping & Running errands
Helping with their 2 dogs, to include feeding, walking them throughout the day and looking after them when the family are abroad
A simple uniform will be provided.
Pets and partners will be considered- the accommodation is provided. Rent and council tax are included, you will be responsible for your household bills.
Driving essential. Must have own car but car provided for work purposes
Hours 5 day week days off usually Tues & Wed , Approx.50 hours per week
On weekdays - hours are generally 9-5.30pm
Weekends or when the principal are in residence (approximately 2-3 times per month) Flexible hours- approx 8:30 am- 8.30/9pm (with breaks in the day)
Accommodation 1 bed self-contained flat.
Salary £32k Gross Per annum ( Approx. £480 npw)
Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros or Kaisha Hastu