Live in Housekeeping / Cook job in East Finchley , London
Our client in East Finchley is seeking a top notch Housekeeper to look after and maintain their beautiful home. They are about to begin refurbishment/remodelling plans so you must be brilliant at liaising with contractors and handling deliveries.
The family visit from Saudi Arabia between 6-12 weeks per year, and tend to stay anything from 3 days- 2 weeks. The couple have 5 children and a grandchild on the way. One gentleman is currently residing in the residence permanently until May 2018, so on a daily basis you will be required to make him breakfast and occasional lunches/dinners as and when he requires them.
Other duties will include daily cleaning to ensure the house is clean and presentable at all times, laundry and ironing duties, management of wardrobes, creating a system for the linen, flower arranging, watering plants, running errands, grocery shopping, polishing, dusting, sweeping the entrances, pathways and driveway, emptying the bins, setting the table and serving when the family are in residence, answering the telephone, stock taking, placing orders, creating inventories, packing suitcases and ensuring the house is secure at all times.
The ideal candidate will be switched on, used to working in formal households, have great knowledge of caring for delicate and sensitive surfaces such as marble, wooden floors and fine fabrics and be looking for longevity.
You will not be required to travel with the family.
House: 7 bedroom home
Hours: Monday – Friday (and ideally Saturday), 8.30am – 4.30pm plus flexible days and longer hours when the family are in residence
Accommodation: Your own private bedroom and bathroom within the home. As part of the refurbishment plans they are having new separate accommodation built for the Housekeeper in the grounds, which will hopefully be ready by the New Year.
Salary: £24,714. gross per annum
Vacancy Number: 46056
Consultant to contact: Dominique Smith