Temporary Live in or Live out Housekeeping job in Berkshire
Lovely young family need the help of an excellent switched on Housekeeper to work with their existing team in their stunning 14 bed newly renovated country home. The position is a short term contract (4 – 6 months) to cover the maternity leave of one member of the team.
We are looking for a very experienced hands on housekeeper who is used to working in a formal household and looking after fine linen / antiques and furnishings. The principals use the house for weekends and holidays. They entertain on a regular basis (not every weekend) The house will be busier during the shooting season. You must be children and dog friendly-
The house is run on a rota system- when the family are in residence the hours are usually 6/7am – 2pm, when they are not in residence it is usually 9-5 or 8-4pm, however you need to be flexible.
Duties to include
Cleaning , washing and ironing,
Care of antiques and fine furnishings
Reporting to the Head Housekeeper and House Manager.
Helping with entertaining- meeting and greeting guests , serving to table, nightly turn down ( if needed)
No specific childcare duties , however you must be children friendly and happy to help if needed ( a full time nanny is employed)
Cooking to a good family level- the cooking duties are usually limited to breakfasts on occasion.
Partners and pets cannot be accommodated
Driving essential, Must have own car but car provided for work purposes
Hours 5 day week usually (days off usually Mon & Tues) approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility
Accommodation Separate 1 bed flat
Salary pro rata £26,000 Gross per annum for live in; £30,000 Gross per annum for live out
Starts January 2018. Duration: 4-6 months
Vacancy Number: 46220
Consultant to contact ; Diana Gallitto