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Head Housekeeper Job

Location UK, North West England, Altrincham
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Head Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £35,000 to £40,000 gpa
Job Number  94714
Created 23 September 2021

Head Housekeeper Job  Altrincham, Cheshire

Our client is looking for an experienced Head Housekeeper to look after the smooth running of a newly-renovated, large period property in Altrincham, Cheshire.   The property is the main residence of a busy couple who will be the only full-time residents of the house but expect to have regular guests.

The couple are looking for a professional but down-to-earth, resourceful and hard-working candidate who can operate to a high standard, working with them but under your own initiative to keep the property running smoothly. Main duties will include wardrobe maintenance, laundry and light cooking.

A part-time Housekeeper is already employed (30 hrs pw) who looks after majority of cleaning in this extensive property but you do still need to be hands-on and have a can-do, will-do approach to help-out as necessary

Accommodation can be offered but this could be a live-in or live-out role.  

The Head Housekeeper will need to be proactive and work closely with the housekeeper, their private PA plus other property maintenance, security and gardening staff and needs to very much be a team player. 

Main duties:

To ensure that the property is always kept to a high standard, have excellent attention to detail and be responsible for the finished presentation of the property

To ensure the smooth running of the property

Manage the laundry and wardrobe maintenance (ironing in-house is not essential)

Cooking for the couple - menu-planning, grocery shopping, larder management, preparation of an evening meal, plus occasional lunches and breakfasts for them;

Manage household accounts and keep a track of household expenditure

Deal with trades and contractors

Household shopping (groceries and maintenance products)

Running errands

Monitoring household maintenance requirements 

Meeting and greeting and looking after guests

Assisting with the organisation of events and being front of house when they are entertaining

Skills:

Driver essential; use of car can be provided

Proactive, resourceful and full of initiative 

Meticulous attention to detail

Good cooking skills for healthy, well-balanced meals

Dinner party cooking a bonus but not essential

Ability to manage and maintain his and hers wardrobes

Proficient with IT and household technology

Proactive and resourceful

Flexible

Can-do and will-do attitude

Team-player

This is going to be a long-term role for the right candidate.  

Start asap

Full-time normally 40 hours per week but with flexibility needed for occasional evenings and weekend work

Accommodation can be offered in the form of a new 1 bed duplex apartment, separate to the main house

£35,000 to £40,000 gpa

Contact Laura Harrall Managing Consultant for Cheshire 01298 600 414 laura@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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