Live in Head Housekeeper Job near Reading, Berkshire
Live in Head Housekeeper required near Reading, Berkshire Start Jan /Feb Salary £40k+ Gross Per annum ( Approx £ 560npw)
A wonderful opportunity to work in a stunning location as part of a motivated team looking after a couple and their beautiful newly built large country residence set within a large estate. We are looking for someone who is hands on, flexible, service orientated and comfortable front of house with a strong understanding of protocol and solid experience working in large formal private residences. A yachting background would be advantageous but not essential. Computer literacy would be useful as the house systems are quite high tech!
You will report to the principle and House manager, responsible for a small team of 3/4 housekeepers including a dedicated laundress. The principals are quite informal but the house is run in a formal manner and kept to a high standard at all times. Presently it is a secondary residence and will be used mainly for entertaining but the house usage may change.
Duties to include
- Hands on Housekeeping, including laundry
- Taking care of antiques, brass, silver, and fine fabrics.
- Butler service
- Turn down service
- Light family cooking ( A chef may also be employed) and ensuring the family have what they need
- Walking the dogs
- Keep the fires clean and stocked with logs
- Flower arranging
- Meeting and greeting guests
- Dealing with contractors and tradespeople as needed
Partners will be considered- the role could be extended to that of a couple ( In which case the accommodation would be a 2 bed flat) Pets cannot be accommodated. .
Driving essential, Must have own car but estate car provided for work purposes
Hours 40 hours, 5 days on over 7 on a rota system with weekend work whilst principals are residence
Accommodation 1-bedroom self contained basement flat
Salary £40k+ Gross per annum
Starts Jan / Feb