Live in Head Housekeeper / Cook job

Location London, Greater London, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Head Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £40,000-£45,000 GPA
Job Number  53861
Created 11 July 2019

Live in Head Housekeeper / Cook job


A family in Notting Hill are looking for an experienced Top Head Housekeeper/Cook to help them out. Mum and dad have twin boys aged 1 year old and already employ multiple nannies, a fulltime Housekeeper/cleaner and Driver.


Your duties will include:

  • Supervising the Housekeeper/Cleaner (who does all the cleaning, laundry & ironing from 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday-Friday)

  • Assisting with housekeeping where needed – ensuring house looks top notch at all times – tidying, dusting, polishing, light cleaning as you go

  • Daily family cooking (plus dinner parties typically twice per month). The family typically enjoy Asian cuisine. They are happy for you to learn family favourites and follow recipes

  • You and the staff will also need to prepare meals for yourselves – this can be shared between you all - whoever is not busy will do it together.

  • Grocery shopping

  • Dog walking – they are in the process of getting a dog (probably a small one)- depending on the size- you will need to walk it daily

  • Running errands & organising the dry cleaning

  • Liaising with contractors & handling deliveries

  • Stock control

  • Sort out any maintenance issues – change light bulbs etc.

  • Paying bills

  • Liaising with the Principals


The ideal candidate will be able to use their own initiative, be proactive, flexible, have good attention to detail, be a clear communicator, be a good team player and looking for longevity. You must be happy to help out wherever needed and be able to ensure the smooth running of the house.


House: 4 storeys, 5 bedroom house


Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm & Saturday morning 8.00am – 2.00pm.

You must be happy weekdays to pop into the kitchen post 9.00pm to put the plates in the dishwasher, set the house alarm and let the dog out for the toilet once they have one before bed.


Accommodation: Your own bedroom and bathroom on the lower ground floor with a different entrance near by


Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 gross per annum depending on experience (approximately £500 - £700 net per week)


Start: September


Vacancy Number: 53861


Consultant to contact: Dominique Keen

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