Full time Live in Head Housekeeper
An UHNW family in Kensington are looking for a Live in Head Housekeeper to help them out. The family are based abroad and visit London on average 2-3 times a year, staying typically 3-6 weeks at a time, usually in the school holidays. The Principal also occasionally visits for a few days here and there for business trips.
Mum and dad have 5 children aged between 3-15 years old and also sometimes bring a dog with them too so you must be child and pet friendly.
This is a new position as their home has been newly refurbished. It is extremely high end and high tech so someone tech savvy would be a huge bonus. They have part time cleaners that take care of the home all year round absence, however they would now like to find someone to oversee these staff and help take care of the property, plus also check in on their other two properties in London (nearby).
Your duties will include:
- Hands on cleaning, laundry, ironing and wardrobe care
- Overseeing the part time housekeepers (and also additional staff that come into the property when they visit)
- Restocking of household goods/inventories
- Weekly checks of other two properties nearby – leaks, pipes post, alarms etc.
- Service at dinner parties- these are usually just with extended family members
- Occasional light snack preparation for a child when in residence if required (e.g sandwiches)
- Running errands/handling deliveries
The ideal candidate will be friendly, have a warm disposition and be discreet. You must have high standards of housekeeping and be able to check others work and train new staff if required. It is also ideal if you have had VIP household experience and/or worked in Hotels previously.
There may be a possibility of travel with them to France in the summer to their other home.
You must be double vaccinated and hold an EU Passport.
House: 6 storeys, 14 bedrooms
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm when family not in residence & 7 days a week, all hands on deck when family in residence, typically 9.00am – 9.00pm with breaks in the day.
Accommodation: Your own bedroom, ensuite bathroom, plus communal kitchen area and sitting room (only used by you 9 months of the year). Separate staff entrance.
When the family are in residence they will bring usually 4/5 additional staff with them who will also use the other staff bedrooms and bathrooms plus share the communal living spaces.
Salary: £45,000 gross per annum
Vacancy Number: 95492
Consultant to contact: Dominique Keen