Live in Head Housekeeper job

Location Oxted, South East England, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Head Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £35,000-£40,000 GPA
Job Number  53853
Created 02 August 2019

Live in Head Housekeeper required near Oxted, Surrey , Start ASAP Salary £35-40k Gross Per annum ( Approx £500-550 npw)

( 53853 ) Experienced Hands on Head housekeeper required for a large , traditional style formal fully staffed household. Cleaning duties as well as overseeing other staff. . Experience of cleaning fine furnishings, fine art, marble and other delicate materials is essential. A background with the National Trust / Royal household or similar would be beneficial but you must also have private house experience as well.

The house is quiet during the week generally but very busy when the principals and guests are in residence.

This is a hands on role, so you must also be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get involved with all cleaning duties as well as oversee 2 other housekeepers and a laundress. We need someone who is animal friendly, organised and with an eye for detail.


Duties to include

  • Responsibility for the management of all housekeeping

  • Hands on Housekeeping, Cleaning , Washing and Ironing

  • Keeping the house to immaculate standards

  • Care and cleaning of antiques, fine and delicate furnishings and fine art.

  • Front of house, meeting and greeting guests as well as dealing contractors and tradespeople


Formal household, you will have to wear a simple uniform

Partners cannot be accommodated, pets will be considered. 

Driving is not essential but would be preferred. Estate car can be used for work purposes


Hours 5 day week, generally to work weekends with days off during the week. 40 hours per week with flexibility

Accommodation   Double private bedroom and bathroom in separate cottage for staff provided. Shared kitchen and sitting room

Salary £35-40k Gross Per annum ( Approx £500-550 npw)

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros

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