Live in Housekeeper job
A friendly couple in Hammersmith London are looking for a down to earth, warm, flexible Live in Housekeeper to help them out. The couple have 3 grown up children who do not live at home (one lives in Scotland, one is at University and the other is at boarding school but will be away on a gap year next year).
They also have a small dog who travels with them everywhere.
The couple spend their time between their two beautiful homes; one in Hammersmith London, and the other in a village in Scotland (40 minutes from Edinburgh).
They are looking for a Housekeeper to become part of their family and who will live with them between the two properties. They spend approximately 60% of their time in London and 40% of their time in Scotland- usually in the school holidays -but they also visit Switzerland too which you may on occasion be asked to go to as well. Dad works between the two UK houses, but you will go where mum goes.
They already employ a team of agency cleaners that keep the Scottish residence clean and tidy, plus an ad hoc Housekeeper who helps out when the whole family are in residence or when they have guests.
Your duties will include:
- Cleaning, laundry & ironing
- Ensure the house runs smoothly- you will need to run your own day
- Mum loves to cook so you will only do so on the odd occasion. They do not entertain in London, but they do in Scotland, so helping set the table and assisting mum in the kitchen will be required.
The ideal candidate will be discreet, caring and will be looking for longevity. You must be flexible to fit in around the family and they will fit in around you. This is a lovely role for someone who would like to become part of a wonderful family!
House: 4 storeys, 5 bedrooms in London and 9 bedroom home in Scotland
Hours: In London typically Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
When in Scotland hours can vary depending on family’s schedule and whether they have guests or not, but always very reasonable and long breaks throughout day. You must be flexible to do an occasional weekend when in Scotland- but you will always get these days off in the week instead. They are always very respectful and fair.
Accommodation: In London your own lovely private bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
In Scotland your own bedroom and bathroom next door. When house is full the bathroom will need to be shared but this is very rare.
Salary: £26,500 gross per annum
Start: Right person
Vacancy Number: 96502
Consultant to contact: Dominique Keen