Full time Live in Housekeeper
An UHNW family in Kensington are looking for a Live in Housekeeper to help them out. There will also be a Live out Head Housekeeper employed who you will work underneath, and you will also work alongside a part-time Housekeeper.
The family are based abroad but visit London throughout the year, staying typically 3-6 weeks at any one time, usually in the school holidays (typically June - August & Christmas). The Principal also occasionally visits for a few days here and there for business trips. This year however, the family are visiting on average 1 week per month.
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 team of staff as their home has been newly refurbished. It is extremely high end and high tech so someone tech savvy would be a huge bonus. When the family visit London they also bring with them extra staff, typically 2-4 Maids/ Nannies and a Chef.
Your duties will include:
- Daily cleaning, laundry, ironing and wardrobe care
- 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
- Travelling- possibility of travel with the family to their house in Cannes during the summer
The ideal candidate will be friendly, have a warm disposition and be discreet. You must have high standards of housekeeping and be looking for longevity. It is also ideal if you have had VIP household experience and/or worked in Hotels previously.
You must be vaccinated and hold an EU Passport.
House: Main residence is 6 storeys, 14 bedrooms
Every 2-4 weeks you will be required to also help maintain the family’s other properties nearby. They also own 5 apartments and a 4 bed house in Hampstead. This will be shared with another housekeeper.
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. 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: £35,000 gross per annum
Vacancy Number: 102552
Consultant to contact: Daisy Smith