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Live in Housekeeper/Cook job

Location UK, Greater London, Kensington
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £38,584 - £42,640 gross per annum
Job Number  93565
Created 17 June 2021

Live in Housekeeping / Cook job in Kensington , London

A couple with two sons aged 11 & 8 are seeking a well presented, discreet, Housekeeper/Cook to help them out. They already employ a Driver/HouseManager and part time teacher/manny to help with the children’s education.

Your daily duties will include:

  • Breakfast served at 7am during school terms
  • Cleaning to 5*-hotels standard - the Victorian home has been refurbished and has modern décor and there is expensive furniture, artwork and delicate surfaces such as marble to care for.
  • Laundry (everything is washed on site, including hand-washing, everything is ironed on site), ironing
  • Prepare family supper for 6.30pm.
  • Work collaboratively with the male household manager/driver for suppliers, grocery shopping and big tasks (drainer, spring cleaning)
  • Babysitting will be up to 2 times per week, only between Monday to Thursday. The babysitting side is limited and straight forward (ensure bed lights are off at certain times and showers have been taken). No homework etc..
  • Welcome visitors, serving teas
  • Sew name tags for children.
  • Flower arranging

There is a cleaning rota in place as well as clear instruction for washing and ironing. The house is kept impeccable so a good organisation can allow the person to go through the day easily. It is repetitive but the household is joyful and healthy and the neighbourhood is very pleasant and suburban-like.

The ideal candidate will be very discreet and warm with a good nature and lovely to the children. The job is for someone keen to settle in a family with a hard working mind and good muck in attitude who is looking to stay long-term.

You must be a non- smoker.

House: 5 bedroom classic Townhouse (5 storeys)

Hours: Monday to Thursday 6.30/7.30am to 6.30/7.30pm (2hr break per day to be taken when it is appropriate and in two breaks if need be). Flexibility is required depending on school schedule, holiday &
Friday 6.30/7.30am to 12.00/1.00pm lunchtime. (Start time is 6.30am in the morning during term time. Relaxed to 7.30am during school breaks.

*Is like doing 4.5 days*

- 2 babysitting per week included in your salary on your working days

- Any extra hours worked outside of this will be paid as extra

Accommodation: Your own lovely self-contained bedroom, TV, ensuite shower room and kitchenette on the basement level of the home. There is a separate entrance on the lower ground floor for you to use and also your own courtyard.

Salary: £550 - £600 net per week (approx £38,724 gross per annum).

Holidays: 5 paid week’s holiday each year plus paid Bank Holidays (holidays have to be taken during school holidays). No need for help during weekends (unless paid extra and given advanced warning).

Start: Immediately - to do a handover with the current Housekeeper

Vacancy Number: 93565

Consultant to contact: Dominique Keen

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