Live in or Live out Head Housekeeper / Ladies Maid job

Location Guildford, South East England, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Head Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £40,000-£45,000 GPA
Job Number  54480
Created 28 August 2019

( GU4) Live in or Live Out Head Housekeeper / Ladies Maid required near Guildford Start ASAP Salary £40k + Gross Per annum ( Approx £560+ npw)

( 54480 ) Lovely family need the help of an excellent switched on and experienced hands on Head Housekeeper / Ladies maid to work alongside their existing House-manager in their stunning country home. We are looking for a very experienced hands on Head Housekeeper who is a team player, highly organised, able to deputise for the house manager on her days off. Someone who is friendly and approachable, with high levels of knowledge looking after fine linen / antiques and furnishings.

Experience working in a 5* boutique hotel environment , or a similar, large formally run house would be an advantage.


Duties to include

  • Day to day running of the housekeeping of the 13 bed house, reporting to the Household Manager.

  • Clean and be responsible for the principals bedroom

  • Wardrobe management for the principals

  • Occasional laundry for the principals when the laundress is on her day off

  • Managing, motivating and overseeing 3 additional short term staff (when needed) to include budgeting and staff rotas.

  • Helping with entertaining- meeting and greeting guests , serving afternoon teas with house manger to guests and serving to table if needed

  • Preparation of simple sandwiches or salads when chef is off

  • Run errands and personal shopping, to include accompanying the principal on her trips into London

  • Flower arranging


Partners and pets cannot be accommodated

Driving not essential but would be an advantage , The family have drivers


Hours 5-6 day week on a rota 11am- 8pm

Accommodation  Own bedroom and Bathroom in one of the houses

Salary  £40k+ Gross per annum ( Dependent on whether you do 5 or 6 day week)

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros

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