Live in or Live out Housekeeper/Cook job

Location UK, Greater London, Chelsea
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £negotiable
Job Number  98602
Created 12 January 2022

Live in or Live out Housekeeper/Cook job

A delightful UHNW family in Chelsea are looking for a Top Housekeeper/Cook to help them out. The home is formally run and is fully staffed so it is essential that you are a team player.

The couple have two school aged children and a small dog who is a member of the family so you must love dogs. Mum and the children are based in London and Dad is based in Switzerland, however the family travel together in all the school holidays and are not ever in London so you get lots of down time. You will not be required to travel with them.

In London they already employ a full time PA, full time Driver/Handyman and full time Live in Housekeeper/Cook, who you will work alongside.

All the staff have been with the family for many years. You will share your duties with the current live in Housekeeper/Cook who has been with the family for 10 years and can choose whether you prefer to take care of separate areas of the home or to do the work together. As long as you get the work done, the family are flexible on how you go about this together.

Your duties may include (all shared with other Housekeeper/Cook):

  • Detailed cleaning of the home- care of expensive furniture and art work plus delicate Surfaces such as marble and wood. This is an extremely high end home with the finest of finishes. You must have excellent knowledge of cleaning products and experience working in similar homes.
  • Laundry, ironing, handling expensive clothing, delicates, hand washing and wardrobe management
  • Silver polishing & Flower arranging
  • Family style cooking- all organic clean food. The family do also employ a full time Chef, however he is based in their home in Switzerland but he does often visit the London property when dad is in residence. When it is mum and the children they eat family style dishes.
  • Setting the table at meal times and serving when needed- including at dinner parties

(When only mum and the children are in residence they will help themselves from the center of the table so service is less formal)

  • Creating household inventories and restocking household goods
  • Grocery shopping- locally and online too
  • Evening turn downs in bedrooms

The ideal candidate will be energetic, kind, discreet, polite, flexible, efficient, proactive, looking for longevity and a team player.

You must have worked in formal UHNW homes and have a muck in attitude.

House: 5 bedroom, 5 storey home with separate mews apartment

Hours: Monday – Friday

During all school holidays you can work reduced hours as long as the house is maintained as you wish, as the family are always abroad.

Live in hours (during term time): typically a 12 hour shift with 2 hour break. You will not finish later than 8.30pm.

Live out hours (during term time): 9.00am start. You can create your own schedule with the current live in Housekeeper to have some days where you finish earlier and some later if you prefer this. You must be flexible to finish at 8.30pm on some occasions.

You must be flexible to work at the occasional dinner party. Time always given back in lieu as extra holiday. NO BABYSITTING REQUIRED.

Accommodation for live in: Shared staff apartment in the mews house in the grounds of the property with your own bedroom.

Salary: £negotiable

Start: ASAP/Right person

Vacancy Number: 98602

Consultant to contact: Dominique Keen (live in) & Anisa Sykes Lane (Live out)

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