Live in Senior Housekeeper job
A single lady is looking for a top notch Live in Senior minded Housekeeper to help in her Chelsea home. This is a formal, full staffed household. Already employed is a Laundress, Butler, Cook, Assistant and Security staff.
The client is in residence for approximately 6 months per year and her longest stay is for around 2 months at a time. When the client is home you will be required to work a 6 day week and when she is away, you will work a 5 day week, flexible hours.
Your duties will include taking care of all the cleaning on the ground & lower level floors, polishing silver, setting tables, helping with dinner service, cleaning outside terraces, reporting to the Principal, liaising with the Assistant, handling contractors, making lists and organising the home & staff.
The ideal candidate will be a perfectionist with cleaning & cleanliness, have experience handling delicate garments and furniture, cleaning sensitive surfaces such as marble and ensure there is always order in the house. The other members of staff are all self-sufficient and know their roles and responsibilities, however you will be there go to person and they should feel able to discuss any matters with you etc. You can then present it to the Principal.
The role is very hands on but the ideal candidate will have supervisory experience and be a team player, friendly and flexible. The lady does occasionally have guests to stay, dinner parties and grandchildren to visit. You must be flexible to cover other staff members when they are absent, so a good all round knowledge of laundry, ironing and cooking is essential too.
House: 5 storeys, 6 bedrooms
Accommodation: Your own large bedroom with ensuite and access to a private staff area where you can relax and eat etc.
Hours: You will be part of a rota system.
Your days will be based around a flexible 5 day week, 9.00am – 5.00pm when Principal is not in residence.
When she is in residence, you will be required to work a flexible 6 day week, 8.00am – 5.00pm (with flexibility when guests come to dinner), but you will also need to turn down the Principals bed in the evenings (for 10 minutes).
Salary: £42,000 gross per annum
Vacancy Number: 52630
Consultant to contact: Dominique Keen