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Live Out Head Housekeeper job

Location Virginia Water, South East England, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Head Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £40,000 GPA
Job Number  55139
Created 08 October 2019

(GU25)Live out Head Housekeeper required for a Maternity leave contract until spring 2020 on the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water Start ASAP Salary £40K + with a £15% bonus annually DOE


(53288) An experienced, professional and switched on Head Housekeeper is needed for a fully staffed informal residence, looking after a couple and their beautiful 6 bed weekend home. The house does tend to be very busy at weekends with guests and dinner parties. The role will be initially offered on a 6 month rolling contract with a view to the position becoming a permanent arrangement. You will be running the housekeeping aspects of the home, supported by a Senior Housekeeper. You must be happy to be part of a team and lead by example, joining a lovely team which consists of an Estate Manager, Senior Housekeeper (new role currently recruiting) and three/four other housekeepers.

You will have a very high standard of service, and be confident with administrative duties such as handling the petty cash and placing orders. Experience looking after very fine furnishings to a high standard and training is essential. A background on Yachts or Luxury Chalets would be a bonus.


Duties to include

  • Running the house to the highest of standards.

  • Overall responsibility for maintaining the highest standard of housekeeping throughout the house;

  • Overall responsibility for all housekeeper duties including cleaning (inclusive but not limited to silverware), washing (laundry), ironing and assisting with cooking;

  • Overall management of the interior staff team and communication of interior task lists/standards and procedures;

  • Rotas and staff training as required

  • Working closely with the principal and estate manager to assist with parties, dinners, events and taking care of guests when necessary;

  • Organising contractors and tradesmen

  • Grocery shopping for the house residents;

  • Watering plants and taking care of floral arrangements in the house;

  • Inventory reconciliation

  • Covering for the estate manager


Driving essential, car provided for work purposes


Hours Sunday – Thursday 9 hours a day (some flexibility may be required with good notice)

Salary £40k+ Gross Per annum

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact; - Rebecca Liljeros

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