Our new Clients, a friendly and busy family with two children (6 and 4 years old) and a dog, are looking for a professional and experienced Housekeeper. The private household is located in Highgate, Greater London.
The successful candidate is expected to be both child and pet friendly, with experience working with a young UHNW family as well as skilled in cleaning and maintaining high-end interiors, antiques and fine furniture. The property is a Victorian Grade 2 listed building with numerous protected original features, which will require specialist care as part of the daily housekeeping. Experience with materials/finishes such as copper sinks/baths, Italian marble, limestone, chinoiserie, wooden parquet flooring, encaustic tiles, and stained glass windows is essential. The role will also involve all aspects of wardrobe management, including laundry, ironing and arranging dry cleaning.
The candidate should be a competent cook, familiar with vegetarian cuisine and able to follow recipes as the family is a meat-free, requiring varied and balanced family meals, as well as occasional catering for small, casual dinner parties. Therefore, knowledge of international vegetarian cooking beyond basic vegetable dishes is highly desirable.
The successful candidate should be a dog lover, who will be comfortable walking a friendly, elderly pug in nearby Hampstead Heath/Kenwood on occasion.
Ideally a confident driver with clean UK driving licence to help with school runs when needed. The children go to school in Elstree and West Hampstead. The children attend school full-time so childcare would only be occasional.
This vacancy is a great opportunity for someone looking for a long-term position!
Type: Live-out, Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £37.000 - £39.000 Gross/ year
Working days: 5 days/ week| Mon-Fri
Working hours: 9am-7pm | 50 hours/ week
Starting Date: February
Driving Licence: Required
If you are also proactive, discreet, efficient, energetic, pleasant, well-presented, non-smoker, then this position is undoubtedly for you.
Housekeeper duties may include:
Kitchen cleaning, (eg, wiping down surfaces and white goods, loading the dish washer, washing some items by hand, checking use by dates)
Keeping the general areas clean and tidy (eg. returning misplaced items, emptying the bins, dusting, wiping away marks, watering plants, dusting doors, removing finger prints from likely areas)
Keeping bedrooms clean and tidy (eg. changing of the bed linens, taking away dirty laundry, dusting, replacing water and toiletries)
Taking care of the laundry (eg, washing, ironing, steaming, hand washing, sorting, sawing etc..)
Cleaning of upholstery (eg. hoovering, leather cleaning, steam cleaning, wiping )
Cleaning of the carpets and floors (eg. hoovering, vacuuming, wet washing/mopping, solvent cleaning, wiping down skirting boards etc..)
Taking stock check of pantry and useable items
Cleaning windows on the inside
Walking and taking care of dogs
Cooking for the family
Proven private housekeeping care experience with references
High standards of cleanliness
If you are personally interested in the vacancy or are aware of another potential candidate who may be interested in such a vacancy, please apply via the website or email . To speak with Anastasiya, please call +44(0)203 318 4468 ext 110.