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PHS Job 224. Head Housekeeper / Butler Urgently Required 45,000.00 GBP Switzerland

PHS Job 224. Head Housekeeper / Butler Urgently Required        45,000.00 GBP Switzerland

Job Description

PHS 224

Our new HNW clients are a family living in Switzerland and are looking for an experienced live in housekeeper /cook (Butler) to assist with running their home. The role will include all of the general housekeeping, cleaning, to a high standard to include laundry, ironing, and driving. You will also be required to cook family meals for them daily, so experienced knowledge of family cooking required (but not chef standard). Dog friendly as they have a lovely 7 years old, relaxed labrador.

The principals are a very open, down to earth and friendly family. They are looking for these qualities & characteristics to be mirrored in their chosen employee. They are looking for the candidate to be an integral part of their family life.

The ideal candidate for this role will be organised, can cook and an experienced housekeeper, have an excellent eye for detail and flexible with their duties and time. There is potential to grow in this role and a housekeeper can turn in to a Butler / PA role. If you are a Butler already, the salary may be increased to match your expectations.

The principals have a 7 years old daughter who is in their Switzerland home and therefor the successful candidate must be child friendly. There are also two other children living in boarding schools who are UK based. There is scope to grow in this position and manage several international properties with job longevity.

Must have –European passport, Valid driving license, must be able to drive confidently in Switzerland (the car provided is a Range Rover).

House: 2 floors, 4 bedrooms located on lake "Lac Leman". The scenery is absolutely beautiful in that part of Switzerland.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 7.00pm
Gross salary is £40,000 -£45,000 sterling. (negotiable for the right candidate)
Holidays allowance - 27 days (the principals are away all school holidays also and you will not have to travel frequently)
Flexible with working some weekends occasionally and taking holidays in the week instead.
Driving is Essential!

Duties include:

Preparing and serving breakfast and dinner
Presenting and discussing daily meal requirements with employer
Dealing with grocery shopping must drive to the shop as they are in the countryside
Placing orders for kitchen supplies
Keeping all house clean daily, polishing and vacuuming the floor
Ensuring refrigerator is clean and out-of-date items discarded
Tidying and cleaning bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas daily
Collecting, washing and ironing laundry. Hand washing delicate items daily – good experience of handling clothes
Driving the employer weekly to the airport and back
Confident in european driving daily - Must have a valid European driving licence
Must have valid european driving licence and be competent driver with European passport

Good references that are checkable are essential.

The accommodation provided is a modest single bedroom (large enough for a double bed).

The family will be interviewing for the role this week up to Friday 16th June (lunch time). It is crucial to let us know of your interest ASAP / Urgently!

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

We are always exited to register new applicants and are happy to answer any questions our candidates have on the vacancies!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call +44 (0) 203 318 4468

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