Live in Housekeeper – Windsor, Berkshire
A young creative family who are repeat clients of Dallas Dacre Lacy Domestic Recruitment Agency & have a weekend home near Windsor, Berkshire are looking for calm; intelligent, experienced live in Housekeeper to help run their luxury home.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a great household with excellent working conditions. The family employ other staff on the estate.
The Housekeeper needs to have had previous experience working with school age children & happy to look after two children, 11 & 9 years in a shared charge environment. Very occasionally the parents go away for a long weekend so sole charge responsibility is required during this time.
The position would suit someone with a ‘can do’ attitude, is friendly, hard-working, trustworthy, honest, has common sense and takes initiative. You need to have a flexible attitude although the family will not be unreasonable in their requests.
This is a busy role on Friday, Saturday & Sunday when the family are in residence. They return to London on Sunday evening & will not return again until Friday afternoon.
You need to be happy working in a fast paced environment & have exceptional attention to detail & good organisational skills. You need to be physically fit & able participate in recreational activities with the children.
The role will include all household duties including cleaning, laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, food preparation, shopping and simple family cooking. Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who is happy to work in a fast paced environment with exceptional attention to detail. In addition the family has a house cat, dog, rabbits and rats that will need to be cared for throughout the weekend.
Applicants should have experience working as a Housekeeper in a 5* hotel & strong laundress experience.
An experienced driver with a full EU driving licence would be required due to countryside location.
Someone who is discreet, unobtrusive and able to respect the family’s privacy is required.
You will be required to work 5 days a week, Monday & then Thursday to Sunday 2-3 weeks a month. Your days off will be Tuesday & Wednesday. 1-2 weeks a month & when all the family are away you will be given the weekends off.
You will be given 28 days paid holiday including bank holidays.
A recently renovated one bed first floor flat adjacent to the residence is provided for the Housekeeper. The spacious flat consists of a kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom and entrance hall.
A salary of £23,500- £30,000 gross per annum is offered dependent on experience.
A minimum of 2 years experience working as a Housekeeper in one high net worth private household with children is essential.
Applicants must have checkable, relevant references from previous employers.
This is a non smoking household so please don’t apply if you smoke.
Applicants must be fluent in spoken & written English.
The position is to start February 2019. Interviews will commence beginning of January.
If you are interested in this position & meet these criteria please send a copy of your CV making sure your relevant experience for this job is shown on the CV & copies of written references to me.
I will not consider candidates without verifiable written references. All applicants must have a visa/passport to work in the UK be based in the UK already & available to attend an interview with the agency in London before their details will be sent to the client. This position is only suitable for applicants who have a tax & NI number & can be employed on a PAYE basis.
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