Published
15th April 2019
Location
London, United Kingdom
Job Type

Description

About the role: As Housekeeper of this private residence, you will be responsible for the smooth running of housekeeping operations. Overseeing the day-to-day duties of a small team of domestic staff, you will deliver the highest standards of cleanliness and presentation.

You will be personally responsible for cleaning rooms, as well as ensuring all household linen is cared for and cleaning material stock is replenished regularly.

You will also perform some front-of-house duties, such as receiving guests and serving meals, and will assist the cook with preparing meals. Possessing straightforward cooking skills, on occasion, you will be required to stand-in for the cook.

Playing a key role in all domestic staff matters, you'll be able to motivate your team, inspiring them to deliver their very best.

You will identify and resolve any necessary maintenance works in order to ensure the household is kept safe and secure.

You will be required to carry out valeting duties, which will include the preparation and care of clothes.

This is an excellent opportunity to build on your existing skills in a varied and challenging role. About you: Having worked in a Private Household, or similar role within the hospitality industry, you’ll have significant previous experience of housekeeping and cleaning.

Being meticulous with a close attention to detail, you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of service and care.

As a highly organised individual with good initiative, you are able to prioritise and time manage your daily tasks effectively.

Possessing a pro-active and hands-on attitude, you will be able to work effectively and flexibly as part of a small team.

As an effective team leader, you’ll have the ability to plan workloads and motivate individuals to achieve high standards.

Competent cooking skills are a key requirement, along with a valid driving licence.

What’s most important is your positive and friendly nature, which will enable you to build effective relationships, both internally and externally.

In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) and a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility - to increase contributions or draw down as salary)

 

Please note there is a necessity to pay council tax and bills for the staff quarters. The role is live-in- it will be circa £25k plus likely a flat for a single or a 2 bed apartment for a family.

 

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