Published
22nd April 2024
Location
Braintree, United Kingdom
Job Type

Description

Working for an English family with two children ,  The family have an enjoyable family lifestyle  travelling internationally during the school holidays. The children are aged 2 and 5 and the  household is energetic, lively, and informal.

The role will include housekeeping duties such as daily cleaning and tidying, deep cleaning, and keeping on top of all laundry. A driver is  essential and holiday travel will be offered.

Seeking a kind caring all rounder  Family housekeeper to help a family of 4 – a couple and 2 children in their lovely country home.

This super  role is full time Mon - Fri, 8 to 5 with an hour for lunch –   a rural location, so it would need to be someone who loves the Countryside and a car.

Position: Permanent

Start: Immediately

Location: Essex

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8-5 an hour for lunch

Holiday: 28 days (incl. bank holidays)

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum (subject to experience)

Working for an English family with two children ,  The family have an enjoyable family lifestyle  travelling internationally during the school holidays. The children are aged 2 and 5 and the  household is energetic, lively, and informal.

The role will include housekeeping duties such as daily cleaning and tidying, deep cleaning, and keeping on top of all laundry. A driver is  essential and holiday travel will be offered.

Housekeeping

General household cleaning and tidying (keeping the home well-kept, neat, and organised)

Daily cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms and maintaining living spaces

Deep cleaning (incl. frequent cleaning of the ovens etc.)

Making and changing all beds within the home

All hoovering, dusting and polishing furniture and décor

Cleaning the inside of windows

Family cooking - family favourites for dinner and any baking much appreciated - if you enjoy cooking they are not looking for a chef just being able to follow  recipes and have a family meal in the evening.

 

Laundry

Assuming full charge of household laundry, ironing, and wardrobe management

Having knowledge of a wide range of textiles and their specific care instructions

Mending clothing (tears, buttons, hems) and sewing children’s name tapes

Hand washing and handling stain removal

Familiarity with eco-friendly, non-toxic cleansers and detergents

 

Purchasing and re-ordering housekeeping and laundry supplies

liaising regarding property maintenance or repairs

Running errands (post office, dry cleaning, etc.

Organising cupboard

Answering the door and receiving deliveries

Watering household plants and flower arranging

Infrequently accompanying the family on holidays (always agreed in advance)

an occasional Saturday option once a month if guests for a weekend to help out with time given back in lieu.

 

ABOUT YOU

The family are looking for a professional, discreet, energetic, and proactive housekeeper, with  experience with a can-do attitude and initiative.

Several years private household experience in the same or similar sized home

organised with  attention to detail

A positive, proactive, trustworthy, and responsible attitude

Discretion and loyalty

independent work ethic and  time management skills

communication skills and good command of the English language

Must be eligible to work in UK

Non-smoker is essential

Checkable references

An enhanced DBS check can be completed for any successful applicants

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