Full Time 10 hrs. per day -5-day rota to include weekend working.
Kensington, London W8
Essential Requirements: Previous Large Private House experience. Team player. Flexible to work on a rota with some weekend working. High end cleaning and laundry skills. Russian speaker would be very welcome but not essential.
Our client is looking for a flexible professional housekeeper to look after a large family home in Kensington. The family of 4 includes 2 children ages 10 yrs. and 18yrs. There are no pets. You will join a team of 3 housekeepers, 2 of whom have been long term with the family.
You will be required to work 50 hrs. per week, 10 hrs. per day, 5 days per week. Daily start times will vary slightly, and you will be required to work occasional weekend days on a rota with the other housekeepers.
Your duties will include all daily housekeeping tasks to a high standard and ensuring the home is neat and tidy at all times. You will have previous experience caring for a high-end wardrobe, be capable of washing and ironing delicate fabrics and arranging dry cleaning. You may be asked to run errands occasionally. There is no cooking as chef is employed.
This is a fully staffed home which runs to a high standard, previous experience working in a similar home is essential. Simple uniform will be required. Strictly Non-Smokers.
Salary circa £38-40,000 Gross depending on previous experience. 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK. Meals provided on duty. ASAP START (HU3797)
9am to 5pm with flexibility
Essential Requirements: Flexible experienced housekeeper. Good team player.
Experienced Housekeeper is required to join an established long-term team, of a large Formal residence in Regents Park. The principals are VIP Middle Eastern clients of many years.
The principals visit approx. four times per year; one visit could be for 2-3 days the next for two weeks. Travelling staff usually accompany the principals.
The normal working week is Monday to Friday 9-5pm, but it is essential that during visits all staff are flexible as you are required to work longer hours, overtime payments are made or time off in lieu taken. Additional temp staff are brought in as required.
Duties will include all general housekeeping duties, cleaning, washing and ironing caring for flowers, liaison with suppliers and working alongside the Housemanager and Butler. Candidates are required to have fluent English, be flexible and have impeccable references.
Salary circa £35,000 Gross per annum depending upon experience, plus benefits. (HU0220)
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience and Longevity in Previous Positions, Drivers Licence Genuine love of animals, willingness to learn to assist with care of small ponies.
Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 pm
Five-bedroom contemporary family home in 5 acres of land. A rural location with limited village services 1 mile away, but close to Watford, serviced by good rail links and easy driving distance of the M25. Informal family of 2 adults with visiting adult children from time to time.
There are 3 very small ponies, who are cared for by a part time groom in the mornings, but you will need to be able to learn to prepare hay nets at lunch time, feed and medicate, collect droppings and stable the ponies in the evening, so previous equine experience or a willingness to learn and a genuine love of animals essential. The family foster dogs and currently have one elderly collie.
The family seek a proactive, creative and forward-thinking couple who are used to working together as a couple. The position comes highly recommended by current and previous couples.
Duties will include all general housekeeping duties, daily cleaning, washing, ironing, household errands, and potentially dog walking twice daily in all weathers. There is no cooking with this position, no assistance is required for entertaining and driving is limited to running errands and occasional airport runs.
There is a pool and spa complex to be kept clean and maintained and specialist pool contractors to liaise with.
An experienced handyperson is required with a really good skill base to accommodate most DIY type duties, you will be required to care for all property maintenance indoor and out which will include local tenanted properties. A gardener is employed but some assistance will be required. House sitting and security during the owner’s absence is also part of the role and hence holidays must be taken outside the families holidays.
Salary £58-60,000 Gross per annum–mainly weekends off (some flexibility required to house and animal sit when the owners are away) 1-bedroom self-contained furnished apartment. Business use of car.
BOTH must be non-smokers, BOTH speak fluent English, ideally BOTH to drive manual cars, but one considered and have experience driving in the countryside with own car for pleasure. Sorry NO PETS or dependants. PREVIOUS DOMESTIC COUPLE EXP AND LONGEVITY IN POSITIONS ESSENTIAL (HU1694)
South Kensington, London
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER / LAUNDRESS
Live In or Live out
South Kensington, SW7
Essential Requirements: Experienced private household housekeeper with excellent laundry skills. Previous experience with fine fabrics and wardrobe management.
Self-sufficient sole charge housekeeper. Excellent spoken English, capable to deal with contractors, suppliers, make appointments and deliveries. Non-Smoker essential.
Newly created position for a part time residence. This 5-storey property is the home of Hutchinsons long term clients who live Overseas but visit London regularly. The family have grown up children who will also visit and there are no pets.
You will be the sole housekeeper of the property, able to work alone and be capable of running the residence on a daily basis, this will include cleaning, making and changing beds, washing and ironing and liaising with the owners.
Candidates should be familiar and confident with preparing and maintaining both gentlemen’s and ladies’ wardrobe and dressing rooms, have excellent ironing and pressing skills and have previous experience handling fine fabrics. Business shirts are folded and stored individually. In addition, you will be organising specialist dry cleaning, packing and unpacking and simple basic sewing.
Personal shopping and running errands may also be part of this role.
The working week will be five days, but you may be required to work an occasional Saturday by negotiation. In house accommodation with separate entrance is available for a live in person, live out will also be considered.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. (HU1984)
Switzerland, German-speaking part
Switzerland, German-speaking part
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Chef & Housekeeper, Flexible, German speaker
A wonderful vacancy for a multifaceted, hands-on chef who is open to duties outside of the kitchen and has experience working within a private residence.
This role will entail preparing daily meals for this professional couple who enjoy simple, freshly prepared, healthy food. Knowledge of Vegetarian cuisine would be beneficial. There is a wonderful kitchen garden maintained by the gardener and the family would prefer to have a chef who will make good use of this, using seasonal and home-grown produce where possible. Generally cooking will be for the principals providing daily lunch and dinner. The family do entertain on occasion and when they have larger numbers of guests, they will bring in caterers.
In addition to the duties in the kitchen of which you will be completely responsible for, you will work in all general house-keeping duties. Further you will manage the household supplies and stocks and accounts, run errands, undertake all shopping, manage the wine cellar. Good administration skills are a plus as well so you can assist with some general PA duties.
We seek a hands-on candidate who is willing to work in a varied capacity which includes cooking (for the couple and occasionally family or guests) and house management. Service skills will be good as well. There is a small team of staff already in place and therefore we seek a team player. There will be occasional travel so flexibility and freedom to travel would be good as well.
This will be a Monday-Friday position; when the principals have occasional weekend demands you will be required to adjust your days off. Salary negotiable based on experience. Separate free accommodation on the Estate (separate from the main house). German speaker. English would be a bonus. September start. (HU3721)
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm
Essential Requirements: Previous HNW private house experience. First class cleaner with experience of antiques, silver, and fine fabrics. Attention to detail essential. Good team player. Non-Smoker
New position for an experienced, meticulous cleaner with great attention to detail, to join a happy, friendly household of six (includes 4 children the youngest 8yrs) with long term staff. The are 2 housekeepers, butler, nanny and chef employed.
Priority will be given to candidates who have previous experience working in a large family residence in Central London.
An opportunity to travel once or twice per year to the family’s European holiday homes is optional.
Salary £28-32,000 Gross depending on previous experience. Excellent checkable references & DBS Check essential. (HU3822)
DAILY HOUSEKEEPER 9AM – 6PM
5 Days Per Week on Rota
Essential Requirements: Previous Private Formal House Experience, Flexibility, Fluent English. Attention to detail, excellent laundry skills and experience with fine fabrics.
We are looking for a professional and experienced Housekeeper for a family who are based in Mayfair. The family have recently relocated to London and employ a full housekeeping team, 3 of you will be working together at any given time. A full team of staff is employed which includes PA, chefs, nannies and chauffeurs.
You will be required to work on a rotation covering 5 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Someone flexible is required for this role as you will be expected to cover weekends from time to time.
It is essential that you take pride in your work and have a fine eye for detail. You will be responsible for the family residence which has 3 bedrooms. You will also be required to care for another property close to the family home which has four bedrooms and is the residential staff accommodation.
Your role will be to clean the property to an exceptional standard, dusting, hoovering, changing the bedding, wardrobe management, laundry, and ironing. You must be experienced washing fine delicate fabrics and happy to run errands and order shopping.
Essential that you speak Fluent English, are well presented with good communication skills. Previous formal house or yacht experience a plus. ASAP start
Salary £40,000 to £45,000. Cooked lunch provided daily. (HU3632)
30-35 hrs – 5 days per week ideally including Saturday.
Essential Requirements: Previous housekeeping experience working in a formal residence. Excellent cleaning and laundry skills. Capable to arrange deliveries, contractors and external services. Team player. Driver and Non-Smoker
Very experienced housekeeper required for formal residence in Denham. The property is large (7 bedrooms) but only a few rooms are used. The owners spend a few days each week in London and also travel frequently, hence you need to be self sufficient and able to work unsupervised.
Duties will include high standards of cleaning and laundry. You will have previous experience in the care of antiques and care of silver and be used to fine fabrics.
There is no cooking with this position as a full-time residential chef is employed.
There are no children at home and no pets.
Due to the location of the position ideally you will have a driving licence and your own car. When the principals are in residence Saturday working would be greatly appreciated.
Salary negotiable depending on experience. ASAP Start (HU2385)
Nr Lewes, East Sussex
DAILY HOUSEKEEPER / LIGHT FAMILY COOK
4 days per week - 9AM to 3PM to include weekend working.
Nr Lewes, East Sussex (30 minutes’ drive from Tunbridge Wells)
Essential Requirements: Simple fresh healthy family cooking skills. Previous experience working as a housekeeper. Child and pet friendly (dog and cat) Driver with own car essential. Non-Smoker. DBS Check required
An experienced daily housekeeper with good cleaning, washing, and ironing skills to work as part of a small team, caring for a 7-bedroom country house near Lewes.
Duties will include the day-to-day housekeeping, cleaning, washing and ironing, running errands, assisting the chef with food prep at weekends (but preparing simple fresh healthy dishes when she is off) and managing deliveries and occasionally helping with childcare.
This is a lovely role working for an informal young family of four with two small children under 6, who have nannies.
The family are in residence generally every weekend; thus, weekend working is required and the 2 additional days which can be flexible, making a four-day working week.
The property is a Grade II listed building in East Sussex with 45 acres of land. The family employ a lovely Chef/House manager/Head Housekeeper, who you will work closely with.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE--Previous private house or hotel experience preferred, but training can be given, although you must be child and pet friendly. Attention to detail and an excellent and thorough cleaner is essential. ASAP start. 4 day working week. Excellent salary for the right person who must be a driver with own car. (HU3510)
Live out Daily Housekeeper
Marylebone London W1
Essential Requirements: Previous UHNW private household housekeeping experience. Excellent level of cleaning, handwashing of fine and delicate fabrics. Able to commit to working on a rota, shared with Head Housekeeper.
Experienced professional Housekeeper required for a large family home in Marylebone.
The candidate must have a high attention to detail with an ability to clean to 5* standards. Experienced with laundry – including handwashing and ironing delicate items, children’s clothing, and household laundry.
The Housekeeper will work on a rota with a Head Housekeeper already in place – alternating an a.m. and a p.m. shift (10am– 5pm / 12 – 7pm) 6 days a week when the principal is in residence.
Flexibility with hours is required when the family is in London, but extra time off can be taken in lieu when the family travels (during the school holidays).
Generous holiday allowance as the housekeepers are not required to work every day when the family travel. The house is arranged over 5 floors with no lift, so ability to manage stairs is required.
Basic service experience would be useful (drinks, snacks, etc) but not essential. Training can be provided if necessary. No cooking required.
SALARY £33-35,000 Gross. 1 day off per week during term time, additional time off during school holidays when the family travel. (HU3756)
DAILY or RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER x 2
7am to 3.30pm or 12md to 8pm
Essential Requirements: Previous private house housekeeping experience. Good quality laundry skills. Child and large dog friendly. Good team player. Tagalog or Nepalese speakers a big advantage.
Experienced housekeepers required for large family home in Chigwell– previous experience of working in a family home is essential.
Duties will include cleaning, washing and ironing to a high standard, wardrobe management and running local errands.
A chef is employed so no cooking, but a willingness to assist the chef in the kitchen with minor food preparation and kitchen hygiene.
In addition, you will be child friendly and capable to prepare and supervise the children’s breakfast and ensure they are ready for school on time. The family have 2 large dogs, but no dog walking is required.
Working 5-days per week, with flexibility, you should be able to cover both shifts.
Salary negotiable based on experience, 2 days off per week. Previous private house experience essential. Accommodation is available if you wish to Live in. Tagalog and Nepalese speakers very welcome. (HU3803)
HOUSEKEEPER / GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE PERSON / SECURITY
Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
Essential Requirements: Proactive domestic couple with previous experience working in a private household. Both must drive. Strictly Non-Smokers and excellent references. Occasional Good family cooking
Proactive, country loving domestic couple is required for a recently refurbished, 500-acre country estate in Kent. The 7-bedroom, grade 11 listed property is the permanent home of a down to earth couple and their very friendly dog and 2 cats.
The Housekeeper will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and deep cleans of the 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom home, laundry, preparing the home for guests, running errands and pet care. Ideally the housekeeper will be able to prepare ingredients, cook occasionally and eventually serve at informal dinner parties.
Partner will be responsible for the day-to-day grounds’ maintenance of the property, which will include gardening, mowing, hedge trimming, greenhouse and vegetable garden. Other duties will include general property maintenance, overseeing contractors, swimming pool, spa and hot tub maintenance, car cleaning and care of the vehicles, ad hoc driving duties and generally assisting the housekeeper and two additional estate workers when required. You will also be responsible for the security of the estate.
This is a long-term role, suitable for a very hands-on, self-motivated couple who are used to working together in domestic service – you must be confident in your ability to provide high standards of work without supervision.
Accommodation and Salary
A beautiful, large 3-bedroom Oast house within the Estate, next to the main house. This can either be furnished or unfurnished. All bills included. Monday to Friday 8-4pm with weekends off, some flexibility will be required for driving duties. Salary circa £50-55,000 Gross per annum (Negotiable)
Well behaved pet considered, but sorry no dependent children. Both must drive. (HU3618)
HERTFORDSHIRE / BEDFORDSHIRE BORDER
HOUSEKEEPER & MAINTENANCE GARDENER, HANDYPERSON, DRIVER
Monday to Friday 8-5pm with occasional weekend cover
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience working as a domestic couple. Love of the countryside, working outside with a passion for gardening. Dog lovers. Clean driving licence.
Mature employer with visiting children and grandchildren seeks a new couple due to the retirement of the long-term current couple.
The housekeeper will take care of the interior of the residence, which will include
Gardener-handyperson- all rounder
Accommodation - Self-contained flat with 2 double bedrooms attached to the house with separate entrance.
Salary £50,000 Gross per annum. 4 weeks holidays per annum. 8-5pm Monday to Friday with occasional weekend cover. Presence required on the property during the owner’s absence.
Sorry no children or dependants. Clean driving licence essential DBS Checks will be required.
Nr Framlingham, Suffolk
Nr Framlingham, Suffolk
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Animal Friendly, Strong DIY Skills
Young couple with 2 small children recently moved into this small country estate during Summer 2021. The property is set in 38 acres in rural Suffolk, it is the family’s weekend and holiday home and over the next 2 years will undergo a refurbishment project, building work and major landscaping. There will also be several projects which will include reinstatement of a Victorian walled garden and creating a woodland space.
The housekeeper should have a detailed eye for cleaning, capable to deal with all family laundry including care of delicates and fine fabrics and ensure guest rooms are prepared within the main house and the guest cottages. You will be responsible for food shopping and household provisioning, arranging, and overseeing contractors for servicing and maintenance of household services.
Cooking for the family will be required on a regular basis, fresh healthy dishes, utilising fresh produce from the gardens as and when available. Batch cooking for the freezer, making jams and preserves etc. Ideally the housekeeper will be willing to assist in the gardens, weeding, watering, and harvesting fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Partner will be required to care for and develop the gardens, reinstating the walled garden into a kitchen garden to grow vegetables, fruit and develop new flower beds & rose garden. The role requires a knowledgeable gardener but not necessarily a horticulturist. All equipment including ride on mower / tractor will be provided.
You will have good DIY skills capable to repair fences, deal with small carpentry/ painting repairs, care for the swimming pool, tennis court, pressure wash pathways and patio areas. Weekly cleaning of the cars and the coordination of external contractors are all part of this role.
Both of the couple will need to be animal friendly as long term the family will have Chickens, Alpacas, dogs and possibly ponies in the future.
SALARY Circa £52-55,000 Gross per annum. 2-bedroom single storey cottage with small garden. Strictly Non-Smokers, enhanced DBS and excellent references required. Sorry no dependent children but small well-behaved dog considered. ASAP Start/ (HU3697)
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILYCOOK-DRIVER-MAINTENANCE & HANDYPERSON
Essential Requirements: Previous experience running a large London residence.
Hands on couple who work well together. Good communication skills, driving licence and being self-motivated is a must.
Part residence home of London business couple, particularly busy when the clients are in residence. Their adult children visit occasionally although one is currently in residence. They also have an 18-month-old therefore you must be child friendly, although nannies take care of the entirety of the baby’s needs.
Duties will include all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning, washing, ironing, arranging flowers, running errands & shopping. Fresh healthy home cooking a few times per week is desired, as the owners enjoy cooking themselves or eating out. A chef and butler team are available for any larger entertaining or dinner parties.
One of the couple must drive and be confident driving in London, there will be some driving duties for the principals and also airport runs. You will care for the cars and be proactive in their maintenance.
You will also be responsible for liaising with external contractors and general day to day maintenance of the property. Running errands, dealing with food shopping, provisioning and ensuring the residence runs smoothly.
Hours are longer when the owners are in residence, you will need to manage your own time, plan ahead and be well organised. Essential that both parties of the couple are adaptable and can be flexible on all indoor duties including setting tables, serving guests drinks and wine cellar management. There is a lovely roof terrace which is managed by a gardener, no plant knowledge is required however an eye for detail is.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. 2-bedroom separate house adjacent to the main residence with courtyard area. 2 days off per week with flexibility to work longer days and take time back when the principals are away. Good communication skills and good team players essential Sorry no pets or dependants. (HU3809)
EXPERIENCED SENIOR DAILY HOUSEKEEPER
Essential Requirements: Self-sufficient, experienced housekeeper with previous experience of UHNW residence. Experience of new house set up, working with the property manager to liaise with builders, contractors, and suppliers. Excellent standard of housekeeping and laundry. Fluent English
This is a part time residence, a senior housekeeping role but totally hands on. The daily hours when the principals are not in residence 9-5pm Monday to Friday, but when they are in residence flexibility to alter working hours and days is essential.
Established & experienced housekeeper.
The clients are lovely people, the position offers longevity and a great opportunity to be involved in a new house set up. A dream job for someone wanting to take a step up. The client does not have a large staff and will not occupy the house full-time.
SALARY in the region of £40-45,000 Gross per annum. 2 days off per week. (HU3752) ON HOLD
Full time - 6 days a week - 8 to 9 hours daily with some flexibility
Essential requirements: Very good spoken English, Experience as a rooms’ housekeeper in a 4- or 5-star hotel
Preferred: Experience in a VIP private household
A number of housekeepers are required to join a team working in Saudi Arabia to provide excellent service to very high-profile principals. The full team will be 10 housekeepers working in a villa with around 30 staff in total.
You will work varying shifts so that service is provided over 14 hours and some flexibility may be required. You should have knowledge of cleaning materials and safe working practices.
You will be required to maintain bedrooms, bathrooms and reception rooms in immaculate condition, including removal of laundry and replacement of amenities as necessary.
Additional training in all aspects of the work will be given to experienced applicants.
The salary range is US$560 to US$760 a month - food, accommodation, transportation and medical insurance are provided together with an annual return ticket to the country of residence. (HU3776)
(Partner to follow own occupation very welcome)
Lovely long-term vacancy for a country-loving traditional cook/housekeeper to join this fun, high-energy, informal family at their weekend country farmhouse, on a large estate near Marlborough.
The family of five includes 3 small children between ages 8 and 4yrs and they have 2 small dogs. The family also own 4 ponies that are at a livery yard locally and they ride every weekend. They have a love of the outdoors walking, riding, tennis, wakeboarding, skiing and are always out and about. They usually arrive on Friday and return to London on Sunday evening during school term-time, but during holidays will spend more time there and will also entertain family and friends.
During the holidays, the children’s nanny will also accompany the family. Both parents are completely hands-on with the children, but you may occasionally be asked to babysit and essential that you love being around small children.
Other duties will include menu planning and an excellent home cook is required. You will have shared duty of breakfast, lunch and dinners as the family also love to cook. You will generally cook for between 2 and 4 adults and 3 children, but with occasional lunch or supper parties and Sunday lunches. They also get in support when needed and have a local chef they work with. The employers enjoy fresh and locally sourced produce. You need to have a natural flair and love for cooking, enjoy trying new recipes and have a genuine passion for it but you do not need to be a qualified chef.
The garden has a lovely vegetable patch so if you enjoy gardening then a big plus. You will need to provision and use local suppliers, there is a superb butcher and fishmonger locally and farm produce available for fresh ingredients.
This is an informal home, and the family are neat and tidy people and very hands-on, so although the housekeeping role is part of the duties, when the family is in residence, cooking takes priority. The usual day to day housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, and shopping etc. all managed easily for a well-organized person.
The family will be moving house within the next 4 years approximately I hr drive from current location.
There is a small furnished 2-bedroom (1 double/1single) cottage available. The daily working hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm with one hour off for lunch. 2 days off per week (usually Tuesday & Wednesday).
Salary circa £33,000 Gross, driver with own car essential. Partner and Dog very welcome. (HU3105)
Nr Reading, Berkshire
RESIDENTIAL HEAD HOUSEKEEPER / FAMILY COOK
Nr Reading, Berkshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Flexibility, Pet Friendly Driver and Non-Smoker essential. Good level of family cooking, previous experience with management of small housekeeping team. Computer and IT Savvy.
Fantastic new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced head housekeeper to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.
You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private country household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail with high standards at all times.
As head housekeeper you will report to the principal and House manager and will be responsible for a small team of housekeepers including a dedicated laundress. This is hands on role, which means you will involve yourself in all aspects of the daily housekeeping tasks needed to keep the house to an immaculate standard.
The Estate is fully staffed, you must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.
Duties will include:
(Chef available for formal gatherings or parties)
The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.
Salary circa £45,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Beautiful new 2-bedroom apartment provided, accessed via the main house but totally private.
Strictly non-smokers, ideally computer literate and previous household experience is essential. Sorry no dependant children. Driver essential. (HU3561B)
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, superb washing and ironing, child friendly, self-starter, Ability to keep a minimalist apartment immaculate, light cooking
We seek a top calibre, experienced private housekeeper who can meticulously care for a small apartment in Zurich belonging to professional clients, who work full time and have a 6-year-old daughter.
It is imperative that you are a child lover and that you also have high standards of cleaning and laundry.
Start at 06.30 hours when you will be expected to help the little girl get ready for school, prepare a snack and lunch box for her and take her to school, buying any items that you may need for your day or to assist the clients.
4 days a week you are then free to go home until 16.00 hours, when you return to school to collect the child, prepare a healthy snack for her and if her parents are not home, keep a watchful eye on her. You will prepare a salad, peel and chop vegetables etc. ready for the evening meal, which the clients prepare themselves. At around 8pm the working day is over.
2 days a week, you return from school to clean the apartment, which the clients like to keep spotless and run to the standard of a luxury hotel. The home is very minimalist and so this is a straightforward task for an experienced housekeeper. Washing and ironing is also to be undertaken and it is important that you know how to care for fine fabrics, hand wash and care for general laundry.
Clients are busy professionals who work full time and who are looking for an experienced and long-term housekeeper to run the home and care for it. Their previous housekeeper of 15 years highly recommends this position. The clients are very respectful and straightforward and just expect top class standard to be maintained in the home.
Self-contained apartment provided and a salary in the region of 5,000 CHF per month gross. (HU3765)
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Driver, Fluent English essential and Conversational German a plus
New position for a young professional couple who require an experienced housekeeper to assist with the care of a family home near Kitzbuhel.
The principals are looking for a long-term housekeeper with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working in a private residence. This vacancy is a great opportunity for the housekeeper to develop new skills and be part of a forward thinking and new household.
The housekeeper will have experience in the day-to-day housekeeping of a family home, which will include household cleaning, making beds, changing linens, laundry and co-ordinating and scheduling servicing contractors and suppliers.
You will be required to provision and keep the residence well stocked with supplies, run errands, and ensure that linens, writing supplies, bathroom items etc are all replenished. You should have experience with delicates and fine fabrics and ideally wardrobe management skills.
A Housemanager, chef and butler/housekeeper are all employed, so essential that you are a flexible team player. In the long term this position will become more of head housekeeper position as the family move into a larger residence.
The principals travel every 2 weeks – the Housemanager and butler accompany them. When they are in residence you will work 6 days per week, with one day off, when they travel you will work 5 half days and have 2 full days off each week.
Starting salary 2,400 Euros NET per month. Full board with no expenses provided in a shared 3-bedroom staff house with its own garden. The butler and another housekeeper share this.
Driver essential and car provided. DBS Check and excellent written references essential (HU3812)
Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / CARER / COMPANION
Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Animal Friendly, Drivers Licence
Newly created position for a Country Loving housekeeper who is willing to act as friend and carer to the daughter, a young woman with learning difficulties from birth. The family of 3 (2 principals and their daughter) have a large country house and estate with a working farm and equestrian facilities. Extended family live close by and there are frequent visits from grandchildren and friends.
A busy family environment with long term staff, no 2 days are the same. There are horses, dogs, lots of country walks and therefore most suitable for a housekeeper who enjoys these hobbies. Duties will be divided between housekeeping and the supervision and assistance to the daughter.
Housekeeping duties will include day to day household management, assisting the principals with day-to-day care of the property. Hands on housekeeping, cleaning, washing, and ironing, bed making, and shopping will be required, a full-time cleaner is also employed. You will be able to cook fresh family meals, usually shared with the lady of the house, but capable to prepare meals for the daughter (who enjoys baking and assisting in the kitchen) if the principals are absent.
Personal assistant / Carer – this part of the role is more of a personal assistant/ companion than carer, you need empathy and kindness, able to supervise and assist rather than care for. The daughter is passionate about horses and rides every day, loves to spend time at the stables and therefore important that you are “horse and dog friendly”. Riding is not essential but an opportunity if desired. She also enjoys walking the dogs, swimming, shopping, and trips out. There are 2 additional part time staff members who assist her with riding and day trips. A degree of assisting with personal care is required, but there are no physical disabilities.
This is a long-term position that offers security and a lovely family environment.
Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience, newly built 2-bedroom apartment – 2 days off per week Monday and Tuesday with one weekend per month. Non-Smoker and Driver essential, enhanced DBS Check will be required. Prefer no pets but willing to consider. (HU3699)
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Driver, Fluent English and Conversational German, Pet Friendly
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Monday to Friday with flexibility to cover occasional weekends
New position for a young professional couple who require an experienced housekeeper to care for the family villa approximately 10 mins drive from Zurich City.
The housekeeper will have sole responsibility for the day-to-day housekeeping of this family home which will include all household cleaning, making beds, changing linens, laundry and co-ordinating and scheduling servicing contractors and suppliers.
You will be required to provision and keep the residence well stocked with supplies, run errands, and ensure that linens, writing supplies, bathroom items etc are all replenished. You should have experience with delicates and fine fabrics and ideally wardrobe management skills with couture clothing experience.
Fresh healthy cooking is required and ideally previous experience of table service.
A gardener is also employed, any assistance in the gardens would be welcomed as time allows.
You should be pet friendly and willing to assist with feeding the chickens, in the future the family may acquire a dog.
The principals are looking for a long-term housekeeper with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private residence. The working week is Monday to Friday, 42 hrs per week, but with flexibility for occasional extra duties if there are guests. Overtime hours will be paid.
Occasionally you may be asked to travel to additional properties in Switzerland and Europe.
Salary negotiable depending on experience, fluent English and conversational German.
New build one bedroom apartment will be provided. Driver essential.
DBS Check and excellent written references essential (HU3622)
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Essential Requirements: Previous experience of housekeeping and cooking in a private family home. Good team player. Fluent English, well presented, Driver and Non-Smoker essential. Ability to work Tuesday to Sunday with flexibility for longer hours when the client is in residence.
Experienced housekeeper required for privately-owned Palladian Mansion, located just outside Barnet and set in 250 acres of parkland. The house is used both as a private part time residence and let out for both filming and private corporate events.
We are looking for an experienced hands-on housekeeper/cook to join our small and friendly team. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for day-to-day housekeeping duties along with another daily housekeeper. Cooking will be for the family, fresh, simple family level for small numbers.
The successful applicant will come from a housekeeping background and will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach and excellent attention to detail. It would be helpful if you were computer literate and can use email and also have some knowledge of alarm and phone systems.
Key responsibilities include:
Cook role (when family in residence)
Hours of Work:
SALARY NEGOTIABLE depending on previous experience. Partner to follow own occupation and dog accepted and welcome. ASAP Start (HU3630)
Holland Park, London
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK (Separate Cottage provided)
Holland Park, London, W8
Monday to Friday from 7am through to 7pm
Essential Requirements: Long term experience working in a private home. Self sufficient sole charge housekeeper with good family level cooking skills. Non-Smoker. Child friendly.
We have a family of four based in Holland Park. They are looking for a professional, experienced, and conscientious housekeeper to look after a 6-bedroom property that spans over four floors. This is a live-in role, and you will be provided with your own private one-bedroom cottage within the grounds. Your role will be to ensure the efficient running and tidiness of the family home.
The family are looking for someone who has an excellent eye for detail and takes pride in their work. Someone with high standards of cleanliness and has excellent organisational skills. You must have a minimum of 8 years’ experience and have worked in a similar role. Fluent in English with strong communication skills.
This is a very discreet family who will make you feel very welcome and appreciated.
January/February start. Salary Negotiable depending on experience. (HU3817)
SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER WITH SERVICE SKILLS
Live in or Live out
Essential Requirements: Previous high end private house experience. Confident with detailed housekeeping and laundry. Front of house service skills. Child friendly. Good Team player.
Newly created position for an experienced private household housekeeper to run and manage this large 5 storey home in Belgravia. A residential housekeeper is also employed who has been with the family long term. The family of five includes 2 adult children who are in full time employment and a 9yr old daughter who requires supervision and direction. Occasional babysitting may be requested if the residential housekeeper is off.
A part time cook is employed, but you will be required to prepare and serve breakfast, making fresh fruit platters, smoothies, eggs, pancakes etc. The cook often leaves dishes for later in the day, but you will need to reheat them.
Table setting and service skills are required, as well as ability to meet and greet guests.
Day to day housekeeping duties will be split between you and the housekeeper, ideally you will have previous experience with wardrobe management, have excellent standards of laundry and be used to fine and delicate fabrics.
A driver is employed who also assists with deliveries, post and errands and cleans outdoor areas.
Depending on the individual needs of the candidate, accommodation is available as a separate bedroom and bathroom in the staff quarters.
Alternatively live out will be considered for a flexible, experienced, and skilled person.
Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience, 1.5 /2 days off per week but some weekend working will be required. ASAP Start (HU3814)