Daily Housekeeper – Stewardess/Steward, with house management responsibilities.
8-5pm Monday to Friday with one weekend working per month.
Experienced, flexible, discreet housekeeper is required for a large newly refurbished UHNW apartment in Kensington.
The principal travels frequently and hence a housekeeper who is self sufficient and able to manage the day to day running of the apartment is required. The duties are hands on cleaning, care and management of the wardrobes, laundry to a high standard and very occasional light simple cooking is a plus. Front of house and service skills are also required.
You will need to have basic computer skills, be able to organise contractors, deliveries and make appointments and run errands on behalf of the principal.
There are 2 cats, so a cat lover is essential.
The normal working day is 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility if the principal needs additional help. One weekend working is required per month, agreed in advance. Any extra hours will be paid as Overtime. You will need to be very well presented, be willing to wear a simple uniform and have the flexibility to work longer hours occasionally. You may be asked to travel with the principal to a property in France occasionally too.
Salary negotiable depending on experience – fluent English essential and French a big plus.
2 days off per week – previous formal house or private yacht experience preferred.
Energetic, pro-active, well organised, self sufficient, experienced Housekeeper to assist with the day to day management and running of a large family home in Dublin suburbs. There are 2 dogs and grown up children who visit regularly. The average working day will be 10am to 6pm but with flexibility as needed. Working closely with the house manager.
Duties will include but not limited to:
This is a hands on position with detailed cleaning, washing and ironing involved:
This is a very busy, relaxed and friendly household, but with high standards. This position is suitable for a flexible and dedicated person who is well organised and pro active, it may be necessary on occasion for you to travel to other homes ahead of the family both in Europe. EU passport and driving licence essential.
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience - 2 bedroom separate apartment approx.
10 min walk away from the main house, use of a car for work duties and 2 days off per week.
Strictly non-smokers and sorry no pets.
10-6pm Monday to Friday with occasional cover at weekends.
Part time residence of UHNW Middle Eastern employers. This is a large fully staffed residence when the principal is in residence. There are no children in the home but guests with young children do visit. You will be responsible for the day to day care of the property. The principals are only in residence a max of 40 days per year and additional cleaning staff are employed during the visits. You will need to be very flexible, available for extra hours and duties, at periods throughout the year especially when the principals are in residence, which will include some evening and weekend working.
Duties will incorporate cleaning to an immaculate standard, washing and ironing, caring for delicate fabrics, polishing and caring for silver and running errands, caring for flowers, beverage and food service, preparing lists for food provisioning, checking cupboards for expiry dates and generally maintaining and organising the household. No cooking required a chef is employed.
Strictly non-smoker. Well spoken, very well presented with a professional manner is required.
2 days off and ASAP start.
Butler -Houseman – Head Housekeeper
Lovely new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced domestic couple 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 household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail to high standards at all times.
The Estate is fully staffed and the couple 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.
The head housekeeper will ideally have previous experience overseeing a small cleaning/housekeeping team.
Duties will include:
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 60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided.
Live out or live in – 8-5 Monday to Friday when principal are not in residence.
French Speaker & Driver essential
Part residence family home in the canton of Vaud.
The residence is used by the family of 5 ( including 3 children 16,14 and 11yrs and pet dog) during school holidays. The family live in London and have a summer home in France and a chalet for the Winter Season in the Swiss Mountains. You may be asked to travel to these properties on occasion.
When the family are not in residence you will be required to keep the property in tip top order but working hours can be less. However, when the property is occupied longer hours and days will be required.
The role requires a self sufficient and pro active housekeeper with an eye for detail. Duties will include daily cleaning, washing and ironing to a high standard. You will need to be familiar with high end fabrics and special finishes, working to a high standard, with attention to detail and keeping an immaculate home.
You will also be responsible for household provisioning, errands and local shopping but there is no cooking required. Experience in table service, flower arranging is a plus but training will be available if required. You will report to the house manager who is based on the property, but he travels frequently, a garden team is also employed. When the property is full, additional local housekeeping assistance is available.
This is a uniformed position, black trousers and white top, a separate flat is provided if you wish to live in.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK. DRIVER ESSENTIAL. FRENCH SPEAKER & NON SMOKER ESSENTIAL
SWITZERLAND WITH TRAVEL
You will carry out the following household tasks during different shifts on a daily basis at the house and on the yacht:
In the Swiss properties you will report to the Swiss Residence Manager and on board the Yacht to the Lead Housekeeper and assist in all areas of interior. The housekeeper will spend most of the time in Switzerland between the main property (9 months) and the Swiss Alps (2.5 months in winter,) with some trips to London and on board the yacht. Main language in the household with the staff is French. Everyone speaks a bit of English.
Start date: ASAP
Salary per month: 4900 CHF net negotiable with use of a large shared flat with own suite.
Annual holidays: 20 days
Hours per week: 45 hours
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK
Rural location -DRIVER ESSENTIAL
Our clients are seeking an experienced housekeeper to care for a beautiful Grade 11 listed manor house, used by the family mainly at weekends and some holidays.
The housekeeper will maintain the interior of the property to a very high standard of cleanliness and with a conscientious work ethic. You will be responsible for the laundry, washing and ironing and keeping the wardrobes in good order. You will be asked to assist with food preparation and cooking for the family when required.
The principals are mainly in residence at weekends, but not every weekend, sometimes just the 2 of them, but small family gatherings during holiday periods.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE PROVIDED. 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK USUALLY MID WEEK, BUT ABLE TO TAKE A WEEKEND IF THE PRINCIPALS ARE NOT IN RESIDENCE. PARTNER TO FOLLOW OWN OCCUPATION ACCEPTED- SORRY NO PETS
Daily Housekeeper - Laundress with service experience.
9-5pm Monday to Friday with ALTERNATE Saturdays
Experienced, flexible, discreet and confident housekeeper is required for a part time residence of Overseas principals. A small team of house manager, butler and housekeeper are long term in the residence, all work very well together so important that you are a good team player. The main principal is only in residence 3 months of the year and during this time daily hours and the working week will be longer.
The duties are hands on cleaning, laundry to a high standard, wardrobe care and very occasional light simple cooking is a plus. Front of house and service skills are also required but training is available if required. An adjacent separate small property is used by 2 adult children, who visit at weekends, during this time a lot of washing and ironing is required.
The normal working day is 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with flexibility during visits. Alternate Saturdays on a rota with the other Housekeeper agreed in advance and a day off in lieu during the week. You will need to be very well presented, be willing to wear a simple uniform and have the flexibility to work longer hours occasionally.
EXCELLENT SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – Fluent English essential -ASAP Start. 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK – previous formal house or private yacht experience preferred.
NANNY - HOUSEKEEPER
DAILY 11.30am to 7.30pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY
For a family of five near Ladbroke Grove.
This is a large family home with 3 children 16, 13 and 8 yrs all at day school in London and their small pet dog. The older children are pretty independent and now just the youngest needs after school care, both parents work full time. A live in housekeeper/chef is also employed, he manages the house on a daily basis but may ask for occasional assistance with day to day house management issues eg arranging contractors, repairs etc.
Duties will include day to day cleaning of the children’s rooms and bathrooms, children’s washing and ironing, care of the children’s school uniforms and wardrobes, running errands and collecting the youngest from school and taking her to after school activities. Supervision and assistance with homework is essential to the role.
You will cook for the children but not the parents, they have no allergies and eat a normal diet.
The family have a small dog which will also need to be walked once per day between the staff.
Salary circa £35,000 Gross per annum depending on experience and qualifications. ASAP Start – weekend off. Driver preferred but not essential. FLUENT ENGLISH AND NON SMOKER ESSENTIAL
County Limerick, Ireland
Experienced housekeeper required for large Country house in Rural Ireland. The Main House consists seven bedrooms, several entertaining rooms and recreational facilities spread throughout four floors. Like many large family homes, it can be a very busy place especially during the summer months as well as during the winter holiday season. The Principal has three adult children, and nine grandchildren aged between 4-12 years of age. Therefore a child and dog friendly housekeeper is essential.
The household is fully staffed with a team of 8 staff comprising of : Butler, 2 Private Chefs, two Housekeepers (one live-in and one live-out), a Laundry technician and two Maintenance personnel. The Housekeeping Team reports directly to the House Butler.
The housekeepers are expected to perform their duties to the highest standard with great attention to detail. Housekeepers are also expected to adhere to the health and safety standards and regulations.
The general cleanliness of the Main House falls under the responsibility of the housekeepers. The Family Room is the place where the Family spends most of their time as well as taking their meals and hosting smaller dinner parties and other social meetings. Therefore the morning routine first focuses on cleaning and servicing the Family Room from the night before. The daily housekeeper starts at 0900 hrs. After the Family and Guests vacate their bedrooms, those rooms are serviced.
Hours of work:
The live-in housekeeper is required to work from 0700 hrs to 1500 hrs with 2 breaks during the day. The food, when on duty is provided by the House Chefs and consumed in the Staff dining room.
The live-in housekeeper is expected to work from Monday till the Wednesday of the following week and then to take 4 days off (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and return to work the Monday after for another 10 days shift.
The live-in housekeeper is expected to work over the Christmas holiday unless if Christmas falls to those above mentioned days off.
Private en suite bedroom is provided with a shared open plan kitchen/living room within the two bedroom staff wing of the Main House.
SALARY between 26-30,000 Euros per annum depending on experience. High end private household or 5* hotel experience is essential to this role. Fluent English and Non Smoker essential
Holland Park, London
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - HANDS ON ROLE
Live out 8am to 8pm Mon to Fri New residence. Exacting clients are looking for a super organised, incredibly polished hands on head housekeeper to join a team of 2 other housekeepers for a new residence in Holland Park. Monday-Friday 8am-8pm (with break in the afternoon.) We are looking for a hard working and highly skilled and intelligent person, who is meticulously organised, has an exceptional eye for detail and who has top notch hands on cleaning, housekeeping and laundry/wardrobe management skills and the ability to run errands. The property is 8 bedroom and 10 bathrooms and full of beautiful furniture, art work and special finishes and the successful applicant will know how all these items must be correctly cared for. This position in available immediately and offers excellent promotional prospects. The family travel during school holidays and so there is plenty of downtime. Salary circa £50,000 gross per annum.
Nr CULLOMPTON -EXETER-DEVON
LIVE OUT SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER
Outstanding country house on a beautiful estate approx. 16 miles from Exeter. Primarily a weekend and holiday home of clients who live in London. The house is newly restored to an excellent standard and extends to approx. 13,000 sq ft with 8 bedroom suites. The mansion house sits within a wider estate of 191 acres with several cottages and extensive gardens.
We require candidates
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience. 2 days off per week ( Tuesday and Wednesday)
ASAP Start Driver with own car essential. This is a full time permanent position, flexibility is essential as the daily working hours may be longer when the principal are in residence and shorter when not.
Dublin, Southern Ireland
DUBLIN- SOUTHERN IRELAND
With International Travel
This is a newly created position for a long-term client of Hutchinson’s, who are a family of 5 with 3 children of college age. Working very closely with and reporting to the House Manager.
It is a very busy household, so they are looking for an energetic, pro-active experienced hands on Head Housekeeper to take over the day to day running of their family home in Dublin and to travel ahead to prepare their homes in the US and South of France, to ensure that each home is ready for their arrival. Each property has housekeeping assistance in situ, but the owners would like each residence to run in the same manner.
Attention to detail is very important and an ability to anticipate and troubleshoot essential.
Some of the areas to be covered though not exhaustive include
SALARY CIRCA £45,000 Gross per annum- 2 bedroom off site accommodation provided. EU Passport and driving licence essential. Strictly Non-Smoker and freedom to travel essential. (HU3215)
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER DOHA VICINITY QATAR
A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer who has 5 children under the age of 10 years. We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced Head Housekeeper to oversee a team of 8-10 housekeepers, with further new employees probably being taken on for the new residence. Ideally, not only will you have excellent high-profile experience within a formal private residence, you ideally may have experience previously from a 5* luxury Hotel background as a Head Housekeeper.
It is important that you have an exceptional eye for detail and knowledge in the care of fine clothing, linens, furnishing fabrics, china, glass, and crystal. This client has a love of gorgeous blown glass objects and has large chandeliers and ornaments all over her residences and you will be required to supervise the care of these items.
Somebody with a real knowledge of the concept of true luxury and who will enjoy making attractive towel displays around the swimming pool and spa area, ensure that there are always cold drinks, sun screen, a display of fine perfumes and such like available. A person therefore who knows all about providing the finer touches for this client and her friends and family. A lady’s maid is employed to care for the Principal’s wardrobe and you should have the ability to work well with this lady and to oversee and train the junior housekeeping staff in a fair, gentle and discreet manner.
An adaptable, quick thinking person is required and somebody who will appreciate this clients’ gorgeous home and want to love and enhance it.
Excellent TOP salary and accommodation on offer for the right person who should have superb references and excellent private house experience. Travel to other residences within Qatar and eventually internationally. (HU3591)
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Nr STOWMARKET -SUFFOLK
HANDS ON ESTATE MANAGER & HOUSEKEEPER
Position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. The estate is newly refurbished and requires an experienced domestic couple to maintain and manage the house and grounds to a very high standard. The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).
The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.
Whilst duties are separate the couple must work well together and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day housekeeping of the main house with servicing of the cottages when required. You will need to supervise ad-hoc cleaners as needed. Your duties will include cleaning, bed changing, laundry, ironing, shoe cleaning, arrange dry cleaning, take deliveries, messages and oversee internal tradesmen. You should enjoy displaying cut flowers, working with the gardener to ensure good use of available flowers. You will need to arrange pantry and household supplies (principally online). Cooking is not essential to the role, but some may be required occasionally. Caterers will be available for any entertaining, but you will need to oversee this and assist with dinner parties and other events.
The house manager will be responsible for the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance and hard landscaping. You will be required to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will arrange external services i.e. window, pool, tennis court cleaning, maintain a stock of logs, lay fires and fill log baskets, monitor oil and re-order, and manage domestic finances, place orders, and pay bills. You will manage and work with all staff on the estate (housekeeping and gardening) and any external contractors. Gardening experience will therefore be necessary. Experience of overseeing building projects would be an advantage. There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals to and from airport- station pickups, restaurants etc.
SALARY IN THE REGION OF £55,000 GROSS PER ANNUM DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.
2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK WITH PLENTY OF WEEKENDS. USE OF FURNISHED SEPARATE ACCOMODATION WITH UTILITIES PAID. NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN OR PETS AND STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS. BOTH MUST DRIVE. (HU3309)
LIPHOOK-HAMPSHIRE– Long weekend residence.
Live-in / Live-out opportunity
A Hampshire Estate requires a talented and experienced housekeeper (daily or live in) to work in association with the family within this large, historic country home, set in formal and informal gardens which extend to approximately 4 acres. The position includes all aspects of housekeeping, laundry, and care of this gorgeous 6-bedroom home. Applicants must have a fine eye for detail and knowledge in the care of fine furnishing fabrics and delicate clothing. There is another housekeeper who has worked for this family for the past 15 years.
The individual must have a keen eye for detail to care for a beautiful interior, which will include thorough basic household duties and laundry. The ability to undertake some front of house and food and beverage service would be a huge plus. Chef employed. A flexible, proactive approach and willingness to embrace and adapt to a variety of tasks is required as well as a self-motivating and positive outlook.
The property is situated in over 150 acres of land - and although situated fairly close to towns with good transport links - a passion for rural life is essential. Beautiful private onsite and newly refurbished 2 bed accommodation can be provided.
SALARY Negotiable depending on experience but longevity in previous positions is essential and you will be joining an existing team of staff who have worked with the family for many years. Driver and Non-Smoker essential. Please note that during the Pandemic the family are in residence full time. (HU3594)
MAYFAIR – LONDON--DAILY HOUSEKEEPER
7AM TO 6PM when principal in residence (Mon to Fri with flexibility)
9AM TO 5PM- not in residence (Weds to Sunday)
Experienced housekeeper required for part residence home of UHNW principal and family, reporting to the current house manager. This is a substantial residence over 7 storeys (there is a lift) 9 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 3 drawing rooms, main kitchen and pantries, dining room, roof terrace and penthouse. There is also a separate mews house which you will attend to.
The main house is beautifully furnished with high end fabrics, fine furnishings, and furniture. So essential that you have a fine eye for detail and have experience dealing with such items.
There is small dog (miniature poodle) which the house manager generally cares for, but you will on occasion be required to walk the dog, feed and groom. Occasional light cooking, preparing breakfast and snacks will be required if the house manager is on leave or off duty.
Candidates are required to be fit and capable to manage stairs, have a positive and upbeat attitude, capable to work independently but also be a team player. Flexibility is key any additional days worked will be given time in lieu. SALARY £35,000 Gross – ASAP START. (HU3598)