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Head Housekeeper

Dublin

Contract:
Full-time

Accommodation:
Live-in

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU2257

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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:

  • Ensuring the overall housekeeping function and smooth running of a busy household on a daily basis with responsibility for supervision of 2 cleaners. You will organise rota’s – arrange holiday cover and keep records.
  • Running personal errands and shopping for the family, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required.
  • Overseeing weekly flowers; daily maintenance of the flowers.
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ Linen ironing service.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; cleaned to a high standard and all rooms presented and comfortable.

This is a hands on position with detailed cleaning, washing and ironing involved:

  • Feel comfortable dealing with specialist fabrics and surfaces
  • Packing and unpacking for travelling, as requested.
  • To be responsible for the family’s wardrobe maintenance and organisation.

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. 

Housekeeper

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
In-residence

Salary:
Competitive

Job Ref:
HU3488 B

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HOUSEKEEPER

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 

Travelling Housekeeper

Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Included

Salary:
4900 CHF per month

Job Ref:
HU3599

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TRAVELLING HOUSEKEEPER

SWITZERLAND WITH TRAVEL

Main Responsibilities:

 

  • You will attend to the needs of the family at their different residences (in Switzerland and abroad) and be present several months a year on board their Vessel
  • You will provide outstanding housekeeping service to the changing needs of the family, anticipating the needs of the principals, working closely and reporting to the head Butler. The job entails working with the rest of the housekeeping and service team, as well as the personal assistants of the Principals and other departments such as Security.
  • You will maintain impeccable standards throughout the home and the yacht and provide hands-on service in areas such as cleaning, tidying, laundry, ironing, wardrobe organization, meal service and packing will also be required.

 

You will carry out the following household tasks during different shifts on a daily basis at the house and on the yacht:

 

  • Clean the bedrooms and bathrooms, common rooms and other areas of the estate
  • Vacuum and clean floors, carpets and other surfaces such as windows and hard floors
  • Dusting and polishing of all surfaces
  • Tidy clothing and pack & unpack travel cases
  • Prepare the breakfast table and clear the kitchen
  • Assist in other meal and event service when required
  • Carry out the cleaning and storage of seasonal clothing
  • Wash clothing and laundry, clean household fabrics
  • Iron the clothes and linen
  • Turndown beds and prepare rooms for the evening

 

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

County Limerick, Ireland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Private n-suite Bedroom

Salary:
€26,000-30,000

Job Ref:
HU3576

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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER

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.

 

Work schedule: 

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. 

 

Accommodation: 

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

Head Housekeeper

Doha, Qatar

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Top Salary

Job Ref:
HU3591

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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)