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.
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
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
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)