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)
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)