Residential Head Housekeeper / Family Cook

Nr Reading, Berkshire

Full Time

Beautiful new 2-bedroom apartment

circa £45,000 Gross per annum depending on experience

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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:

  • Housekeeping
  • Overall Management of the housekeeping team
  • Taking care of antiques, brass, silver and fine fabrics.
  • Assisting Butler with front of house service.
  • Turn down service
  • Family cooking when principals are in residence

(Chef available for formal gatherings or parties)

  • Walking the dogs
  • Assisting the estate / house manager with daily running of the household.    

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)


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