SENIOR HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - LIVE OUT

KENSINGTON, LONDON W8

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N / A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3931

Job Category:
Head Housekeeper Jobs

SENIOR HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - LIVE OUT
KENSINGTON, LONDON W8
Part residence property.
9.30am to 5.30pm – 5 days
Essential Requirements: Previous UHNW Household experience. Proven staff management skills, with excellent time management. Highest attention to detail, health and safety and security aware. Longevity in previous similar positions. Impeccable housekeeping skills. Good communication skills. Immaculate presentation. Flexible and adaptable to work longer hours when the principal is in residence.

We are seeking a very experienced Head Housekeeper, preferably with previous experience of managing a private household team of 4-6 cleaners/housekeepers and laundress. There are 3 properties, 2 main houses in Kensington of approx. 25,000 sq ft and a smaller property in North London, all owned by the principal who is only in residence 3-4 months over the year.

The head housekeeper will oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence and manage the team of cleaners/housekeepers to ensure all 3 residences are routinely maintained and well cared for, enabling uniformity over all 3 properties.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Train, develop and motivate existing team members, recruit and build a strong team.
  • Take overall responsibility for ensuring consistently high standards of cleanliness throughout the properties.
  • Supervise any external services, including contractors and suppliers in liaison with the Estate Manager.
  • Control and manage purchasing and supplies costs.
  • Administration tasks to include control of expenditure, budgets, and cost containment.
  • Organise Staff rota’s, safety audits and maintenance reports.
  • Purchasing of all household linens / towels, recording, monitoring and stock control.
  • Purchasing and monitoring of supplies to include appropriate cleaning supplies, toiletries and guest supplies.
  • Awareness of green issues.

As the Principal will not be in residence for more than 3 to 4 months of the year, flexibility when the
family is in residence is needed, though normal working hours are 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to
Friday. The principal always travels with a large travelling team of staff and has multiple homes throughout Europe and Internationally.

Occasional formal and informal events may take place within the grounds of the main residence, and you should be able to assist the Estate Manager to organise, plan and execute these to ensure the smooth running of the function.

All household technical care is dealt with by personnel in the Family Office, based in Mayfair.

Flair, elegance, and an eye for detail required for this lovely position which is being newly created.
Must have the ability to work alongside and manage 4-6 housekeepers, assisting, training, and guiding as required. Previous longevity working as head Housekeeper in a similar household is required for this position.
Salary negotiable depending on experience (HU3931)

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