A young HNW family are looking for a Head Housekeeper & Lady’s Maid, for their new residence in Monaco. This experienced Wardrobe Manager and Head Housekeeper will have setup new homes and worked (ideally for an English Mother tongue) family with young children for quite a few years where the standards of the house are to the highest level. Experienced in managing a large international couture wardrobe and being ready to travel with the family on certain occasions is required. The role requires someone who has had experience as a senior housekeeper in a large private home who is hands on and proactive with excellent leadership skills and knowledge of the day-to-day tasks of a household. Independent, a quick thinker and solution finder, able to deal with last minute requests and small projects/ searches. Experienced in wardrobe management, packing with excellent knowledge in cleaning and caring for delicate and rare fabrics, furs and jewellery. Able to manage inventories and specialty items such as beauty products, medications and supplements for the whole family. Clear knowledge of high-end fashion, designer brand and latest beauty treatments and products. It is essential that the person be able to handle various tasks simultaneously while remaining calm and in control in highly demanding situations. You must maintain confidentiality at all times. Being the main point of contact of the Lady of the House for all matters concerning the cleaning of the house her wardrobe and that of other family members.
Duties will include
• Work closely alongside housekeepers daily to ensure the highest level of hygiene and detailed cleaning to all areas of the interior and exterior of the property.
• Pay special attention to the disposition and setup of all items in the house as per the wishes of the family as well as the organization of the family’s items, improving this with the Head Butler.
• Create new protocols of housekeeping and implement these in training staff as much as required
• Work with the Butler to help coordinate cleaning around the family’s movements to take advantage of even brief opportunities to provide service to areas of the household.
• Look after the family’s wardrobes to make sure that all clothes and items are organized, tidy and in excellent condition. In pairs or outfits where appropriate, bags and jewellery are properly presented and protected.
• Take daily inventory and check the levels of the family’s consumable items and ensure that there is an appropriate level of stock to ensure the family does not run out, optimizing space and expiry dates.
Must be fluent in English and have excellent conversational French. (Italian would also be advantageous). Must live within a commutable distance to Monaco or be willing to relocate at own expense. (If relocating accommodation will be provided for the trial period). Excellent references, certificates and drivers licence + EU passport required. Salary negotiable but circa 5,000 EU net/month based on experience, plus an annual bonus, agreed by the principals.
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.
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER -LIVE OUT
Part residence property.
KENSINGTON -LONDON W8
9.30am to 5.30pm – 5 days
Essential Requirements – Previous UHNW Household experience. Proven staff management skills.
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 an experienced Head Housekeeper with previous experience of managing a private household team of 4-6 cleaners/housekeepers. 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 manage the team of cleaners/housekeepers to ensure all 3 residences are routinely maintained and well cared for, enabling uniformity over all 3 properties. You will have autonomy to develop and train existing team members, recruit, and build an additional new team where required.
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 (ideally minimum of 5 years with one employer) working as head Housekeeper in a similar household is required for this position.
Salary in the region of £48,000 to £50,000 Gross per annum. ( HU3931 )
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