PLACED Head Housekeeper - Live Out

NR Blandford Forum Dorset

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HEAD HOUSEKEEPER-LIVE OUT

Nr Blandford Forum Dorset

Essential Requirements: Ideally Previous Private Country House experience 5* / Boutique Hotel experience considered. Exceptional attention to detail.  Ability to set standards, schedules and cleaning /product protocols. Knowledgeable in the care of fine furnishings, antiques, fine art, china and linens. Recruitment and training of the housekeeping team and management of same.

Drivers Licence and own car essential.

This is a newly created position for a long-term Overseas client. A part residence, large country home and estate currently being refurbished, in the long term catering to frequent guests and family members, special events and entertaining. 

The main house is currently in the “set up” phase, so an exciting project for a Head Housekeeper to build a team, set standards and procedures and ensure the team are trained to the highest standards.

Some of the areas to be covered though not exhaustive include

  • Responsible for the general cleanliness of the residence, which includes garages, staff accommodation, office areas, laundry and the external exterior within the boundary of the house.
  • Management of a team of housekeepers, recruitment and training to high standards. to include management of working rotas, holidays and any temporary staff as required.
  • Maintenance schedules for all housekeeping/laundry equipment, PAT testing, window cleaning, cleaning products & stock levels on a regular basis in conjunction with the estate manager.
  • Setting, developing and maintaining cleaning schedules, weekly, monthly, bi annual etc to ensure the main residence is kept to the highest standards.
  • Regularly interacting with Estate and Housemanager to maintain direct communication and ensure a safe and healthy working environment.
  • Ensuring efficiency, harmony, and high morale throughout the household
  • Responsible for the budget of the housekeeping department, regular liaison with the line manager in all aspects of budgets.
  • Caring for the household’s guests and visitors, preparing inventories and records of personal requests and preferences to ensure all guests are well catered for.
  • Pro active, forward thinking and with the highest level of attention to detail.
  • Caring for specialist items.

SALARY Negotiable depending on experience- driving licence essential. Strictly Non Smoker and previous experience as Exec /Head Housekeeper essential. (HU3915)

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