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Experienced Housekeeper Sought for a lovely property and family in Kensington - London

Housekeeper
Ref: 472 Date Posted: Thursday 08 Nov 2018
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A professional couple who have two lovely children aged 2.5 and 4, are looking for a lovely housekeeper to join their family.  They live in Kensington, SW7.  You should be happy to travel regularly as part of this role, and be happy to help with childcare.  This is either a live in OR live out role.  The family will be travelling over the Christmas and New Year, for three months and you'd be expected to be available to travel with them.

Package Offered 

  • Currently the family pay £12net per hour.  
  • The salary range is between: £45,000 - £55,000 gross per year
  • Fully employed & Pension
  • Overtime for additional hours, babysitting and proxy-parenting

Family Background

A professional father, the mother is also professional, but since having her children, she has become less focused on her work. Their two children are 2.5 (boy) and 4 years of age (girl).  They both attend full time nursery.  They live in a beautiful three bedroom property in Kensington, Central London, and they are going to be moving to a larger property on the same road in the next 6 months.  They have a large dog, a German Shepherd, whom is much loved by the family.  They have a current nanny, but their nanny is moving on, and they are looking to replace her, and combine the role with a housekeeper who can also engage and have fun with the children.  

Duties 

The children attend full time nursery/school, Monday to Friday.  The older child will be attending school from September 2019.  Currently the children attend nursery from 9am to 12, midday.  For your housekeeping duties, you should be happy to undertake all housekeeping duties in the house, from cleaning, mopping, laundry, ironing, and assisting the mum with light cooking.  The mother and father are very involved as parents and as the mother is not currently working you should be happy with sole and shared charge of the children outside of the housekeeping.  Sharing the duties - for example if the mother takes one child to an activity then perhaps you'll take the other child to another one, or work together to make sure that dinner is ready, and help with bath/bed routine.  You should be pet friendly, and happy to walk the dog.  You should be organised and tidy, and making sure everything is tidied up after the children.  The family travel regularly, and travel is part of the role, so you should be happy to travel with the family and spend long periods away from the UK.  Their next trip is on the 9th of December, the family will go to Sydney and return in March.  You would be expected to go with them.  However if you wanted to return early to the UK, then they would be happy to accommodate this with some early holiday leave.  This will begin to regulate when the children attend full time school, but you should always be happy to travel.

Location/Accommodation 

This is a live in or live out role.  If you live in, then you'll be provided your own bedroom and bathroom within the family home.  If you live out then you should be able to commute easily to Kensington.  When you travel with the family, accommodation will be provided with the family. 

Days/Hours

The family are quite flexible.  However typically you'll be working 8am to 7pm each day, this will include the holiday/travel periods.  

Languages 

You should a good level of English.  

Special Skills 

You must be happy to undertake both housekeeping and childcare, and happy to travel with the family.

Interview/Start date 

ASAP, with a start/trial before the 9th of December, as the family leave to Sydney on the 9th.