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Full Time Live in Housekeeper for Holland Park - United Kingdom

Housekeeper
Ref: 237 Date Posted: Wednesday 06 Sep 2017
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A mature couple, based in Holland Park are looking for a full time live in housekeeper who is a confident driver for driving duties.

Family Background

A couple of Malaysian background, they have lived and worked in London for many years and it is their main home.  Their property is currently undergoing extensive renovations which are due to complete in the next 14 months.  They have four floors and 5 bedrooms in the property.  Due to a back injury, the wife is limited in her physicality, and although she is fully mobile, is unable to perform heavy duty physical tasks. They have a large extended family who regularly visit, and a much loved four year old dog who is a precious part of the family.  They have another full time housekeeper/cook so you'll be working alongside them.

Duties

Your duties will be split between the household and driving duties for the husband and wife.  You should be a confident driver and happy to manage the vehicles.  You should love dogs as part of the role is care of their much loved dog, including walking, visits to the groomer and vet etc.  House duties will include full housekeeping, wardrobe management, laundry.  Ironing, polishing shoes and silverware. Taking the dry cleaning and picking it up.  Keeping inventory logs of items which have been taken to be cleaned.  You should be happy to set and clear tables, and understand service for food and drinks.  You should be incredibly discreet, confidential and respectful to the principals.  They expect a focused and kind person, and in return treat their staff very fairly and with respect.  

Location/Accommodation

The couples property is located in Holland Park.  You will be provided a room in the property with access to a shared bathroom.  Once the renovations are completed you will be given your own staff accommodation in the basement, with bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchenette.

Days/Hours

5-6 days a week. The family will give you 1-2 days per week off, but flexibility is required as typically they entertain over the weekend (out of the house) so your day(s) off would be during the week.  Start at 7:30am each day, with a 9 hour working day (with breaks etc)

Languages

You should speak a good level of English.

Special Skills

You must have a full driving licence, and be looking for a long term position.  Due to the principals preference, they are only open to single candidates and will not consider couples or people with animals or children.

Package Offered

£350-500 net per week depending on experience. 

Interviews/Start Date

ASAP