Head Housekeeper Sought for Property in The Hamptons, New York

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A professional couple who live in a beautiful property in The Hamptons, New York, USA, are looking for a highly experienced Head Housekeeper to manage the housekeeping in their main property. This is a live out role so you must be able to easily commute to The Hamptons. You must drive for this role.  You must have the legal right to work in the USA to apply for this role.

Package Offered

  • $95,000 - $115,000 depending on experience
  • Fully Paid Medical Benefits 
  • Additional incentives provided with excellent performance of duties
  • Relocation package for exceptional candidates
  • Milage when attending the Manhattan property will be reimbursed

Client Background
A professional couple, who live with their dog (no children), in the stunning Hamptons are now looking for a new member of staff.  Their home in the Hamptons is their main residence. They have another property in Manhattan.  They renovated their current property in 2019, and the impressive property is a smart home, with luxury finishes.  They have a houseman, and recently had housekeepers in the property, however they are looking to find a new team of housekeepers, including a head housekeeper to work in the property, providing excellent service for their principals.

Duties
You will be responsible for managing and maintaining the daily upkeep of the main house and overseeing the team of housekeepers. You will report directly to the Estate Manager and all issues and questions should be directed to them, rather than to the principal. Your role is to ensure the house is kept in top condition at all times, so that the couple can have a comfortable and pleasant environment to live in. You are expected to perform housekeeping duties as much as manage the housekeepers.

The house should always be tidy and presentable.  During the busy periods, it's all hands on deck, and you will need to roll up your sleeves for the daily duties, as well as managing the other housekeepers.

You will need to be very confident taking care of wardrobe management in the home. Including laundry and ironing for the couple, including managing all external dry cleaners. You should have a great discerning and refined eye for detail. The couple enjoy having their beautiful home well presented and cared for, and you should have previously worked in large properties with antiques and fine art.  You should be a strong housekeeper, as well as excellent at team management.

The successful candidate should have strong initiative and a discerning and refined eye for detail. You should be confident with all aspects of housekeeping and team management and be able to assist with the cleaning and care for the home to a high standard.  You should be a team player, always willing to go the extra mile and be looking for a long-term role. Twice a month, you will be expected to attend the townhouse in Manhattan for cleaning.

You should be willing to roll up your sleeves and lead by example - this is a hands on role, not simply a management of the other housekeepers.  You should be able to combine your admin skills with practical skills.

Location/Accommodation
The couple's main property is in The Hamptons, New York, USA.  You should be within easily commutable distance. 

Days/Hours

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am - 6pm
  • There may be additional days/hours required; advance notice will be provided on such occasions

Languages
You must speak an excellent level of English to communicate with the principals and other members of staff. 

Special Skills

You should be happy to take a senior role in the housekeeping team, but to also be hands on and get stuck in with the housekeeping tasks yourself.  You possess competent to strong administrative, organizational and technical skills.  You are experienced in caring for different fine fabrics (clothing and furnishings): silks, woolens, vintage/antique, leather/suede, knits.  You have some basic sewing skills : sock darning, button sewing, small tear repair on garments

Interview/Start date
The couple are interviewing now for the right candidate to start as soon as possible. We are recruiting safely with the COVID-19 government guidelines.

Permanent
Posted on: 25 October 2021
Housekeeper
Live in or Live out
$95,000 - $115,000 depending on experience