Head Housekeeper Sought for Surrey Estate

An UHNW family, are looking for a new Head Housekeeper to join their team of existing staff.  The position is based in Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20, and you should be able to commute to the property as required.

 

Package Offered

£48,000 - £50,000 gross per year

Working 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Overtime opportunities with payments of 1.5X base hourly salary for Monday – Saturday and 2X on Sundays and additional incentives for long-term employment with the family

Fully Employed

Pro-rata holidays

 

Family Background

This is the primary UK residence of a UHNW family.  The estate is fully staffed and cared for to the highest degree.  The family travel overseas regularly but when they are in residence, full flexibility is required to provide the highest level of personalised service throughout their visit.  

 

Duties

This is a hands-on role that requires a professional Head Housekeeper to manage the Housekeeping team and to support the Estate Managers. Whilst also being very hands-on on the Housekeeping duties themselves. Delivering high standard day-to-day laundry and cleaning of the property to ensure that it is meticulously and thoughtfully cared for.

The role includes:

Very high-quality laundry and ironing of family and guest clothes, to include high-end garments.

Ensuring that everything is washed in accordance with the colour and fabric type

Making minor alterations or repairs to clothes if needed.

Maintaining the laundry room and ironing equipment to ensure it is clean and tidy

Sorting and folding of clothes.

Hand washing, if and when needed.

Very high-quality laundry and ironing of bed linens, tablecloths, napkins and any other items required.

Managing stock levels of all laundry products.

General high standard cleaning of house.

Washing woodwork and waxing floors.

Cleaning and protecting fine antiques and paintings.

Polishing of brass and silver.

Testing equipment throughout all areas of house, spa and outbuildings.

Interior glass and window cleaning.

Deep and high-level cleaning.

Vacuuming curtains and upholstery.

Servicing rooms when the family are in residence.

Managing any issues or damages that are reported to you.

Variety of duties when the family are in residence; from general cleaning, kitchen support, serving, etc.

 

Location

This is a live out position and the family are based in Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20, you must have a car to commute to the property for work.

 

Days/Hours

Monday – Friday

8am – 4pm

Working hours are subject to change when the family is in residence.

Flexibility is required

 

Languages

You must speak a good level of English.

 

Special Skills

You must be an experienced head housekeeper, capable of managing and also working proactively as a member of the team, able to support the Estate Manager with the running of the property.

 

Interview/Start date

Our client is interviewing now for the right person

Permanent
Posted on: 4 July 2024
Housekeeper
£48,000 - £50,000