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Housekeeper/PA Sought for Female Principal in East Hampshire - United Kingdom

Housekeeper
Ref: 369 Date Posted: Thursday 24 May 2018
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A female Principal near Petersfield, East Hampshire, is looking for a new Housekeeper/PA to help in and around the property. You must hold a full driving licence due to the location of the property.

Principal Background
A female Principal, she lives on her own in a large countryside property. The property has several cottages on the grounds, as well as horses and stables. She has two small dogs and has three grandchildren who live in Spain but come to stay over at the property regularly. There is a part time housekeeper living on the grounds who helps out with the horses and does several hours of cleaning, but more general help is needed. The lady travels to London roughly twice a week and travels internationally regularly too.

Duties
You will be helping out with all aspects of the property, grounds and the Principal’s life, from housekeeping, cleaning and laundry, to cooking, shopping and running errands. If you enjoy spending time with horses you can take on more of the care for the stables and horses on the grounds. When the grandchildren are over from Spain (they speak both English and Spanish) you will be asked to help out with the children. They normally come with their nanny but extra help would be required in those periods, so you should be comfortable with and experienced around children.

Location/Accommodation
The property is based in the stunning countryside of East Hampshire, near Petersfield. The position can be live in or live out. If you live out you should live in the local area so you can travel to the property with ease. If option for live in, you will be provided accommodation on the grounds with your own bedroom, kitchenette and living area.

Days/Hours
5 days per week, between 25 - 40 hrs, this can be either on weekdays or weekends. The key to this role is flexibility, you might be required to work some weekends (and have days off during the week in lieu), and some days just do part time hours. When the Principal is in residence, and especially when family or other guests are staying over, your hours would be full time.

Languages
You must speak a good level of English.

Special Skills
You must be able to drive and ideally have your own car due to the location of the property. You must be flexible with your hours and availability and be experienced working for private households.

Package Offered

  • Salary: £400-600 net a week / £25-41K gross per year (£10 - £15 net p/h) depending on background and experience.
  • If you opt for the live in role you will be provided accommodation.
  • If you own a horse and would like to bring this, there will be space in the stables for this.
  • If you have a small pet (dog or cat) you can also choose to bring this.

Interview/Start date
ASAP