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Live in Housekeeper for Family in a Stunning Country Estate - Berkshire

Housekeeper
Ref: 437 Date Posted: Tuesday 18 Sep 2018
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A famous estate in RG7 West Berkshire, are looking for a new, live in housekeeper to join their existing team of staff.  You should hold a driving licence due to the location of the property.

Family Background

A famous estate, this has been a family run property for multiple generations.  Set on impressive land, it is both impressive and historic.  On the family estate are multiple properties, small holdings and outbuildings.  A large team manage the estate.  The father is in the public eye and is well known.  The mother and children reside at the property.  This impressive and historic estate is world renowned, and their current housekeeper who is retiring has been with the family for more than twenty years.  They are now looking for a flexible, focused and discreet hard working housekeeper to join their family estate and family life.  This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a world-renowned estate.

Duties

  • All housekeep duties along with the other team members of the estate
  • To clean and polish floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets, rugs and upholstery, dust and polish furniture, fixtures
  • Bathroom, kitchens, windows
  • To make up beds and change linens as required and to manage all laundry including washing, ironing and storage and arrange dry cleaning service as required.
  • Ensuring all cleaning materials and tools are kept in good condition and replaced when needed
  • Light sewing or alternations to fabric/clothing
  • To take care of the family dog, including walking, feeding and washing.
  • To check and purchase groceries and household supplies to maintain adequate levels and maintain record of related expenditure.
  • To plan and cook domestic meals for the family and on occasions for guests, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • To act as host for any guest, visitors or contractors arriving at the premise and take collection of post and other deliveries as required (ensuring they are passed on the addressee).
  • To liaise closely with the Head Gardener to coordinate the growing of fruit and vegetables in the garden and delivery of produce ready for use in the kitchen throughout the seasons.
  • Answer the telephone, taking and passing on messages promptly.
  • To conduct other reasonable tasks at the request of the family, that ensures the smooth running of the premises.

Location/Accommodation

The family estate is in West Berkshire, RG7.  This is a live in role, and you'll be provided self-contained accommodation.  The accommodation is part of the main estate but fully private.  The family are open to applications from candidates with partners (although there is no job for the partner).  They are also open to small pets.  

Days/Hours

40 hours per week, with flexibility for additional hours as and when required.  Thursday through to Monday (with occasional weekends off).  You should be flexible to cover some evenings, bank holidays and nights when agreed in advance.

Languages

You should speak a good level of English.  

Special Skills

You need to be able to drive -  access to a car will be provided for working hours use.

Package Offered

  • Fully employed with accommodation and use of a car for business.
  • They will be able to pay between £400-500 net per week / £25K - £33K gross per year
  • 25 days holidays plus 8 days bank holidays (33 days a year).

Interviews/Start Date

ASAP