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Live in Housekeeper Sought for Family in Kensington - London

Housekeeper
Ref: 511 Date Posted: Thursday 24 Jan 2019
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A family of three, based in Kensington, London, W8 is looking for a new, live in housekeeper to join their existing team of housekeeping staff.
 
Package Offered
  • £23-25 K gross per year
  • 36 hour working week
  • 20 days plus 8 days bank holiday
  • Pension
  • Fully Employed
  • Extra clothing and footwear needed for the job
Family Background
A family based in Kensington, are looking for a new, long-term live in housekeeper.  They have a daughter who is aged 18, who is shortly departing to study in the USA.  The father and mother live in the property full time and travel regularly. 4 ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, tv room, family room, storage, office, living room & entrance/dining space.  They currently have two part time housekeepers who attend the property three times each week.  They are keen to find a third, long-term live in housekeeper who can support the current housekeeping duties which are shared out between the other two housekeepers.  They are a small and friendly pug, who is a much loved member of the family.
 
Duties
  • Light Cooking Preparation for the family (simple meals & when lady of the house is not present) and serving
  • Keeping all rooms clean, tidy and fit for use (daily mopping & cleaning of toilets, making and changing sheets, dusting, ordering);
  • Laundry & Dry-cleaning pick up/drop off;
  • Sharing responsibilities of dog (pug) daily walks and check-ups if lady of the house is away;
  • Be mindful of anything that is broken - Regularly checking the boiler room, all machinery and equipment in house and informing employer of any malfunction;
  • Being the representative of the family while running errands and accepting deliveries regarding the household;
  • Establishing a professional contact with third parties entering the household: gardeners, architects, postal service, catering companies, etc;
  • Monitoring daytime and night time mode of household lighting and security;
  • Budget management - money spent record; (This is a shared charge position)
  • Provide a safe and respectful atmosphere.
Location/Accommodation
This is a live in position, and the family home is based in Kensington, London, W8.   A private room with own bathroom (En-Suite Double Bedroom) with TV and Wifi Food provided - meal with or without family 
 
Days/Hours
Working hours from Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm with 2 hours break during the day. Friday half day off 9am - 1pm. The employee's day off is Sunday.  This is negotiable depending on candidate preference.
 
Languages
You must speak a good level of English.
 
Special Skills
You should be confident caring for pets, and have a pro-active and discreet manner.
 
Interview/Start date
ASAP.