A female principal who is well known in the public domain whose main home is in Surrey is looking for a full time, live in lady's maid/housekeeper to work for her.
A single principal, who lives in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey and travels regularly for her work (she is in the music industry). Single, with two cats and three dogs (two large dogs and one small). She has a busy schedule and life, with social and travel plans and work. She has spent the last three and a half years renovating her property and grounds, and lives on a beautiful 7 acre estate with woodland and outbuildings. She has a full time gardener and PA, but needs a full time, live in lady's maid/housekeeper to manager her home. The main property is 6 bedrooms with three bathrooms, and a seperate cottage with one bedroom. The property and outbuildings have been decorated to the highest standard with no expense spared. An incredible place to live and work.
Your full focus and duties will be the principal's care and organisation of her clothing, assisting her with daily duties (such as running a bath, preparing her clothes to be worn). Being able to assist with light cooking and service, for example afternoon tea on the lawn when the principal has guests. You'll be in charge of housekeeping and ensure that the property is carefully cleaned, from the chandeliers through to the linen. Providing turndown service for the principal's bed, and noticing the finishing touches. You should have excellent attention to detail. You should approach the house as a boutique hotel, polished and to the highest finish. The ability to hit the ground running, light the fires before her return in the property, and keep everything in it's place. You should enjoy flower arranging and also be happy to care for the animals when the principal is away or travelling. You'll also be required to clean your own cottage as part of your weekly duties, ensuring that this highly furnished and luxury space is beautifully cared for.
Location & Accommodation
This is a live in role, with a beautifully furnished 1 bedroom cottage. This is private and will be your personal space.
Monday to Friday with flexibility to work on a Saturday morning if required. 8-10 hour day. Flexible depending on the needs of the principal.
You must speak an excellent level of English to communicate.
You must have proven experience with working with a female principal and understand the role requires the lady's maid skills, plus the housekeeping. If you have a driving licence this is a plus.
£400-520net per week (£25K-£35K gross per year), plus accommodation.