Live in Housekeeper Sought for High Profile family near Newbury - Berkshire

Housekeeper
Ref: 919 Date Posted: Tuesday 06 Apr 2021
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A busy family based near Newbury, Berkshire, RG17, are now looking for a new long-term live-in housekeeper to join their family staff.  You must hold a driving licence to apply for this role.
 
Package Offered
  • £35,000 - £60,000 gross per year depending on experience
  • Automatic Car Provided if you do not have your own car
  • Beautiful private accommodation on the grounds.
Family Background
A wonderful, friendly and down to earth family with three children (aged 10, 7 and 3), are now looking for a new long-term live-in housekeeper to become part of their busy family life.  The parents are both in the public eye.  They live in a beautiful part of the world in, a stunning country estate that is about to undergo major renovations.  They have a much-loved medium-sized dog, and planning to get a second later this year.  On their grounds is the main 8 bedroom property, and then other buildings.  
 
Duties
You should be confident with all aspects of housekeeping and be able to clean and care for the home to a high standard, with great attention to detail. You will be responsible for the daily and deep cleaning of the household and ensure it is always tidy and presentable. Making beds, cleaning bathrooms and all areas of the house. You will also be responsible for laundry, ironing, and ensuring that the home is generally well presented and cared for.
 
You should be happy to help with light, family-style cooking, but you don't need to cook with a high standard (it's a bonus if you do but not required)  You should have strong initiative and an eye for detail, the house is beautifully cared for, so you need to be able to come in, and keep the standards strong.  You'll be looking after the main property and the other properties on the estate, and working around the contractors whilst the main household is under renovation.  You should be child friendly and if required happy to lend a hand with mum and dad when needed.  The busy family times are the morning and evening before and after school, so you should be happy to help with the children at the busy times as required.
 
You should also be pet friendly and happy to walk the dog, and love country-side life!  It's a stunning part of the world to live in, and the family look after their staff who all stay in long-term positions with them.  You should be happy to travel with the family when required for holidays, or alternatively, look after the family home and care for the dog.  You should be trustworthy, reliable and always happy to adjust to the families requirements.
 
Location/Accommodation
The family live near Newbury, Berkshire, RG17.  You'll be provided with your own private accommodation on the grounds of the estate in a beautiful self-contained annexe.  With it's own bathroom, living room and kitchen.
 
Days/Hours
  • 5 days per week.  Monday to Friday OR Tuesday to Saturday (as per your preference)
  • Working hours are 10 hours a day, however you will get a longer break during the day as the busy times are morning and late afternoons when the children are home.
Languages
You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.  
 
Special Skills
You must be highly organised and have great attention to detail in relation to housekeeping. You must be able to drive.
 
Interview/Start date
The family are interviewing now for the right person to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations