Live in Housekeeper Sought for Stately Home near Barnet, North London

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A large stately home near Barnet, WD7, North London are looking for a live-in Housekeeper/Cook to join their team of staff. They are looking for someone who is experienced and confident in housekeeping and has a positive, can-do attitude. You must have a full driving license for this role. 

Package Offered

  • £35,000 - £40,000 gross per year
  • Working Friday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm
  • Newly refurbished two-bedroom apartment with all bills included

Background

A beautiful stately home near Barnet, WD7, North London, this is the family's part-time residence. Living in the property are a family of three, along with the live-in members of staff. The property has lots of antique furniture and fine art and many bedrooms set over four floors. They are looking for someone who can become a great asset to the team, who can work well on their own initiative and work well with a team of staff. You will be working alongside a second daily housekeeper. 

Duties

  • You will be responsible for the security of the house and to ensure a member of staff is in the house at all times
  • Arrange the house staff rota to ensure there is cover at all times
  • Keep an accurate record of petty cash expenditure and add to the monthly accounting spreadsheet
  • Ensuring that all areas of the house are clean and free of dust on a daily basis
  • Cleaning/care of antique furniture and paintings. Advise General Manager of any items requiring specific attention or repair
  • Making sure all bedrooms are kept clean and tidy and beds are made.
  • Ensuring all private and communal bathrooms/lavatories are kept clean and that high levels of hygiene are maintained.
  • Care and basic maintenance of all cleaning and laundry equipment and areas. Report any issues to the General Manager/Houseman
  • Care and cleaning of silverware/brass using the correct methods as requested.
  • Cooking when family in residence. Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner as required
  • To manage the kitchen and larder areas and ensure that they are kept clean and tidy and high levels of hygiene are maintained at all times.
  • Work with the gardening team to ensure that produce grown on the estate is used where possible.

Location
The property is near Barnet, WD7, North London. This is a live-in role. They will provide private staff accommodation of a self-contained flat within the stately home. 

Days/Hours
Working Friday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm. Flexibility, when the family are in residence, is important for this role.

Languages
You should speak an excellent level of English.

Skills
You must have solid experience as a housekeeper in private households. You must have a full driving license for this role. 

Interview/Start date
The family are looking for someone to start immediately - we are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.

Permanent
Posted on: 26 October 2021
Housekeeper
Live in
£35,000 - £40,000 gross per year