Live Out Housekeeper based in South Kensington
Principals Description and Location
What a way to start the year!! This is a truly fabulous job for a superstar housekeeper!! The role is based in a lovely modern 5 bedroom house not far from South Kensington Station. You would be working for a friendly family who are American/French. The family have five children, 13, 10, 8, 5 and 2 – they are all out at school/nursery during the day and you really only have to do some childcare for the youngest two children, not the other three . In addition the family have a laundress/cleaner who comes in the afternoons to help and cleans away after dinner, and they also have a contract cleaning company coming in once a week to do a general and deep clean – so you are actually only carrying out maintenance housekeeping and cleaning. The family have a driver and a House Manager – who is very nice and there to help you.
Your role will include making sure the house is clean and well presented – no heavy cleaning just daily maintenance and making sure that the house is kept to a good standard and there will be some laundry and ironing when the laundress/cleaner is not around. There will be some childcare for the youngest two children including helping to get them ready for school and giving the children breakfast and supper, and helping in the evening with getting them ready for bed – the three older children do not need you to help them. You and the cleaner will make sure that school unforms and gym kits are available as needed. The role will also involve cooking for the children, and when needed for the adults. They eat simple healthy meals, there is a menu list available for what the family like to eat and they are happy for you to add your own ideas, and you do not need to do the main food shopping. You must be someone who can organise their own day and use their own initiative.
This is a job for a very experienced candidate who has worked in a similar role in an executive style residence and who also has some childcare experience. Your CV will need to show at least 10 years work experience as a housekeeper, with a good work record and excellent references. You will need to speak good English, have a happy personality, be able to work alone and as part of team, and enjoy the environment of a busy family home.
Days/Hours of Work and Salary
This is a job paying a top salary for a top candidate! Your working hours will be 7.15am to 7.30pm, Monday to Friday with breaks during the day – these days and hours will be paying £850 to £940 net per week for someone who has at least 10 years experience. If you would like to earn even more money then you can also work from 2pm to 7pm on a Saturday – this is not essential but your salary will the in the higher bracket the family pay your tax and national insurance and also offer for you to join the government’s pension plan if you would like to.
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Live Out Housekeeper based in South Kensington – TC610