Live In Housekeeper in Knightsbridge

DOE + accommodation

Job Description

A private VIP family are seeking an experienced Housekeeper to join their main residence, a split-level penthouse, in Knightsbridge, London. This family of 4 includes 2 teenage children and a small dog. The family travel for approximately 4 months of the year, during these times, the housekeeper will work fewer hours and have some down time.

Duties will include working alongside another full-time, live-in Housekeeper to cover the following tasks:

  • Daily household cleaning as per rota/schedule. Cleaning, dusting, mopping, hoovering, polishing, changing of linen. Ensuring the property is kept to the highest standard at all times.
  • Laundry and Ironing
  • Wardrobe management. Includes care of luxury items, couture, and high-end materials. Working with this previously is preferred
  • Preparing principals luggage for travel. Unpacking and organisation of luggage during stays.
  • Organisation and care of high-end dining sets and tableware.
  • Manage inventories for delicate cutlery, crystals, tableware etc.
  • Polishing silver.
  • Knowledge of caring for luxury art pieces around home.
  • Happy to do some cooking, following recipes.
  • Flower arranging experience preferred.
  • Confident shopping online for groceries and household items
  • Organising drop off and pick of dry cleaning, liaising with other staff members to report any damages or faults with home equipment and/or appliances, laundry, and ironing.

The ideal housekeeper will:

  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Have previous household experience working for VIP families with a clear understanding of how these households are run
  • Fluent English speaking

Days: Working 5 days per week when family in residence / reduced hours when family travel
Working hours: 10 hours per day on a shift basis (covering hours between 7am and 9pm daily) The family are away for approx 4 months of the year (during all school holidays, Christmas, Easter, and Summer), and during these times your working hours will be reduced to being a key holder and checking in on the property occasionally. You will also be expected to take your own paid annual leave during these periods.
Location: Knightsbridge

Accommodation: Spacious 2-bedroom apartment off Sloane Street (shared with second Housekeeper) which comprises; a private bedroom, a shared kitchen/living area and a shared main bathroom. The apartment is just a short walk away from the main residence, all bills included.

Start: ASAP

Salary: £46,000 - £50,000 gross per year (negotiable for the right person)

*please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*

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Celia Harmston Head of Private Households & Estates