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Live In Head Housekeeper in Knightsbridge

£45000.00 - £50000 per annum accommodation

Job Descriptions

An UHNW client is seeking a head housekeeper for their newly renovated private residence in central London. Beautiful new live-in staff quarters with on front door available.
Reporting into the house manager, exceptionally high standards are essential for this role. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years working in a formal household for UHNW private clients. This position must be filled by someone with expertise and knowledge within their field. This role will be key to the smooth running of a brand-new household.
Key Requirements:

  • Previous Head Housekeeper experience.
  • Attention to detail and pro-active.
  • Must be flexible and happy to work weekends when required (given time off in lieu)
  • Hands on with a great energy and team-player attitude
  • Must be discreet and trustworthy, and help maintain these qualities throughout the team
  • Must be well presented and maintain a professional manner at all times
  • Ideally fluent in Portuguese and English

Duties include:

  • All areas of cleaning, including dusting, polishing, hoovering and mopping.
  • Changing beds, doing laundry, ironing and organising dry cleaning
  • Wardrobe management and care of fine garments and shoes
  • Cleaning of all glassware
  • Deep cleaning the property at the appropriate times
  • Plant & flower care
  • Maintaining fine furniture, caring for antiques, artwork and specialist high end surfaces such as marble
  • Ordering cleaning products, replacing lightbulbs and other household necessities
  • Accepting deliveries
  • Basic cooking for the family, mainly breakfast but other meals when chef not present
  • Setting, serving and clearing the table
  • Help with the care of 2 boys (aged 2 & 5 years) as back up for when nanny is not in residence. School and club drop off / collection on occasion as required.
  • Working with the PA/House Manager to ensure to house runs seamlessly.
  • Running events at the house

Interviewing ASAP.
References required.
Salary negotiable.
Live in preferred with brand new separate staff quarters provided.