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Lovely family who split their time between 2 homes (London & Chichester) are looking for a switched on, dynamic and flexible housekeeper (with excellent ironing skills!) to join them on a long term permanent basis. This is a live in role (but could be live out).
There are 2 adults and 3 children in the family, aged 11-14 and they live in a large 7 bedroom (6000 sqft) property in West Dulwich SE21. You will work alongside a part time cleaner to ensure that this house is ran seamlessly. Hands on housekeeping and laundry is required – and top ironing skills are key. You will be a self-starter and always one step ahead, the real eyes and ears for the clients. Your organisational skills will be second to none and have a flexible nature.
A good communicator and able to use smart phones/iPad for online ordering and supplies.
Ideally you will be a confident London driver in order to run errands and help with the school runs and getting the children to activities. The family spend Mon – Fri in London and then head to their home on the South Coast of England near Chichester for the weekends. You will be required to often stay on a Friday evening and accompany the children down to the country home on a Saturday morning. During school holidays it would be great if you have the flexibility to work sometime in the country home. (separate accommodation provided here also) In both properties you will have the support of an additional member of housekeeping staff.
The family also have a friendly dog – so you must be comfortable around animals.
This is lovely fast paced role within a large busy household and charming family. You need to hit the ground running and have a real muck in attitude.
Location: West Dulwich SE21
Hours: flexible and to be discussed at interview
Accommodation: Separate cottage with studio room (including pulldown bed which can be made up as a sofa when entertaining), bathroom and eat in kitchen. This cottage then has an integral door into the main house but it also has its own front door into the studio room. The main house was renovated about 18 months ago and the cottage is totally brand-new.
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