ON HOLD - Housekeeper in Haslemere, Surrey - Separate Accommodation

£32,500 - £35,000

Job Description

Return client of Leaman Consulting is looking for a professional and child-friendly live-in housekeeper to join a busy family and help maintain and clean their weekend/holiday home in Haslemere, Surrey. Starting in June, the principal are looking for an experienced candidate with a "get stuck-in" attitiude.

 

Start Date: Mid to end of June

Salary: Up to £35,000 gross per annum

Hours Required: 40 hours per week to include, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm

*Hours can be flexible when the family aren’t there

Driver: Driver essential with own car

Accommodation: Separate Annex with bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom.  If they have a dog this is ok.

Pets: 1 dog – Labrador (currently a puppy) and chickens

Set up:

  • The property is a large country house with 8 bedrooms, set in about 10 acres with a swimming pool and stunning views.  It is a weekend / holiday home and is rented.
  • The family tend to visit twice a month in the summer months but less often in the winter.
  • Location of the house is quite remote. It is about 2 miles down a quiet country lane.
  • Someone honest and trustworthy to maintain the house when the family aren’t in residence.
  • They are a young household. The home is informal and very busy. They are a child centred family.
  • They will often invite friends to stay with them, most of whom have children.
  • With this role, it’ll either be very quiet (when the family aren’t there) or super busy (when the family are in residence). Rarely anything in between!
  • There is a gardener who visits once a week. He keeps the outside tidy, mows the lawns etc.

Duties:

  • Cleaning to a high standard – including deep cleans when the family are not there.
  • Preparing the house for the family’s arrival and tidying after they have left.
  • Laundry & ironing.
  • Cooking – to a good standard but this is not the most important thing.
  • When the family are in residence, they usually have nannies with them however they need someone who can help with the kids as it is a very busy household – such as baking with the children or watching over one of them on occasion.
  • Running errands such as grocery shopping.
  • Liaising with the PA, based in London. 
  • Placing online orders.
  • Collecting family members/staff from the train station.
  • Dealing with trades people for logs, coal, pool maintenance etc 
  • Watering plants and looking after the vegetable / fruit garden.
  • Feeding the chickens and collecting eggs.

 

* Please note this role is now on hold until after the summer 2020*