Head Housekeeper in Banbury

Up to £45000.00 per annum

Job Description

Job Title: Head Housekeeper (Live Out)
Location: Oxfordshire, near Banbury
Salary: £45,000 per annum Annual Bonus Healthcare post-probation
Driver Required: Yes

Situated amidst 80 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, this estate is not only a large and busy household but also serves as the main business base for our principals. It is a fast paced environment and everyone is hands on.

As the Head Housekeeper, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of bringing structure and efficiency to the household operations and work closely with the Estate Manager and your team. You will oversee a team of three housekeepers, with the goal of building a team known for its longevity and dedication.

This is a live-out position, and housekeepers should be local to the Banbury area of Oxfordshire.

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Establishing and maintaining cleaning schedules, routines, and processes.
- Managing daily cleaning tasks, laundry, deep cleans, and special projects.
- Taking initiative and demonstrating a passion for maintaining a clean and organized environment.
- Procuring and managing household supplies and toiletries.
- Creating and managing staff rotas to ensure coverage and efficiency.
- Supporting and guiding the team, boosting staff morale, and fostering a positive work environment.
- Being adaptable and capable of handling last-minute changes, such as VIP arrivals or sudden household needs.
- Remaining calm and composed under pressure, effectively handling any challenges that may arise.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualities:

- Previous experience in a similar role, preferably within a high-end household or hotel setting.
- Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
- Exceptional organizational and time-management abilities.
- Proactive nature, always willing to go the extra mile to ensure tasks are completed to the highest standards.
- Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and schedules.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- A hands-on approach to cleaning, with a willingness to lead by example.
- Valid driver's license.

Working Hours:
- 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, five days a week.
- One weekend per month required, with time off in lieu granted.

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


Celia Harmston Head of Private Households & Estates