We are looking on behalf of a HNW couple in Dorset, who are looking for a very experienced, hands on and professional housekeeper to run their large country home, close to Dorchester.
The ideal candidate will live in the local area and be a confident driver with their own car for ease of commuting and also errand running within your day.
Your duties will include, but not be limited to:
- High level housekeeping and cleaning
- Laundry and ironing
- Sorting dry cleaning and dropping / collecting when needed
- Hand washing where appropriate
- Daily organising and keeping the house tidy
- Receiving deliveries and post
- Liaising with gardeners, contractors and anyone else coming in and out of the house
- Setting and controlling the security system
- Occasional cooking would be great, but not a deal breaker
- Ordering online groceries and supplies
This role is for a lovely laid back couple who like to entertain friends and family and have them to stay, when there are guests in the house is it all hands on deck to ensure the house is ready.
The clients to enjoy travelling and can be away at least once a month, and often longer trips during the year. They would then ask the housekeeper to pop in to keep the house running and oversea any contractors, the flexibilty to live in for a period of time would also be useful from a security point of view. They plan to get a pet dog, so a dog lover is also important.
This role would suit someone who has worked within large country homes/estates before as a senior housekeeper and enjoys keeping a house a home and in top condition with a good eye for detail.
The ideal person will be bubbly and friendly with a good sense of humour, with a can do attitude and hardworking nature. The family are seeking someone long term who is loyal and understands boundaries and discretion.
You must have recent and checkable references and an up to date DBS (or willing to do one).
Location: Dorset DT2
Salary: DOE but up to £35,000 negotiable
Hours: TBD, but likely Monday to Friday 40 - 45 hours a week with additional days and hours agreed in advance
Must have a drivers licence and this is a non smoking household
*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*