Live-In Housekeeper in Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom

  • Full time
  • London
  • Posted on 27 March 2024

Description of the Live-in Housekeeper Job Offer in Knightsbridge, London.

A VIP family are seeking an experienced Live-in Housekeeper to join their main residence, a split-level penthouse, in Knightsbridge, London. This family of 4 includes 2 teenage children and a small dog. The family travel for approximately 4 months of the year, during these times, the role will entail fewer working hours and more down time.

Keys Responsibilities

Duties will include working alongside another full-time, live-in Housekeeper to cover the following duties:

*   Daily household cleaning as per rota/schedule. Cleaning, dusting, mopping, hoovering, polishing, changing of linen. Ensuring the property is kept to
the highest standard at all times.
*   Laundry and Ironing
*   Wardrobe management. Includes care of luxury items, couture, and high-end materials. Working with this previously is preferred.
*   Preparing principals luggage for travel.
*   Unpacking and organisation of luggage during stays.
*   Organisation and care of high-end dining sets and tableware.
*   Manage inventories for delicate cutlery, crystals, tableware etc.
*   Polishing silver.
*   Knowledge of caring for luxury art pieces around home.
*   Confident family style cooking, following recipes.
*   Flower arranging experience preferred.
*   Internet shopping for groceries and household items.
*   organising drop off and pick of dry cleaning, liaising with other staff members to report any damages or faults with home equipment and/or
appliances, laundry, and ironing.​

Profile requirement

  • Flexible attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player
  • Previous household experience working for VIP families + 7 years
  • Clear understanding of how these households are run
  • English speaking

Job Condition

  • Job Location: Knightsbridge, London
  • Job Title: Housekeeper M/F
  • Position Available: ASAP
  • Employment Contract: Full-time, permanent
  • Working days: 6 days per week when family in residence / reduced hours when family travel
  • Working hours: 10 hours per day on a shift basis (covering hours between 7am and 9pm daily

The family are away for approx. 3.5 months of the year (during all school holidays, Christmas, Easter, and Summer), and during these times your working hours will be reduced to being a key holder and checking in on the property each day. You will also be expected to take your own paid annual leave during these periods.

Accommodation: Spacious 2-bedroom apartment off Sloane Street (shared with second Housekeeper) which comprises; a private bedroom, a shared kitchen/living area and a shared main bathroom. The apartment is just a short walk away from the main residence, all bills included.

Live-in Housekeeper Salary

£45,000 gross per year (negotiable for the right person)
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