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Housekeeper- Live in (2 bedroom cottage)

Experienced Housekeeper required for a formal estate in The North West.
You will be joining a well-established team of staff, who will assist and guide you with both the running of the estate and the preferences of the Titled Principals.

To be suitable for this role, you will need previous experience working on a large formal estate and possess Lady's Maid skills, additional to exceptional Housekeeping ability.

A 2 bedroom cottage is available to you on the site of the main estate.

Approx 40 hours per week

Salary
Up to £30,000.00
Location
The North-West
Position
Permanent Live-In

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for full housekeeping and laundry duties.
  • Responsible for delivering and maintaining high standards of cleanliness, having an eye for detail being meticulous and thorough at all times.
  • Responsible for opening-up and cleaning of all rooms upstairs & downstairs, except kitchen, pantry, brushing room & staff room.
  • Shares joint household responsibility for helping to ensure, with others, that the property is secure at all times as well as for the security of the main residence at night and setting alarm if the family are not in residence.
  • Responsible for managing other members of the private housekeeping team who assist with the tasks listed below, working alongside other household staff.
  • Ensuring there is housekeeping cover in the house (compiling rotas etc).
  • Responsible for purchasing and maintaining stocks of appropriate cleaning materials and soaps as and when required, and maintaining the linen room.
  • Assisting in maintaining a welcoming environment for The Principals and their guests, ensuring their needs are met.
  • Responsible for the washing, ironing and mending of clothes/taking to the dry cleaners.
  • Responsible for the cleaning and laying of all fires.
  • Responsible for breakfast in bed for The Principals’ & guests as and when required.
  • Responsible for doing turndown in the evenings during house parties.
  • Responsible for letting the dogs out first thing in the morning.
  • Attending regular salvage meetings, and willingness to become part of a team in response to an emergency either at the private residence or the Stately Home.
  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times is essential.
  • To carry out any other reasonable task that may be required to fulfil your role.

Key qualifying criteria

  • Considerable experience within Private Household (or at senior level within top hotels)
  • Due to the location of this role, it is preferred that all candidates hold a driving license (not essential)
  • Team-player (happy to listen and learn from the existing team)
  • Very strong laundry skills (Lady’s Maid experience ideal)
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