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Full-Time Live-In Housekeeper for Prestigious Family – Chelsea

  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #386

Location: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

Salary Range: £40,000 – £45,000 per annum (Negotiable, Dependent on Experience)

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

Sector: Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) Private Household

Role Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented Housekeeper to become an integral part of a warm and dynamic family residing in Chelsea, London. This fully staffed residence requires exceptional housekeeping skills and a profound understanding of cleaning products and care for delicate fabrics to maintain the luxurious home to the highest standards.

In this role, you will collaborate with two to three other housekeepers to manage a range of responsibilities, including comprehensive cleaning, wardrobe management, laundry, ironing, and packing and unpacking suitcases. We are seeking a candidate with a positive mindset, a team-oriented approach, and a readiness to assist wherever needed.

Occasionally, your role will include breakfast prepared for the family, requiring basic cooking skills and a willingness to contribute to meal preparation as needed. Being comfortable with pets is crucial, as pet care duties form part of the role due to the family's dogs. Flexibility for international travel with the family from time to time is a must.

Working a 40-hour week across five days (including some weekends), the role requires flexibility to work varying shifts (early, mid, and late), with the possibility of paid overtime. The position comes with accommodation in a staff house close to the family's home, where you will have your own private bedroom.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full cleaning duties, such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping, polishing, bed making, and bathroom and kitchen cleaning.

  • Wardrobe management and trip preparation, including packing and unpacking.

  • Laundry and ironing duties.

  • Light cooking, particularly breakfast preparation.

  • Assisting with childcare as needed.

  • Reporting to the House Manager and coordinating with other staff for seamless household operations.

  • Pet care responsibilities.

  • International travel with the family occasionally.

  • Various ad-hoc duties as required.

Essential Qualifications and Traits:

  • Previous housekeeping experience within high-end private households.

  • Proficient knowledge of cleaning products and care for high-end furnishings and fabrics.

  • Comfortable around children and pets.

  • Basic cooking skills.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Eligibility to work in the UK and willingness to travel abroad with the family as needed.

  • Hardworking, dedicated, and reliable.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Flexible with working hours and duties.

  • Trustworthy and committed to a long-term position.

  • Excellent, verifiable references.

If you meet the essential criteria and find this opportunity appealing, we encourage you to apply or get in touch to learn more about this rewarding role.

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