Governess/House Manager

An opportunity has arisne to work for a delightful family based in St Johns Wood.  This would be taking over from the present employee who has decided to move on after nine years.

There are two children a boy aged ten years and girl of fourteen.

Governess role

Duties are to oversee children’s homework, there are two tutors employed on an adhoc basis, take the boy to school which is within walking distance to the home.  Ensuring the children follow a routine that allows for homework and educational activities.  Assisting the children good manners, etiquette and right code of conduct.  Understand the school syllabus and requirements that each child needs to meet, prepare the children for exams and school assessments by liaising with the tutors.

House Manager duties.

Managing the household’s schedules and calendars, arranging appointments for personal and professional needs.  Organising home maintenance and repair work, running errands, supervision of other household staff, housekeepers, nannies and chefs.  Shopping for food supplies and other requested items, training staff members.

The family travel during school holidays and the applicant would be asked to go with them except for the Christmas break.

Would suit someone who is self motivated, would like some outdoor activities and encourage the children to get out and about, arrange outings to  galleries and museums etc.,

Hours are from 7.30a.m. to 7.30 p.m, The family are delightful, the position is to  start in April but if the right applicant is available now they are happy to employ now and let the current employee do a swap over.  The house is fully staffed, with chef, daily and live in housekeepers, and drivers and nanny.

Excellent

This position is no longer available