Daily Housekeeper – Kensington, London

Our clients are returning to their London home after a period of absence, so they are looking to supplement the existing household team with an efficient, quick-thinking, proactive Daily Housekeeper, who is able to work proactively and methodically. It is vital that candidates show they can follow instruction and that they will work harmoniously alongside an established team of staff.

This formally styled, beautiful, contemporary private home close to Kensington High St & Holland Park boasts high-design interiors, airy reception rooms and bedroom suites, an indoor swimming pool, gym & spa, media room and formal gardens being meticulous, sharp-eyed and detail-orientated, with a friendly character and a vocational approach to their work and career. It is also expected that candidates show the highest level of discretion, and they must be backed up by excellent, checkable references.

 

  • 5 days on 2 days off
  • 3 months probation
  • Holiday entitlement => usual 20 days + 8 bank holidays pro rata to the start date

 

Obviously, housekeeping candidates must have a legal right to live and work in the UK, and have an established home in or close to London.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The type of duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Maintain all areas in a clean, tidy and in the prescribed sanitised fashion
  • Wipe, wash, dust, polish, sweep and vacuum all areas
  • Service, clean, polish fittings and hard finishes, tidy and sanitise bathrooms and cloakrooms
  • Clean and polish mirrors and windows
  • Methodically and accurately label and sort items for washing, following care instructions, to ensure items are either machine or hand-washed or sent for dry cleaning
  • Iron, press & valet items, folding or hanging as appropriate, before returning to the rightful place
  • Empty, wipe clean and sanitise trash cans
  • Ensure client instructions and requests are understood and properly followed
  • Maintain a proper and correct level of stock of cleaning items
  • Use housekeeping equipment correctly and ensure it is always in good working order, with fluff-filters regularly cleaned, their surfaces wiped, and vacuum bags replaced and filters washed and properly dried before re-use. Report maintenance issues immediately to superior
  • Maintain immaculate, tidy and organised storage areas
  • Assist other staff members, such as the chef, especially during meal times

 

Candidates must:

  • Have proven housekeeping experience gathered in respected private homes and/or deluxe 5 star hospitality environments
  • Present excellent, checkable references
  • Exhibit an innate eye for detail, and show they can achieve immaculate standards of work
  • Show a friendly and cheerful disposition, and a willing, “can-do” attitude
  • Be able to follow instruction when given, but use initiative when the occasion arises
  • While the hours of work are rostered in advance, a level of flexibility may be required, to help during busy or unexpected events

 

£40k per annum

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