Job title: Head Housekeeper
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £50,000.00
Job published: 25/01/2024
Job ID: 33152

Job Description

Are you an ex Chief Stewardess, Purser or experienced Housekeeper looking for an opportunity in a private household?

A private family office is seeking a Head Housekeeper for the country estate in Surrey, UK. The country estate is mainly used at weekends, both formally and informally, and as Housekeeper you will be expected to maintain the 10 ensuite bedrooms and communal areas, preparing them for use by the client and guests, as well as making preparations for events and social occasions throughout the spring and summer calendar.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, be a strong communicator, flexible, be a team player but able to work alone, knowledgable about the care of special materials such as wood, marble and varying fabric types.

The main responsibilities of this role cover - 

*Housekeeping to a high level in property and external areas.
*Room preparation for family and guests.
*Management of laundry and ironing.
*Inventory management, restocking where required.
*Management of the dressing rooms.
*Liaising with maintenance around repairs of the building and equipment.
*Liaising with security around family and guest visits.
*Working with contractors, tradespeople and delivery reception.
*Maintenance of unoccupied rooms.

This is a live in role with accommodation provided in the country cottages within the estate grounds, and partners, children and pets are welcome! The role is 5 days per week, although you will be working at weekends so days off will be taken during the week. The estate is located in rural Surrey, so applicants must have the right to live and work within the UK. Formal attire is required when the family is in residence. Salary is £45-50,000 DOE + benefits.