Role: Housekeeper / Cook                                                                                                            

Days: Monday – Friday        

Hours: 9am – 6pm

Salary: £600 – £700 NPW                       

Location: South Kensington, London                                                             

Start Date: ASAP

We are looking for a professional Housekeeper/Cook to work for a wonderful close-knit family of three based in South Kensington, London.

The Principals often work from home so would like their Housekeeper to be comfortable to work around them and to understand and be aware of the social dynamics of the house. You will need to make sure the property is always immaculately clean, tidy, efficiently stocked and welcoming for the family and/or their guests. You will also need to be a confident cook to help prepare healthy and delicious meals for the family and to carry out the food shopping also.

As the family have a young daughter, they would like their housekeeper to be child friendly to help out every now and again with the occasional nursery or playdate drop off and collection. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of previous experience working within a private property for an UHNW family providing a high level of service.

You will need be very flexible, discreet and a service orientated professional, with an excellent level of attention to detail and understanding of household protocols.

The salary offered will depend on qualifications, skills and previous experience. Interviewing now for an ASAP start.

Duties and responsibilities;

  • Full housekeeping duties including regular deep cleaning
  • Cooking for the family when required
  • Pantry management; maintaining stock levels
  • Washing and storing fresh produce
  • Laundry and ironing of fine and delicate fabrics
  • Washing and changing of bed linen in all rooms
  • Preparing flower arrangements
  • Accepting deliveries
  • Welcoming the family and their guests
  • Setting the table when the principal is present
  • Wardrobe management and caring of fine fabrics
  • Daily food and grocery shopping
  • Running errands, personal shopping, etc
  • Packing and unpacking of suitcases

To be considered for this role you must;

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Have a valid passport
  • Have excellent contactable references
  • Have a clean driving license
  • Have 5+ years of experience working as a Housekeeper within a formal private household
  • Possess (/be willing to get) an up to date DBS check

To apply for the position please send your CV to info@poppylaneplacements.com. You can also reach the team on +44 (0) 2072439049.