Role: Housekeeper/Cook

Days: Monday – Friday

Hours: 10am – 7pm

Location: Sloane Square, London

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 gross per annum (DOE)

Start: ASAP

We are seeking a professional Housekeeper/Cook for a full-time position within a fully staffed household in Sloane Square, London.

The main responsibilities of the Housekeeper/Cook will be to maintain the household interiors, take care of the Principal’s laundry/ironing/wardrobe maintenance, and prepare nutritious meals for them when they are in residence. This is a semi-formal household where you will form part of a team of 7 other members of staff. You will be employed by two Principals, who have three large dogs so you must be pet friendly.

This is a permanent full-time position. The contracted hours of work are 10am – 7pm, Monday – Friday. However, flexibility to work additional hours when required is essential.

The ideal candidate will be highly discreet, hardworking and energetic with good communication skills. The Housekeeper will have previous experience working within a fully staffed household in London. Must be dog friendly and despite dog care being provided by the dog carer, the Housekeeper/Cook may be required to step in and walk and feed the dogs occasionally. This role requires an individual who is service-orientated and highly responsive to the needs and requirements of the family and the other household staff.

Interviewing now for an ASAP start.

Duties and responsibilities;

  • General laundry and ironing including daily laundry, ironing and change of towels plus weekly change of bedding
  • Clothing care- Washing, ironing and steaming plus organising clothes, shoes etc to dry cleaners, cobblers etc
  • Maintain up-keep of furniture, art, china, collectibles, crystal and silver polishing
  • Keep constant supply of household essentials (water, coffee etc) and cleaning materials
  • Arrange magazines, newspapers and flowers as requested
  • Maintaining cellar book and checking wine supplies as required
  • Turning on and off lights, lighting candles and lanterns in garden and house in the evenings
  • Prepare for arrival of visitors and various needs when staying
  • Assistance with luggage, packing and unpacking for journeys
  • Shopping and ad hoc errands as required
  • Maintenance when principals are not in residence
  • Keeping accurate accounts of expenditure and submitting receipts and Excel account of expenses monthly
  • Identify and reporting on works and repairs needed within the residence and reporting maintenance, faulty equipment etc.
  • Arranging upholstery, rug, curtain and mattress cleaning bi-annually when Principals are not in residence.
  • Co-ordinating deliveries and maintenance visits. Reading gas, electricity and water metres and reporting to relevant companies

To be considered for this role you must;

  • Have 5+ years working as a Housekeeper/Cook within a private household
  • Be eligible to work within the UK
  • Be fluent in English Language
  • Possess (/be willing to get) an up to date DBS check
  • Have excellent contactable references

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