Role: Live-in Housekeeper

Days: Tuesday – Saturday

Hours: 10 hours per day + babysitting

Location: Chelsea, SW London

Salary: £650 – 750 net per week

Contract: Permanent

Start: Flexible

We are looking for a Live-in Housekeeper for a private household in Chelsea, South West London.

The Housekeeper will be joining the busy household of two working parents and their two children, who are aged 1 and 2.5 years. The family employ a full-time Nanny but definitely need a Housekeeper who is happy to take on some childcare duties to support the family, the role is 80% housekeeping and 20% childcare.

The Housekeeper will be responsible for maintaining the 4-storey townhouse to a high standard. The family are looking for a Housekeeper who has lots of initiative, someone who can manage their own time and work without supervision. In addition to housekeeping responsibilities, you will be responsible for food preparation (including batch cooking for the children) and preparing and cooking family meals 2-3 times per week.

This is a permanent contracted role. The contracted hours of work are 60 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday. The Housekeeper will be required to babysit the children 1-2 evenings per week.

The accommodation provided consists of own bedroom bathroom on the ground floor, with separate private entrance to the property.

The Housekeeper must be flexible to travel with the family to the USA, Dubai and within Europe during school holidays.

Salary £650 – 750 net per week, the exact salary offered will depend on qualifications, skills and previous experience.

Interviewing now, start date flexible.

Duties and responsibilities;

  • Thorough household cleaning
  • Making beds and changing linens
  • Sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Keeping bathrooms clean & stocked with clean linens, toiletries, and other supplies
  • Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements – Changing light bulbs etc
  • Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures- silver, brass polishing
  • Shoe cleaning/leather shining / Moth Protection
  • Deep clean every 3 months
  • Watering plants
  • Preparing and cooking family meals
  • Assist with dinner parties and birthday parties
  • Packing and unpacking suitcases
  • Dropping and collecting dry cleaning
  • Assisting with the care of the children
  • Babysitting
  • Occasional overseas travel with the family

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