Housekeeper

Overview

Our client is looking for a skilled and meticulous Live-in Housekeeper for their rural estate, nestled in the picturesque Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire.

The ideal candidate will take pride in maintaining a clean, organised, and welcoming environment, ensuring the highest standards of housekeeping for the 13-bedroom, 10-bathroom residence. There is also responsibility for the housekeeping of a five-bedroom guest house.

The Principal and family will be residence on the weekends and during the holidays.

Job duties:

Responsibilities of the Housekeeper near Wantage, Oxfordshire:

  • Perform daily and deep cleaning tasks throughout the residence, including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and common areas
  • Handle all laundry needs, including washing, ironing, and organising wardrobes. Ensure linens and clothing are well-maintained
  • Prepare guest rooms for visitors and ensure their comfort during their stay
  • Assist with grocery shopping and, if required, support the Chef with meal preparation and serving
  • Ensure the interior of the residence is well-maintained, reporting any issues or repairs to the House Manager
  • Maintain clear communication with the employer regarding household needs, supplies, and any necessary maintenance

Candidates must be/have:

  • Proven experience as a Housekeeper in a 5* private household / on a superyacht
  • A team player with meticulous attention to detail
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Proficient in laundry care, including ironing and garment maintenance
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to adapt to changing priorities and tasks
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality

Accommodation

A large, five bedroomed farmhouse, located a short walk from the main house. This will be shared with other staff members.

Hours

Full-time hours – shift pattern to be discussed at interview stages.

Working from Thursday to Monday.

Location

Near Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12.

Salary

£45,000, depending on experience.

Job ref

CP633 Housekeeper near Wantage, Oxfordshire.

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