Laundress/Housekeeper (Live-in)

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

Fantastic opportunity for a deputy housekeeper working for a formal & professional estate!

Job Summary: A hands on and team-orientated laundress/housekeeper is required to join a large estate near Northampton. There is a great atmosphere on the estate, with a real all for one and one for all attitude. The family consist of 3 members, and this is their main residence, however they do frequently visit their property in London, Norfolk and overseas home. They are looking for a laundress/housekeeper to join their household team, working 5 days per week, this will include some weekends for 8 hours per day.

Working Days & hours: 40 hours per week, comprising of 8 hours per day over 5 days.

  • During entertaining periods, shifts could be 07.00-16.00, 08.00-17.00 or 13.00-22.00. (Including an hour’s lunch break)
  • On a regular day, the housekeeping shift is 08.00-17.00 including an hour’s lunch break.

General duties:

  • Take responsibility for the laundry, but also work as a housekeeper within the house, on rotation
  • Have an interest and appreciation of fine fabrics and antiques
  • Assisting with front of house service
  • Assisting with pet care
  • Running errands
  • Provisioning other properties
  • Preparing other properties for guest arrival
  • Supporting the whole household team
  • Light household maintenance

Candidate requirements:

  • Must be discreet and highly professional
  • Flexible to travel to other UK properties on occasion
  • Solid experince working in busy, formal households
  • Must have excellent knowledge of all aspects of laundry and garment care
  • Intertest and appreciation of fine fabrics and antiques
  • A self-starter and highly motivated

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