Full Time Housekeeper for Family Home near Chipping Norton - Oxfordshire. Ref: 901
£32,000 - £38,000 yearly
Polo & Tweed
A beautiful country property based near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7, is now looking for a new long-term live-out housekeeper. Due to the location you should drive and have your own car.
Package Offered £32,000 - £38,000 gross per year depending on experience
Family Background A family property, with two parents, two children aged 8, 11, with a friendly dog, are now looking for a new, long-term flexible housekeeper. A beautiful five-bedroom property, they have lovely grounds and own horses. They are a busy family, with the children at school, and they have another full-time housekeeper, however, they are keen to find a new long-term housekeeper to join their family home and work with their close-knit staff.
Duties You should be confident with all aspects of housekeeping and be able to clean and care for the home to a high standard, with great attention to detail. You will be responsible for the daily and deep cleaning of the household and ensure it is always tidy and presentable. Making beds, cleaning bathrooms and all areas of the house. You will also be responsible for laundry, ironing, and ensuring that the home is generally well presented and cared for. Attention to detail is extremely important, and you should enjoy working to high standards as requested by the principals.
You should be discreet and well mannered, and the family are informal and relaxed, but still like their home to be presented to the highest degree. You should be a good team player, able to work on your own initiative, but also happy to work alongside the other housekeeper. You should be pet friendly, willing to walk the dog, and if you have a love of horses this is a bonus (but not required)
You should have strong initiative and an eye for detail, the house is beautifully cared for, so you need to be able to come in, and keep the standards strong. You should be happy to run errands, make sure the inventory of the pantry is stocked well, and from time to time pickup the children from school. You should be good at house management and have a working knowledge of the household, allowing it to run smoothly. It's a varied role, so you should be able to go with the flow, and adjust to daily requirements of the duties.
Light cooking duties, mainly food prep - but this isn't a big part of the role. You will oversee the food shop each week. You should be looking for a long-term role and want to be part of a wonderful family household. You should be warm, lovely and discreet with a calm personality and energy, with excellent common sense and initiative to get the duties done each day. You will need to ensure the children are prepped accordingly for school at the beginning of each term (checking school uniforms and basic requirements from school handbook). On the very odd occasion, you may need to stay over with the children if the principals are at a social event overnight, but overtime/time off in lieu will be given (and it's very rare). Flexibility and resilience to get the job done is key to this role.
Location The main family home is near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7. Due to the location you should drive and have your own car, as this is a live out role. You should be able to commute easily to the property.
5 days per week, Monday to Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm with a one hour lunch break
Twice a month you'll need to work a weekend, but you'll be given time off in lieu
Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.
Special Skills You must be highly organised and have great attention to detail in relation to housekeeping. You should be looking for a long-term role.
Interview/Start date The family are interviewing now for the right person to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations