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HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - South West London
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Head Housekeeper

An experienced head housekeeper is required for a large estate in South West London, who is familiar with luxury properties. This position will appeal to an experienced all–rounder with a passion for service, a great eye for detail, and a flexible attitude. This historical property includes a main house, a Dower House, further cottages, and staff accommodation. There is also a swimming pool, spa area, cinema, gym and commercial kitchen.

You will report to the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing an existing housekeeping team to ensure all areas of the estate are cleaned to very high standard at all times.
  • Ensuring correct products and equipment used to maintain highest standard
  • Working with other household staff to report any faults to the Property Management team
  • Ensure that all aspects of the residence are presented correctly
  • Help with laundry if needed and ensure that laundry equipment is maintained and used correctly
  • Help with preparation of the property before and after events or rentals.

Essential experience/qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience as a Housekeeper for the UHNWI, 5* hotel or luxury yachts
  • Able to work with little supervision and respond to high level requests
  • Have a knowledge of products to be used on expensive materials such as marble etc. and understand how to look after different fabrics such as silk, etc.

Abilities and expectations:

  • Prioritisation and time-management skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Ability to work quickly without compromising quality
  • Have an eye for detail
  • High standard of housekeeping
  • Table setting skills
  • Floristry skills
  • Be flexible to work longer hours and weekends, if required
  • Have a “can do” attitude, be able to work in a team and happy to respond to changing requests
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Very good personal presentation and grooming.

Package and Benefits:

  • £50,000 pa plus accommodation
  • Company pension scheme
  • Uniform.

For further information please apply.

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