LIVE-IN RUSSIAN-SPEAKING SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER
Location: London, UK Salary: £35,000-£45,000 negotiable Contract: Permanent
An ultra-high net worth family of five based in North London is seeking to hire an experienced, hard-working Russian-speaking Senior Housekeeper for their family home. This is an incredible opportunity to work for a highly prominent international family - they have multiple properties globally and expect high standards throughout their households.
Joining a team of four Housekeepers, you will work five to six days per week, approximately 12 hours days. You will predominantly be responsible for the hands-on cleaning and laundry for this large property and ensure that the highest of standards of cleanliness are maintained at all times.
You will be provided shared staff accommodation which is located near to residence – you will have your own room with a shared kitchen, lounge, garden and bathroom (three bathrooms between usually five people).
RESPONSIBILITIES • Daily general household cleaning to a very high standard • Laundry management, including luxury fabric, clothes, towels and linens • Managing the dry cleaning coming in and out of the property • Managing the principal’s wardrobe: inventory, cleaning, packing • Supervising and training junior members of staff • Welcoming guests, table service and preparing accommodation • Ordering and arranging flowers • Pet care
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA • At least five years’ relevant continuous experience in a similar position within a private household or yacht • Good level of English & Russian is essential, additional language is an asset • Organised and meticulous, with a high level of attention to detail • Outstanding cleaning, laundry and ironing skills • Ability to complete tasks to the highest standards • Reliable, hardworking and efficient • Very hands-on but also good leadership and supervision skills • Flexible with a ‘can-do’ and proactive attitude • Ability to work independently, show initiative and self-manage • A good team player • Reliable and discreet • Non-smoker • Pet-friendly • Valid UK work permit • Excellent checkable references