RUSSIAN-SPEAKING SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER
Location: London, UK Salary: £35,000-£45,000 negotiable Contract: Permanent
An ultra-high net worth family of 5 based in North London are 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 4 housekeepers, you will predominantly 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. Shared staff accommodation will be available which is located near to residence – you will have your own room with shared kitchen, lounge, garden and bathroom (3 bathrooms between usually 5 people). Open to both full-time live-in and rotational candidates.
RESPONSIBILITIES * Daily general household cleaning to a very high standard * Laundry management, including luxury fabric, clothes, towels and lines * Managing dry cleaning coming in and out of property * Manging the principal’s wardrobe: inventory, cleaning, packing * Supervising and training junior member of staff * Welcoming guests, table service and preparing accommodation * Ordering and arranging flowers * Pet care
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA * At least 5 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 * Able to work independently, show initiative, self-managing * A good team player * Reliable and discreet * Non-smoker * Pet-friendly * Valid UK work permit * Excellent checkable references