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Chief Steward(ess) in United Kingdom


  • Start Date: 22nd May 2019
  • Job ID #768276
  • Posted by: Owner

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This is a shorebased position - please don't contact if you are not looking for a longterm position. this is in the UK. You must have a valid visa to work in the UK. *This is not a seasonable post.

Based in the beautiful Cotswolds we are seeking a fabulous Head Housekeeper to work on our beautiful large family house / estate - OX18 area. The position is replacing our current head housekeeper of 8 years who is moving on to relocate closer to her family.

You will be working with another Housekeeper, who will report to you. And have other members of the team who work on the estate (gardens / security etc) to work alongside.

You will need to be ‘hands on’ and understand how to present a house well and able to make sure that the house is a warm and welcoming place. Your role would include cleaning the house to a very high level, making up the principal bedroom suites / guest rooms needed, laundry and ironing, changing the sheets and any other household linen, setting the table for meals, dealing with any suppliers or contractors needed, dealing with rotas and stock control, household and basic food shopping. Co-ordinating with the garden team / putting flowers in the reception rooms, and anything else that is needed to keep the house in good order. There is too much to write. It’s a busy environment so there is lots to get your teeth into. the house is one very large 10 bedroom residence which sprawls over a large area. A 9 bedroom guest house. Games room. Cinema and a pool / leisure complex. The estate has a fully operational estate office which deals with most of the estate repairs / orders and so forth so this is a well-supported position, but, does need someone to lead from the front in terms of housekeeping objectives and ‘’making home’’ and making workable systems.

This is a five day a week job to include working on weekends ( it’s a weekend house, we live in London in the weekdays) * however, weekends are rota’d off on a shift pattern when no family are in residence with the other housekeeper, so you can hope / expect to have at least 1 weekend off per month minimum.

Please note we have no staff accommodation on offer, however, could possibly house someone looking to relocate for an agreeable short period of time of a probation period, like maybe 3 months.

Salary will be in the region of £35,000 to £40,000 gross per annum on a live out basis, depending on experience. Excellent references will be required. Someone with a yacht background who is well used to multitasking relentlessly would probably really adore this position. Or similarly, someone from another private family home background or top end hotel.

Its genuinely, a really lovely job. With really lovely people. British family. All our staff are long-term but super excited about having a new member join and lead the house team forward. I would love to hear from anyone interested, to discuss further.

Please email your CV. interviewing now. Must be able to start by middle of June 2019.


  • Vessel TypeShore Based Position
  • Charter/PrivatePrivate
  • Position TypePermanent Position
  • Current LocationUnited Kingdom, cotswolds
  • Cruising ItineraryBritish Isles, shore based
  • Yacht BuiltN/A
  • Number of Crew10
  • Yachting Experience5+ years
  • Posted 15th May 2019 by Owner

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  • English Fluent



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