Housekeeper - shore based (UK)

Reference:
QP000270
Date:
October 12, 2017
Category:
Shore Based Jobs
Location:
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Europe

The ideal candidate may have previously worked on yachts as a Chief Stewardess however this is not essential as long as you have impeccable standards and proven ability to offer the highest levels of service with prior experience of working in a private household setting . We are looking for white glove level of service!

A driver is required as you may occasionally be asked to run errands. A car will be at the property in Oxford but it is not for your sole use. The principals will use the vehicle when they are in residence.

You must speak very good English and German speaking is a bonus although not essential. Willingness to learn German would be great!

This role would suit quiet and reserved personalities that are always impeccable in their appearance with a flexible approach being attentive to the needs of the principals and also knowing when to withdraw and let the clients have their private time.

A small amount of cooking is required but this is not to dinner party standards, simple healthy family meals including breakfast and family dinners for up to 4 people.

The principals have a baby so you must be child friendly although child care duties are not required and the family do not have pets.

When required you will travel with/ahead of the Family to Austria and will oversee two Housekeepers and ensure the home is properly organised and ready for their arrival.

When the family are not in residence in Oxford you can work Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm with flexibility given on both sides, (if you are needed on a weekend, for example to oversee tradesmen you must be available. The family rarely use the property at weekends but when in residence you must be willing to work longer hours/days from 7/8.00am up to 9.00pm.

When you work extra days/hours you will have time off in lieu

Salary will be according to age and experience from £50,000 - £75,000 p.a.

Language Requirements:

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

Certificates and Qualifications:

All applicants must hold a valid ENG1 certificate to be able to apply for this position.

A valid STCW Basic Safety Training certificate is required from all applicants. Please sign up for an STCW course and obtain the certificate if you don't have it yet.