Senior Housekeeper | Private Household | Fitzrovia, London (CP582)
We are seeking a discreet and hard-working Senior Housekeeper to join a large townhouse in Fitzrovia. The successful candidate will play a vital role in maintaining the household’s unique balance of a lived-in home and ongoing art and antiques project and providing support without being intrusive.
Undertake meticulous housekeeping duties, particularly focusing on the delicate care of exquisite art and antiques. The household combines historic features with contemporary interiors, requiring knowledge of different cleaning methods for specific surfaces
While not a chef, the Housekeeper should be capable of light meal preparation, ensuring convenient options are available for the family's supper
Manage household shopping, including groceries and other necessary items, ensuring the family's needs are consistently met
Undertake light administrative duties, such as compiling lists and coordinating with service providers like plumbers, to streamline the household's day-to-day operations
Beyond maintaining cleanliness, the Housekeeper should have the ability to transform the house into a warm and welcoming home, understanding the family's preferences, and contributing to its comfortable atmosphere
The Housekeeper should possess the ability to read the room and adjust their work according to the family's needs. While the family values their privacy, the candidate should be attentive and responsive, when required
Candidates must be/have:
Proven experience as a housekeeper for a similar private household, with a background in caring for valuable art and antiques
Ability to adapt to the family's preferences and adjust working patterns accordingly
A high level of discretion and respect for the family's privacy
Familiarity with different cleaning methods for varied surfaces and the capacity to quickly learn and retain relevant information
The family values independence, and the Housekeeper should be capable of fulfilling duties without constant supervision
Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 17:00, with occasional flexibility.
£50,000 - £55,000