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Full Time Housekeeper, Near Petersfield, Hampshire. Live In or Live Out (Hampshire)

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Full Time Housekeeper, Near Petersfield, Hampshire. Live In or Live Out (Hampshire)
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Posted on Oct 11, 2017
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Full Time Housekeeper, Near Petersfield, Hampshire. Live In or Live Out (Hampshire)
Address: Petersfield, Hampshire


Our client is looking for a very capable, experienced individual to become the new housekeeper at their 6 bedroom, rural home on the Hampshire/West Sussex border
This busy, happy family require a mature, responsible all-rounder with an eye for detail
Both principals work, their teenage son is at boarding school and they have two dogs, two cats and three chickens
There is a part time Gardener and PA at the residence.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with one night per week in sole charge, by arrangement
A degree of flexibility will be required as there will be occasional weekend work, with time off in lieu.

Benefits and salary: Excellent salary for the right candidate; self-contained one bedroom flat with satellite TV, WiFi and private entrance
Use of car.

Start date: Flexible but early 2018 preferable.

Sole responsibility for cleaning, laundry, ironing, changing and making beds, to include wardrobe management, shoe and boot cleaning, silver cleaning, re-stocking log baskets, laying fires and cleaning fireplaces, cleaning fridges and freezers.

Some food preparation and cooking.

Animal welfare - to include care of chickens, cats and dogs; weekly cleaning of chicken run, daily walking of dogs when family not available
Purchase of all animal feeds, administering medication, visits to vets and dog groomer when necessary.

Preparation for house guests - to include making up and changing of bedding, provision of towels, flowers and water for bedrooms.

General errands to include post office, dry cleaning, cash & carry and regular supermarket shopping.

Occasional ‘proxy’ parenting to include school and holiday packing and unpacking; drop off and collection from boarding school or airport, sewing of name tapes and labelling for school.

Light household maintenance tasks inside and out, to include changing of lightbulbs and smoke alarm batteries, maintenance of garden furniture and general upkeep of immediate outside areas.

Maintenance of external areas, to include sweeping and tidying terraces, watering plants as required.
Car management to include cleaning family vehicles inside and out; keeping the cars fuelled.
Driving duties to include local journeys but also airports, train stations and school runs of up to an hour each way, with occasional driving into Central London for events (day and evening).

Occasional weekend duties to include assisting with entertaining such as setting of tables, food preparation, serving and clearing up.
Sole responsibility of the property and pets when the family is away, which might be a night or two during the week, occasional weekends, or longer holidays.
While the principals are absent, duties would extend to deep cleaning the kitchen, utility room and other areas as arranged
Prior to the principals’ return: beds to be refreshed, a light meal or baking may be requested.


Â¥ An experienced housekeeper who takes pride in maintaining a clean and tidy house; attention to detail is essential.

Â¥ Self-motivated and organised with the ability to prioritise, to manage tasks and to develop routines on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Â¥ Ability to use initiative or seek guidance but also able to take instruction.

Â¥ A can-do attitude, willing to undertake tasks in addition to those in the job description, within reason.

Â¥ The role would suit someone who is energetic, reliable and cheerful.
Â¥ An experienced, confident driver, with a clean licence.
Â¥ Must love animals.
Â¥ An interest in gardening would be an advantage, there is potential to develop and maintain the vegetable garden.

Â¥ Happy to take sole charge of the property and animals, sometimes at short notice.
Â¥ Accommodation is provided
When the principals are away for a significant period it would be acceptable to have a partner/guest to stay, by prior arrangement.
Â¥ Discretion essential
The successful candidate will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement.

Â¥ Non-smoker preferred.

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