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Hampstead, The Senior Housekeeper is expected to be a member of the management team on the estate reporting directly to the Principals, and help managing a large number of staff – 7 in total – to ensure the day to day running of a premier private estate (15,000 sq. feet.) as well as personally organise and sustain order in the house, including Principal’s wardrobes and personal items. The Senior Housekeeper is expected to work with a 3rd party household management agency that will be responsible for the overall maintenance of the house. You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation.


The family usually travel abroad during school breaks. This downtime does not affect the salary and general duties.



Assisting the management of a full house team as per the Principal’s instructions

Ensuring that the house is in best possible condition at all times

Welcoming guests and attending to their needs

Assisting with the budget and expenditure reports as well as effective stock control for all in house needs

Agreeing purchases with other team members as well as 3rd parties and controlling delivery times

Work in partnership with the 3rd party household management agency to ensure house performance is flawless (all maintenance issues and requirements to be outsourced via the agency). Overseeing 3rd party contractors when required

Attend estate management meetings and share best practice with the team

Occasional purchase of personal items for Principals

Managing laundry and linen inventory

Care and maintenance of high end items such as clothes and jewellery

Developing standards and cleaning manuals for staff to follow detailing products used on different items/finishes. Constantly reviewing housekeeping standards and cleaning supplies

Dealing with any security issues and escalate to the Security Manager and 3rd party Management company in all instances

Preparing plans for family events and private functions

Ensuring Health and Safety guidelines are followed and staff are trained and aware of their responsibilities.


Candidate requirements:

Exceptional attention to detail, very high hygiene standards

Polite, professional and confident

Extensive Previous experience in similar households

Excellent team building skills

Private Event Management highly desirable

Excel knowledge is highly desirable but not essential

DBS check is essential

Flexibility to work overtime is highly desirable


Start Date: ASAP

Days: Monday – Friday with flexibility

Location: Hampstead

Salary: £30k-£40k gpa DOE


Eden Nannies & Maternity

How to Apply

Please email your interest in this position to

Tel: 0844 4097321 or 020 7471 6000

United Kingdom

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Thursday, 19 April 2018
2 years 1 month ago
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