Housekeeper

Busy couple in the Essex/ Hertfordshire area, require a housekeeper to carry out all housekeeping duties for a large country manor house, and a number of other properties around London.

Responsibilities will include; managing the house presentation, deep cleaning, surface level tidying, maintaining functionality of all house hold items, organising personal affects including clothing and other items, packing on behalf of the couple, food shopping on behalf of the couple, organising for the specialist cleaning of delicate items, and any other ad hoc tasks, as necessary.

You must be proactive, motivated, comfortable working for a family and developing professional relationships, and trustworthy. You will need to have very good attention to detail and wish to see things through to perfection. You must be discrete, professional and well presented. As you will be working alongside other members of the family office and grounds team you will need to be a team player and have good communication skills. You must speak English. It will be advantageous if you have previous housekeeping experience and understand specialist cleaning techniques, including care for delicate materials.

This position is full time, Monday to Friday.

You will also be required to work at weekends on occasion but will be given notice ahead of time. Immediate start is available. We are ideally looking for a couple; one driver and one housekeeper. If a couple is recruited, on site accommodation is provided.

Salary: £Negotiable (depending on experience and ability + statutory holiday pay, pension and other benefits.

Essential: • Clean, UK Driving Licence • Minimum 1 year Housekeeping experience • Discrete and professional approach • Well presented appearance • Attention to detail • Knowledge of specialist cleaning techniques

Desirable: • Experience working for a private family

Apply here: nathan@kernventures.com

Private Driver/ Chauffeur

Private family in the Essex/ Hertfordshire area require a full-time chauffeur to support the running of their affairs, and the driving of their family.

Responsibilities will include; valeting and maintaining a fleet of cars to a very high standard, driving the couple and their family to various locations, being on hand for the family should they need driving to any locations, working with the family office to complete necessary errands, on behalf of the couple and their family and any other ad hoc tasks, as necessary.

You must be proactive, motivated, work well in a team and be able to develop good working relationships with the family office and other direct colleagues. You must be extremely discrete and professional, engaging with the couple and their family only when spoken directly to. You must be trustworthy and have very good attention to detail. You must be well-presented and will be expected to dress smartly (a suit is required on occasion) while driving for the couple.

You will be required to work Monday to Friday with weekend work required, occasionally. You will be informed of any weekend work ahead of time. As you will be working within a wider team, you must have good communication skills and you must speak good English. It will be advantageous if you have previous experience as a chauffeur/ driver and/or a chauffeur qualification. Ideally, you will have experience working for a private family.

Immediate start is available. We are ideally looking for a couple; one driver, and one housekeeper. If a couple is recruited, on site accommodation is provided.

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience, with a comprehensive package including statutory holiday pay, pension, and other benefits.

Essential: • Clean, UK Driving Licence held for a minimum of 5 years • Competent and professional driver • Discrete and well presented • Good level of English • Ability to work in a team • Takes initiative

Desirable: • Previous experience working for a private family • Previous experience as a chauffeur • Formal driving/ chauffeur qualification

Apply here: nathan@kernventures.com

 

 

 

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