Job Openings Housekeeper in Compton

About the job Housekeeper in Compton

A family from Compton, West Berkshire are searching for a housekeeper to support them 3 to 5 days per week. This is a perfect position for someone who loves pets and wants to support a family with the day to day tasks of running a busy home.

The house has five bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 1 large reception room and a utility, office and separate gym with shower, toilet and steam room.

This is a fantastic job for a top level live out housekeeper! You would be working for a professional family in Compton, near Didcot. The family have two children aged 9 & 7 who attend a two lovely schools nearby, they also have an adorable 1 year old pointer dog and a cute puppy arriving late September who are very much part of the family plus not forgetting their friendly cat. An animal lover is a must for this role!

The position would typically involve housekeeping, occasional dog walking (desirable but not essential), occasional school pick up would also be helpful but is not essential (using family car or your own car) and dinner preparation and help with the children’s after school routine when required. The family are flexible on days worked which could be Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm or 3, 4 or 5 full days 7:30am to 7pm with time off in the middle of the day. The family are happy to consider other timings if required by a candidate. This would be a full housekeeping position and duties would involve cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, occasional ironing, occasional cooking etc.

The ideal applicant would be someone who is experienced, very organised and who is looking to support the family for the long term.

Housekeeping - You will need to know how to keep the house clean and how to present a home to a high standard.

Laundry - You will also be in charge of laundry with occasional hand washing of delicate items, wardrobe management etc. Shirts and dry cleaning are sent out but help with all other laundry will be required.

You will also need to keep track of the stock of cleaning items for the house so that the family can supply all such items in good time. You will also need to deal with delivery drivers and contractors such as plumbers from time to time.

It is essential that you have worked as a housekeeper (preferably in a family home) for at least 3 years with a solid work record and checkable references. You will need to speak good English and have the ability to organise your own day and use your initiative.

Days & hours

· Monday to Friday 12pm – 6.30pm or 7pm

· (optional) 3, 4 or 5 days per week 7:30am to 7pm with time off in the middle of the day

During the holidays, the hours may change. Evening babysitting may sometimes be required by mutual agreement and for an additional fee.

Further details

· Salary: £12 to £14 gross per hour, negotiable for the right person.

· Start date: ASAP

· Driver essential (vehicle can be provided for school run when necessary but own transport preferred if possible for occasional school runs)

Essential requirements

  • Fully enhanced DBS (criminal record) check. Agency can assist
  • Drivers Licence
  • Checkable references

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time (subject to negotiation)

Salary: £12.00-£14.00 per hour