Job title: Live-in Housekeeper Knightsbridge
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Private Household & Estate
Skills: Housekeeping Housekeeper
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job published: 11/09/2023
Job ID: 32962

Job Description



  • Knightsbridge, London
  • Up to £45,000 gross p.a. (DOE)
  • Start Date: beginning of January 2023
  • 6 day working week | Shift schedule with second Housekeeper
  • Permanent contract | Private accommodation 


The Chace People team is actively searching for an experienced Housekeeper to join our VVIP client at their main residence, a split-level penthouse, in Knightsbridge, London. 


We are looking for a confident candidate, with a positive attitude and someone who is highly detail-oriented, with a great command of the English language. You shall be clear in your communication and will offer flexibility as required, working alongside an existing Housekeeper, who was placed by our team, in shifts to cover full day hours across a 6-day working week. As the ideal Housekeeper, you will be a team player with a sunny disposition, holding high cleaning standards and a high level of professionalism.


You will have proven Private Household experience and a clear understanding of how ultra-high-net-worth households are run. Five-star hotel experience would also be beneficial.


Responsibilities (not limited to):


  • Detailed housekeeping and cleaning in all areas of the residence
  • Intricate laundry care and ironing
  • Wardrobe management
  • Dining preparation 
  • Flower decoration
  • Front of house service
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking and Serving
  • Dog care (the family have a small dog who the Housekeepers will also look after when they are travelling)


Working Schedule:


This is a full-time position where you will work 6 days a week alongside an existing second Housekeeper. Your shifts and day-off will be coordinated with your colleague, usually on a Saturday or Sunday.


You will arrange the specific hours of the daily shifts with the other Housekeeper, and your daily shift will generally finish around 20:30.


The family are away for approx. 3.5 months of the year (during all school holidays, Christmas, Easter and Summer), and during these times your working hours will be massively reduced to being a key holder and checking in on the property each day. You will also be expected to take your own paid annual leave during these periods.


This is a highly recommended position where you will be provided with a shared, two-bedroom apartment, living with your counterpart, the second Housekeeper, which comprises; a private bedroom, a shared kitchen/living area and a shared main bathroom. The apartment is just a short walk away from the main residence, so an easy commute to work each day. You will liaise with your colleague to arrange your shifts and annual leave when the Principals are away for their holidays.


More will be discussed on your working schedule and what is expected of you upon successful application. Candidates who can start no later than the second week of January 2024 are preferred.



If this sounds like the right role for you, then please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!


Please note that candidates with relevant experience and excellent, checkable references need only apply.