Our house keepers are vetted in much the same way as the private carers we introduce. They are required to have UK residency, clean DBS and driving licence (if applicable). They must be prepared to declare their vaccination status and submit excellent employment references as well as demonstrating that they can communicate respectfully and politely.
Additionally, house-keepers are required to have a minimum of three years house-keeping experience which must include pantry management; stock replenishment, shopping or ordering of house-hold necessities and groceries, an ability to budget and keep a good orderly record of expenses.
House-keepers must be able to cook from scratch and have a good understanding of nutrition and must enjoy serving beverages and meals to their employers if requested and be prepared to assist the cook or other house-hold staff if applicable.
They must take pride in domestic cleaning and the cleaning of silver and antiques if requested or be able to organise the domestic cleaning staff if required to do so.
They should have experience of laundry management and fabric care and also wardrobe management if requested.
House-keepers should feel in their element organising social gatherings and events and feel at ease meeting and greeting guests.
Additionally, house-keepers must enjoy liaising with and working for their employers and be prepared to feed pets, walk dogs and dog sit.
Typical House-Keeping Duties:
- Pantry management; stock replenishment
- Running errands, driving to appointments
- Cooking, providing beverages
- Laundry management and fabric care
- Organising social gatherings
- Meeting and greeting guests
- Pet care, dog walking, dog sitting
Quote from one of our house-keepers
"My clients seem to really enjoy the meals I cook for them, which is pleasing. I plan the menu weekly and try to make sure things are to their taste but also nutritious. I try not to waste food and am careful with food storage. It gives me great satisfaction knowing the house has been thoroughly cleaned especially during the pandemic."Donna, house-keeper