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Mandarin-Speaking Housekeeper

Fully negotiable|Knightsbridge, London|Permanent, Live-in

A Mandarin-speaking Housekeeper is required for a role with a UHNW client in Knightsbridge. This is a live-in position with accommodation provided. Hotel experience is essential for this role. Some after-school childcare for 7-year-old twin boys is also required.

This is a varied position with a broad list of duties. You are required to be a general assistant to the family, helping the housekeeping team with cleaning, or looking after the Principal’s children after-school. It is essential that applicants speak fluent Mandarin so that they can communicate with the children in their native language.

All staff work on a rota system and take their turn to work on occasional weekends. Previous staff have been placed with this client by the agency.

Hours – Rota system 5 day week with 2 days off

Responsibilities

  • The housekeepers work on a rota system
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Childcare of twin boys (7-years)
  • A five-day working week with two days off
  • The family is very respectful of people’s evenings and days off. So there is normally no contact during your time off
  • Statutory leave and Bank Holidays are paid or given in lieu
  • The family or their house manager might ask the housekeeping staff to work on occasional bank holidays or do some overtime. For example when the family comes back from a trip or holidays. They always try to give ample notice and the time will be compensated. The client is looking for the necessary flexibility
  • Occasional global travel if needed

Key requirements

  • Helping to look after 7-year-old twins before and after school. The occasional babysitting in the evening will be required. Candidates with their own children or a bit of experience in childcare are paramount.
  • Cooking informal meals for the family. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • There might be the odd errand to run
  • Working hand in hand with the house manager
  • This role requires an allrounder who is able to cover all aspects of a private household. From housekeeping to laundry, to childcare and cooking
  • The twins speak fluent Mandarin and the Housekeeper will need to converse with them in Mandarin
  • The right candidate has at least 5 years of experience in a top hotel. Experience in a private household would also be appreciated. A combination of both would be perfect
  • Native Mandarin-speaking candidate essential
  • Only non-smokers will be considered
  • Experience in housekeeping and laundry. Looking after the family’s fine garments and wardrobes
  • Allergy Info – The family have allergies to pets therefore all staff are required to be mindful of this and not bring pet hair into the residence

Start date: 21 March 2022

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