Finding new live-in housekeeper jobs may sound intimidating – don’t worry. You’ll flourish in your new position with the proper training and an understanding of the role.
The team at HazeltonClive specialises in connecting housekeepers with suitable roles and properties. Find out everything you need below.
About Live-in Housekeeper Jobs
Live-in housekeepers take on various roles within a home. Roles will commonly combine several of the following:
Depending on their seniority and experience, and the size of the household, a housekeeper may also organise other staff. It’s a challenging role that requires the utmost attention to detail and an excellent manner. You should be able to quickly understand and meet the householder’s personal requirements.
Responsibilities vary between positions. Cleaning is almost always required, especially taking care of guest bedrooms and living areas. This may include maintaining antiques or looking after high-value equipment.
If the householder has children, you will usually also act as a nanny and prepare meals for the children. Prior experience working with young children is often considered desirable.
The live-in component means you’ll live and sleep at or near the property during service. This may only be for a couple of days per week for casual arrangements or could include full-time accommodation for larger households.
Training & Experience
Live-in housekeeper jobs require a high level of training. This will usually include:
- Several years of experience providing top-quality cleaning services
- Experience looking after silverware
- Experience cleaning antiques
- A good track record of working with children
- Cooking experience
- (Often desirable) fluency in multiple languages
Households prefer well-vetted housekeepers with superb track records. The more experience you have at reputable institutions, the better.