Full-Time, Live-in Housekeeper wanted

EH3 6HP, Edinburgh
15 Nov 2017
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a full- time, live-in housekeeper that supports us in looking after our large house and the remaining three children living at home (14,10,10).
We run a historical house in Edinburgh's city centre (the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson !) as a B&B and private restaurant and need help with keeping it clean and welcoming. It is a very busy, multi-cultural household and we are hoping to find an honest, hard-working, fun, responsible, flexible and unflappable person to join us. The qualities needed to be successful in this job are attention to detail, consistency, punctuality, flexibility, a pleasant personality that enjoys welcoming strangers, the ability to prioritise and a good sense of humour !
Your duties consist of cleaning the house. making up beds, looking after children in the afternoons, helping with commercial dinner guests, doing the laundry and generally keeping the house in good order.
Ideally you have done this kind of work before or have experience in the hospitality sector or event management.
Although the working week usually runs from Mon-Fri, occasionally work at weekends is required for which we give time-in-lieu off.
We are a bilingual family, speaking English and German, so German speakers please apply as the children could benefit from hearing more German and we would teach you English ! A good working knowledge of either language is essential !
Please DO NOT APPLY if you are not happy to live-in. This is a must as I am often absent due to business trips.
The position becomes available now and because of the time it takes to train a new member of staff (though our housekeepers are treated more like members of the family) and the fact that during the Edinburgh Festival we tend to be fully booked, the minimum contract would be until Jan 2019.
Holidays are 28 days a year and the remuneration apart from full board and lodging (incl wifi) is £145/week.
Only applications accompanied by a full CV (incl picture) and references will be considered.

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