A housemaid is someone who works for a private household either on a weekly, daily or live-in basis who has the responsibility of keeping the property clean and tidy for the owners. Their job will usually consist of most (if not all) cleaning chores such as cooking, mopping, vacuuming, sweeping, laundry, dishwashing, dusting, wiping, polishing and more.
It is their responsibility or a shared responsibility between a team of housemaids to keep the home up to standard and clean and tidy at all times. Those pursuing housemaid jobs need to be reliable with high standards, able to multitask, physically fit and able and self-motivated. They will need to be able to manage their time to get through the day or week’s tasks.
Those looking for maid jobs, also need to have a good knowledge of different cleaning methods and how different materials or objects should be cleaned in order to prevent damage. Such as knowing how to carefully polish silverware, hardwood tables or delicate ornaments.
A household may advertise maid jobs in the UK for any number of reasons. One that many can relate to is
having a busy working life or schedule which leaves them little time for household chores; hiring a maid allows them to be able to enjoy any free time they do have and ensures the house is kept in good condition.
Understandably, there are some who loathe household chores and dread doing them, so it makes sense for them to hire a maid to take care of this for them. It ensures that their house can be kept clean and is done correctly by someone with experience.
It may just be a standard aspect of your household and another position that assists the running of the home seamlessly, some homes can be large and require large teams to look after them. Maid jobs can cover all kinds of households and individuals and is an essential hire for many.
The tasks on a maid’s list may stretch over a day or a week, it really depends on the frequency the household needs or wants. A housemaid will do any number of cleaning chores across a day, it may start with cleaning up from breakfast by loading the dishwasher or washing up, wiping down kitchen surfaces and polishing tables.
Next, they could be stripping beds and remaking them, putting on laundry, putting away laundry, ironing, cleaning around the bathroom(s), polishing mirrors and windows, dusting, mopping, vacuuming and emptying wastebaskets.
In the afternoon, they could be emptying the dishwasher and putting away dishes, drying washing, polishing or dusting other areas of the home and completing any other tasks left to do. It’s a busy job that requires multitasking and organisation but is a great opportunity for someone who is hardworking and passionate about cleaning.
Whether you are looking for maid jobs in the UK or are looking to advertise housemaid jobs, The Graham Agency is the perfect resource. We are a recruitment agency for household staff for private households and have been matchmaking candidates with clients for over thirty years.
During our many years in the industry, we have built up a loyal roster of clients thanks to our care and attention to finding the perfect fit for the position. To advertise for home maid jobs, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us so we can begin your recruitment process. We look after every step, so you only see a tailored shortlist of the most suitable clients.
If you are looking for maid jobs, please take a look at our current vacancies to find the perfect job for you.