What Qualities Does A Housekeeper Need?

What Qualities Does A Housekeeper Need?

What Does A Housekeeper Do?

The role of a housekeeper London is a varied role with responsibilities that range from household chores such as cleaning, laundry and dusting to cooking, food shopping and childcare. A housekeeper may be responsible for house management and ensuring the home is organised, tidy and in good stock of everything it needs. They may help with school runs, dealing with tradesmen, pet care and accepting or collecting deliveries.

It is a role that usually requires someone to be proficient in a range of skills such as cooking, cleaning and childcare. Some households may require their housekeeper to have specialist skills or experience such as knowing how to care for antiques, silverware, designer and couture clothing items.

What Are The Idea Qualities Of A Housekeeper?

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall recently advertised for a Housekeeping assistant at their Highgrove property in Gloucestershire and stated that the ideal applicant should be well organised and would help with organising parties, looking after guests and cleaning rooms.

Organisation is a key skill of a housekeeper in London, as they will be called upon to help with the running of the house. That could be ensuring there are adequate food, toiletries and cleaning supplies in the home, keeping the home tidy and organised, being on top of events and activities planned and knowing where everything is.

Likewise, they may have to meal plan for the week, pick up and drop off children from school and after-school activities and take telephones messages for the owners.

Another important skill for a housekeeper in London to possess is discretion. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also recently advertised for a Housekeeper with the job role stating the applicant should be proficient in ‘maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion’.

This is an important quality for a housekeeper as they will be working with professional discreet households who value their privacy and appreciate confidentiality from their staff.

Advertising Housekeeper Jobs In London

Whether you’re looking to hire a housekeeper or are looking for work as a housekeeper, The Graham Agency have over thirty five years of experience in matching domestic staff with private households.

We aim to make the housekeeper recruitment process as streamlined as possible for both parties, especially with the Coronavirus pandemic making the recruitment process more difficult.

When you ask us to assist with your recruitment of a housekeeper in London, we’ll work with you to gain a clear understanding of the qualities you are looking for, so we can find you only the most relevant applicants. We will then advertise the role on our website to our pool of approved candidates and select the best matching applicants for the role.

From here, we will screen these applicants with a pre-interview to create a tailored shortlist for you to whittle down to the applicants you wish to interview personally.

If you’d like to begin your search for a housekeeper in London, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We have been operating for over 35 years supplying homes with the highest standard of private staff from housekeepers to nannies, cooks, chauffeurs and butlers.