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Private housekeeping jobs require a multi-skilled and highly proactive professional. They may be asked to act as Personal Assistant, Security, Cook or even Events Organiser. But generally, the role is as it sounds – to oversee, manage and be responsible for the upkeep of the household. A successful Private Housekeeper is a multi-faceted role, above all in a modern-day world where housekeeping services extend to so much more than light dusting and making beds. 

At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we hold our catalogue of highly-trained candidates to the best standards. We have provided housekeeping services for some of the most prestigious establishments worldwide.

Why Use Our Agency When Hiring a Private Housekeeper?

At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, Our team has been fortunate enough to gain the confidence of several high net-worth individuals and estates, which has helped pertain to our high standards.

When looking to hire a head housekeeper, a live-in housekeeper or any other housekeeping service, it is crucial to have a high level of trust with your new employees.

When pairing potential candidates and clients, we take the time to speak with our existing clients to ensure we match their needs and requirements to find your perfect match.

At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we perform rigorous background checks on each candidate and ensure that they adhere to required security protocols. This gives clients the ultimate peace of mind, knowing their property and possessions are safe and only handled by trusted, trained professionals.

In addition to strict procedures to prevent damage or theft, we make it abundantly clear in all staff contracts that they are prohibited from discussing which properties they work at, who they spoke to or what they saw to provide our clients with the utmost discretion.

What are the role requirements for a Housekeeper?

Whilst the duties of housekeeper in the modern age can extend to more than just cleaning, in households with a team of private staff, housekeepers are often responsible for all the staff based within the house itself. 

But the general housekeeping duties are to ensure the smooth running of the household and maintenance and cleanliness of all residences.

We know that owners of estates can retain expensive artefacts, artwork or handmade items that require extra special attention and care to clean. All of our candidates are trained to do so, as well as trained in relevant COSHH laws on the handling of hazardous materials where necessary.

We ensure that the candidates meet the highest standards in order to provide the best service. And this is why they must have specific skills:

  • Laundry/Ironing
  • Care of specialist materials and fabrics
  • Cooking
  • Wardrobe management
  • Unpacking and packing of suitcases
  • Shopping
  • Errands
  • Strong time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Meticulous use of proper safety procedures
  • Flexible
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-directed and motivated

At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we understand the importance of discretion when taking on any household staff, though especially the Housekeeper role, as they are inevitably privy to private affairs. Accordingly, we only bring forward the very highest calibre of candidates.

As a leading housekeepers recruitment agency, we are dedicated to finding the perfect match for your lifestyle and estate. Speak directly to our director today and see how we can find your ideal candidate for the housekeeping services you require.

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