Role: Interim Full Time Housekeeper 

Days / Hours: 5 days per week, to include Saturday and Sunday. Hours are a variation of: weekdays 8am to 6pm and 10am to 8pm; and weekend days 10am to 6pm (weekend work will not be required when the family are not in residence) 

Salary: Up to £45k per annum (dependent on experience)

Location: Cobham, Surrey (The successful candidate will live within a 45 minute commute)

Role Purpose: 

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Interim Housekeeper to join our private household, with scope to extend or take up Part Time work depending on overall performance. As a Housekeeper, you will play a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness, organisation, and upkeep of the family home. 

If you have a keen eye for detail, take pride in maintaining an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness, and possess excellent organisational skills, we would love to hear from you. You must have a friendly and positive outlook, and be proactive and able to work independently. The household is fully staffed so you must be a team player, flexible and have a hands-on approach. 

Key Responsibilities:

Household Maintenance

  • Perform comprehensive housekeeping duties, including cleaning and maintaining the family home (indoors and outdoors) to the highest standard of cleanliness and presentation. 
  • Maintain cleanliness and functionality of household appliances and equipment, reporting any damages to the House Manager.
  • Assist House Manager with overseeing repairs and maintenance of the premises. 


  • Manage laundry tasks including washing, drying, and ironing personal clothing and linens.
  • Sort and send clothing and linens to the dry cleaners, maintaining inventory and tracking items.
  • Organise, fold, and place clothing and linens in closets, mend or alter as needed, and ensure laundry area cleanliness while maintaining high standards of clothing care. 
  • Ensure residents’ wardrobes, drawers, and dressing rooms are clean and organised.

Pet Care

  • Ensure the health and wellbeing of pets, including daily care such as walking and feeding.
  • Coordinate veterinary visits, track vaccinations and health checks, and provide support for medical needs. 

Visitor Management

  • Support the House Manager as required in preparation of any visitors. 
  • Support the Chef when required assisting in food preparation.  

Must have Experience and Skills: 

  • Previous experience in housekeeping, preferably in a private household setting.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Respect for privacy and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and a thorough understanding of effective cleaning techniques. 
  • Professional demeanour with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean drivers’ licence.