Live-out Head Housekeeper

1631 SA
South Africa
August 19, 2020
To be discussed

Job description

Situated in a private living estate in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa a bespoke client has a luxury private residence and requires the services and appointment of a long-term live-out Head Housekeeper who can constantly ensure that their upmarket property is spotless and ultra-clean.

Previous experience in private residences is of high importance and calibre. Standard is of great relevance to this bespoke client who requires full attention to detail and most importantly an aptitude for luxury environments and their requirements.

Duties of the Head Housekeeper will include the management and hands on delivery of all soft services to the highest standards. The Head Housekeeper will be expected to be completely hands on and able to not only work independently but also take full direction from a management team who will guide the expected levels of service and preparation.

This is a live-out role.


  • ​​A check list and record to be had, as to maintain same.
  • Laundry cleanliness requires a very high level of cleanliness
  • The cleaning routine to be followed meticulously and a weekly reports to be submitted to management,
  • Basic errands that need to be done when required
  • Management of the household inventory and inventory list
  • The maintenance and upkeep of all cleaning equipment regularly
  • Detailed cleaning including carpets and windows, surfaces & antiques
  • The rooms are to be kept as per specified standards and to match specifications given
  • All delicate items including Laundry and ironing including linen, table cloths and napkins
  • All hand-washing, delicate and special care taken of fine linens
  • High end-end household appliances and delicate services need special care together with furnishings
  • The expectation of assistance in the preparation for functions/receptions and special occasions
  • Team work is of great importance as management and third party suppliers have hands on roles and are in place
  • Head housekeeper will be expected to report to the Principal’s chosen representative and management team
  • Knowledge and previous experience with home automation and high end finishes
  • Ability to work within a team including the Nanny, Chef, Chauffeur, Valet etc.


  • Work needs to be carried out according to schedule and organized
  • Must have a pro-active mindset and be absolutely Honest and Trustworthy
  • English written and verbal command communication must be fluent
  • A need for previous experience in private residences, luxury boutique environments and establishments
  • Ability to work unsupervised for long periods of time
  • Schedule that if flexible and can include public holidays and weekends throughout the year to accommodate the Principle a/o guests – not frequently
  • Contactable references in writing confirming abilities in similar roles
  • Candidate should be eager to be employed on a long-term basis and be committed to the appointment.

Work conditions

Job Condition
  • Housekeeping experience of 5 years or more in a similar environment
  • Housekeeping qualifications are recommended
  • English to be fluent _ written and verbal
  • Significant experience
  • Discretion is a requirement, with a friendly yet professional kind and honest person, with good values

Extra information
  • Experience and qualifications will determine the salary of a successful candidate
  • Residential needs will determine the flexibility of the schedule
  • This is a LIVE-OUT position and as such Johannesburg based candidates will enjoy priority.
  • Placement will be full time with a three-month trial period.​


This job offer is introduced to you by Morgan Richez

This vacancy has been filled, please contact me for other similar vacancies

This job offer is managed by Morgan Mallet International's agency Dubai - UAE
Address : Sentro Business Center The Onyx Tower 2, The Greens Sheikh Zayed Road - 1107 11th Floor - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Morgan Richez

An entrepreneur at heart, I've been working in the luxury goods industry for 20 years. Recruitment has always been a passion for me, because this profession fulfils all the criteria necessary for human understanding. I've also had the good fortune to meet some of the world's wealthiest people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It's also a real pleasure to place candidates in the jobs of their dreams.

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Morgan & Mallet International - Household staffing agency
This job offer is managed by Morgan Mallet International's agency Dubai - UAE
Address : Sentro Business Center The Onyx Tower 2, The Greens Sheikh Zayed Road - 1107 11th Floor - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Position filled already
Live-out Head Housekeeper
Full time


1631 SA


South Africa


August 19, 2020


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