Hire a housekeeper/companion

A housekeeper companion (or companion carer) is the perfect answer for those who need a little extra help (particularly our elderly clients) but don’t require any specialist care.

They will take care of all the housekeeping, laundry and ironing as well as the additional duties of grocery shopping, running errands and generally making your life a little easier.

Availability

A housekeeper companion can either live in or live out and work between 10 and 12 hours per day for 5 days per week (typically Monday to Friday). 

Salary expectations

live in housekeeper companion will expect to be provided with her own bedroom and bathroom and will earn £30,600 – £38,700 gross per annum. 

live out housekeeper companion will expect to earn between £38,700 – £52,800 gross per annum.

FAQs

Does Signature Staff charge candidates a fee to register?
Open Does Signature Staff charge candidates a fee to register?

No fee is paid by candidates at any time during their interaction with Signature Staff.

How does a nanny or other member of household staff in the UK pay tax?
Open How does a nanny or other member of household staff in the UK pay tax?

Your employer is responsible for operating a PAYE scheme for all permanent employees in their household.

This means you, the employee, will receive the net amount (after tax, pension contributions & student loan deductions) into their bank account on a monthly basis, with the tax, pension and other components automatically paid to HMRC, pension providers etc. respectively.

This will typically be done through Nannytax or an equivalent payroll provider.

What are the best household staff interview questions?
Open What are the best household staff interview questions?
  • Please outline your relevant qualifications for the role.
  • What do you enjoy about working in the role?
  • What skill-set do you have as a domestic staff member that make you a valuable asset to the household?
  • Our expectation is that within your role you would complete certain duties. Are there any duties outlined in the job description that you aren’t happy to undertake?
  • Do you have any dietary requirements?
  • Do you intend to stay in the house on your days off or go home?

Not registered yet?

Please get in touch with one of our Signature Staff team members to discuss your requirements.

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