Hire a housekeeper

A housekeeper is responsible for all aspects of the cleaning and laundry in the private household. The role may sometimes include cooking family meals, grocery shopping or childcare. A housekeeper will have at least three years’ experience with checkable references.

Availability

live in housekeeper will normally work Monday to Friday (10-12 hours per day) and be provided with their own bedroom and bathroom in the house. Some live in housekeepers may work Saturday too. 

A live out housekeeper can work full time or part time, normally Monday to Friday. They will work between 4 hours and 10 hours per day. 

Salary expectations

live in housekeeper working 5 days per week will earn between £30,600 – £38,700 gross per annum. 

live out housekeeper, working 5 days per week will earn between £38,700 – £52,800 gross per annum. 

A part time housekeeper will charge around £16 gross per hour for their work. 

FAQs

What qualities make a good housekeeper?
Open What qualities make a good housekeeper?
  • Self-starter as opposed to needing significant direction
  • Strong cleaning and ironing skills
  • Good time-keeping organisation and appearance
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Easy to live alongside (if live-in housekeeper)
  • Ability to cope in an emergency
  • Respond well to direction
  • Reliability, honesty, and trustworthiness
What happens if a permanent placement doesn’t work out?
Open What happens if a permanent placement doesn’t work out?

Signature Staff employ a rigorous matching policy to ensure the chosen candidate is the best-fit for your household based on your requirements and the candidates’ skill-set and personality.

However, extremely infrequently unforeseen challenges can arise for either or both parties.

Should the original candidate leave in the initial 10 week period (10 weeks from the start of employment) for reasons other than employer misconduct, Signature Staff will seek to find a replacement (at no cost).

If at the end of the initial 10 week period a replacement has not been found, 35% of the initial fee charged shall be reimbursed to the client by Signature Staff.

What kind of visa does an employee need to work in the UK and overseas?
Open What kind of visa does an employee need to work in the UK and overseas?

In the UK, you need to hold a full working visa – there are a few options currently available, including a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa, a Spousal Visa, and an Ancestry Visa.

Currently, household staff are not able to be sponsored by employers to get visas.

For overseas positions (ex. UK), your Signature Staff consultant will assist you to ensure you apply for the requisite visas for your employee, and you, the Client, will also bear the costs of these.

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