Careers

Housekeeper & Houseman Couple

Become part of the Gairnshiel family. At the moment we're looking for a full-time Housekeeper and Houseman couple for a commercial household.

Underneath you will find duties and profile description. For more information please do not hesitate to contact hilde@gairnshiellodge.co.uk

We are looking forward hearing from you.

Housekeeper

Duties of the Housekeeper

Housekeepers will ensure the house is always clean, neat, tidy and welcoming. They may also undertake some light outdoor duties such putting out rubbish for collection. Housekeeper duties include :

  • Preparing breakfast and cleaning kitchen and breakfast room
  • Keeping refrigerator clean and discarding out-of-date items
  • Cleaning the oven
  • Tidying and cleaning bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas
  • Cleaning unused rooms on a less frequent basis
  • Polishing brass and silver, antiques and fine furniture
  • Cleaning windows inside
  • Collecting, washing, ironing and returning laundry to the appropriate place. Hand washing delicate items
  • Managing the wardrobe
  • Arranging dry-cleaning
  • Answering door and telephone
  • Feeding and exercising pets on a regular basis
  • Keeping patios, pathways and steps clean and tidy
  • Watering household plants and flower arranging
  • Carrying out weekly grocery shopping
  • Handling petty cash and debit cards
  • Dealing with tradesmen, suppliers and contractors
  • Managing security alarms
  • Carrying out any other tasks that the employer may reasonably ask

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of, and experience in cleaning and sanitising rooms to varying levels to meet requirements.
  • Willingness to learn new cleaning methods and how to use various pieces of equipment
  • Ability to adapt to different situations and change work processes to accommodate changing situations
  • Ability to take criticism
  • Listening skills and attention to detail
  • Good customer service skills
  • Reliability
  • Organizational skills
  • Integrity and honesty
  • High energy levels.
  • Good appearance
  • English speaking
  • Flexible
  • Independent
  • Problem-solving way of thinking

Offer

You will become part of the Gairnshiel family. You will work in an exciting, creative environment in a small team. It is a versatile job in a very dynamic guesthouse. Gairnshiel Lodge is a meeting place for people from all over the world.

Houseman

Duties of the Houseman

The houseman ensures the general upkeep of a home. A houseman will ensure the cleaning and maintenance is kept up together and offers continuity and flexibility. Houseman duties include :

  • Assisting with housekeeping and deep cleaning carpets and upholstery, polishing brass, mirrors, glass, light fixtures, and chandeliers.
  • Waxing all floors or hard cleaning of floors. Cleaning and laying fireplaces, restocking wood, emptying bins.
  • Changing light bulbs, fuses, checking boiler pressure, bleeding radiators, checking security and alarm systems and performing minor household repairs.
  • Assisting with laundry and ironing, cooking, laying tables, caring for children and pets.
  • Maintaining gardens, mowing, watering plants, cleaning windows, paths and steps.
  • Raking gravel and leaves, jet spraying exterior walls, sills and outdoor furniture.
  • Valeting cars, driving to meetings, shopping, running errands, and airport runs.
  • Assisting to serve at dinners, looking after saunas and hot tubs.

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of, and experience in maintenance of a garden
  • A variety of technical skills
  • Ability to adapt to different situations and change work processes to accommodate changing situations
  • Ability to take criticism
  • Listening skills and attention to detail
  • Good customer service skills
  • Reliability
  • Organizational skills
  • Integrity and honesty
  • High energy levels.
  • Good appearance
  • English speaking
  • Flexible
  • Independent
  • Problem-solving way of thinking

Offer

You will become part of the Gairnshiel family. You will work in an exciting, creative environment in a small team. It is a versatile job in a very dynamic guesthouse. Gairnshiel Lodge is a meeting place for people from all over the world.