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Housekeepers
Live-in Live-out Full-time Part-time London Country Overseas

Our housekeepers have over 4 years' relevant experience and have been interviewed and checked by us.
Their skills vary from just cleaning and laundry work to running the entire household.
Other related staff we recruit include domestic helps, housemen/housemaids, ladies' maids and maids.
We provide housekeepers who live-in or out of their employer's houses.
We have over 40 years' combined experience of recruiting in the household staff sector.
We are happy to advise on salary rates and other employment matters.
We are often able to introduce you to suitable candidates within hours of your enquiry.

"I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.". Zsa Zsa Gabor

OUR STANDARDS

We insist that our housekeepers have over 4 years' experience of working in a private household and, in most cases, they have considerably more. We may, in exceptional cases, accept hands-on and supervisory experience in the hotel sector. We interview them to assess their skills and personality and, wherever possible, check their recent references by talking directly to previous employers. If you wish, we will carry out a free DBS [formerly CRB] check. Before presenting candidates to clients, we ask ourselves a simple question - "Would we employ this person in our home?".

WHAT WILL A HOUSEKEEPER DO FOR YOU?

At the very least, a housekeeper will clean the house and wash and iron clothes. However, many will undertake additional tasks - care of special floor and kitchen surfaces, care of antique furniture and other special items, shopping for groceries, dealing with tradesmen and contractors, looking after pets, childcare (nanny housekeeper), cooking (cook housekeeper) and, above all, ensuring the smooth running of the household. Please visit the Job Descriptions page for a full list of duties.

LIVE-IN [resident] HOUSEKEEPERS

A live-in housekeeper needs to have special attributes as it is not easy to have a complete stranger living in your house. For example, previous experience of living-in, the capacity to respect your privacy, the art of discretion and the ability to merge seamlessly into the family's routines. On top of this, the 'chemistry' between employer and employee has to be absolutely right to ensure a long-term employment. At Massey's Agency, we make no apologies for taking time to talk to you so that we get to know the type of person you are looking for and the skills they need to bring with them.

We are happy to advise you on current salaries and benefits.

LIVE-OUT [daily] HOUSEKEEPERS

A live-out housekeeper will work either full-time or part-time [a minimum of 3 hours a day] to suit your requirements. As a London-based agency, we tend to attract those who wish to work in the Greater London area and some parts of the Home Counties. For this reason, we are generally unable to recruit live-out housekeepers outside this area. If you are not sure we cover your area, please call us on 020 3033 0000 and we will quickly check our database of candidates. We are happy to advise you on current salaries and benefits.

OTHER HOUSEKEEPING STAFF

Other roles within a household in which housekeeping is generally a part include:

Domestic [Daily] Help   Houseman   Housemaid   Lady's maid   Maid  

A list of their duties can be found by clicking on the relevant job title.

OUR SERVICES

We have over 40 years combined experience in this sector so, if you are looking for a household staff agency that will introduce well-matched, professional housekeepers to you, often within hours of your enquiry, then please make Massey's Agency your first choice. Call 020 3033 0000 now, or leave a message at mail@MasseysAgency.co.uk and we will call you back. In doing so, we believe you will be impressed by our knowledge, standard of service, attention to detail and, above all, friendly manner.