If you are looking to find a job as a live out housekeeper, preparation is key. Firstly, there are different ways to look and apply for jobs. Some may suit you better or may be more effective for you, than others. But with a live out housekeeping job, there are several other things to keep in mind too. So found out everything you need to know about finding a job as a live out housekeeper. Such as why specifically live out. As well as where to start looking, and what kind of salary you could expect.
Is a Live Out Housekeeper Job Right For You?
Before you start looking for a job as a live out housekeeper, you want to make sure this is indeed the right thing for you. You might have come from the industry, or you may be completely new.
More Than a Cleaner
Firstly, it is important to understand that a housekeeper is so much more than a cleaner. Therefore, more will be expected from you too. Besides all the cleaning duties in the house, you can expect many other tasks. These can be things such as food shopping, running errands, food prep and cooking. It could also be clothing care, specialist shoe and handbag care, and wardrobe management. Or there might be childcare duties, running errands, and flower arranging.
You are truly ‘keeping up’ the house, and everything that comes with it. Will you enjoy that? If it specifically is the cleaning you enjoy and want to do, a housekeeping role might be too varied for you. So this is definitely something to consider.
Living In or Out
Secondly, it is quite common for a housekeeping role to be live in, instead of live out. So do not be surprised if this may be asked at the interview stage, or when you are looking for jobs. Living in is certainly not for everyone, especially if you are not living alone or have a family. But if you are flexible, you might want to consider either. Some families have an option to live in during the week, or your working days, and be back at your own place when you do not work. All options to consider, and to see what fits with your life best.
How To Find a Live Out Housekeeper Job
There are several ways you can start your search for your new dream role. Not all options are right or right for you. And some may take more time and effort, but end up being more effective for your situation. Therefore, know what the different options are to finding a job, so you can choose the right route for you.
Tap Into Your Network
Using your network can be an easy way to find a new job, but you need to do your due diligence. You also need to have a network in the industry already for this to be effective. Perhaps have some connections via previous households you have worked for? Or maybe you know other housekeepers who will know of jobs coming up. But if you go for a job that came recommended, still make sure to understand if the role is exactly right for you. Just because it was a great role for someone you know, does not mean it automatically suits you too. So always make sure you get a full job spec and do a trial where possible to fully understand the job.
Use The Online Platforms
A second route to finding a new job is to go online. Nowadays there are many free job websites where people will be posting roles, or collecting CVs. There are also social media platforms like Facebook that have dedicated special groups to specific job searches or job alerts in your area or sector. If you upload your CV to a public platform, make sure you do not have too much personal information on it. If you are speaking or in contact with someone directly, then of course you want to make sure they can reach you. But you do not have to put your full address, for example, on your public CV!
Use An Agency
Another option to find a new housekeeper job is it use an agency. This is by far the safest, most efficient and most straightforward option to use, as a reputable agency will know their clients and the type of jobs. They will be able to judge and advise whether the job is suited for you, and help you throughout the whole process. An agency will be able to help you from application-level through to job interviews and helping you understand a potential job offer. Find a good agency, and they can help you throughout it all!
How Much Can You Earn?
Firstly, salaries can vary extremely per job and household. Every role is different, with different requirements, and therefore different salaries. But to give you a rough idea of what to expect, the below gives an indication of what an average expected offer can be. The below numbers are based on an average 40 hour week, which again, can vary.
Entry-Level Live out Housekeeper with 2-4 years experience.
- Expect a salary of £538 – £711 gross per week.
- Yearly salary range from £28,000 gross to £37,000 gross.
Mid-level Live out Housekeeper with 4-8 years experience.
- Expect a salary of £730 – £1057 gross per week.
- Yearly salary from £38,000 gross to £55,000 gross per year.
High-level Live out Housekeeper with 8+ years of experience.
- Expect a salary of £1076 gross per week.
- Yearly salary from £56,000 gross upwards.
How can Polo & Tweed help you?
Are you ready to find a job as a live out housekeeper? Polo & Tweed can help you with the whole process! Our experienced recruitment consultants will give advice and support throughout the entire recruitment process from the first application to the point of hire. You can register on our books here, or have a look at all our live vacancies here, where you can apply directly too!