Posted - 5 Dec 2020

Location - VENICE, ITALY


Salary depending on experience

Ref: EHS#3622


Our clients, who live in Venice, Italy, are looking for a highly experienced, intelligent and organised Senior Housekeeper.


The successful candidate will be able to manage the house, overseeing its seamless functioning in all aspects as well as delivering a high standard of housekeeping.


Additional household staff include a full-time Nanny (British), and a Cleaning Lady who comes 4–5 times per week. The Senior Housekeeper will oversee the work of the Cleaning Lady. For larger lunch or dinner parties, additional staff will be brought in to assist. There may be the occasional request to cook simple food or help prepare the food.

  • Cooking for their 4-year-old child
  • Shopping for food and ingredients, ability to discern high quality and seasonal ingredients, especially vegetables
  • Organising dinner parties and events
  • Setting the table
  • Serving at table
  • Clearing away and cleaning the kitchen alongside the Chef
  • Taking care and appropriate cleaning of silverware and tableware
  • Manage and help additional cleaning lady, ensuring house is clean and immaculate in every aspect
  • Ensuring the following daily activities:
  • General daily tidy up
  • Daily cleaning of Kitchen, Bathrooms, and public areas
  • Hoovering and dusting where needed
  • Making beds
  • Quarterly deep clean of house
  • Ensuring house is tidy and clean at all times
  • Ability to organise cupboards and storage in an immaculate manner
  • Extreme care, ideally experienced in houses with fragile objects and art
  • Ensuring wardrobe is always taken care of
  • Identify items that need dry cleaning
  • Seasonal change and cleaning of wardrobe
  • Washing of clothes, especially delicate items (cashmere etc), including hand-washing; experience and ability to use appropriate washing method (e.g. machine, hand-wash, dry-cleaning (and temperature for different types of clothing))
  • Ironing and steaming of clothes, including shirts, dresses, formal men’s trousers
  • Cleaning of shoes
  • Experience with high value and delicate materials, such as cashmere, furs, leather, silk
  • Perfect organisation of wardrobes and closets
  • Ability to carry out simple repairs (sewing on buttons etc)
  • Mothproofing and protecting clothes from other possible pests



  • Family has one son of 4 years, and a full-time nanny
  • Occasional babysitting in evenings and on weekend is a plus


Other tasks

  • Overseeing the work of contractors (e.g. electrician, plumber etc)
  • Overseeing procurement of household goods (e.g. bathroom utensils, food, lightbulbs etc), shopping and errands
  • Looking after guests (preparing guestrooms, ensuring beds are made, towels, bathroom articles etc)
  • Packing and unpacking luggage before and after travel
  • Buying and arranging flowers


Skills & Requirements:

  • Italian speaking is desirable but not essential.
  • Loyal, discreet and respectful of privacy, be extremely patient, welcoming and approachable
  • High attention to detail, and a high level of skills in above described tasks and experience
  • Intelligent and with ability to take feedback well and learn new skills as may be required
  • Proactive, flexible and adaptable with lots of common sense
  • The ability to spot what needs doing in a home
  • Creating systems if and when needed and/or maintaining them
  • Time management
  • Product/fabric/surface knowledge
  • Preferably you will have good spoken Italian and English


Remuneration & Working Hours

  • Remuneration: depending on experience (circa Euros 2500 – 3500 net per month)
  • Working hours: 8 hours per day, 5.5 days per week
  • Some flexibility in case of dinners or parties required
  • Live out or if required, an apartment will be provided in Venice by the Principals


To apply, please send your CV to or apply online at

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