A professional couple residing in Abu Dhabi, UAE require the employment and services of a long term Head Housekeeper/occasional Nanny to ensure the wellbeing of their two children (1.8 month, 3 years) and the general upkeep of their home.
The candidates extensive experience in working in a private residence, with full child minding & housekeeping responsibilities and the ability to prepare the occasional meal for the children will be utilized to its full potential within this excellent opportunity.
The home currently has a domestic housekeeper who would require assistance with the upkeep of the home servicing all housekeeping and laundry requirements. In addition, the candidate will be required to assist the stay-at-home principal lady with all duties required in a personal assistant & nanny capacity for the family. Qualified and energetic candidates can expect a competitive package with the option of accommodation.
Fluent command of English in verbal and written communication (an additional African language, Sotho, would be a plus)
Honest and Trustworthy individual with a pro-active mind set
Detail oriented with the ability to manage: Child Education, Child Development, Child Care, all Housekeeping, Occasional Cooking, Personal Assistant Administration.
Extensive experience in similar position within a private family residence
High level of experience in nanny duties, housekeeping and management
Flexible and able to accommodate principle and children's schedule including public holidays and weekends
Education orientated and highly skilled
Qualification in First Aid
Driver’s License would be advantageous
Ability to travel with short notice with flexibility a priority
Duties & Responsibilities
Understanding and respect for the family protocols, habits and way of life
Planning cleaning schedule and tasks in different parts of the property
Carrying out periodical deep cleans, as well as daily cleaning of all rooms, reception rooms and kitchen
Hoovering, sweeping, mopping and washing of floorboards, carpets, tiles and rugs
Dusting, polishing and caring for delicate surfaces
Regular cleaning and changing of bed linen, bathroom linen & towels
Ensuring upkeep of valuable surfaces and items in the home
Maintaining an inventory of cleaning products and supplies
Overseeing stock and supply operations in regards to cleaning products and supplies
Geared towards general hygiene and cleaning standards set by family
General administration tasks related to being a personal assistant both private & business
Managing Bathing and dressing of children for school and activities.
Organizing nutritious, balanced meals and snacks (children & parents on occasion)
Ensuring children's school-day requirement are prepared for the day (sport gear, assignments, homework)
Taking to and collecting children from nursery, primary school, after-school activities
Babysitting and child minding when required (after hours)
Preparing and implementing a school and home routine
Overseeing and encouraging healthy social development and interactions
Teaching good manners and behaviour
Organizing stimulating activities during children's leisure time
Teaching general manners and etiquette in line with parents philosophy
Informing parents on the children's progress and daily feedback
Patience and understanding
Cleaning and tidying bedrooms, toys and game rooms
Preparing and organizing for special occasions, such as birthdays, Christmas etc
Preparing luggage and toys for traveling
Establishing and maintaining good communication with parents at all times
Schedule is flexible in accordance to the family needs - max 45 hour week. (Overtime may be required)
Availability required on all Weekends and Public Holidays
Salary based on experience and qualifications for the right candidate.
Accommodation may be offered.
Full time placement with 1 month trial period
Mature and well experience candidates will be considered only.
3 years' experience working as a Head Housekeeper/Nanny in a private residence
Fluent English + additional African language
Housekeeping experience & General Cooking experience
Dynamic, friendly yet professional person with kind and honest attributes who values the discretion required