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Daily Housekeeper

Kensington, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N / A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3761

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Laundry-Person Jobs
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Live Out Daily Housekeeper
Kensington, London W8
Essential Skills: Previous private house experience, excellent laundry and deep cleaning skills, Child friendly, attention to detail

An experienced housekeeper is required for this private family based in Kensington. 

Must have experience working in big households and have had on the job training from previous housekeeping work.  Able to run this large house using your initiative.  

Excellent laundress/ironer/packer. 

Warm, sunny personality and well organised that you take everything in your stride.

A kind and friendly personality is of upmost importance.

Duties will include keeping the house (set on 4 floors with lots of stairs) immaculate, managing the running and cleanliness of the house and cooking for the children's tea: pasta, chicken, salmon, sausages etc., laying out breakfast and organising school uniforms (Nanny employed.)  Children are 8, 5 and 7 months – all gorgeous little boys.

Other duties- general laundry, delicate hand washing of certain clothing, but bed goes to laundry with dry cleaners, who collect and deliver it back and the housekeeper arranges this.   

5-day working week, 8am-6pm. This is a really lovely and highly recommended family.  (HU3761)

DOMESTIC COUPLE

Rome, Italy

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Immaculate staff quarters

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3715

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs, Steward Jobs
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HOUSEMANAGEMENT COUPLE
Rome, Italy
Essential Requirements: Italian & English Speakers. Previous Experience in a Similar Position or Hospitality Industry. Capable to Work Independently.
Hands on and Practical. Clean Driving Licence. High-end Customer Service

Housekeeper/ Cook /Steward/ Handyperson/Driver/Security

Part residence holiday home of an international family of 3. Their extended family and guests will also visit from time to time. The couple will be responsible for the efficient running of the villa, providing personal service with a distinctive, hands on involvement.  In charge of the efficient, cost and service and maintenance of the household all year round.  A combination of the following skill sets is required: Housekeeping, cooking, waiter service, chauffeur, handyperson with some knowledge of dealing with technology of a smart house. The property is newly purchased and will undergo a large renovation project over the coming months.

The housekeeper will manage the interior on a day-to-day basis, undertaking general housekeeping duties including cleaning, washing and ironing, packing and unpacking suitcases as required.  Good fresh healthy style cooking for family and guests during their stay – light and simple but very well presented.

You will prepare the house for the arrival of family and guests, run errands and manage the household provisioning.

Partner should have good DIY and handy skills, have a technical mind and be able to oversee the boiler room, CCTV and alarm systems.

You will care for the swimming pool and oversee contractors and look after minor repairs and small day to day projects.

Laying and serving at table is also part of the role, but this is an informal home.

The cars will need to be washed and managed accordingly, airport runs and routine household provisioning etc will be required.

Light gardening work will be required but with ability to oversee the heavier work done by others.

You will manage the household accounts and be capable to prepare monthly reports on all household expenses. Arrange and co-ordinate external services and oversee projects and building work on a regular basis.  

Salary negotiable depending on experience. Time off to be managed by the couple but flexible for when the family are in residence when longer hours may be required. Immaculate staff quarters, which will not be affected by the internal building project.

(HU3715)

 

DOMESTIC COUPLE

Nr Framlingham, Suffolk

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
) 2-bedroom single storey cottage with small garden

Salary:
Circa £50-55,000 Gross per annum

Job Ref:
HU3697

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Nr Framlingham, Suffolk
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Animal Friendly, Strong DIY Skills

HOUSEKEEPER-COOK-GARDENER- HANDYPERSON-SECURITY

Young couple with 2 small children recently moved into this small country estate during Summer 2021. The property is set in 38 acres in rural Suffolk, it is the family’s weekend and holiday home and over the next 2 years will undergo a refurbishment project, building work and major landscaping. There will also be several projects which will include reinstatement of a Victorian walled garden and creating a woodland space.

The housekeeper should have a detailed eye for cleaning, capable to deal with all family laundry including care of delicates and fine fabrics and ensure guest rooms are prepared within the main house and the guest cottages. You will be responsible for food shopping and household provisioning, arranging, and overseeing contractors for servicing and maintenance of household services.

Cooking for the family will be required on a regular basis, fresh healthy dishes, utilising fresh produce from the gardens as and when available. Batch cooking for the freezer, making jams and preserves etc. Ideally the housekeeper will be willing to assist in the gardens, weeding, watering, and harvesting fruits, vegetables, and herbs. 

Partner will be required to care for and develop the gardens, reinstating the walled garden into a kitchen garden to grow vegetables, fruit and develop new flower beds & rose garden. The role requires a knowledgeable gardener but not necessarily a horticulturist. All equipment including ride on mower / tractor will be provided. 

You will have good DIY skills capable to repair fences, deal with small carpentry/ painting repairs, care for the swimming pool, tennis court, pressure wash pathways and patio areas. Weekly cleaning of the cars and the coordination of external contractors are all part of this role.

Both of the couple will need to be animal friendly as long term the family will have Chickens, Alpacas, dogs and possibly ponies in the future. 

SALARY Circa £50-55,000 Gross per annum. Unfurnished (white goods supplied) 2-bedroom single storey cottage with small garden. Strictly Non-Smokers, enhanced DBS and excellent references required. Sorry no dependant children but small well-behaved dog considered. ASAP Start/ (HU3697)

 

DOMESTIC COUPLE

Alresford, Hampshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Beautiful one bedroom flat for sole use

Salary:
Circa £60,000-70,000 per annum (based on experience)

Job Ref:
HU3603

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Grounds-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Alresford, Hampshire
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Driver with clean UK license, Pet friendly, Child friendly

Residential grounds and estate handy – person / security and housekeeper

Newly created position for a flexible security and handy-person with Partner to act as Housekeeper, assisting the owners to run and manage this immaculate large country residence for a family of 5, which includes 3 school age children.  The property stands in a total of approximately 400acres.

The effective responsibilities are as follows:

FOR GROUNDS AND ESTATE HANDYPERSON-SECURITY

General Security to the House and whole Estate, House and estate maintenance.  This is to include lawn cutting, hedge cutting if possible, driveway and exterior sweeping, gravel raking, leaf blowing, general cleaning to all external areas, garages etc, power washing to terraces etc. 

Car Cleaning and fleet management - arranging servicing, tyre change etc. Driving for all family members. Possible collections from school for children, airport runs etc.  Handyperson activities, such as changing light bulbs, log collection and storage. 

Checking and receiving deliveries for packages and utilities, controlling access to and from the house for contractors, rubbish control, such as putting out the bins weekly etc. Possible assistance with the horses, such as feeding them, bringing them in etc.

FOR RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER

First-Class high-end cleaning and laundry. Simple family cooking, child and animal friendly. Flexible and organised with great attention to detail in this primary residence, newly built, with high end finishes and in immaculate condition. 

Main duties for the housekeeper will be an excellent standard of day-to-day housekeeping, which will include washing and ironing, cleaning, organisation of contractors, deliveries etc.  Ideally, occasionally you will be willing to prepare simple fresh family dishes, shared with madam as she likes to cook and possibly assisting with childcare when needed.

The family have a pony and a dog, so animal lovers are essential.

You will be required to wear a simple casual uniform of polo shirt and chinos. 

The working day will start early 6.45 am to assist with children’s breakfast during term time, then taking a long break once the house duties are complete and starting again 3-8pm. 

SALARY Negotiable depending on experience. Circa £60,000-70,000 per annum.  Beautiful one bedroom flat for sole use. Strictly non-smokers, no dependants, but small pet considered.  Security/Maintenance person must be a driver with clean licence essential. 2 flexible days off per week - flexibility to cover for some weekends. Excellent references required. (HU3603)

DOMESTIC COUPLE

St Mortiz, Switzerland

Contract:
Full TIme

Accommodation:
One bedroom apartment, private and self contained within the main house.

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3788

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE – BUTLER-HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK-DRIVER
ST Moritz -Switzerland
Essential Requirements – Long term formal household experience. Self-sufficient, proactive, flexible and used to high end service.

A couple who would enjoy the mountains year-round and enjoy the peace and quiet throughout the year and then busy times when the clients are in residence in Winter months.  As this is Switzerland, language skills will be very well received, English, Italian, German and especially Spanish, as a number of existing staff at other properties speak Spanish.

Domestic Couple, for a formal household in Switzerland.  The property is substantial, with 15 bedrooms and is to be maintained to the highest standards at all times, but the family are only in residence for a few weeks a year, predominantly in the winter and occasionally in summer.  There will be long periods of time that are substantially quieter than others, you will need to be pro-active, during quiet times but expected to be available, ‘as required’; when the family are in residence. During busier times, additional staff will be brought in to help.  There is a large element of security to the role, so you must be willing to make a home at the property year-round, unless for your holidays and with prior arrangements with the principals. The family has 3 dogs which travel with them and 3 teenage children.

Duties will include and are interchangeable, but are not limited to:

  • Driver – used to Winter /Snow conditions.
  • Good Family cooking, but small dinner parties a plus (can be either of the couple)
  • Ironing- washing and wardrobe management
  • Packing and un-packing
  • Silver cleaning
  • All cleaning/ housekeeping tasks for the household
  • Serving at table, formal service, Serving with gloves
  • A little very light gardening, tidying and mowing the small lawn.
  • Care of cars, ensuring Winter ready.
  • Formal uniform will be provided and will need to be worn, at all times when family is in residence 
  • Inventory of the household, wine cellar etc
  • Supervision of external contractors.
  • Flexible work hours when the family are in residence   

Salary negotiable depending on previous experience. One-month annual leave per annum which cannot be taken during Christmas period.

Accommodation will be provided- one bedroom apartment, private and self-contained within the main house. Uniform provided. Sorry no pets or dependents. (HU3788)

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DOMESTIC COUPLE

Henley - on - Thames

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Beautiful new 2 bedroom apartment provided

Salary:
Salary circa £60-65,000 Gross per annum depending on experience

Job Ref:
HU3561

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Head Housekeeper Jobs, House -Person Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Butler / House -Person / Head housekeeper / Family cook
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire 
Essential Requirements: Strictly Non-Smokers, IT Literate, Capable of formal and informal service. Previous experience in UHNW residence. Capable to manage a small team.  Ideally both to drive.

Lovely new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced domestic couple to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.

You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail and high standards at all times.   

The Estate is fully staffed and the couple must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.

The head housekeeper will ideally have previous experience overseeing a small cleaning/housekeeping team.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Taking care of antiques, brass, silver and fine fabrics.
  • House-person duties
  • Butler service
  • Taking care of the wine cellar.
  • Turn down service
  • Family cooking when principals are in residence

(Chef available for formal gatherings or parties)

  • Walking the dogs
  • Occasional driving duties
  • Keep the fires clean and stocked with logs

The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.   

Salary circa £60-65,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Beautiful new 2-bedroom apartment provided. Strictly non-smokers and previous large household experience essential. Sorry no dependant children. Driver essential. (HU3561)

HOUSEKEEPER & COOK

Killiney Co, Dublin, Southern Ireland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Can be live in or live out

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3717

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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HOUSEKEEPER & COOK
Killiney Co Dublin Southern Ireland 
Essential Requirements:   Previous Experience as a Private Household Housekeeper,
Child and Pet Friendly, Driver and Non-Smoker Essential

Experienced Housekeeper required for a family of five who will shortly relocate to Killiney from USA. The children are young teenagers and parents are both professionals. There is also a small friendly dog.

The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day running of the household, organising and maintaining the property.

Duties will include day to day cleaning, laundry, ironing, meal preparation, menu planning, food shopping, local errands and occasional school runs. If the family are away there may be occasional request to house or pet sit, but optional.

You should be a confident family cook, capable to bake bread, cakes, muffins etc. and be willing to encourage the children to participate in cooking and baking once per week.

The vacancy can be either live out or live in. 40-45hrs working week.

Salary Negotiable depending on experience and if accommodation is required. (HU3717)

RESIDENTIAL COOK / HOUSEKEEPER

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
£35,000

Job Ref:
HU3105

Job Categories:
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Essential Requirements – Good fresh home cooking, child and animal friendly. Country Lover. Non-Smoker, driver with own car.  
Open to Live Out- local candidates too.

(partner to follow own occupation very welcome)

Lovely long-term vacancy for a country-loving traditional cook/housekeeper to join this fun, high-energy, informal family at their weekend country farmhouse, on a large estate near Marlborough.

The family of five includes 3 small children between ages 8 and 4yrs and they have a dog.  They usually arrive on Friday and return to London on Sunday evening during school term-time, but during holidays will spend more time there and will also entertain family and friends.  During the holidays, the children’s nanny will also accompany the family. Both parents are completely hands-on with the children, but you may occasionally be asked to babysit and essential that you love being around small children.

Other duties will include menu planning and superb cooking for small gatherings (up to ten people).  Breakfast, lunch, and dinners will be expected on a daily basis: generally cooking for between 2 and 4 adults and 2-6 children, but with occasional lunch or supper parties and especially Sunday lunches.  The employers enjoy fresh and healthy cuisine with variety and of different tastes and styles. You need to have a natural flair and love for cooking, enjoy trying new recipes and a genuine passion for cooking, but you do not need to be a qualified chef.

The garden has a lovely vegetable patch so if you enjoy gardening then a big plus. You will need to provision and use local suppliers, there is a superb butcher and fishmonger locally and farm produce available for fresh ingredients.

This is an informal home and the family are neat and tidy people and very hands-on, so although the housekeeping role is part of the duties when the family is in residence, cooking takes priority.  The usual day to day housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, and shopping etc. all managed easily for a well-organized person.

The family will be moving house in approx. two years within a one hour drive from the current location.

There is a small furnished 1-bedroom ( plus second very small bedroom) cottage available. The daily working hours are 8.00am to 6.30pm with one and half hours off for lunch. 2 days off per week (usually Monday & Tuesday).

Salary circa £35,000 Gross negotiable, driver with own car essential. Partner and dog very welcome. (HU3105)

RESIDENTIAL COOK / STEWARDESS

Jersey, Channel Islands

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Immaculate one-bedroom flat provided

Salary:
Up to a max £45,000 based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3326

Job Categories:
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RESIDENTIAL COOK-STEWARDESS
Jersey, Channel Islands
Essential Requirements: Cooking to dinner party standard. Dog lover, freedom to travel. Clean driving licence. Previous private household experience and /or Yachting background essential. Strictly Non-smoker

A lovely position for an extremely organised, fun, reliable and hard-working cook/stewardess to join a small close-knit team based at this private estate in Jersey.

You must have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise and organise contractors, deal with the shopping food, wine household supplies etc.

Duties are primarily that of cook, able to prepare 3 meals per day for the principal and her visiting family and friends. You should be confident to prepare and execute fresh healthy meals to include brunch, lunches, afternoon tea and a small dinner party and cocktail gatherings.

You will need to have experience with silver service, and be capable to serve drinks, canapes etc.

A daily housekeeper is also employed so you will be required to assist with household duties, cleaning, laundry and ironing as and when needed. You will care for your own kitchen have good presentation and be able to adapt to different occasions.

You will need to accompany the principal, as a companion, on outings for high street shopping, or to cinema and theatre. Also, whenever the principal travels to her private residence in England or on holiday, to carry on providing the above duties as you would as if you were in Jersey.

On occasion you will need to share responsibility for the principal’s dog and being a driver for airport runs, evening outings locally and visits to relatives. 

Hours of work:  approximately 40hrs per week, based on 5 days a week. From Monday to Friday. Generally, 2 days a week off (at times possibly not always together). Average working day will be 11am to 7pm, but again with a degree of flexibility.  There will be no set daily working hours as flexibility is key.

Salary up to a max £45,000 Gross per annum based upon experience. Immaculate 1 Bedroom flat provided with all utilities except telephone, broadband and sky. Flexibility and a “can do “attitude is of paramount importance. Sorry No pets or dependants, strictly NON-SMOKER AND FULL CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE ESSENTIAL. DBS Check will be required. (HU3326)

Residential Head Housekeeper / Family Cook

Nr Reading, Berkshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Beautiful new 2-bedroom apartment

Salary:
circa £45,000 Gross per annum depending on experience

Job Ref:
HU3561B

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RESIDENTIAL HEAD HOUSEKEEPER / FAMILY COOK
Nr Reading, Berkshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Flexibility, Pet Friendly Driver and Non-Smoker essential. Good level of family cooking, previous experience with management of small housekeeping team. Computer and IT Savvy.

Fantastic new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced head housekeeper to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.

You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private country household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail with high standards at all times.

As head housekeeper you will report to the principal and House manager and will be responsible for a small team of housekeepers including a dedicated laundress. This is hands on role, which means you will involve yourself in all aspects of the daily housekeeping tasks needed to keep the house to an immaculate standard.

The Estate is fully staffed, you must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.   

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Overall Management of the housekeeping team
  • Taking care of antiques, brass, silver and fine fabrics.
  • Assisting Butler with front of house service.
  • Turn down service
  • Family cooking when principals are in residence

(Chef available for formal gatherings or parties)

  • Walking the dogs
  • Assisting the estate / house manager with daily running of the household.    

The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.

Salary circa £45,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Beautiful new 2-bedroom apartment provided, accessed via the main house but totally private.

Strictly non-smokers, ideally computer literate and previous household experience is essential. Sorry no dependant children. Driver essential. (HU3561B)

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK

Zurich, Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
New build one bedroom apartment

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3622

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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Zurich, Switzerland
Essential Requirements:   Previous Private House Experience, Driver, Fluent English and Conversational German, Pet Friendly

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Monday to Friday with flexibility to cover occasional weekends

New position for a young professional couple who require an experienced housekeeper to care for the family villa approximately 10 mins drive from Zurich City.

The housekeeper will have sole responsibility for the day-to-day housekeeping of this family home which will include all household cleaning, making beds, changing linens, laundry and co-ordinating and scheduling servicing contractors and suppliers.

You will be required to provision and keep the residence well stocked with supplies, run errands, and ensure that linens, writing supplies, bathroom items etc are all replenished.  You should have experience with delicates and fine fabrics and ideally wardrobe management skills with couture clothing experience.

Fresh healthy cooking is required and ideally previous experience of table service.

A gardener is also employed, any assistance in the gardens would be welcomed as time allows.

You should be pet friendly and willing to assist with feeding the chickens, in the future the family may acquire a dog.

The principals are looking for a long-term housekeeper with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private residence. The working week is Monday to Friday, 42 hrs per week, but with flexibility for occasional extra duties if there are guests. Overtime hours will be paid.

Occasionally you may be asked to travel to additional properties in Switzerland and Europe.

Salary negotiable depending on experience, fluent English and conversational German.
New build one bedroom apartment will be provided. Driver essential.
DBS Check and excellent written references essential (HU3622)

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND