Housekeeper/Cook/Property Maintenance/Asst Gardener/Driver/Security
Approx 8.30am to 5.30pm – 5days per week with flexibility to cover weekends when needed.
Essential Requirements: Experienced domestic couple with attention to detail. Good standard of home cooking, confident in the kitchen. Dog & Cat lovers. Both to drive with own car.
Team players. Caretakers of the property during the owner’s absence. Flexible to cover weekends for planned entertaining. Flexibility is key.
An experienced, proactive and self-sufficient domestic couple are required to manage and care for a well maintained, 11-bedroom country manor house in a rural village location close to Cheltenham.
The principals are a mature couple with adult children who visit on a regular basis. This is a family home but the principals do travel and also spend time in London.
Duties and experience required:
Housekeeping – including cleaning, care of Antiques, silver etc. Additional Housekeeping support is available.
Laundry - Washing and ironing. Packing and unpacking.
Cooking – Fresh home cooking using good quality ingredients. (Chef employed for dinner parties and events).
Shopping, errands to include post office, dry cleaning etc.
Assistance with Entertaining
Animal Care – as and when required -3 dogs 3 cats.
Assistant in garden and grounds maintenance – Head gardener and team employed, general assistance with garden maintenance.
Property Maintenance – General DIY indoor and outdoor, care of machinery and organisation of any specialist contractors as required.
Security and caretaking of the property in the owner’s absence. Housesitting & overnight sleep overs if non of the family members are present.
Care of the vehicles, occasional driving to include airport runs, organisation of servicing/MOT etc. A chauffeur is also employed.
Primarily a Monday to Friday position, however there will be occasions when weekend working will be required, usually pre-planned and in advance. The family are usually in residence over Christmas, and you will be required to be available to work.
Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience. Self-contained 2 bedroom small house in the village with small garden, approx. 5 min walk away. Sorry NO PETS or dependants. BOTH must drive with own car. (HU4049)
WENTWORTH ESTATE, SURREY
WENTWORTH ESTATE, SURREY
Essential Requirements: Flexible, pro active, self sufficient experienced domestic couple who work very well together. Confident and experienced cook passionate in regards fresh produce and presentation. Dog friendly. Drivers essential. IT Literate and tech savvy.
Lovely position for long term clients with a beautiful property on the Wentworth Estate.
The main house is five bedrooms and bathrooms, with 3 reception rooms and a large indoor swimming pool and gym.
Duties are mainly “indoor” for both of the couple, which will include the day-to-day housekeeping duties, cleaning, laundry, flower arranging, organising deliveries and supplies and household maintenance. A full-time daily housekeeper is also employed.
Good family cooking will be required. The family enjoy international cuisine, including Asian style dishes. One should serve at table and ideally have good computer skills.
The house has been refurbished to a high standard with state of the art, computerised services. One of the couple will have the technical knowledge and interest to be able to liaise with suppliers and service providers in regards planned maintenance schedules.
In addition, one to act as driver, who will care for the cars, drive family members when required including into Central London and deal with local errands, shopping etc.
You must be dog friendly and willing to care for the dog in the principal’s absence.
This position requires an experienced domestic couple, with an eye for detail and with flexibility to work longer hours when the family are in residence and taking extra time off during the families time away. Longevity in previous positions a must.
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience and longevity in previous positions. Self contained 1 bedroom and small study apartment/annex with terrace area. 2 days off per week. Drivers’ essential, car provided if needed. Sorry no pets. (HU4120)
Cape Town, South Africa
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Essential Requirements: Previous private house or 5* hotel experience, front of house, wardrobe management, cook, driver.
An experienced live-in butler is required for a private property based in Cape Town, South Africa. Previous private house or 5* hotel experience is required. Candidates must have the ability to multitask and prioritize duties effectively.
You will be responsible for food and drink service, front of house, overseeing the housekeepers, and ensuring the workflow of all staff is running smoothly as well as adhering to any requests or tasks from the principals.
A confident and experienced driver is essential as well. You should be a confident cook as you will be required to cook for the team including breakfast, lunch and dinner mainly English and Italian cuisines.
Responsibilities will include:
Candidates must have strong communication skills and be highly organised with exceptional attention to detail.
2 bedroom accommodation is provided on the property. 5-day working week with flexibility. Salary negotiable depending on experience. (HU4127)
WENTWORTH ESTATE, SURREY
RESIDENTIAL COOK & HOUSEKEEPER
WENTWORTH ESTATE, SURREY
Essential Requirements: Clean driving licence, confident and experienced family cook. Flexible, happy personality with previous private house experience and longevity in previous similar positions. Attention to detail in all aspects of household management and housekeeping.
Our long term clients with a beautiful property on the Wentworth Estate, require a new Cook/Housekeeper as the previous employees return to their home country after 8 years of employment.
The main house is five bedrooms and bathrooms, with 3 reception rooms and a large indoor swimming pool and gym. A family of four with 2 adult sons who visit. This is the family’s primary residence, although they do travel regularly, during which time you will need to care for the family dog.
Duties are mainly that of cooking, but with some house management type duties and assistance with the day-to-day housekeeping duties, cleaning, laundry, flower arranging, organising deliveries and supplies, running errands and shopping for local provisions. A full-time daily housekeeper is also employed.
Good family cooking will be required. The family enjoy varied international cuisine, including Asian style dishes. The cooking each day will range from breakfast, light lunch or dinner, between 2-4 people depending on who is in residence. For anything more formal or for larger numbers a chef is available. You will organise the shopping, plan menus and keep the kitchen and dining room in good order.
This position requires an experienced cook with an eye for detail and with flexibility to work longer hours when the family are in residence and taking extra time off during the families time away.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Self-contained 1 bedroom apartment/annex with terrace area. 2 days off per week, usually Tuesday and Wednesday, unless the family are away. Driver essential- car provided if needed. Sorry no pets. (REF HU4120B)
HIGHGATE, LONDON N6
HIGHGATE, LONDON N6
Essential Requirements: Confident cook able to follow recipes. Gluten and fat free cooking and baking and able to cater for special diet. Experience with general housekeeping duties – laundry and light cleaning. Driver essential.
Long Term Hutchinson’s client with a very large, high-tech, and modern apartment in Highgate is looking for an experienced Cook /Housekeeper who is confident in the kitchen and willing to learn and follow new recipes.
A daily housekeeper of many years is also employed.
The client travels a great deal and is away for approximately 5 months each year.
Our client is gluten intolerant and dairy free, on a low-fat diet.
Duties will include, provisioning, taking total care of the kitchen and producing a very good level of simple, but well-cooked and nicely presented dishes, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The client enjoys fish and fresh vegetables, with pulses, black rice, and quinoa salads etc.
You will provide one main evening meal, occasionally a very light lunch. The client likes to have home baked cakes available for visitors and so you will need to have experience baking with different types of flour – gluten free and low fat.
You will be required to care for the kitchen to an immaculate standard. Some light housekeeping duties including laundry is required. This position involves weekend work, however the lady travels for approx. 5 months of each year and then weekends off may be taken.
The daily working hours will be approx. 8 hrs per day when the client is in residence, unless a dinner party is planned and then time off in lieu to be taken.
Excellent salary negotiable for the right person together with a really lovely separate 2 bedroom apartment. 2 days off per week (HU4134)
CO LAOIS, IRELAND
RESIDENTIAL HANDS-ON HEAD HOUSEKEEPER-LIGHT FAMILY COOK
CO LAOIS, IRELAND
Essential Requirements: Previous experience in similar role in a private household setting. Fluent English written and spoken. Driver essential. Ability to lead from the front and work with the part time housekeeper. Excellent team player.
Large Country Estate in Southern Ireland requires a hands-on senior housekeeper with the ability to assist with food preparation and light cooking for the family of 4 when they are in residence between September and January. The property is a large estate, part residence home to Overseas principals and their adult children.
A wonderful opportunity for a long-term employment in a beautiful rural countryside location.
This is a “hands on” head housekeeper role, which will include all day to day hands on housekeeping duties, whilst running and maintaining the house to the highest standards. Leading the housekeeping function from the front, working with the team and managing at the same time.
Duties will include but not limited too:
Working closely with resident Estate Manager and a part time housekeeper.
Laundry -washing & ironing and care of delicate fabrics.
Care of fine fabrics, Antiques and special finishes.
Feeding and exercising pets, arranging veterinary appointments etc.
Supervision of external suppliers, organisation of contractors and monitoring of external providers.
Liaison with Housekeeping team in other properties.
Menu planning, preparation and service of breakfast, lunch and dinner when the family are in residence, although a travelling butler will usually accompany the family.
Kitchen assistance to the family if required who enjoy cooking themselves.
Grocery shopping, provisioning and stock control.
Self contained accommodation locally will be provided.
Salary in the region of 50-55,000 Euros per annum depending on experience. Excellent references, Driving Licence, Enhanced DBS Check and Fluent English essential. (HU4048)