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DOMESTIC COUPLE - Cook – Housekeeper – Driver - Grounds and Household Maintenance (ON HOLD)

Hampshire/Berkshire Border - Nr Basingstoke

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3910

Job Categories:
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Cook/Housekeeper/Driver/Grounds and Household Maintenance
Hampshire/Berkshire Border, Nr Basingstoke

Essential Requirements: Long term position, clean driving licence, experienced, professional couple, with great attention to detail, proactive and discreet, confident family cook who enjoys cooking, can follow recipes and care for the kitchen, capable to work as part of a team who are all long-term employees

A newly created vacancy for an experienced, energetic and flexible couple to join an established team on a small estate 50 mins from Central London. This is a 6-bedroom property in 200 acres with outbuildings including formal gardens (which are sometimes open to the public), woodland, pasture and a wonderful kitchen garden. This is the primary residence of the principals, but they do travel frequently.

All duties for the couple are interchangeable.

Cooking – Meal planning, preparation and cooking of fresh, healthy family meals. There is access to a large kitchen/vegetable garden for seasonal produce so lots of soups, vegetables and fruits are enjoyed. Weekly shopping of groceries, provisioning and organisation of household supplies. Family and friends visit on a regular basis and the principals enjoy entertaining. However, if required for larger or more formal entertaining, catering staff can be brought in, and you will be required to assist with service.

Housekeeping - To include assistance with daily cleaning, washing and ironing, care of antiques, fine furniture/ fabrics. Wardrobe management experience is a big plus, polishing shoes, ability to lay and serve at table is required. Care of flowers and plants.

Driving – Airport runs, meeting guests and occasional evening driving. General care of the cars i.e. fuel, checking tyres and valeting etc.

Gardening and Property Maintenance – Assisting with general garden maintenance, working alongside the garden team. Assist with maintenance of the kitchen garden and greenhouse. General property maintenance and organisation.

The principals have 2 small dogs & chickens who need to be fed. There are horses on the estate, but no care is required.

An opportunity to travel with the principals to other properties (Belgium, Italy & Switzerland) is optional.

SALARY – competitive, depending on experience. Suitable accommodation will be provided depending on the couples’ needs. 5 day working week with 2 days off, flexibility to cover some weekends will be required. Non-smokers, excellent checkable references and enhanced DBS Check will be required. Well behaved dog welcome. (HU3910)

This vacancy is also open to a single cook-housekeeper.

EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE

RURAL HAMPSHIRE

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3973

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Driver Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
Rural Hampshire
HOUSEKEEPER/FAMILY COOK/HANDYPERSON/MAINTENANCE GARDENER/DRIVER
Essential Requirements: Flexible proactive couple with experience working in a country household, genuine animal and country lovers, long term, family oriented, team players, BOTH must drive, willing to work weekends when needed

An experienced domestic couple is required to share the day-to-day management of a large country household in the Meon Valley, approx. 20 mins drive from Winchester. This is a part residence home of a mature couple who also have a home Overseas and a property in London. Essential that candidates have a flexible attitude to their work and can keep the residence running smoothly in the principal’s absence.

Domestic responsibilities: 

  • Cleaning to a high standard throughout the home
  • Laundry, ironing and wardrobe management
  • Care and cleaning of high-quality furnishings, fine art, and fabrics
  • Provisioning and household organisation and management
  • Overseeing 3rd parties including window cleaners, plumbers, electricians, dry cleaners, to ensure household is constantly in full working order
  • Kitchen support and informal service when the family entertain
  • Helping with planning family parties and entertaining
  • Cooking/ food prep for the principals when in residence and their visiting children and grandchildren.
  • Capable to prepare a good Sunday lunch
  • Assistance with caring for the owners 2 dogs when required.
  • Pet sit and house-sit when the family are away.

 Grounds/General Household responsibilities

  • Household maintenance and general maintenance work throughout the house and grounds
  • General garden maintenance, duties include maintenance of flowerbeds, lawns, allotments and use of machinery (tractors/mowers etc). There will be support with outside gardener. 
  • Looking after cars
  • Occasional driving (airport runs)
  • Liaising with security providers, service providers and monitoring systems.
  • Overseeing 3rd parties including oil tanks, cess pit, car services/MOT
  • Pool maintenance alongside contractor
  • Machinery maintenance. alongside contractor
  • Helping/serving when entertaining 
  • Pet sit and house sit when the family are away

Working week: 5 days inc weekends when required. 2 days off per week.

Accom 2 bed cottage within the grounds of the residence, newly refurbished, can be furnished or unfurnished. Sorry no dogs (ideally no pets) or dependents.

SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ASAP Start. (HU3973)

Experienced HOUSEKEEPER & FAMILY COOK

BLACKROCK – SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N / A

Salary:
45,000 Euros Gross per annum

Job Ref:
HU3932

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EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER & FAMILY COOK
Blackrock, South County Dublin
40 HRS MONDAY TO FRIDAY
8am - 4pm with one day per week 12-7pm
Essential Requirements: Child friendly, flexible experienced housekeeper, capable to prepare fresh simple family dishes, driver essential

Family of five (3 children 14, 11, 7yrs) no pets. Professional working principals require an experienced proactive and flexible housekeeper, capable to run and manage the household on a day-to-day basis and be responsible for the day to day housekeeping function, assisting with cleaning, tidying, washing and ironing and cooking. A cleaner is also employed once per week.
Cooking is good family level. All ingredients are fresh, you will need to prepare vegetables, fruit juices, soups, salads, fresh sauces for pasta and keep prepared dishes for reheating in the fridge.

The children are mostly independent, but you will need to assist with local school runs and collection once per day, and occasionally oversee the children until the parents return, but more supervision that actual childcare. Running errands, dealing with contractors, arranging deliveries and repairs are all part of the role.

Both principals work full time and lead busy professional lives. They occasionally may ask you to extend your hours, but always with plenty of notice. The family are away every July & August during which time you can adapt your working hours or take holiday.

SALARY 45,000 Euros Gross per annum. Driver essential. ASAP Start. (HU3932)

RESIDENTIAL - HOUSEKEEPER/COOK/DRIVER

MARLBOROUGH - WILTSHIRE

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3105

Job Categories:
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RESIDENTIAL - HOUSEKEEPER/COOK/DRIVER
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Planned relocation to Rural Gloucestershire
(partner to follow own occupation very welcome)
Live in or Live out
Essential Requirements: Proactive, energetic experienced housekeeper with house management skills, organised, child and animal friendly, ability to work as a team leader
Love the countryside and driver essential

Lovely long-term vacancy for a country-loving traditional housekeeper/cook to join this fun, high-energy, informal family at their MAIN RESIDENCE currently a country farmhouse, on a large estate near Marlborough. The family are looking to relocate in the very near future closer to the children’s’ day school in rural Gloucestershire.

The family of five includes 3 children between ages 9 and 5yrs and they have 3 small dogs. The family also own 4 ponies that are at a livery yard locally and they ride every weekend. They have a love of the outdoors -walking, riding, tennis, wakeboarding, skiing and are always out and about. Both parents are completely hands-on with the children, but you will occasionally be asked to babysit or supervise in mums’ absence, so essential that you love being around and are confident with school age children.

School runs, caring for the dogs, booking grooming, vet appointments etc. are all part of this very flexible role. This is a position which requires a responsible, well organised, pro-active person to work alongside the lady of the house, who is a busy professional working mother.

Other duties will include day to day house management, ensuring smooth daily running of the household, organising contractors, booking services when needed, ordering oil & logs, keeping on top of food shopping, freezers and larder contents.

A good home cook is required, you will have shared duty of breakfast, lunch and dinners as the family also love to cook. You will generally cook for between 2 and 4 adults and 3 children, but with occasional lunch or supper parties and Sunday lunches when required. They also get in support when needed and have a local chef they work with.
The employers enjoy fresh and locally sourced produce. You need to have a natural flair and love for cooking, enjoy trying new recipes and have a genuine passion for it 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. The usual day to day housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, and shopping etc. all managed easily for a well-organized person, but additional daily help will be available.

The family will be moving house within I hr drive from current location – closer to the children’s school in Stroud.

Currently there is a small furnished 2-bedroom (1 double/1single) cottage available. The daily working hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm with one hour off for lunch. 2 days off per week.
Salary negotiable depending on experience. Driver with own car essential. Partner and dog very welcome. (HU3105)

RESIDENTIAL COOK - HOUSEKEEPER

DUNS - SCOTTISH BORDERS

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
£35-40,000 Gross per annum

Job Ref:
HU3958

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RESIDENTIAL COOK-HOUSEKEEPER
Duns, Scottish Borders
Shooting Estate - Rural Location.
Essential Requirements: Driver, non smoker, experienced cook of healthy fresh dishes to dinner party standard, ideally experience with shoot lunches, eye for detail, team player and previous experience in a formal household

The cook- housekeeper is responsible for the day to day running and maintenance of the Lodge to the highest standard. The lodge is always kept in a state of preparation for the family / guests to arrive at short notice. Essential therefore that standards of service, cleanliness and general maintenance of the Lodge is impeccable.

When the owners/guests are in residence the role is primarily “kitchen based” undertaking menu planning, food preparation, management of food stocks, fridges, freezers, organising small shoot lunches. A chef is available for larger gatherings and any formal entertaining.

Cooking is fresh healthy family level but to dinner party standard. Fresh produce is grown on the estate so someone who will make use of all the produce by making preserves /chutneys etc ensuring minimal waste.

When the principals are not in residence the role is more housekeeping, working with another housekeeper and other household staff to keep the Lodge in tip top order.

Hours of work when not in residence – 8am to 6pm – generally Mon to Fri. Working 5 days out of 7 with 2 days off with flexibility.
When principals or guests are in residence – longer hours /days and weekend working will be required.

Full detailed job description available on application.

Salary £35-40,000 Gross per annum. 2 bedroom cottage with garden – separate from main residence. Driver with own car essential. Partner to follow own occupation and pet welcome.
ASAP Start. (HU3958)

RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE

RURAL HAMPSHIRE - NR Basingstoke

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU1538

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Grounds-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs, Security Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
Housekeeper/family cook
Maintenance Grounds person/Handyperson/Security
RURAL HAMPSHIRE, Nr Basingstoke
Essential Requirements: Previous experience working in a domestic environment, clean driving licence, flexible, strictly Non smoker.

Family of four which includes 2 teenage children at boarding school/University, currently using this property as a permanent residence, in the long term it will revert back to being their weekend home.

The position requires a flexible couple who can demonstrate self sufficiency and autonomy.

The house has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, and is completely refurbished and easy to keep immaculate. The housekeeper should have an eye for detail, be able to provision and manage the household and undertake the day to day housekeeping duties. These duties will include polishing silver and brass, polishing furniture, doing all the laundry including bedlinen and taking care of steaming more elaborate dresses/suits etc.

Between you, you will also deal with security, clean windows, clean the BBQ, manage external contractors, deal with suppliers and ideally have basic computer skills.

You may be asked to assist the principal with food preparation and possibly some light cooking, but this is not essential. Occasional entertaining will be for family and friends and on a relaxed basis.

Partner to care for swimming pool, tennis court, cleaning of cars and be able to tend the terraces, patio and undertake any maintenance duties around the property. You will need to lay and tend fires, manage the heating system and deal with any indoor maintenance as required. Also have to co ordinate the servicing of all cars and garden equipment.

There are large areas of lawns and at least 2 days per week will be spent cutting grass in the summer and 2 days dealing with leaves etc during winter months. Previous experience of using a chain saw and large pieces of garden equipment is essential. Contract gardeners are also employed, but any gardening knowledge and expertise highly appreciated. There are also Woodlands to keep tidy during Winter months.

Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely one bedroom (large) self contained apartment, two days off per week usually Tuesday and Wednesday and use of a car. Sorry no dependent children or pets. (HU1538)

RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE

LONDON W2

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3844

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RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER - FAMILYCOOK - DRIVER - MAINTENANCE & HANDYPERSON
London
Essential Requirements: Previous experience working in a high-end luxury private residence. Excellent standard of housekeeping and basic maintenance skills. Understanding of AV/Creston systems. SMART home experience.
Hands on couple who work well together. Good communication skills, driving licence and being self-motivated is a must.

New position for large luxury private residence close to Hyde Park. The vacancy requires a flexible hands-on housekeeping couple to maintain and care for this beautiful home.

Duties will include all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning to a high standard, washing, ironing, wardrobe management, arranging flowers, running errands & shopping.
Ability to prepare breakfasts and cook light fresh healthy meals when required.
The property will need to be cleaned on a daily basis and various maintenance checks carried out daily.

One of the couple must drive and be confident driving in London, there will be some driving duties for the principals and also airport runs. You will care for the cars and be proactive in their maintenance.
You will also be responsible for liaising with external contractors and general day to day maintenance of the property. Running errands, dealing with food shopping, provisioning and ensuring the residence runs smoothly.

The family will not be residing in the property for long periods but using it more for entertaining and inviting Overseas guests to stay. During occupancy, you will be required to work throughout the length of time the owners or their guests are in residence. All overtime hours /days can be taken once the house is serviced and no one is in residence. You will need to manage your own time, plan ahead and be well organised.
You will report daily to the property manager, so a good level of English and basic computer skills a must. Tagalog speakers very welcome.

Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Own suite of rooms on 3rd floor comprising bedroom with ensuite bathroom, private living room, and kitchenette. 2 days off per week with flexibility to work longer days and take time back when the principals are away. Good communication/ IT skills and good team players essential Sorry no pets or dependants. (HU3844)

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER-LIGHT COOK

HAMPSTEAD HEATH - LONDON NW3

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3943

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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER - LIGHT COOK
Hampstead Heath, London
Monday to Friday
Essential Requirements: Previous experience working in a private home, caring personality, freedom to travel occasionally, light family cooking, the working day is 8am to 8pm with a long break during the afternoon – 5 days per week

An experienced housekeeper is required for a single mature lady who lives close to Hampstead ponds. The 3 bedroom apartment requires a housekeeper who has previous experience working in a home with antiques, silver, nice linens and delicate fabrics. You will care for the lady’s clothes and have very good standards of laundry and ironing.

Ability to prepare fresh, healthy but simple dishes on a daily basis. Primarily breakfast and an evening meal each day, with a light lunch occasionally.
You will be asked to run errands and possibly attend to local shopping for fresh ingredients.

Strictly Non Smoker and fluent English. Own bedroom and bathroom provided.

TOP Salary negotiable depending on experience. Weekends off (acceptable to return to your own home at weekends if preferred). ASAP Start (HU3943)