RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK
We are seeking an experienced Housekeeper and family cook to work for an established English family in a large country house in Gloucestershire. The current housekeeper of many years will shortly retire but will be available for a handover period.
The successful candidate will fully appreciate the concept of private service – duties will include hands on housekeeping duties, but cleaning staff are employed. You will work closely with the butler to assist with the day to day running of the household.
You will be required to cook plain fresh meals for the 2 principals, good home cooking, well presented using fresh ingredients. The estate hosts shoots during the season but external catering will be brought in for any functions or dinner parties.
In addition you will be required to provide general personal assistance to the lady of the house, supervising bath time, dressing and perhaps escorting her on occasional outings. The lady is very independent, but a background in nursing or care would be beneficial but not essential.
Assist butler with daily running of large household
Care of lady’s and gentlemen’s clothes
Organisation of large linen cupboard
Alarm setting and un-setting
Loyalty, honesty and discretion
Ability to get on with other household staff
Sense of humour
Skills, Abilities & Needs:
Full driving licence
Understanding of country way of life
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. 2 bedroom cottage and use of pool car for work related duties. Contributory pension scheme, 2 days off per week. Weekend working will be required. Non smoker and driver essential.
JOB REF: HU3559