Residential Housekeeper/Family Cook

Cheltenham

Contract:
Full-time

Accommodation:
2 bedroom cottage included

Salary:

Job Ref:
HU3559

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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.

Duties:

Assist butler with daily running of large household

Care of lady’s and gentlemen’s clothes

Ironing

Organisation of large linen cupboard

General housekeeping

Home cooking

Dog walking

Alarm setting and un-setting

Qualities:

Loyalty, honesty and discretion

High standards

Ability to get on with other household staff

Flexibility

Sense of humour

Patience

Skills, Abilities & Needs:

Full driving licence

Understanding of country way of life

Terms:

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.

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JOB REF: HU3559

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