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COOK/STEWARDESS – JERSEY. C.I. – A long term permanent position, full time, live in on a 2 acre Private 2-acre Residence, to start as soon as possible. We seek a fluent English speaking, non-Smoker who is extremely organised, friendly, mature, reliable, hardworking & very flexible. Although there will be no set daily working hours(as flexibility is key) the working week will be approximately 40 hrs per week, based on 5 days a week. From midday Monday to midday Saturday. Generally 2 days a week off. On occasion it is possible that these days may not always be taken together. Average working day will be 11am to 7pm, but again with a degree of flexibility. You will be working as part of a small, close knit team comprising; PA, Stewardess/Cook, Gardener/Caretaker and Daily help & all report directly to the Employer who is a recently widowed lady of 82 years of age. You must possess excellent communication skills both written & verbal, able to liaise & organise internal trade suppliers, contractors etc. Organising the Employer’s social calendar, online shopping, appointments etc. Flexibility & ‘can do attitude’ is of paramount importance and driving duties will be required, so you must hold a full clean driving Licence – be safe & confident driver.

Main duties include cooking 3 meals a day for the Employer & her family/guests; brunch/lunch/afternoon tea/dinner parties & small cocktail gatherings, providing excellent 5-star service to guests & ensuring guest satisfaction, providing silver service & drinks service skills when needed. You should have an excellent knowledge of fine dining, wines & cocktails.

You will be required to oversee the maintenance of all areas, paying great attention to detail and will be responsible for shopping – keeping an inventory & restocking provisions. (e.g. food, wine, supplies etc.) When necessary (Housekeeper off on leave)maintaining laundry, housekeeping & ironing.

Together with the Gardener/Caretaker, share the entire responsibility for the employer’s dog
On occasion you will be asked to accompany the Employer as a companion on outings to high street shopping, cinema, theatre, etc.

Other duties included when necessary; assisting the “Daily Helps”, do festive decorations in both Jersey & UK Surrey Estate. Accompany the Employer, when requested to travel to UK (Surrey Estate) or elsewhere to carry on providing the above duties, as you would if you were in Jersey.
You must have proven record of holding a similar role.
This is a residential position offering a deluxe 1 bedroom flat with utilities included except telephone, broadband & Sky.
Salary circa £30,000 (dependent on experience,) with extra hours paid at a flat rate, or occasional given as time off in lieu.
22 days holiday per year.
An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken.
Most important: successful applicant must be; warm & friendly, flexible & highly organised.

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