CHIPPENHAM – WILTSHIRE
Partner to follow own occupation but 1.5 days pw available for maintenance duties if desired.
Delightful and charming, mature and long term client require a kind, mature but energetic couple to manage a six bedroom, informal weekend and holiday home on a large estate near Chippenham.
The current couple in post for 9 years, will be available to answer questions and for a hand over period.
An experienced housekeeper is required as the day to day house management falls to the housekeeper who also has autonomy to pay household bills, deal with contractors, organise deliveries, shopping and provisioning etc. The housekeeper should be a good confident family cook, able to cook fresh home style food for just 2 principals or for the family, up to 18 on special occasions. During the shoot season, you will also prepare good fresh traditional lunches for between 9-14 guns in the barn set aside for entertaining.
A lot of produce is grown on the estate and the family enjoy fresh healthy but traditional style dishes, including home made soups, casseroles, pies, roasts and lots of fresh vegetables. Ideally you will be experienced with cooking on an Aga.
Cleaning and laundry are also part of the role, but easily managed during the working week. Additional part time help is available when needed.
The property has a new eco friendly under floor heating system, a large telephone system and a basic computer knowledge would be helpful.
Partner is welcome and part time work is available if required. You would be dealing with general DIY and property repairs, you may be asked to assist in the gardens ( full garden team employed but lots of mowing & all machinery available) – logging and care of the woodland. There are four wood burning stoves on the property and hence numerous logs are required each year.
This position offers regular working hours – average day 8.30am to 4.30pm five days per week. Tuesdays and Wednesdays off, with an option to take a weekend if the principals are away.
First class accommodation- 3 bedroom house ( part furnished) use of a car. Salary negotiable depending upon experience. Driver essential.
Sorry no dependent children, a small well behaved dog may be considered. (REF HU1514)
|Job Category||Full time, Live in|
|Duties||Cooking, housekeeping, driving, maintenance|