8-5PM – 5 DAYS PER WEEK
We are looking for a meticulous, well presented, energetic and experienced housekeeper to join a wonderful family of 3 ( 2 grown up children) between Knightsbridge and South Kensington. You must show high attention to detail in all cleaning duties, have experience with special finishes and fine furnishings and fabrics. Previous experience working in a high end private residence is essential. Attention to detail, a “Can Do” attitude and a highly discreet and professional personality are essential. The family have a well trained dog which you will need to help walk and feed.
This is a large family home, 6 bedrooms and over 5 levels, so fitness to manage the stairs is essential. The successful applicant will be resourceful and a self-starter, have a proactive, can do attitude with lots of energy. You will report to the house manager and eventually supervise a part time daily housekeeper.
Capability to prepare simple, fresh family cooking is a bonus, the family eat out frequently, but you should be able to prepare breakfast and leave a light evening meal – salads, soups, pasta and simple roast chicken etc.
The house is a relaxed and informal home, however a professional approach is required and a simple uniform of black trousers and top will be necessary. Normal working hours will be 40 hrs per week, but some flexibility will be required to cover occasional evening entertaining and very occasional weekend.
Salary circa £35,000 Gross. Strictly Non Smoker and dog lover essential. Driving licence a big plus but not essential. (HU3494)
DAILY HOUSEKEEPER- LIGHT FAMILY COOK
4 days per week – 9AM to 3PM to include weekend working.
NR LEWES -EAST SUSSEX
30 minutes drive from Tunbridge Wells
Essential Criteria - Simple fresh healthy family cooking skills. Previous experience working as a housekeeper. Child and pet friendly ( dog and cat) Driver with own car essential. Non Smoker.
DBS Check required.
An experienced daily housekeeper with good cleaning, washing and ironing skills to work as part of a small team, caring for a 7-bedroom country house near Lewes.
Duties will include the day to day housekeeping, cleaning, washing and ironing, running errands, assisting the chef with food prep at weekends (but preparing simple fresh healthy dishes when she is off) and managing deliveries and occasionally helping with childcare.
This is a lovely role working for an informal young family of four with two small children under 6, who have nannies.
The family are in residence generally every weekend; thus, weekend working is required and the 2 additional days which can be flexible, making a four day working week.
The property is a Grade II listed building in East Sussex with 45 acres of land. The family employ a lovely Chef/House manager/Head Housekeeper, who you will work closely with.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE--Previous private house or hotel experience preferred, but training can be given, although you must be child and pet friendly. Attention to detail and an excellent and thorough cleaner is essential. ASAP start. 4 day working week. Excellent salary for the right person who must be a driver with own car. (HU3510)
COIRAC – FRANCE
COIRAC – FRANCE
1 hr South of Bordeaux
GUARDIENNE Estate COUPLE
Gardener, Grounds-Person/ Handyperson/Security/Driver/Housekeeper
Wonderful position in a very beautiful but rural part of South West France.
The small six-bedroom chateau is the holiday home of overseas owners. The family of five, which includes 3 adult children, currently use the property an average of 12 weeks during a year, mostly summer months and Christmas. Set in 40 hectares of land, with wonderful cycle rides, shooting and walking for people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.
This is a “lifestyle position” living in rural French countryside, but “on duty “ when the owners and their family are in residence. Outside these times generally maintaining and caring for the grounds and gardens, keeping the Chateau clean and aired and ensuring security of the property.
Duties between the couple will be general housekeeping – maintaining a clean interior and dealing with the laundry and shopping when the owners are in residence.
No specific cooking duties are required as the lady of the house loves to cook, but general kitchen assistance and help with occasional dinner parties is expected.
There are 3 acres of formal gardens with large areas of lawns, hedges and roses which must be maintained to a high standard.
You will need to drive the tractor to cut large areas of grassland, chainsaw work, strimming and caring for a potager and orchard. There is a pool and tennis court, the pool has a maintenance contract which will need supervising. Other duties will include caring for garden furniture, maintaining the 2 cars, doing the airport run and managing petty cash and household bills. Liaising with the owners by email and arranging local contractors when needed. DIY skills essential for the day to day routine maintenance of the property.
Lovely 2 bedroom house on the estate, with its own garden area. It is essential that the couple enjoy a rural lifestyle, are self sufficient and self directing and have previous experience working in domestic service. There are no pets on the property but a dog/cat is welcome.
Salary commensurate to experience WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH ESSENTIAL. Both must drive due to rural location. (REF HU1556) Current couple of nine years highly recommend.
HOLLAND PARK, LONDON
HOLLAND PARK -LONDON
Live in or Live out
Housekeeper- Family Cook
We have a lovely family of four looking for a housekeeper/ family cook. Open to either live out or live in candidates.
This is a Monday to Friday role . You will be responsible for all areas of housekeeping which will include dusting, hoovering, general housekeeping, laundry, ironing, changing the beds and running errands along with the online grocery shopping. A cleaner attends the house twice a week to do the deep cleaning. A daily nanny is also employed.
Along with the housekeeping the family would like you to cook four times a week. Cooking for twins aged 3 ½ years old and the parents. They are looking for someone who is a good cook and will cook simple healthy family meals and confident to cook a variety of cuisines.
This is a respectful family to work for and you will be made to feel very welcome.
Own small bedroom and bathroom provided if you choose to live in.
It is essential that you have a minimum of 5 years experience working within a family home and checkable references.
Salary in the region of £48-50,000 Gross but negotiable. Daily working hours to be discussed depending on the successful candidates requirements. (HU3992)
MARLBOROUGH - WILTSHIRE
RESIDENTIAL - HOUSEKEEPER/COOK/DRIVER
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)
Experienced, full-time, live in person to work with an existing domestic couple and other household team members including a House Manager, Chef and Nanny.
The family consists of two principals, four children and a small dog.
The property is used for weekends, holidays and during Christmas.
Between you, the following responsibilities would be shared:
Heavy housekeeping such as changing lightbulbs, changing plugs and cleaning internal windows.
Cleaning outside areas/furniture
Household maintenance/handy person duties
Serving the family both informal & formal dinner settings
Driving the principals when required
Assisting with overseeing the contractors
Washing, laundry and ironing to a high standard
Maintaining inventories for housekeeping supplies
Assisting with chef with washing up, preparing light snacks, juices, and smoothies
Ad hoc tasks and errands as required
We need the kind of applicant who is willing to learn and be trained in this families likes and dislikes and a person that will work well in a small team, and who takes pride in their work.
A hardworking, “like to produce results,” hands on, person with a very good eye for detail, who is diligent and reliable. Able to use your initiative and a person who likes to contribute - striving for perfection.
A good level of both written and spoken English is essential as is driver who must be a very confident driver and ideally technically savvy too. DBS check will be required, with excellent references.
Monday - 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 8:00 - 16:30
Friday - 10:30 - 21:30
Saturday - 13:00 - 22:30
Sunday - 12:00 - 21:00
Excellent self-contained accommodation and salary (Circa £40,000) are on offer for this lovely long-term client of ours.
WINKFIELD -WINDSOR BERKSHIRE
Part time residence of Overseas employers, used 3-4 times per year for up to 2 weeks at one time.
The property is 6 bedroom and stands in beautiful gardens. A full time live in housekeeper is already employed, this is newly created vacancy to allow for a housekeeper to always be present in the house, hence essential that you are a good team player. Gardening staff are also employed, but they do not live on site.
Duties will be all day to day housekeeping tasks, cleaning, washing and ironing, food preparation, simple cooking occasionally and informal table service. When the principal is in residence there may be guests in small numbers, so a polite, welcoming manner is required. A simple uniform of black trousers and white shirt will be required.
When the principal is not in residence the daily working hours are 8am to 4pm, but when in residence longer daily hours will be required and time off in lieu will be taken. Weekly time off will be arranged between the 2 housekeepers. There is a very small dog, so essential that you are dog friendly.
SALARY £35,000 Gross per annum, own bedroom and bathroom, with shared kitchen and sitting room. Fluent English and ASAP Start.
An experienced traditional House Keeper is required for a large Country House near Wimborne. The house is occupied for around four months a year
Working under the House Manager/Butler and alongside other housekeeping staff duties would include the following:
· Ensuring the house is fully prepared for the family and guests
· Laundry, washing, drying and ironing of clothes, household linens and towels
· Cleaning all rooms to include vacuuming, making beds, dusting and polishing to professional standards and care of furniture and antiques.
· Shopping and general errands
· Helping to serve food and drink
· Looking after employers, guests and pets.
Hours generally would be based around the working week though there would be some weekend requirement when the family are in residence.
Previous experience of working on a Private Estate is desirable though full training would be given. Live out candidates are preferred though live in ones would be considered if the right person.
SALARY dependant on experience – 2 days off per week, driver with own car essential.
Cleaner/ housekeeper required for large, very busy family home in Kensington. The property is over six floors with no lift so essential that you are physically fit and healthy to manage the stairs. This is a large 6 bedroom family home with 3 young children, ( 2 additional children visit too) mum is also very hands on with the children, but you must be child friendly.
You will work closely with the senior housekeeper, tasks being split between you to avoid confusion, have a calm, quiet personality, lots of energy, be very discreet, professional, warm and friendly, but at the same time respectful of the principals privacy and be a good team player.
Previous experience of working in a family home is required, you must show great attention to detail, have previous experience of high end laundry ( lots of ironing) and tip top cleaning. You will be asked to polish shoes, assist with packing and unpacking, and a willingness to assist with food preparation for the children would be welcomed and you may be asked to run errands occasionally or collect a child from school. You will be required to work some Sundays and will be asked to accompany the family to their other homes in Europe during some school holidays. Driver preferred
Virginia Water, Surrey
A highly professional and experienced housekeeper is required for a family of four, with two children who are at boarding school during the week based in a large 5 -bedroom property in Virginia Water, Surrey. We require a housekeeper who is meticulous with great attention to detail. You will be responsible for the day to day cleaning, including dusting, hoovering, and general housekeeping. You will also be required to manage the laundry and ironing as well as assist with the children’s wardrobe. This is a large property with 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, drawing room, family room as well as a large pool, gym, and spa, thus an energetic and self-motivated candidate is essential for this role. Additionally, we require a candidate with service skills who can work in a front of house role, meeting and greeting guests, serving at table, assisting the chef with service, etc.
It is essential that you are pet friendly as the family have four dogs ( one medium size and 3 small) and you will be required to assist with pet care, especially when the family are away.
There is another daily housekeeper employed as well as a chef and gardener, so teamwork is a must. Previous private house experience is essential along with longevity in previous roles. All found separate 1 bed accommodation provided in separate lodge. Driver essential. 5-day working week, 10am to 7pm with a break during the day is encouraged. Negotiable salary based on experience.
WASHINGTON DC - USA
WASHINGTON DC -USA
Monday to Friday
8am start – 4pm finish.
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Housekeeping/Laundry Experience, Dog Lover, Friendly, Flexible, well presented. Good level of spoken English.
We are looking for a candidate with previous private house experience who has excellent attention to detail, who is proactive, a dog lover and flexible. The family have recently relocated to USA from London. The apartment is 5,000 sq ft – 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. 2 adults and a teenage daughter. 2 older children attend University and visit from time to time. There are 3 dogs, but no dog walking is required.
Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience. 2 days off per week. Average 40 hrs per week. ASAP Start. Driver not required. (HU3941)
GARDENER- HANDYPERSON-HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK- DRIVERS
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS – Flexible proactive couple with experience working for a busy family.
Genuine Animal and country lovers. Child friendly. Long term, family oriented, team players. BOTH must drive. Willing to work weekends.
Family of 6 are looking for an energetic, proactive, and dedicated couple who have a long term vision for their next role. Candidates must have a flexible and cheerful approach to work, be fond of children and animals and share a genuine love for countryside living.
This is a busy, but very well organised and structured household with four school-age children between 14 & 4 years old (eldest is at boarding school) A long term couple who will share the daily running of their home and gardens in the Meon Valley, Hampshire.
Grounds/General Household responsibilities
Working week: 5 days inc. weekends ( Days off Tuesday & Wednesday with a weekend off every 6 weeks).
Accom 3 bed cottage with own garden provided next door. All bills included (except Wi-Fi)
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ASAP Start. (HU3938)
RESIDENTIAL COOK-/CHEF/LIGHT HOUSEKEEPER Highgate, London N6 full time 5 DAY WEEK.
Essential Requirements -Very good nutritional background in Gluten and fat free cooking and baking and able to cater to special diet.
Long Term Hutchinson’s client with a very large, high-tech, and modern apartment in Highgate is looking for a super nutritionally experienced Cook/Chef.
A daily housekeeper of many years is employed and a Household Manager.
The client travels a great deal and is away for approximately 4/5 months each year.
Our client is looking for an experienced special diet chef/cook who is familiar with gluten and dairy free, low-fat diet.
Duties will include, provisioning, taking total care of the kitchen and producing a very good level of simple, but well-cooked and nicely presented dishes, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The client enjoys fish and fresh vegetables, with pulses, black rice, and quinoa salads etc.
You will provide one main evening meal, occasionally a very light lunch. The client likes to have home baked cakes available for visitors and so you will need to have experience baking with different types of flour – gluten free and low fat.
You will be required to care for the kitchen to an immaculate standard. Some light housekeeping duties required. This job involves weekend work, however the lady travels for between 4 to 6 months of each year and then weekends off may be taken.
The working hours will be approx. 11.30 to 7pm when the client is in residence, unless a dinner party is planned and then time off in lieu to be taken. Excellent salary negotiable for the right person together with a really lovely 2 bedroom apartment. ASAP START (HU3573)
THIRSK - NORTH YORKSHIRE
THIRSK - NORTH YORKSHIRE
40-45 hrs per week -5 days Monday to Friday
8/9am start – 4/5pm finish.
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Housekeeping/Laundry Experience, Dog Lover, Friendly, Flexibility to cover an odd wend during the year and attention to detail, well presented. Team player. Driver with own car essential.
A superb position for our long-term clients, working on a large Country Estate approx 4 miles from Thirsk, North Yorkshire. We are looking for a candidate ideally with previous private house experience who has excellent attention to detail, who is proactive, a team player and flexible. The current housekeeper of 8 yrs has recently been promoted to Housemanager but will work alongside the new housekeeper.
Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience. 2 days off per week. Average 40-45 hrs per week. Start and finish times are flexible depending on individual needs. ASAP Start. Driver essential due to the location. (HU3924)
9-5pm- Monday to Friday
Essential Requirements – Previous Experience working in a large family home. Ability to manage the household. Good communication skills. Great attention to detail, experience with fine Art, fine fabrics and Antiques. Household and personal Laundry and wardrobe management. Team Player with a happy, friendly disposition. Child and dog friendly. Strictly Non Smoker.
Long term position for an experienced family sole housekeeper who enjoys working in a small team. This is a family of four which includes 2 school age children, one at home and one at boarding school-- a full time nanny is employed.
Both principals work full time so look for a housekeeper who really understands how a home should run. You will be responsible for cleaning, washing and ironing, making and changing beds -wardrobe management and arranging dry cleaning and errands.
This is a large home, with many stairs, so essential that you are fit and energetic, with previous long term references and experience. It is essential that you have previous experience working in a private family home and have experience of special finishes, cleaning and caring for silver, antiques and fine fabrics.
The average working day will be 9-5 pm but with a degree of flexibility. You must enjoy working with children. Flexibility, a happy disposition, good team player and being part of the family for the long term is essential.
Most important is a happy, flexible, energetic person, who takes pride in their work, with a good level of English looking for a long term position. Simple uniform will be required.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE – 2 days off per week. Driver not required. Non smoker essential (HU3878)
Notting Hill, London
An experienced housekeeper has been placed with a private client based in Notting Hill. The candidate and client are looking forward to working together, a top salary was achieved.
Ascot / Windsor -Berkshire
An experienced and flexible housekeeper has been placed with a private client based in Berkshire.
The candidate will have a varied role and is very much looking forward to the position.
South Kensington, London
An experienced, proactive housekeeper has been placed to work in this private 6-storey residence in South Kensington.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping of the property.
The candidate and client are looking forward to working together, a top salary was achieved.
Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire
A country loving housekeeper / companion has been placed at this lovely country house in Hampshire.
The housekeeper will have a varied role which will include acting as a friend / carer to a young woman with learning difficulties as well as all housekeeping duties.
The family and candidate are looking forward to working together.
Lovely accommodation and a top salary was achieved.
An experienced senior daily housekeeper has been placed at a part-residence in London.
The candidate will have a varied role and will be required to manage various tasks and duties.
Both the candidate and client are looking forward to working together.
A top salary was achieved.
South Kensington, London
An experienced private housekeeper / laundress has been placed with a private family based at their 5-story property.
The housekeeper will be responsible for running the residence on a daily basis while ensuring the property is in immaculate condition.
A top salary was achieved.
Nr Framlingham, Suffolk
An experienced domestic couple has been placed at a private residence in Suffolk.
The couple will have a variety of duties including housekeeping, gardening, and security.
A beautiful accommodation and top salary was achieved.
Hutchinsons has successfully placed an experienced domestic couple at a part-residence in London.
The couple will be required to fulfill various household duties and are looking forward to their new role.
A top salary was achieved.
Hutchinsons has placed an experienced daily housekeeper at a private residence in Buckinghamshire.
The housekeeper will be responsible for maintaining this large formal residence to extremely high standards.
A top negotiable salary was achieved and both the candidate and client are looking forward to working together.
An experienced daily housekeeper/laundress has been placed in this new position based in Knightsbridge.
The housekeeper will be required to maintain this large five storey property to very high standards.
The candidate will receive a top salary and is looking forward to this position.
Nr Reading, Berkshire
An experienced head housekeeper has been placed in this new position working as part of team caring for a beautiful estate near Henley on Thames.
The client and candidate are looking forward to working together.
Holland Park, London
A flexible and professional daily housekeeper has been placed with a longstanding client in London.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day tidying of this lovely 5-bedroomed property.
A top salary was agreed and the candidate is looking forward to this new position.
An experienced daily housekeeper has been placed with a family of three based in Berkshire.
The housekeeper will be completely responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping as well as some food preparation.
The housekeeper will work a flexible schedule.
A top negotiable salary was agreed and the candidate is very much looking forward to the position.
Hutchinsons placed a traditional housekeeper with this UHNW family with small children and their nanny.
The family have a hectic lifestyle and a very high expectation.
The housekeeper was required to have exceptional housekeeping skills to include care of fine fabrics, antiques and very precious artefacts and needed to be attentive, punctual and always one step ahead of the game.
An excellent and above-average salary was achieved.
Long-standing Hutchinsons client with multiple homes, required a new couple to manage the rural estate in Norfolk, as the preceding Hutchinson's couple returned to their home country after 9 years in the job.
The couple were required to care for both the main house and the grounds and be capable of the daily running and management of a large property.
Good management and communication skills were required as well as being totally hands-on. The couple achieved a top package and lovely accommodation.
Hutchinsons placed a residential housekeeper and cook in this large newly refurbished, formal, high tech residence.
The housekeeper needed to be extremely capable, forward-thinking, experienced and immaculate with great attention to detail, with experience with fine fabrics, silver, fine china and glass and a thorough knowledge of how to care for these items.
Although the initial vacancy was for one person, the client also recruited the housekeeper's husband on a part-time basis.
An excellent salary and accommodation were achieved.
An experienced Nanny was placed by Hutchinsons with this young, very busy family with six children.
Good quality accommodation and excellent salary achieved.
Hutchinsons placed a very experienced domestic couple with excellent management and hands-on skills for this part residence estate in rural Hampshire.
The client requested that the couple, in addition to normal domestic duties would have strong equestrian skills, which was achieved.
An excellent salary was provided.
Long term Hutchinsons client employed a very experienced housekeeper and laundress on a live-out basis.
The role required an autonomous self-sufficient housekeeper capable to run and manage the household on a daily basis.
The applicant was required to have a very calm and quiet personality to allow for a very peaceful environment for the principals working from home.
Excellent salary provided and both the client and candidate are very happy.
Hutchinsons successfully placed an experienced Cook/ Housekeeper/ Companion into this lovely position with a long-standing Hutchinsons client.
The applicant was adaptable, caring and had extensive private service experience.
An excellent salary was negotiated for the candidate.