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Cook / Housekeeper & Gardener Couples Job

Location Ripon, Yorkshire and the Humber, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £30,000-£35,000 GPA
Job Number  49125
Created 17 July 2018

Couples job Ripon North Yorkshire

(49125) Our client is looking for an experienced Couple (full-time Cook / Housekeeper and part-time parner) to help run a busy shooting estate near Ripon North Yorkshire. The role will be full time for a Cook / Housekeeper and part-time for a partner. The role comes with a 3 bed cottage (with kennels), use of a car and the opportunity for the couple to earn additional income during the summer and shooting season.


During the shooting season which runs from August to the end of January, the Cook / Housekeeper will be responsible for running the house as well as catering for the guns. Guests arrive on a Sunday and shoot on a Monday / Tuesday leaving after tea. The Cook will therefore cater for a formal dinner on the Sunday (16). Monday is breakfast, lunch (pack lunch for the moor) tea and formal dinner and Tuesday is breakfast, lunch and tea. Wednesday is then the clear up day. Domestic help is also employed for the housekeeping, cleaning, front of house during the shoots and during the turn around. The Cook will be responsible for menu planning, shopping, budgeting and also the rota for the domestic staff, and generally ensuring that the property is running smoothly.


Out side of the season the property is run as a small B&B and additional holiday let. The couple will be hands on with the running of this, managing the bookings, dealing with booking agents, promoting the business, meeting and greeting guests, preparing breakfast as well as hands on housekeeping and cleaning. There is the opportunity to earn commissions on sales of the B&B as part of the overall package.


The role for the partner is part-time and would suit someone who has experience on an estate. It would be general property maintenance and general maintenance gardening. If they are interested you can also join the shoot as a beater or loader (paid in addition). Additional work may also be found locally to supplement.


This is a relaxed but formal working environment so you need to be able to mix with the rest of the team as well as being able to conduct yourself in a professional and discreet manner with the guests. The Cook / Housekeeper must also be computer literate and able to manage the kitchen and household accounts.


Working hours are full-time for the Cook / Housekeeper and about 10 hour per week for the partner although this will depend on the candidate and their experience and abilities.


£30,000+ gpa + commissions from B&B bookings and day rates for beating / loading (which could amount to an additional £5000 gpa)


3 bed cottage is provided, rent and council tax paid


Car for work and personal use provided (pay own fuel for personal use)


Start anytime from now to August


Paul Wells North of England office 01298 600 414

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