Housekeeper / Cook Job

Location York, Yorkshire and the Humber, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  51007
Created 14 February 2019

Housekeeper / Cook job live in – Near Ampleforth North Yorkshire 

(51007) Our client is looking for an experienced Housekeeper / Cook to work in a informal, large, rural family home.


This is a wonderful property set in a beautiful rural location.  Part of the land is farmed with live stock you will need to be a country person who does not mind mucking in, and be comfortable around country pursuits. The applicant must be professional, discreet but can also fit into this informal family home.


The home is new build in a traditional style which has 7 bedrooms, although only one is used daily, unless there are visiting friends which is quite regular. They have 2 older children who no longer live at home full time but do visit regularly.


Duties include:

Day to day cleaning and tidy up - It is important to the family that the home is always tidy, especially if they have been out all day.

Laundry & Ironing

Prepping supper (clients usually cook it), occasional Dinner party cooking - a variety of cooking skills essential with a good nutritional knowledge, they like healthy options and a wide knowledge of eclectic/ exotic dishes would be advantageous 

Household administration 

Shopping weekly and online 

Preparing guest rooms

Dog walking although usually done by the owners or the out door worker 

Keeping second property clean and tidy in Harrogate usually every other week

Driver essential own car an advantage

Running errands


The family do travel on a regular basis so having someone within the property is important whilst they are away, there is another employee  living on  site.

The family are looking for someone who can manage their own time, be proactive, use their initiative and not have to be micro managed.


A 2 bed flat (all new) will be provided – electric and heating plus water paid for by the employer. Sorry no pets or dependants


This is mostly a Monday to Friday role, 9 to 5.30 with the possibility of two Saturdays mornings a month and available for dinner parties the applicant must be flexible and happy living in a remote location.


£24,500+ gpa


Contact Laura Harrall North of England office 01298 600 414


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