Housekeeper Job

Location Kelso, Scotland, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  50575
Created 05 November 2018

Housekeeper Job Scottish Borders



Greycoat Lumleys’ client are seeking an experienced and reliable Housekeeper for their property in the Scottish Borders. The welcoming family’s home has 7 large bedrooms, the Principals sometimes work from home. The children are at boarding school and at home during holiday time. There are antiques, paintings and silverware so a knowledge of how to look after them is beneficial. The current Housekeeper has been with the family for 7 years which demonstrates their happy relationship.


The Housekeeper must be organised, check the household diary for events each week and be prepared. The household must be kept to a high standard at all times with all the bedrooms ready for the family and guests.


There are also 2 (6 bed and 2 bed) holiday lets that the Housekeeper will do the changeovers for (usually a Friday)


  • Cleaning all areas to a high standard

  • Check property for maintenance

  • Laundry sent out and received

  • Ironing for the family

  • Cooking for the children

  • Cook for dinner parties if the Housekeeper is a keen cook

  • Driving the children



Shoot lunches: Cater for 10 – 12 people 5 times per year

Preparing soup, casserole, cheeses, cake

Set up and clearing down



garden teas: 12 groups per year

Set up and clear down

Preparing tea and cake


Charity event: Once a year – up to 500 visitors



An interest in horses would be an advantage. There are 2 dogs at the property.


There is use of a car for work purposes only


Hours: 9am – 6pm

Monday to Friday

Some weekend work may be required but notice will be given


Start Date: January 2019


Accommodation: 2 bedroom cottage

Stunning wood burning stove in the living room

Newly renovated with communal garden at the back – separate garden can be arranged if required

The utility bills and council tax are covered by the Housekeeper

Suitable for a couple



No Pets preferred


Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those we intend to progress with to the next stage – Thank you for your understanding

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