Live In Chef & House Manager Couple Job

Location Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Sector Catering & Hospitality
Job Role Chef
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £35,000-£40,000 GPA
Job Number  48623
Created 10 August 2018

Live In Chef & House Manager Couple Job Isle of Man


Greycoat Lumleys' client are seeking a Chef and House Manager due to the retirement of our longstanding Husband & Wife team after 20+ years. We are looking for an experienced Chef and House Manager to join a small, friendly and diverse team at a unique 5* establishment on the Isle of Man.


This is a small centre offering Weekend Workshop Retreats, Spa Days, small Corporate/Private Events and guest accommodation.




Already renowned island wide for our delicious home cooked dishes, our client wishes to retain their reputation for excellence in offering wholesome, healthy and attractive dishes and beautiful desserts. You will prepare your own menu of dishes to suit the different aspects of the business, whether it be more formal dining during a private event, buffet supper or light lunches and salads on spa days.


You must be able to cater for a wide variety of dietary requirements, inclusive, but not exhaustive of; vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten free, nut & fish allergies, dairy intolerance.




  • Formal cooking for up to 16 guests

  • Buffet preparation for up to 25 guests

  • Breakfast preparation

  • Menu planning

  • Grocery ordering/shopping

  • Be compliant with health and safety rules

The successful applicant must have a friendly, approachable attitude and work well with other members of the team.



House Manager


To oversee a small team of cleaners and waiting staff and work with them to ensure a high level of customer service for guests and a high standard of cleanliness throughout the property. The role will involve day to day upkeep of the main house and guest accommodation (12 rooms in total).


This is a front of house position demanding outstanding customer service and client interaction in that you will be the main point of contact for guests during weekend workshops and over the lunch period on spa days.


Applicants should have an easy-going, positive, friendly, courteous and professional attitude and be dedicated to exacting standards.





  • Managing housekeeping/cleaning/waiting on team

  • Licensor for the premises

  • Day to day cleaning and smooth running of main house & accommodation

  • Meet & greet customers

  • General cleaning duties

  • Staff rota

  • Liaise with office staff to ensure the preparation for and smooth running of events

  • Pool maintenance


Organisational and good management skills will be invaluable in this diverse role. Experience in the hospitality industry is essential as well as some basic computer skills.


Our client offers an exceptional working environment, within a great established team who together have created a supportive, friendly tight dynamic, where everyone is hands on. They strive to help each other for the greatest outcome for their clients and reputation and believe this also makes for a harmonious work environment. With fantastic rural views and a tranquil setting, our client believes they are offering something quite unique to the right candidates.



Accommodation: Your own cottage awaits you in the grounds. The accommodation is inclusive of utilities and wifiSmall well-behaved pet may be considered.


Holiday: 2 days off per week & 25 days holiday per annum


Work day/ hours: Will fluctuate dependent upon when the events are running but for the main part, days off will generally be Monday & Tuesday.


Salary: Very competitive


Job Number: 48623



Consultant: Lesley Jones –


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