Live In Cook Assistant Housekeeper or Couple Job Nr. Edinburgh Scotland

Location Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  48478
Created 11 May 2018

Live In Cook Assistant Housekeeper or Couple Job Nr. Edinburgh Scotland


Greycoat Lumleys client are seeking a Cook to provide a high quality Cooking Service for the Principals (a couple) and to also assist the Private Housekeeper in ensuring that the Private Quarters are kept impeccably clean and secure at all times. This is an exceptional location and great opportunity to live close to Edinburgh.


Main Duties:

  • To undertake high class cooking for the Principals on a daily basis. To cook for their family and friends as needed. This will include the Family Christmas visit, Edinburgh Festival and Shooting parties, Spring and Autumn lunches for up to twenty guests. There is also an arrangement for the private cook to provide lunches and teas for a shooting syndicate four times a year and occasionally for charity lunches.


  • To ensure that all private kitchens are kept clean and tidy at all times.


  • To maintain stock records, accounts and receipts of all relevant transactions.


  • To assist the Private Housekeeper on a daily basis in ensuring that the private quarters are kept clean and ordered at all times. To cover the daily tasks when the Private Housekeeper is off duty. Housekeeping tasks will include cleaning of fire places, vacuuming, dusting, bed making, washing ironing of table linen and the care of china, crystal and silver.


  • To assist in looking after the Principals personal laundry, ironing and dry cleaning requirements.


  • To liaise with the Private Housekeeper to provide care for the dogs when the Principal is unable to do so.


  • To maintain a good and co-operative relationship with all staff working at the property to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the house, the estate and the business.


  • To take on other duties as assigned by the Principal or their representatives. This will include driving to and collecting from the airport, collecting newspapers and opening and closing shutters when the Caretaker and Private Housekeeper are off duty or as required every other weekend.


The Private Housekeeper stands in for the Cook/Assistant Housekeeper on her days off and when she is on holiday. Equally the roles are reversed when the Private Housekeeper is on holiday. This role may also be suitable for a couple where the partner will work in the gardens and carry out odd jobs around the estate.



Responsible Consultant: Lesley Jones


Job Number: 48478


Start Date: July/August 2018


Hours: 40 hrs per week


Days: 5 days per week to include some weekends


Accommodation: 2 bedroom cottage within the estate inclusive of council tax



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