Live in Cook / Housekeeping job in Kensington, London W8

Location London
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £500 nett per week
Job Number 42346
Created 20 March 2017

Live in Cook / Housekeeping job in Kensington, London W8


A Formal household in Kensington are seeking an experienced Cook/Housekeeper to join their team. The family are currently refurbishing a property in Kensington and from March they plan to live between there and Hong Kong. Your role will be based in Kensington and you will NOT be required to travel.


The couple have 3 children at boarding school in the UK and their youngest daughter will live in the property in Kensington fulltime and will be looked after by mum and the Nanny. The couple also employ a Head Housekeeper and 2 fulltime Housekeepers who you will work alongside.


Both mum and dad travel a lot and they will be back and forth between the two countries.

When the family are in residence you will be in charge of all the cooking, although the majority of the time this will just be for mum, youngest daughter and the staff. The family eat a variety of International dishes and often like choosing from recipe books. You must be able to cook a range of cuisines including Asian, Chinese Japanese and more. They are happy for you to follow the recipes. You will be in charge of the kitchen, all ordering of groceries, shopping and stocking of foods, items and utensils.

On occasions when all the family are in residence you must be happy cooking for dinner parties and special occasions.


As the family travel a lot and in all the school holidays, you must be super hands on and able to help pout with all housekeeping duties when not busy in the kitchen and when the family travel. This will typically be in all the school holidays. You will need to assist with the deep cleaning, laundry, ironing, steaming, pressing, errand running, wardrobe management and deliveries.


The ideal candidate must be flexible, as you will have varying hours depending on who is in residence. You will be part of a rota system and the Head Housekeeper will often cover your breakfast shift so that you get appropriate time off to rest. TYPICALLY, your days will start at 6/6.30am and you will only occasionally need to prepare lunch for mum. If not, you will be helping with the Housekeeping or preparing a simple staff meal for the 4 of you. You will need to cook a simple tea for the youngest daughter when she requires it and then dinner for mum in the evening (and/or any other guests/family members).



House: Very Large 4 bedroom home plus a muse house which consists of 2 small separate apartments


Hours: Flexible working days and hours to include weekends when family are in residence. Will be part of a rota system and days will be based around a 12 hour day with 3-4 hour break. When the family are away you will take any time of in Lieu and get lots of down time.

Accommodation: Your own lovely brand new bedroom and bathroom on the basement level of the house with access to the Cinema room.


Salary: £500 net per week


Start: ASAP


Vacancy Number: 42346


Consultant to contact: Dominique Smith

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