Live in Head Housekeeping / Cook job near Lewes, East Sussex

Location South East England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £25,000-30,000
Job Number  44872
Created 16 June 2017

Live in Head Housekeeper / Cook required near Lewes East Sussex Start ASAP Salary £26k Gross Per annum ( Approx £400npw)

( 44872 ) Excellent, proactive and experienced Head Housekeeper / Person Friday needed for a stunning busy Manor house in the countryside. It is the family’s main residence but they also host large events during the summer and smaller events during the shoot season.

Other staff are employed and the role will involve overseeing 3 other part time live out housekeepers to keep the house to high standards.


The family are informal yet high profile and have a busy schedule. We are looking for a discreet person with high standards; huge amounts of common sense who would enjoy a varied role in a beautiful location. We need someone confident to lead from the front who is happy to get involved with whatever needs doing and who is happy to be flexible in their working hours when the house is very busy.


Duties to include


  • Hands on Housekeeping, Cleaning , Washing and Ironing ( the bulk of this is done by the housekeepers but you must be prepared to do this when the house is busy.)

  • Hands on managing general upkeep of house and organisation of systems.

  • Bed making

  • Running errands as needed

  • Managing house-guests

  • Occasional assistance with the children if needed ( Nanny employed and Mum is very hands on)

  • Cooking for the family, they enjoy healthy fresh seasonal cuisine cooked from scratch, some batch cooking. Ability to cook game would be an advantage.

  • House sitting and dog sitting ( 3 well behaved dogs) when owners are away.


Partners and pets will be considered. 

Driving essential, Must have own car


Hours 5 day week, weekends on , approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility

Accommodation  1 bed self contained flat

Salary  £26k Gross per annum

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros

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