Live In Housekeeper / Caretaker / Cook job

Location South West England, UK
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  50330
Created 01 November 2018

Live in Housekeeper / Caretaker / Cook required part time  ( Average of 15 hours per week off season) in Newquay Start ASAP Salary £13,520- £15,937

( 50330 ) An unusual role in a stunning, beach front residence on the coast of Mawgan Porth, Cornwall! We are looking for an experienced, flexible housekeeper to look after a weekend and holiday residence which is used by the family approximately 9 weeks of the year and is also let out commercially a few weeks of the year.  The role is to maintain the property year round and to clean and cook for the family when they are in residence and also to be point of contact on change over days for the commercial rentals. Liaising with the families PA in London and overseeing local daily contract cleaners and trades people , this will be a ‘Feast & Famine’ role. The house will be very quiet during most of the year when the role will be keeping an eye on the house, documenting maintenance issues and light cleaning,  but very busy when the family are in residence when you will be required to cook and keep the home to very high standards. They are open to you taking additional work as long as you will be available full time when the family are in residence


Duties to include

  • Hands on light Cleaning in conjunction with local daily contract cleaners

  • Cooking for the family when they are in residence- they enjoy fresh healthy, unfussy family style food cooked from scratch.

  • Organising the linen cupboards and storage.

  • Washing and Ironing 

  • Running errands & Shopping for the family and provisioning for their arrival

  • Exterior Maintenance

  • Good with children

  • Keeping a record of maintenance issues and pool maintenance.

  • Overseeing cleaners on changeover days for the commercial rentals and ensuring the house is to the required standard.

  • Receiving deliveries

  • Mowing the Lawn

  • Occasional collection of family members/ guests from the airport ( 10 minutes away)


Driving essential, use of the family car for work related duties. Personal car recommended for own travel and freedom.

Partners are welcome and the role can be extended to include gardening and handyman duties which will be paid in addition. Pets will be considered.


Hours   approx 15 hours average per week off season. You will be required to work full time when the family are in residence, 7 days per week on average 70 hour per week. Accommodation- 2 bed self-contained cottage ( utilities and council tax paid)

Salary   £13,520- £15,937

Starts    ASAP

Consultant to contact ;- Rebecca Liljeros or Kaisha Hastu

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