Live in Housekeeper job in Beaminster, Dorset

Location South West England
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £25,000-30,000
Job Number  47347
Created 05 February 2018

Live in Housekeeper required near Beaminster, Dorset Start ASAP

Salary £26k Gross Per annum ( Approx £400 npw)

( 47347 ) Lovely family need a country housekeeper or couple to come and help them with their 8 bed home. This is the family’s main residence. The family are informal and have 3 older children who visit usually on weekends or holidays. Usually just the parents in residence, it will either be very busy or very quiet. We are looking for someone who is able to manage their own time and is flexible and proactive in their working. The house is quite rural so you need to be happy in your own company and enjoy the rural lifestyle.


Duties to include

  • Duties to include hands on cleaning, washing and ironing. The house has few carpets and is mainly wooden and stone floors with rugs, antique furniture and fine paintings.

  • Shopping for the household

  • Household linens, (except for pillow cases) is collected once a week. Most of the washing and ironing is done in-house, husband’s shirts and dry cleaning go to a local cleaner.

  • Ability to cook would be a bonus- namely family cooking, including using the produce of the kitchen garden, making preserves, freezer filling etc. We need you to be able ideally to plan, shop and cook weekly menus

  • Dog walking and Pet sitting of 3 dogs when the family are away.


Partners and pets will be considered. But please no cats. The role can be extended to a couple role, where the further duties will be helping when the family entertain, meeting and greeting guests, serving pre dinner drinks and helping serve food and wine during dinner. Also handyman duties, cleaning cars, setting fireplaces, gardening and dealing with the rubbish.  

Driving essential, Must have own car but car provided for work purposes


Hours 5 day week, days off during the week but 1 weekend off per month, approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility

Accommodation  1 bed newly renovated flat

Salary  £26k Gross per annum

Starts ASAP

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros

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