Live in Housekeeping / Cook job in Hove East Sussex

Location South of England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £30,000-35,000
Job Number 43777
Created 12 April 2017

Live in Housekeeper / Cook required in Hove Start August Salary £ 30k Gross Per annum (Approx £450 npw)

( 43777 ) Lovely family with 1 resident teenage daughter need a housekeeper for their beautiful 6 bed town house on the beach. Their current housekeeper is leaving to pursue other interests. She was placed by us with the family and would recommend them. This is their main base during term time, during the holidays the family moves to their other residences. They are a creative family and family time is very important to them, as is peace and quiet when working at home. You need to be sensitive to their needs and know when to give them space. 


It is essential that you are incredibly organised, positive, a self-starter and able to work on your own initiative. A sense of humour is a plus. They are an informal family and are looking for someone who can fit in with them.


Duties to include:

  • Hands on cleaning, washing and ironing to a high standard

  • Running the house, dealing with contractors and tradespeople.

  • House and pet-sitting of two cats and walking a German Shepherd dog.

  • Food and household shopping and some cooking. The Principals are keen cooks and into healthy eating.

  • Flower arranging and care of house plants.

  • Flexibility during School term times is of utmost importance. School run in the morning and pick up. Also occasional sole charge as needed during term-time. The principals are in London from Thursday night to Friday evening and in busy periods on other nights too. Occasional organizing and driving of daughter and dog on Friday after school and picking up on Sunday nights when the family are spending the weekend at their farm which is 45 minutes from Hove.

  • During most school holidays the family is not in residence so the working week will be overseeing the maintenance of the house and routine cleaning only.

  • Must be Computer proficient, able to deal with emails and on-line shopping as needed. The family diary is on-line so you will need to liaise with the principals for the school diary and appointments etc.


Partners and pets cannot be accommodated.

Driving essential and a car is available.


Hours  Monday – Friday approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility, occasional help at weekends.

Accommodation  1 bed self contained basement flat with own entrance.

Salary  £30k Gross per annum

Starts   August- Interviewing now

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros

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