Live in Housekeeping / Cook job in London NW8

Location London
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  43742
Created 17 March 2017

Live in Housekeeping / Cook job in London NW8


A couple and their ten year old son are looking for a top notch Live in Housekeeper to help them out. The house is more formally run, is modern and there is expensive art work to care for. You will have help twice a week from their current part time cleaner (8 hours per day) who you must also manage. Together you must ensure the home runs smoothly and is kept clean at all times. The family also have a small dog that you must be happy to help walk and groom.


Your daily duties will include the shared cleaning, laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, liaising with contractors, handling deliveries, running errands, occasional babysitting and assisting with cooking. The ideal candidate will be discreet, professional, energetic and have high standards.


Mum likes to cook and so typically you will prepare breakfast for the family but in the evenings help mum prepare simple meals. The family also like to eat out a lot and when they entertain they get external caterers in. You may on occasion be required to follow a simple recipe so must be competent at this too, but this is as and when required.


The family like to travel and in the future you may be required to travel with them.


House: 5 Storeys


Days: 5 day week, 7.30am Start

  • Option 1: Tuesday – Saturday (Sunday and Monday off)

  • Option 2: Days off would be Monday afternoon from 12pm, Thursday afternoon from 12pm and the whole of Sunday.


Accommodation: Your own lovely studio apartment with own kitchenette and separate entrance. You will be able to prepare your own meals in your flat.


Salary: £Negotiable


Start: September


Vacancy Number: 43742


Consultant to contact: Dominique Smith


Typical weekly routine (if Option 2):

Monday morning & Thursday morning (until Midday): 7:30am start to unload dishwasher and help with morning duties, clean the ground level floor of the house

Tuesday : full day of work with the help of the part time cleaner (8 hours).

Wednesday : walk the dog, main ironing, help with cooking and cleaning after dinner 

Friday : full day of work with the part time cleaner (8 hours), ironing, help with cooking and cleaning up after dinner 

Saturday: very busy day with tidying up house, helping with cleaning after football and all other sports activities, washing the dog, help with lunch, dinner.

Sunday: Day off