Live in Housekeeping / Cook job in Newbury Berkshire

Location South East England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £30,000-35,000
Job Number 43949
Created 12 April 2017

Live in Housekeeper / Cook required near Newbury, Berkshire Start May Salary £30-34k+GPA

( 43949) Lovely young couple need the help of an excellent switched on housekeeper for their stunning, large 15 bedroom home which they have just moved into and which they will use as a weekend residence. The property has been in the family for many years. Working alongside 2 part time cleaners and a houseman. Due to the property being a new home this is an excellent opportunity for someone who is pro- active in setting up the house, carrying out inventories, making manuals for the house and setting up good systems to ensure it runs efficiently. Good communication skills are essential.

They entertain on a regular basis ( not every weekend) The house will be busier during the shooting season. You must be children and dog friendly-

It is an informal family but expect high standards.


Duties to include

  • Hands on Cleaning , washing and ironing,

  • Care of antiques and fine furnishings

  • Cooking - usually just the couple but you should be confident cooking for dinner party standard for up to 10

  • Day to day running of the house.

  • Shopping and running errands as needed

  • Helping with entertaining- meeting and greeting guests , set the table, serve informally and ensure they and their guests are looked after.

  • Happy to be around two dogs (they live in London during the week)


Partners and pets will be considered. 

Driving essential, car provided for work purposes.


Hours 5 day week- (days off during the week) approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility

Accommodation  Separate 1 bed cottage

Salary  £30-34k+ Gross per annum

Starts May

Consultant to contact ;-Rebecca Liljeros

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