A relaxed family in Chelsea are looking for a friendly Housekeeper/Cook to be part of their family. This is the family’s second home as they are usually based abroad in West Africa.
The couple have 5 children (youngest is 13) but they are all either abroad studying or at boarding school in the UK and so only visit in school holidays (and occasional weekends). Mum is in London for the first few months of each year until May time but then returns back to West Africa for the remainder of the year, visiting London just 2 weekends a month.
Your job is to look after the home whilst the family are away and you must be flexible with your days of work when the family are in residence. Your duties will include cleaning, laundry, ironing, care of linen, managing wardrobes, running errands, grocery shopping, preparing family style meals (when in residence), reporting maintenance issues, answering the door, handling mail and deliveries and answering the phone.
With regards to cooking - they typically enjoy a variety of cuisines, in particular oriental dishes. You will not be required to do dinner parties.
The ideal candidate will be teen friendly, happy to occasionally babysit and flexible to travel in the future if ever needed. They are looking for longevity. You must drive.
House: 5 bedrooms, 5 storeys
Hours: Flexible – to be managed yourself
Accommodation: Separate 2 bedroom mews apartment. You will have your own bedroom and bathroom with shared living room and kitchen. They employ a driver who lives in the other bedroom.
Salary: £450 - £500 net per week
Driving: You must be able to drive
Vacancy Number: 47845
Consultant to contact: Dominique