Live In or Out Housekeeper Job for Private Home in the Lake District

Location Scotland
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Housekeeper
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  46037
Created 03 October 2017

Live In or Out Housekeeper Job for Private Home in the Lake District



Greycoat Lumleys' clients are seeking a reliable and experienced Housekeeper for a private home in the Lake District. The principals are an elderly couple who require someone to assist with the smooth running of their home. As part of the role you’d be overseeing the cleaner who is there twice a week. The property is in a beautiful setting just outside a town with lots of activities and perfect for outdoor pursuits and with a strong sense of community.


Applicants must be able to drive with their own car due to the rural location. There is simple cooking involved, as much as the cooking is straightforward you must be confident in the kitchen. There are dinner parties but an outside caterer covers the cooking. There would be the need to assist with the table and clearing everything away etc.


This role will suit someone who is self-sufficient, able to see when things needs to be done and with a great pride in your work. A calm manner and a sense of humour is key.


Duties Include:


  • Keeping the property in order – tidying and cleaning

  • Ensuring the principals are well catered for – i.e. tea/coffee any other everyday conveniences

  • Preparing the house for guests

  • Laundry

  • Shopping for food and all household supplies

  • Dog walking twice a day – ensuring the welfare of the dogs

  • Letting the chickens in and out each day

  • Preparing 3 meals per day – simple dishes – light breakfast, soup and a sandwich lunch and light supper

  • Driving the principals for appointments

  • There may be other requirements as and when required



Accommodation: Studio apartment with a separate kitchen and bathroom. Parking space also provided and a small garden.


Pets: Welcome within reason


Hours/Days: There would need to be some flexibility – days off will be covered by someone else.

This would be agreed as the process progresses.


Salary: Excellent for the right candidate


Job Number: 46037



Consultant: Lesley Jones


Start: October 2017




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