Live in Senior Housekeeper / Cook Job

  • Sector: Housekeeping
  • Function: Live-In Housekeeper/Cook
  • Contact: Vicky Smith
  • Contact Phone: +442072339950
  • Start Date: As soon as the right person is found
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £45,0000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 113939
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Live in Housekeeper/Cook job, Oxfordshire.

A lovely client of Greycoat Lumleys is seeking an experienced Housekeeper/Cook to assist them in their weekend country home. The family have young children and employ a nanny, although you must be child-friendly and happy to do occasional babysitting. They have additional staff that work at the property also.The family would like to find someone who enjoys being in the kitchen and cooking healthy nutritious meals, The principal is happy to present recipe ideas and discuss menus in advance. 

The family like to have guests visit from time to time so the right person needs to be confident to cook for up to 10 guests. Ideally, you will have good house management skills whilst still willing to be hands-on with housekeeping duties, ensuring the house is guest-ready for the weekend. The role is approximately a 50/50 split between cooking and housekeeping. The family are also looking for someone who will be happy to join them on holiday to cook. 


  • Housekeeping to a high standard including Laundry and Ironing

  • Cooking fresh healthy meals

  • Occasionally cooking meals for the children

  • Shopping for groceries and stock-taking

  • Managing the household including contractors

  • Running errands

  • Strong cooking skills

  • Experience cooking for dinner parties

  • House management skills

  • Organised with the ability to prioritise important tasks first

  • Good service skills

  • Great attention to details

Flexibility is key for this role, the ideal candidate will be discreet, trustworthy and understand boundaries, good communication skills and the ability to work well with others is paramount for this role. 

Separate Accommodation:1 bedroom cottage separate to the main house, partners and pets welcome

All bills included

Days: Thursday - Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday off)

House: 45 hours/week

Start date: As soon as the right person is found / Early 2024

Salary: £45,000 Gross per annum, negotiable depending on experience

Consultant to contact Vicky Smith 

Job Number 113939 

If you are not already registered with Greycoat Lumleys and you wish to be considered please email you CV to