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Couple Job

Location Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £25,000-£30,000 GPA
Job Number  53449
Created 15 November 2019

Couple Cook Housekeeper & Driver Maintenance Person


Greycoat Lumleys’ client are seeking a full time Cook Housekeeper and Driver Maintenance Person for their beautiful Castle near Edinburgh. 


This is an exceptional opportunity for the couple to live and work on the Castle’s beautiful grounds. 


The Cook Housekeeper will provide a cooking service to the Principals as well as daily housekeeping duties and also cover when the Housekeeper has days off (2 days).


The Driver Maintenance person will report to the Principal and the Maintenance Manager. 


 Duties for the Cook/Housekeeper

  • Provide Cooking Service for the Principals (2 people)

  • Assist the Private Housekeeper in ensuring that the Private Quarters are kept impeccably clean and secure at all times. (covering housekeeping 2 days per week when the Housekeeper is off)

  • Cook for groups on occasion which support from the Housekeeper

  • Ensure that all private kitchens are kept clean and tidy at all times.

  • Maintain stock records, accounts and receipts of all relevant transactions. Computerised accounts.

  • Housekeeping tasks will include cleaning of fire places, vacuuming, dusting, bed making, washing ironing of table linen and the care of china, crystal and silver.

  • Looking after personal laundry, ironing and dry cleaning requirements.

  • Liaise with the Private Housekeeper to provide care for the dogs when the Principal is unable to do so.

  • To maintain a good and co-operative relationship with all staff working on the estate to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the house and the estate.


Duties for the Driver/Maintenance Person:

  • Driving for the Principals as and when required.

  • Assist the Internal Maintenance Manager with general maintenance within the castle, including electrical repairs where possible, painting and plumbing. Cleaning courtyards and vehicles washing and cleaning also included. Checking faults sheet daily and carry out necessary repairs.

  • House security – closing shutters in the evenings, locking external doors, setting alarm in private quarters if no functions on or as required and every other weekend.

  • Be aware of the fire alarm procedures, emergency exits and fire extinguishers.

  • Working with Housekeeping staff regarding any problems they may encounter in the Castle.


 Job Number:             53499


Start:                            ASAP


Salary:                          £35,000+ gross annual salary + accommodation


Accommodation:        Rent Free 2 bedroom cottage provided (Council Tax is paid by the client – utility bills are covered by the candidate)


Hours: 40 hrs per week

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