Couple or Indvidual- Cook/Housekeeper Job

Location United Kingdom
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Household Staff
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  52450
Created 02 May 2019

Couple or Individual - Cook and Housekeeper Job


Greycoat Lumley’s client are seeking an experience couple for their Estate in Stranraer, Scotland. The current couple are leaving after being with the family for 4 years. The Estate is overlooking a Loch with stunning views and a strong sense of local community in the area. There are other members of staff working on the Estate so a good amount of company and not too isolated.


The Principals are flexible on this role also being suitable for a single Housekeeper and Cook the role does not need to be for a couple. Therefore a Housekeeper or Cook can apply without a partner.


Cook Duties Include:

  • To provide excellent family cooking for a household with 2 children

  • A high standard of dinner dining for private and corporate guests, e.g. shooting lunches and dinner parties.

  • During the Tea Room opening season, liaise with the Tea Room Manager on a daily basis to ensure an adequate provision of fresh cooking and baking.

  • Menu and food planning in the house e.g. with the freezers, and for the tea-room.

  • Food ordering

  • Weekly meeting with the Principal to plan menus and diaries for the family and event meals

  • Liaise with Estate Office on a fortnightly basis regarding receipts etc.


  • Monitor costings of menus and provision to the Tea Room to assist with pricing

  • Providing food for the guests in the holiday cottages

  • Responsible for the hygiene and maintenance of the kitchens


Housekeeper Duties:

  • Housekeeper / domestic cleaning to a high standard for the large main house

  • Cleaning and care of antiques

  • Shopping

  • Laundry

  • Provision of security for the house

  • Household management, e.g. dealing with contractors and work men when required

  • Management of other cleaners

  • Housekeeping and cleaning supervision of 5 holiday cottage lets

  • Occasional front of house service for corporate events, weddings, sporting parties and future house opening

  • Driving

  • Babysitting and child-minding, including occasional sleep overs



Cook - The position will be based on a 37½ hour week and when there are visitors or shoot parties it will be 6 day split shift week 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break including Saturdays and may include working up to 2 weekends per month.

Housekeeper - The position is based on a 37½ hour, 5 day week 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break including Saturdays with one Saturday off per month. Occasional evening work may be required for special functions from time to time.


Job Number: 52450


Salary: Competitive


Start: ASAP


Accommodation: Cottage provided with Council Tax paid by the Principals – A family is very welcome

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