Housekeeper / Cook Job

Location UK, South East England, Canterbury
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £35,000 to £40,000 GPA
Job Number  102407
Created 08 August 2022

Live In Cook/Housekeeper near Canterbury and in France. 

An amazing opportunity to spend summers in  the South of France with a swimming pool for you to use! 

Dual European and UK right to visas/ passports a must

A role has become available for a Housekeeper / Cook based in both Canterbury and France. The family are looking to place their beloved long term housekeepers, they have a good record of keeping staff for long periods of time. 

The role will be on a rota system with two days off during the week, sharing with another housekeeper, both housekeepers working weekends. Generally the hours will be 9am -5pm when it is just the couple in residence. When the couple have visitors then, the hours for both Housekeepers with be split with one Housekeeper starting earlier and one finishing later. With this in mind, you should be a great team player, open to being flexible and with a happy, pleasant disposition. 

The property near Canterbury that you will be looking after is a three bedroom house where the couple reside. You will have a car to drive and be given a separate flat or house close to the residence. You will be the only person living in the flat. Bills are not included with this property. They would consider someone with a dog as long as you were able to find care for it when traveling to France or were able to easily travel with it. It should not be an animal that takes you away from your main duties on a regular occasion. 

The property in France is a 6 bedroom house frequently populated in the summer. The couple is more likely to entertain their extended family during this time. The accommodation for this property is a beautiful three bedroom guest house on the estate overlooking the sea. It has its own swimming pool. You would be sharing this accommodation with the other Housekeeper and would not be paying any of the bills. 

You should be someone who loves cooking and is able to follow recipes as needed. Most often you would be cooking some simple meals for the couple however on occasion you will need to cook when the family has guests.  

You will be given a car in the UK and will need to have a clean licence. It would be advantageous if you could drive in France as well. 


  • Cooking
  • Shopping of fresh groceries and re-stocking of house as needed
  • Work with other housekeeper to maintain interior of houses to a high level
  • Supervision of cleaning (and willingness to step in when needed) 
  • Laundry 
  • Running errands of errands 
  • Supervision of contractors 

Remuneration package:  

A flat or house, self contained, in Canterbury

A car

A generous bonus structure

£35,000 - £40,000 GPA each based on experience

Days: 5 days a week with two days off during the week. 

Hours: 40 hours a week, usually 9am-5pm when family is not entertaining.

Start: September / October

Job ID: 102407

Contact: Shannon Anderson (

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