Live In Housekeeper Job in East Sussex
Our client is looking for an individual to replace their beloved, long-standing Housekeeper who is retiring. They are looking for someone who is experienced, has demonstrated longevity in their previous roles and is a team player. The family have cultivated a wonderful community of staff that work in and out of the house and they are looking for someone who will fit in seamlessly with this formal, traditional but also warmhearted and friendly team.
The role will include preparing a cooked breakfast on the weekend and some lunches and dinners however the couple eat out a lot and also spend some time in London, so while the cooking should be good English cooking, it is not a large part of the role. This is a shooting estate and there will be shooting parties 4 times a year, staff will come in to cook during this time, likewise with other house parties.
The house is 14 bedrooms, there are two other daily cleaners who come in to support the cleaning of the house. The estate also employs gardeners, grooms and games men. The estate has many staff that have stayed for many years and are quite sociable.
The accommodation is a 2 bedroom cottage on the estate. Housekeepers with partners are encouraged to apply. a well behaved pet is welcome.
As this household goes through busy and quiet periods the client is flexible with hours.
Duties will include:
- Cleaning and tidying
- Washing and Ironing
- Supervising cleaning staff
- Cooking is about 30% of the role
- Driving for errands and shopping (car provided)
As the property is remote, a driver is essential. There is a car for work duties but it would be beneficial to have your own car for your own movement out of the estate.
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 GPA
Days: Thursday to Monday when family is in residence. One weekend off a month.
Accommodation: 2 bedroom cottage- Partners and pets considered once vetted.
Start: When the right person is found
Job ID: 101031
Contact: Shannon Anderson