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Live in Housekeeper/Cook job

Location UK, Greater London, St John's Wood
Sector Housekeeping
Job Role Housekeeper / Cook
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £34,000 - £36,000 gross per annum
Job Number  94058
Created 13 July 2021

Live in Housekeeper/Cook job

A family in St Johns Wood are looking for a Live in Housekeeper/Cook to help take care of their homes.

Dad and mum live nearby to each other and the children and family dog live between the two homes. You will work mornings at dads, afternoons at mums.

They also employ two part time housekeepers. One works evenings and the other weekends.

Your daily duties will include:

  • Cleaning/laundry/ironing – you must make a start on the cleaning of dad’s house in the mornings. What you don’t get done at dads house will be taken over by the part time housekeeper in the afternoons. She will also help with ironing and take over from the laundry. You must leave her instructions. Some items do also get sent out to the launderette/dry cleaners.
  • Liaise with the PA- to ensure home runs smoothly. Help her oversee the part time housekeepers. Report broken items to the PA for her to arrange to be fixed and restock household goods. Organise window cleaners, grocery shopping etc.
  • Take the dog with you to mums house in the afternoons and back again in the evenings when you finish work and return to dads house to your accommodation.
  • Family style cooking (at mums house)- they eat a healthy Mediterranean style diet. You must be happy cooking for the occasional informal dinner party. For formal dinner they will hire in a Chef if required. You must be happy to help set the table and serve.

The ideal candidate will be meticulous, presentable, easy going, happy to get stuck in, energetic, flexible, adaptable and a team player.


Dads- 6 bedrooms

Mums – 4 bedrooms

Hours: 5 or 5.5 day week

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 2.00pm (at dads house) & 4.00pm – 7/8.00pm (at mums house)

OR to also include Saturday mornings (at dads house), 9.00am – 12.00pm

Accommodation: Your own lovely private bedroom and bathroom (at dads house) with use of the family’s kitchen

Salary: £34,000 - £36,000 gross per annum

Start: Right person

Vacancy Number: 94058

Consultant to contact: Poppy Disley-May

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