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 Country Couples  I  Country Housekeepers/ Cook  I  Country Chef/ Butler/ Chauffeur/ Gardener

This vacancy section was last updated on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:38 PM

Couples

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Salary

CSC104846 HK/Cook & Security/Maintenance Couple Oxfordshire October 2020 Start £50-£60kgpa depending on experience
Domestic couple sought for a long term role in 5 bedroom informal home in Oxfordshire with 7 acres. Highly recommended role from previous couple of 7 years. Duties include; preparing healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, running errands, shopping, all housekeeping duties to a very high standard, security, property maintenance and helping with gardening (FT gardener is employed). Role will also including driving duties, shopping and airport runs if required. The cooking will be very important to the principles so the candidate should be an experienced and confident cook. Although the home is very informal, duties must be completed to a very high standard. Couple must work well together and be able to support each other. 2x drivers are a must! Accommodation is a 2 bedroom bungalow with utilities provided, will allow one small dog to accompany. Working day will begin at 8am with evening meal served at 8pm, including breaks in throughout the day after breakfast and lunch. 5 days a week, Wednesday/Thursday off. £50-£60kgpa dependant on experience. October 2020 start. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting Job ref: J36023.

CSC104845 Domestic Couple Oxfordshire ASAP £25kgpa FT role & £12gph PT role
A hard-working, fit and energetic Full Time Groundsman/Maintenance/Estate assistant & Part Time Housekeeper couple sought for a large country estate based in Oxfordshire. A returning Staff of Distinction client is looking for a full-time, flexible Groundsman/maintenance/estate assistant and a flexible part time housekeeper, happy to take on outside work if required alongside her partner with good experience and high standards. You must be physically fit, personable and able to deal with taking instruction. Duties to include acting as security of the property, collecting firewood, mowing of lawns and paths, woodland management, vermin control, hedge trimming, fence and gate installation and maintenance, topping, harrowing, rolling and spraying of pastures, care of hard tennis court, maintenance of property, cleaning and care of three vehicles as well as tractor, mowers, tools and machinery, clearance of leaves in autumn, clearance of snow and ice in winter, maintenance of gravel path and drive, maintenance of the pond, fountain and water trough (all with pumps). General property maintenance and management. All housekeeping to a very high standard which includes all cleaning, hovering, dusting, washing, ironing and changing beds. Outside gardening alongside partner may be required. Care of two horses, two sheep, two dogs and four hens two days per week and when steward on holiday. The family are looking for a couple with the ability to work independently but also deal with contractors should this be required. Fluent English is essential. A couple with their own car is preferred due to the property's remote location however the use of Land Rover for work-related journeys is provided. The family are looking for a country friendly, non-smoking couple to fill this role. Experience of similar tasks are essential when applying for this role. Must have chainsaw and spraying certificate. Other staff employed include part time handyman, part time Gardener and full time estate steward. Working hours for the groundsman is Tuesday to Saturday 8am-5pm but seasonal changes with flexibility to stay later until work is completed and for the housekeeper Tuesday to Friday, 8am – 12pm. Accommodation is a 5 bedroom house with 0.6 Acre garden or 1 bedroom flat, Utilities (to be discussed). 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £25kgpa depending on experience and for the part time housekeeper £12gph. Interviewing now for an end of August start. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting Job ref: J36022.

CSC104844 Domestic Couple Marten Marlborough October 2020 Start £50kgpa
Fit and energetic Maintenance/Driver/Handyman & Cook/Housekeeper Couple sought for 3 bed/3 bath farmhouse in Marten Malborough. A PA, Gardener and 2x PT Housekeepers are already employed so candidates must be able to work well as part of a team. Main duties for Maintenance/Driver/Handyman include; managing contractors, supervision of staff, driving, shopping, running errands, taking care of multiple cars including MOT & servicing, upkeep of water softener and wind clocks, and laying fires. Will need to be computer literate in order to maintain pump house. Will be required to feed ducks and chickens when gardener is away. Working days Monday – Friday with hours being 8.30am-4.30pm. Cook/Housekeeper will be responsible for all downstairs housekeeping, catering for dinner parties, luncheons and private shoot days (September to early new year). Monday – Friday with hours being 9.30am-5.30pm. 2x drivers are a must. Accommodation provided is separate 3 bedroom cottage at the end of the drive, Regret no dependents, pets welcome! Salary £50kgpa. 5 days per week Mon-Fri with occasional weekends. October 2020 start. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting Job ref: J36021

CSC104842 Domestic Couple Sherborne September 2020 start £30kgpa per person
Top couple required for a principals weekend residence in Dorset. The large country house is a Grade I listed building and the employers are looking for an experienced couple to keep the home to a high standard. The housekeeper should be hands on and ensure that the house is immaculate at all times and ready for the principals arrival. There is no cleaning as a full-time cleaner is also employed to help with cleaning and laundry. The principals will often entertain at the weekends, one part of the couple should be a competent Chef/Cook who is confident in cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 15 guests (when entertaining). Front of house duties including setting up the dinner table, serving, and being on hand for the principals and their guests. The ideal couple will be confident in a formal environment. Both members of the couple will be liaising with the principals London staff with regards to their diaries and also dealing with contractors and suppliers. A team of Gardeners are employed at the property, however outside duties are still required such as caretaking, security, general grounds maintenance and animal care including birds, goats and dogs. The principal has two dogs who travel with them, so the couple should be confident around dogs and help walk them when they are in residence. It is essential that both members of the couple drive, as driving duties will include local errands and shopping. Chosen candidates need to be a flexible as the role evolves and open to cover when other staff are off. Working hours are 8am-5pm 5 days per week including weekends. Separate 2 bedroom accommodation is provided. Salary £60kgpa/£900pwn with September start. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J36015.

CSC104840 Domestic Couple Cirencester, Gloucestershire ASAP start Salary – 750npw
Located on rural 26 acres of land and greenery, wonderful easy going employers are looking a hardworking discreet couple to complete a large home with an existing team. The highly recommended employers are looking for a quiet discreet couple with the ability to work as part of a team, using their own initiative with a positive ‘muck in attitude’. With nine bedrooms, and eight bathrooms, the housekeeper will do all general cleaning and cooking duties, working alongside another housekeeper; this will also include bulk-shopping. Helping with dinner parties and tidying up may be required over the weekend on an adhoc basis. The all-rounder will be working part time 30hrs per week taking care of all handyman, general maintenance, maintaining and servicing of cars, security, driving and gardening duties (2 gardeners employed). Shopping, arranging contractors and taking care of the dogs will be required daily and this includes taking them to the vet. The employers have three dachshunds, therefore couple must be pet friendly and willing to walk and look after dogs when the client is away. Working hours and days for the housekeeper are Monday to Friday 9.30 – 5pm and 9.45am – 4.30pm when the family are away. Part time hours for the all-rounder will be around 30hrs per week, these hours are not set and you will be required to be on call as and when required during the 5 day working week. They are looking for an experienced couple to start ASAP. Accommodation provided is a spacious 2-bed cottage with a big master bedroom and bathroom. All utilities are provided for including oil and council tax. Couple will be responsible for TV license and electricity. Cats will be considered, regret no dogs or dependents. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35988.


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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CSHK104841 Live in Housekeeper/ Cook Kent ASAP £450-£475pwn
Accommodating live in Housekeeper/ Cook sought in Kent (ME15). Home to a family of 4, the traditional property is over 300 years old! Due to the large scale of the property, a cleaner is employed to assist the Housekeeper. The chosen candidate will be required to manage the cleaner, carrying out all general housekeeping duties and cook two meals a day. Dinner party standard cooking will also be required for 8-10 people, up to two times each month. Hours will be Mon-Fri, with flexibility to work occasional weekends. Accommodation provided will be a spacious 1 bedroom flat within the grounds, which consists of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. Role to commence in August. Salary: £450-£475pwn. If you are interested in this role please send your CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35968

CSHK104837 Live in Housekeeper Gloucestershire(GL18) ASAP £475pwn (£32,000gpa)
Live in Housekeeper sought in Gloucestershire(GL18). Home to a single employer, the chosen candidate should be very trustworthy, friendly and have lots of energy. Role duties will include; laundry, bed making, general tidying, food shopping and running errands. The principle is a keen cook, however assistance with meal preparation will be required. Due to the location, a driver is essential. This position would suit an individual who has a love for the outdoors and enjoys picking berries to make jam! Accommodation; self-contained flat with separate entrance. The flat can either be furnished or unfurnished. Pets welcome. A part time cleaner and gardener are employed. Hours: 50 hours a week Mon- Fri, however the candidate should be flexible to work occasional weekends with days off during the week and arranged in advance. Salary: £475pwn (£32,000gpa). Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this role please send your CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35984

CSHK94837 Live-in Housekeeper Walton on Thames ASAP £500pwn (£34,663gpa)
HNW professional seeking a highly experienced live-in Housekeeper in Walton on Thames. Main duties will include; high standard cleaning, general household duties (emptying dishwasher etc), caring for valuable items and fine furniture, bed making, laundry, ironing and stock taking of household products. The chosen Housekeeper must have good organisational skills, be discrete, respectful, kind and security conscious. Someone who enjoys their work and is looking to commit to a long-term role is key. Must be dog and cat friendly, will be required to feed the cat each day. A Tagalog speaking candidate is highly desirable. Hours: Mon- Fri 6am – 6pm (with a break during the day) and Saturday morning for 3 hours. Start date is ASAP. Accommodation; loft apartment, which will soon include a kitchenette. Bills included. Salary: £500pwn (£34,663gpa). If you are interested in this role please send your CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35953

CSHK94836 Daily or Live in Housekeeper Bath Role to commence when right candidate is found £28,000kgpa
Full time Daily or Live in Housekeeper sought near Bath. The main duties will include all general cleaning, organising of the house, running errands and light cooking for breakfast and supper. It is a fully staffed household, including a cleaner who works 16 hours a week. This role would suit someone who is active, calm, efficient and works to a high standard. The family have two dogs so the chosen candidate must be pet friendly. Driver essential, car provided whilst on duty. Accommodation for live in will be a 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds (pets welcome). Role to commence as soon as the right candidate has been found. Hours: 9am - 6pm, including occasional weekends (two days off will be given during the week). Salary: up to £28,000gpa. If you are interested in this role please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35935

CSHK94828 Daily Housekeeper Corsham, Wiltshire ASAP £12phn
Informal family of four seek Daily Housekeeper in village location near Corsham, Wiltshire. The main duties will include; carrying out laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, general tidying and ironing, local driving. Basic admin e.g organising repairs, arranging contractors, online returns will also be required. Someone who enjoys family style cooking would be a bonus but is not essential. This role would suit someone who has a great muck in attitude, is proactive, confident using computers and is a team player. The chosen housekeeper must be able to build a good rapport with older children and be happy to work in a household where there is a friendly dog! A driver for the role is essential and a car will be provided on duty. Hours; on a full time basis and are to be discussed. The role is to commence at the beginning of September. Salary: £12phn. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35941

CSHK94827 Live in Housekeeper Barnet, EN4 ASAP £500pwn (£34,663gpa)
Return client of Staff of Distinction seek Live in Housekeeper in Barnet, EN4. Home to a busy family of 4, position will include carrying out all cleaning, ironing, laundry, general tidying, organising of the home and simple family cooking for evening meals. The chosen candidates must be discrete, calm, and proactive. Accommodation provided; separate cottage in the grounds which includes a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Hours: 5 days a week 7.30am - 7pm with a 1.5 hour break during the day. Salary: £500pwn (£34,663gpa). Role to commence immediately! If you are interested in applying please send your CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35947

Part time daily Housekeeper West Ashton, Wiltshire ASAP £12phn
Part time daily Housekeeper sought in West Ashton, Wiltshire. The beautiful property is part time residence to a couple whom spend approximately 6 months of the year there (not consecutively). Employer seeks a friendly, willing, self - motivated individual. Duties to include; cleaning, laundry, ironing and occasional assistance with food preparation would be appreciated - employer is a keen cook. Care of antiques, fine china, silver, fine furnishings as well as all types of flooring required so good previous experience essential. 3+ years private Housekeeper experience required. Hours: TBD very flexible to suit the candidate. Role to commence ASAP. Salary: £12 per hour net. If you are interested in this position, please send CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35882

CSHK84808 Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny Bristol ASAP £450pwn (£30,602gpa)
Friendly live-in nanny/housekeeper is sought for a welcoming family living in Bristol. The family are looking for a candidate to work Monday-Friday, caring for their 4 year old little boy. Duties will include sole charge of the little boy, as well as housekeeping, laundry and ironing for the family while he is at pre-school 3.5 days per week. The candidate will also cook a meal for the family each evening (simple vegetarian recipes). The ideal candidate will be smiley, flexible and have a good level of English. A large double bedroom will be provided on the top floor of the house, along with a bathroom shared with the little boy. Salary £450pwn (£30,602gpa) depending on experience, position to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this role please send your CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35280

Country Chef/Butler/Chauffeur/Gardener

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