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This vacancy section was last updated on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 5:16 PM

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Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

CSC44178 Housekeeper/Cook & Houseman/Maint couple sought Surrey ASAP £800-£950pwn
Housekeeper/Cook & Houseman/Maintenance Gardener couple sought to take over from long term Filipino couple who are retiring back to the Philippines. Employer based in Surrey is looking for a hardworking and flexible couple to manage the residence and small 1 acre garden. Duties will include general maintenance, cleaning windows, mowing the lawn, valeting and fuelling the cars and caring for the 4 friendly dogs. Housekeeping, laundry and cooking for employer and partner when in residence is also required. Appreciative employer will bring in extra help when necessary re cooking for large numbers or cleaning/laundry if guests visiting but a good level of family cooking is essential. Couple must be flexible, and happy to muck in where needed. This is a fully staffed home, with a nanny, weekend housekeeper and part time gardener already employed. Hours are generally 8-6 Monday - Friday. Two drivers are preferred (but only one essential) and a car is provided on and off duty. A separate 1 bed annexe is provided as staff accommodation and salary of around £800-£950pwn (£55-65Kgpa) is negotiable for the ideal couple. Interviewing now to start immediately. Please email CVs to Katherine if interested staff@imperialstaff.com quoting Job ref: 31220

CSC44169 Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance couple Newbury, Berkshire June £800+pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this super post looking after a busy professional family based near Newbury in Berkshire. Housekeeper must be happy with hands on cleaning to a high standard and cooking for employer and any guests. Maintenance to include looking after the cars, general household maintenance, mowing the lawn and flexibility to drive the employer when required (can be weekends and evenings on occasion). There is a full time nanny employed who cooks and cares for the 2 school aged children but occasional babysitting may be required so a “child friendly” couple is essential.. A 2 bed, 2 bath cottage is provided as staff accommodation from December – initially a 1 bed flat with own entrance is provided - all costs covered including sky and broadband (regret flat is not suitable for pets but pets considered when based in the cottage). Two drivers are essential for this role and a fully expensed Audi is provided on and off duty. 45 hours per week working Tuesday - Saturday, (Sundays & Mondays off). Salary negotiable around £800pw net. Interviewing now to start mid June ideally but can wait for the perfect couple. Please email CVs to Katherine if interested staff@imperialstaff.com quoting Job ref: 33850

CSC44167 Hands on Management couple Suffolk Flex £750-800pwn
Hands on management couple sought for beautiful private wedding venue based in rural Suffolk. This is a newly created role for a domestic couple to be responsible for the day to day running and maintenance of the house and grounds. There is a small team in place and the couple will be required to liaise with them as well as manage external contractors. Important that the property is kept clean, tidy and “guest ready” at all times. Welcoming guests, helping to cook breakfasts would be required as well as care of any handyman/ad hoc duties required. A groundsman is employed but it would be a real bonus if one member of the couple also has horticultural knowledge and a passion for gardening. Housekeeper will be required to oversee contract cleaners to ensure all cleaning and housekeeping carried out to a high standard, order in supplies, run errands and generally ensure the smooth running of all operations. Driving is not required for the role but couple would need their own car due to the remote location. This is an exciting role and no two days are ever the same! There is a friendly team environment, this role would suit a proactive couple who have a real sense of pride in their work. Working 5 days per week including most weekends, hours may vary according to what events are taking place. Accommodation is a 3 bedroom cottage on the grounds, pets are welcome and older dependants will be considered. Salary £750-800pwn depending on experience, role to start when ideal couple are found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33834

CSC44162 Animal loving Gardener & Housekeeper Somerset ASAP £850+pwn
Animal loving gardener & Housekeeper/Cook couple sought for family’s residence in Somerset. The four school aged children are in boarding schools and home during some of the holidays and exeat weekends. The family live in a farmhouse set in a 25 acre smallholding with sheep, pigs and horses so this role would suit a country loving couple who enjoy working with animals. Horse experience is a bonus but not essential as 2 grooms are employed. The couple must be hands on and happy working in a very busy environment when the family are in residence and equally happy caretaking the property, looking after the dogs, house, garden and general security when the family are away. A keen and knowledgeable gardener is preferable to care for the grounds, herbaceous borders and vegetable garden. A part time horticulturalist is employed to assist also. Housekeeper must have excellent attention to detail and be very organised to deal with contractors as appropriate. Some driving for occasional airport/school runs, family cooking would be appreciated (no cooking for dinner parties required, just assisting with clearing up the next day!). Generally this role will be working 5 days (including weekends), with 2 days off in the week. 2 drivers ideal (not essential) and a car is provided. A high spec 3 bed barn conversion is provided as staff accommodation with costs covered. Well behaved pets welcome and older dependants may be considered. Interviewing now to start asap. Salary negotiable around £50,000+ gross (£800-£900pwn) dependent on previous experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32871

CSC44160 Hands on and professional couple sought! Rugby, Warwickshire August 2018 £750-850pwn
Brand new role for a hands on and professional couple! The employer is moving to Rugby, Warwickshire in August and is looking for a couple to take care of their new estate set in 70 acres of park land. The couple will assist the principals with their move and ensure the smooth daily running of the home. Duties will include cleaning, ironing, family cooking, gardening, maintenance and driving. Dinner party cooking would be a bonus but is by no means essential. One confident driver is paramount, two would be useful but not necessary. Dog lovers are important, to dog sit when the principals travel. Brand new 2 bed house is available for the couple in the grounds of the estate, with private garden. Utilities covered. Pets and dependants are considered. This role is generally Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends required (notice given). Salary negotiable from £750-£850pwn dependant on experience. Interviewing now to start in August 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33803

CSC44154 HK/Cook & Security/Maint/Driver couple sought! Devon ASAP £800pwn neg
Experienced Housekeeper/Cook & Security/Maintenance/Driver couple sought to manage a large country estate and care for a busy family in North Devon. The family have four children all of whom attend school full-time. The duties will include: taking responsibility for the household cleaning in liaison with the part-time cleaning staff (whom the housekeeper will manage), ordering household supplies, grocery shopping, meal-planning, laundry and linen management and healthy family cooking. Spouse needed to drive for school runs, looking after the cars, polishing shoes, basic maintenance duties, animal care (the family have a small dog, and guinea pigs). A part-time nanny is employed for the children but babysitting and occasional proxy parenting will be required. From October – December each year the estate runs shooting parties with guests staying from two to three nights at a time. The couple will be required to help manage these groups, and ensure that their stay is enjoyable. Additional staff are brought in during these dates, and couple will receive extra pay. Ideal for both to drive be highly organised and capable of managing staff. Would suit an energetic, flexible, self-motivated and hard-working couple possibly with a background in the hospitality industry, and/or previously worked at residences open to the public. A private two bedroom courtyard flat with its own entrance will be provided, as well as a competitive salary. Partners and well-behaved pets considered (dogs and/or a horse). The role will primarily involve working Monday – Friday, but occasional weekends will also be necessary. Position to commence as soon as the right couple is found. Competitive salary offered to perfect couple around £800pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33776

CSC44153 High calibre Gardener & HK Caretaking couple East Sussex July 2018 £850+pwn/£50-60k gross pa
High calibre long term caretaking couple sought to look after beautiful 33 acre estate in East Sussex. The principals are predominately based in the US and in residence approximately 3 or 4 months per year. Security is important to the employer, the ideal couple will be 100% honest, trustworthy and dependable and be on call 7 days a week when employer is not in residence to deal with any potential emergencies. The couple must be perfectionists and good all-rounders, able to cover a variety of duties including all aspects of gardening, maintenance of the buildings and grounds, housekeeping (cleaner also employed), cooking (when employer in residence) airport runs, some chauffeuring as well as security. Limited hands on cleaning is required when employer is away. The employer also owns the adjacent property a 5 bed farm house with stable block and paddocks - the chosen couple will have this as their staff accommodation! The house can be furnished (or not) and pets (including horses) and older dependants will be considered. Ideal if both drive but one driver is essential and a land rover is provided. Top salary negotiable for this fabulous position depending on experience, around £850+pwn/£50-60k gross pa. Employer is actively looking now and may start with initial skype interviews. Face to face interviews will take place in July with the post ideally starting in July too. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33775

CSC44152 Hands on HK/Cook & Maint/Driver couple job Near Basingstoke, Hampshire Mid July 2018 £50,000gpa (£800pwn)
Hands on couple required for buzzing Manor House/Estate near Basingstoke, Hampshire. The couple must both drive and be experienced and capable of taking on a range of duties, ensuring the house and grounds run smoothly on a daily basis. Discretion, flexibility and proactivity are key elements to the role as well as a couple happy to work as part of a friendly team. Housekeeper/Family Cook to take care of all cleaning, laundry, ironing, polishing silver/brass, planning and shopping for food. Occasionally cooking will be required for the family during the week or helping with shoot lunches and dinners. Maintenance/Driver will ensure the Estate is fully secure at all times, check security systems regularly, maintain the alarm and phone systems, general maintenance of the house and out houses. Liaising with and overseeing contractors, general DIY, helping the gardener, driving the tractor and assisting with shoots on the estate. This is predominately a Monday-Friday role but couple must have flexibility to work occasional weekends if the employers entertain or travel. Non-smokers, drivers and dog lovers are essential. The couple will be provided with a 3 bedroom cottage on the estate and a salary negotiable from £50,000gpa (£800pwn) depending on experience. Role to start Mid July 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33773

CSC44149 Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance couple role Near Petersfield, Hampshire ASAP £700-850pwn
Housekeeper & Gardener/Handyman couple sought to look after beautiful property for family based near Winchester, Hampshire. Duties to include all usual housekeeping, cleaning, family cooking and assisting with dinner parties. Spouse to look after general maintenance, estate work and gardening (the more knowledge the better) and be aware of security. Occasional driving for boarding school runs would be appreciated and car provided. After 6 months the accommodation will be a separate staff cottage but initially a flat is provided (whilst the cottage is being renovated). Salary very negotiable according to previous experience and expertise offered from £700- 850pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33758

CSC44148 Knowledgeable Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook couple Hampshire ASAP/Flex £800-900pwn
Hampshire based family are looking for a knowledgeable Gardener & practical Housekeeper/family Cook to take over from their current couple of 8 years. This is their permanent residence and weekends can be busy when children come home from boarding school hence weekend work is required and couple will have Mondays and Tuesdays off. Housekeeper/Cook will take care of general housekeeping, cleaning duties, laundry and ironing and must also be happy to drive the lady of the house around when necessary. Family cooking and food shopping required. Gardener to take charge of 20 acre grounds (with the assistance of part time help when needed). Garden is largely lawns with croquet lawn, walled garden, greenhouse etc. A passionate gardener would be ideal with a good knowledge of plants particularly. Looking after the two dogs will be required when the employers travel, so animal lovers are ideal. Two drivers are essential for this role. Car provided on duty. Accommodation for the couple is a newly refurbished 2 bedroom cottage and pets/dependants may be considered. Salary £800-900 per week net depending on experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33750

CSC44146 Housekeeper & Maintenance couple required! West Berkshire ASAP £800 - £850 pw net
A private estate situated near Reading in West Berkshire requires an honest, enthusiastic, and experienced couple to work alongside the Estate Manager and House Manager. One of the couple should be a confident all-rounder. Some previous experience looking after buildings would be desirable, as would the ability to recognise faults and put into action any necessary repairs. Swimming pool and spa maintenance would be a bonus. Candidates should be willing and able to undertake the general garden handyman duties as required, working alongside the existing gardening team. They should also be prepared to assist the Estate Manager with other estate tasks as and when required. The partner will be working in the house and should have high standards and a keen eye for detail. Their role will include housekeeping, laundry, including the care of fine fabrics, flower arranging, and general household duties, including serving at table, and the ability to cook light healthy meals when the chef is unavailable. There is a well-established team of part time household staff to assist as required. Staff uniform supplied. The estate has a welcoming environment therefore applicants must have a friendly and flexible approach to work, with a willingness to work hard, and be an integral part of a small team. The residence is a second home and can be very busy during the summer, therefore you will be expected to work longer hours with time off in lieu during the quieter periods. Flexibility to work weekends (with time off in lieu) when needed, mainly during the summer months. Preferably you should both have a full clean UK driving licence. Full security screening and references will be required before the vacancy is offered to the successful candidates. ACCOMMODATION: A well maintained, recently refurbished 2 bed & 2 bath apartment offered with all utilities paid. Unfortunately, unsuitable for pets or dependents. Non-smokers essential. This role is interviewing now to start as soon as the right couple have been found! SALARY: Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability. £800 – 850+ NPW Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33557

CSC44143 Housekeeping Couple Cobham, Surrey & France ASAP £50k gross/£800+pw net
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this role for a committed and confident Housekeeper & Gardener/Handyman/Driver couple. This role is to assist a semi-retired couple and look after their beautiful home in Cobham, Surrey and also travel and work in their Chateau in France (Summer, Christmas and Easter holidays). This is a semi-formal home, duties will include all housekeeping, turning down the beds, occasional basic cooking (when Chef off), helping the gardener and general maintenance and valeting for the gentleman in regard to packing and preparing his clothes and occasional serving at the table when they have guests. Team players are essential for this role as other staff employed including Carers, Chef and PA. Working 5 days per week mostly weekends free (flexibility to work occasional weekends with days off in the week if required). Only one needs to drive. Accommodation is an open plan 1 bedroom cottage with all utilities paid by the employer (3 bed cottage provided when in France); regrettably this role is not suitable for those with pets or dependents. Interviewing now to start ASAP with salary negotiable around £50k gross/£800+pwn for the perfect couple. If you are interested in this position please call Katherine or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref:33737

CSC44141 Cook/Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance couple Count Kilkenny, Southern Ireland May 2018 £900-£1000pwn
Experienced Cook/Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance couple sought for running of employer’s rural estate in Count Kilkenny, Southern Ireland. The large home is based on 200 acres of land and so the role would suit a country loving couple. Cook/HK must be a real foodie with a passion for different cuisines, and housekeeping duties will be required alongside existing part-time housekeeper. Other member of the couple required to work with a team of gardeners to maintain the grounds, as well as taking care of basic handyman duties and the employer’s cars. Other duties will include running errands, liaising with contractors, accounts and managing the general running of the home. There are 5 cats and 2 dogs on the estate so the couple must be animal friendly. Pets of your own are welcome to accompany too. The successful couple will be provided with a furnished 2 or 3 bed cottage and a car for on and off duty. Working 5 days per week, the couple may be required to work some weekends with days off in lieu. 2 drivers are essential due to the rural location of the role. The ideal candidates will be all-rounders and skilled multitaskers! The employers are appreciative and looking for a long term couple. A salary of £900-£1,000 net per week is on offer depending on previous experience. Role to start in May 2018, with initial interviews to be held in London. If you are interested in this position please call Katherine or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: 33605

CSC44135 Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance/Handyman couple Oxfordshire ASAP £800/850 pwn +
Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance/Handyman couple sought for Manor house in Oxfordshire. This is primarily a weekend residence and occasionally used in the summer weeks. The employers have 4 adult children away at university, and they have dogs and a cat at the property that require care. The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day smooth running of the house. All general household duties such as cleaning, tidying, laundry, bed turn downs, shopping, flower arranging and dealing with household admin. The house has art and antiques, is informal in style but must be kept to a high standard. Cooking is not necessary although a bonus. Spouse to work as part of the gardening team as maintenance gardener assisting in the formal gardens on the estate, and undertake other handyman duties inside or outside where required. Driving is necessary as the house is in a rural location, and occasional driving for station or airport pickups and drop offs will be required. This role will suit a high calibre, self-starting and responsible couple who will enjoy being part of a team. Non-smokers are essential as well as fluent English. A flexible attitude is essential as when the family are in residence and entertaining the hours may be long but also there are periods when the house is very quiet. The housekeeper will be required to travel to employer’s chalet in Switzerland 5-6 weeks per year - partner is welcome to travel too and his role would then be helping with house duties and food prep or serving. A separate staff flat is provided for the couple within the estate, regret not suitable for dependants but well behaved pets may be considered. Salary negotiable from £800/850 pwn upwards for the right couple. Interviewing now to commence in May. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33648

CSC44134 Traditional Butler & Housekeeper couple Buckinghamshire ON HOLD until Autumn 2018 £800-900pwn
High profile Staff of Distinction client in weekend residence only is looking for a traditional Butler/Maintenance/Security and Housekeeper couple to look after his semi-formal home in Buckinghamshire. The couple must have an understanding of working in a traditional stately home that is also open to the public on occasions. Working hours will usually be 9am-5:30pm but this may change at weekends when the employers are in residence and potentially entertaining so flexibility important. The couple will be required to work every weekend and will have 2 consecutive days off during the week. Duties for the housekeeper will include housekeeping to a high standard, looking after fine fabrics, laundry and flower arranging. One of the couple to be happy cooking a Sunday roast or light supper for a maximum of 4 people. Employer rarely entertains so no dinner party cooking required just a good level of family cooking. Butler service will be required and all other Butler duties, such as table setting etc would be useful. Basic house maintenance and security will also be needed (other staff employed to assist) and looking after cars together with driving the employer (local runs only). The couple will be provided with 2 bed accommodation within the main house but private with its own entrance. Well behaved pets considered but regret not suitable for dependants. Role to commence as soon as perfect couple are found. Salary negotiable according to previous experience around £800-900pwn with BUPA/Pension offered also. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33633

Summer TEMP couple sought Wincanton, Somerset 30th July - 17th Aug 2018 £Neg
Temp Couple sought for Wincanton, Somerset. Housekeeping and general Garden maintenance required to assist valued client in part time residence whilst existing Staff of Distinction couple are on annual leave. Role from 30th July – 17th August. Ideally would suit couple or single Housekeeper living locally but family will find accommodation locally if necessary. Excellent salary negotiable according to experience. Post open to candidates registered with Staff of Distinction only. If you are interested in this temporary post, please email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33573

CSC44125 Chef/Maintenance & House manager couple Dorset/Somerset borders May 2018 £60k gross/£900pwn
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 high standards. The housekeeper should be hands on and ensure that the house is immaculate at all times and ready for the principals arrival. 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 at dinner parties 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 Housekeeper and PA’s with regards to their diaries and dealing with contractors and suppliers. A team of Gardeners are also employed at the property, however outside duties are still required such as caretaking, general grounds maintenance and animal care. 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. This role is suitable for a Couple who can be flexible in their working hours when the principals are in residence, you will be required to look after the security of the estate. It is essential that both members of the couple drive, as driving duties will include local errands and shopping. This role is 5 days per week, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off when principal in residence and weekends off when they are away. Separate 2 bedroom accommodation is provided for the couple and a well behaved dog is welcome. Salary £60K gross/£900pwn with start date beginning of May 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33560

CSC44115 Nanny/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Handyman Nottinghamshire ASAP £800pw net
Appreciative employer is looking to employ a couple for their home in Nottinghamshire. A Nanny/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Handyman is sought to look after their home and 3 children (twins aged 3 and boy aged 4). All children are at pre-prep school until 3.30 daily. Professional working parents are looking for a mixture of sole and shared charge nanny duties with some basic housekeeping needed also. Two cleaners and a housekeeper are employed to assist. Spouse to be part of the maintenance team and look after general maintenance and handyman duties for the property as well as pet care for the dog and cat. Monday – Friday 7.30-5.30 with flexibility to help on occasion at weekends (notice given and time off in lieu). Separate two bed house provided as staff accommodation in the grounds of the property, with all costs covered. Salary negotiable according to previous experience around £800pw net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33496

Housekeeper (no cooking) & Garden Maint Kent ASAP £800-900pwn
Housekeeper (no cooking) & Garden Maintenance/Houseman couple sought for valued clients property set on large estate near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Ideal candidates should have previous long-term experience working in private service together with a positive work ethic and high standards. Portuguese speakers are preferred to communicate with the other Portuguese staff. Duties will include all cleaning, laundry, general gardening (assisting Head Gardener) and general handyman duties. Important that couple work well as a team - Maintenance man to be happy assisting inside with houseman duties when required as well as being responsible for the security systems. Employer travels a lot and does not micro manage so important that couple are organised and pro active with lots of initiative. Working days are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (very occasional help at weekends may be required with notice given and time off given in lieu). Private 3 bedroom separate accommodation within the grounds of the estate is provided. Older dependents may be considered but preferably no pets. Salary negotiable around £800-900pwn to start as soon as perfect couple has been found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32716

Caring & considerate couple sought Dorset April £750pwn
A caring and considerate Housekeeper/Cook & Security/Maintenance/Driver couple is sought for appreciative retired couple in their property in a small village in Dorset. Duties will include general housekeeping, laundry, ironing, assisting part-time cleaner as required, cooking healthy meals with fresh ingredients and running household errands. Duties for spouse will include helping with DIY, general maintenance and security when the employers travel. Local driving and occasional trips to London required and a car is provided. It is very important that the couple are animal friendly, as care of the family dog is required; daily walking and in the owners’ absence caring for the dog as your own when house sitting. This is a full-time role, working Monday-Friday, generally 8.30-5 but flexibility essential. A one-bedroom flat is provided for the couple with its own entrance. It has a large bedroom, kitchen and large sitting/dining room, and a private part of the garden is available for your own use. Fluent spoken English is essential, and non-smokers only. Would ideally suit a couple who are happy to be based in Dorset most of the time so can be on hand in an emergency situation. Position to commence when the right person is found. Salary negotiable up to £750 per week net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33395

CSC44094 Trustworthy long term couple sought! Bangor Flexible £750-£800pwn
Housekeeper & Handyman couple sought for employer’s Georgian home in Bangor, Wales. Previous couple retiring after 8 years recommend the role! Employer will retire this year and will be travelling a lot, so they need a reliable and trustworthy couple to look after their property. Their home is in a beautiful rural location near the sea, with 3 acres of garden. Duties for the housekeeper will include domestic cleaning and housekeeping of the 5 bed property, as well as some basic family cooking for employers. Informal family rarely entertain but help with very occasional dinner parties would be appreciated. Duties for the Handyman will include general garden maintenance, mowing, hedge cutting, chopping logs etc and any basic DIY. Occasional driving for airport runs, errands is useful too. Only one driver is essential for this post. This is a full time Monday-Friday role. The working hours will be 8am-5pm Monday-Thursdays and 8am-1pm on Fridays. A lovely 3 bed property is provided for the couple, 10 minutes’ drive from the employer’s home. Car provided on duty but preferable for couple to have their own car for their use. Older dependants may be considered as well as well-behaved pets. A salary of £750-800pwn is negotiable for the perfect couple, interviewing now to start when couple is found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33348

Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance couple Hertfordshire May 2018 £800pwn
Recommend post with previous valued client looking for Housekeeper & Handyman couple for their principle residence in Hertfordshire. Post is replacing current couple of 5 years returning to Romania to start a family. Employer has 3 adult children only one at home. Drivers and animal lovers a real bonus. Dogs & ponies kept (although groom employed so no horse knowledge required). Dog walking and feeding etc needed when employer is away. Assisting part-time gardener with basic gardening and general maintenance duties required including looking after 3 local properties that are rented out. The 5 bedroom home needs all domestic cleaning and housekeeping. No cooking required. Generally post is Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30, a self-contained 1 bed flat and garden provided as staff accommodation. Regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Salary £800pwn for the perfect couple. Interviewing now for May 2018 start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33328

Cook/Housemanager & Maintenance/Driver Gloucestershire ASAP £850pwn
Brilliant Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Driver sought for recommended post with employer in Gloucestershire. Employer in part time residence enjoys entertaining and hosts occasional shooting parties so would ideally love a dinner party cook but can bring in caterers if necessary. Assistant Housekeeper employed to help with all housekeeping duties whilst Cook/Housekeeper to take charge of all food shopping, menu plans and day to day cooking for employer and ensure high standards are maintained throughout the house. Spouse to be happy with general maintenance, driving for station/airport runs, assisting the gardener, dog walking and car valeting for employers vintage car collection. Stepping in to help with serving at dinner parties would be appreciated. Spacious 2 bed flat provided as staff accommodation. Working 5 days per week with 2 weekends free per month, post to start as soon as ideal couple found. Salary negotiable £800 -£900 per week net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33312

CSC44073 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Handyman couple Oxfordshire ASAP £Flex
Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Handyman couple sought for principal’s main residence based in Oxfordshire. The family live in a large Georgian house set in 30 acres of countryside, and are looking for a flexible couple to join them on a long term basis. Duties for the Housekeeper will include domestic cleaning, all day to day housekeeping duties, family cooking (dinner party standard not essential), and occasional babysitting. Spouse will be responsible for gardening, grounds maintenance, handyman duties, and driving employer when required. The family also have 2 small dogs that will require walking and so the couple must be animal friendly. This role will be Monday-Friday, and occasional weekends may be required with time off would be given in lieu. A newly renovated cottage with 2 double en-suite bedrooms will be available for the couple. Well behaved pets are welcome, regret not suitable for dependants. This role is available immediately, to start when ideal couple are found. A flexible salary of £800-900pwn is on offer for the couple. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33235

HK/family Cook & Houseman/Maintenance couple Somerset February £800-900pwn
Recommended post with previous Staff of Distinction client looking after a beautiful 18th century home set in 50 acres in rural Somerset (20 miles from Bath). The ideal couple will be self-starters with a strong work ethic and previous experience in private service undertaking all housekeeping/family cooking & houseman/handyman/garden maintenance tasks. Two drivers preferable but one essential for occasional school runs, shopping and errands, security duties important as employers travel regularly. Farm staff and gardeners employed to look after the grounds and animals and caterers brought in when the family are entertaining so team players essential. Working days will be 5 days per week (including some weekends). Private self-contained flat on estate provided. Regret not suitable for couples with dependants, pets welcome. Appreciative employers offer a salary from £800-£900 per week net (discretionary bonus paid also). Interviewing now to start mid February. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33134

CSC44058 Housekeeper & Groundsman/Gardener couple sought Chipping Norton ASAP £Neg
Housekeeper & Groundsman/Gardener couple sought for Staff of Distinction client based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The large property is set in 200 acres of beautiful English countryside. Duties will include all domestic cleaning and housekeeping, gardening duties and maintenance of the 3 acre lawn, and driving the employers when necessary. The family have 5 children so the couple must be child friendly although only occasional babysitting will be required. A pet friendly couple is also required as the family have poultry and pigs as well as dogs and cats. Other staff employed include a full-time PA and a foreman. This role is full-time, Monday-Friday with weekends free. 2 drivers are required and a car is provided on duty. A light and spacious 1 bed cottage is provided as accommodation for the couple and pets can be considered. Role to start ASAP or when ideal couple are found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref 33106

Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Driver/Gardener Rutland, Leicestershire mid March 2018 £750-£800pwn
Enthusiastic and flexible domestic couple sought for family in Rutland. Housekeeping duties to include all general cleaning of the newly renovated house and barns, all laundry and ironing, running errands and helping with family cooking. Maintenance/ Driver/Gardener is required for general maintenance duties for the house and grounds, looking after the cars and undertaking regular station and school runs, and assisting the Gardener. The family have 4 children so couple must be child friendly (full time nanny employed), occasional babysitting may be required at weekends (notice given). The employers enjoy entertaining, so help with serving and greeting guests will be required particularly during the shoot season – dinner party cooking not needed as caterers brought in when required. This position would suit animal loving team players who would enjoy working in a busy family environment and are looking for a long term post. Two drivers are preferable – one essential. A brand new, spacious two bedroom cottage is provided as staff accommodation, well behaved dogs and older dependants will be considered. This position is 5 days per week, working most weekends with two days off during the week. A salary of £750-£800pwn is negotiable for the ideal couple depending on previous experience, and a car is provided. Interviewing now to start mid March 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref 31277

Country loving HK & Handyman/Driver couple sought West Yorkshire Before April 2018 £750-850pwn
Country loving Housekeeper & Handyman/Driver couple sought for appreciative employers based in West Yorkshire. The employers spend 6 months of the year abroad, and the other 6 months in Yorkshire. They live in a beautiful Georgian property with a 4 acre garden. 2 gardeners are employed to look after the garden and so basic garden maintenance will be required. Other duties will include care of the employers cars, maintaining and cleaning them, airport/station runs when necessary and taking care of handyman duties around the home. All usual domestic cleaning and housekeeping duties will be required, and there is also a part-time cleaner employed to assist. A housekeeper who is happy cooking occasional meals for the employers would be a real bonus, cooking for dinner parties will not be required. Two drivers are ideal for this role. The employer is country loving and enjoys game hunting during the shooting seasons, so a couple who also loves the outdoors and has experience with a similar role would fit in well. There are also 3 Labradors on site and occasional dog sitting would be appreciated. Working days are Monday-Friday with weekends free. There is a lovely 2 bedroom cottage available on the grounds for the couple, and pets and dependants are welcome. The priority for the client is that the couple are a good personality fit and that they will want to stay in the role long term. A salary of £750-850pwn is negotiable, depending on the couple and their experience. Interviews to be held ASAP, with the role to commence as soon as the perfect couple are found (preferably before April 2018). If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33040

Housekeeper/Cook and Estate Manager/Maintenance Beaconsfield, Bucks ASAP £800+pwn
Recommended post based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Single employer is looking for a Housekeeper/Cook and Estate Manager/Maintenance couple to look after his permanent residence. Duties will include management of the property, handyman duties, driving, garden maintenance, and pet care including feeding dogs and Alpacas. Duties for the housekeeper will include cleaning the property to a high standard, cooking for the employer and occasionally for small dinner parties. Couple must be animal friendly and proactive. Hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday with very occasional weekend work required. Two drivers essential for this role, couple will need their own car but mileage will be covered. A beautiful 2 bed cottage is provided as staff accommodation, can be unfurnished or furnished depending on preference. Pets and dependents are considered. Salary around £52k gross/£800+ on offer, interviewing now to start ASAP. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32450

CSC44021 Discreet Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance Gardener Kent ON HOLD until summer 2018 £750-800pwn
Discreet, hardworking couple sought for employer’s beautiful home near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The family have 3 children at boarding school so whilst term time can be quiet holidays are busy when all in residence. The employers are looking for a Housekeeper/family Cook and Handyman/Maintenance Gardener couple. They have 10 acres of formal gardens which are open to the public occasionally with 3 full time gardeners employed. Occasional help in the garden will be required together with carrying out basic maintenance of the house and grounds and some driving. Housekeeper will be required for the usual cleaning, laundry duties and a confident cook would be a real bonus (but not essential) to help cater for shoot lunches and family meals. Part time daily cleaner employed to assist. Employer owns various rental properties locally and occasionally the couple may be needed to do some basic housekeeping or light maintenance there. The couple must be happy caring for the family dog on occasions. 2 drivers are ideal! A super 4 bedroom flat is provided for the couple, and well behaved pets are welcome. Working days will be Monday-Friday generally 8-4, with the occasional Saturday needed if entertaining (notice given and time off in lieu). A salary of £750-800pwn is on offer and the role is to start In January/February 2018. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref 32934

Houseman/Butler & Housekeeper/Cook role Weybridge, Surrey ASAP £850-900pwn
Butler/Houseman & Housekeeper/Cook couple sought for appreciative employers in Weybridge, Surrey. Duties will include organising the household, cooking for the family (no dinner parties), domestic cleaning, laundry, occasional driving and serving at the table. There is a furnished 2 bed staff flat available for the couple. A car is provided on duty and 1 driver is essential. Working Monday-Friday, around 40 hours per week. A very generous salary of £850-900pwn on offer for the perfect couple. Interviewing now to start as soon as possible. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32691

CSC43952 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple Hampshire ASAP £800+pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 3 years recommend this informal role as hands-on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple near Hook, Hampshire. The Ideal couple must be animal friendly and any experience with horses would be a big bonus (Groom employed). Duties will include all housekeeping, domestic cleaning and laundry to a high standard. Good family cooking is also required (no dinner parties) and caring for the family’s animals. Practical gardener needed for all property and grounds maintenance. The property is set in 8 acres of gardens, fields and a small vegetable garden– general grounds upkeep required (PT Horticulturist employed also); mowing the lawn and edging etc. Drivers essential (ability to drive horse lorry another plus but not essential); Working 5 days a week (Sundays/Mondays off). 1 bedroom flat provided with separate entrance (planning permission received for staff cottage so accommodation will be a brand new cottage in the not too distant future). Regret not suitable for pets unless an indoor cat. Interviewing now for a flexible start. Salary around £800+pwn negotiable according to experience. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32585

Cook Housekeeper & House Manager Gardener Sunningdale Berkshire January 2018 £850+pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 6 years recommend this super role with semi-formal family in residence only 6 months of the year. Appreciative employer is looking for a compassionate, child orientated couple as they have a daughter with special needs (carer employed) but occasional school runs and preparing her breakfast will be required. A good cook, happy to cater for occasional dinner parties for 10-12 people is required with spouse to serve and all usual housekeeping duties needed to a high standard. Spouse to look after the 1 acre garden (contract gardeners employed for mowing and pruning) together with driving for airport and local runs and ensuring the cars are kept in good condition. When the family are in residence (approx. 6 months in total throughout the year) hours will be 8am-2pm and then 5-8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9-11am on Saturdays. For the 6 months employer is away hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours max. Accommodation provided is a lovely 1 bed cottage with private garden, dogs welcome! Starting salary £800-£875pw net (depending on experience) and all salaries are reviewed annually. Interviewing towards the end of September to start in January 2018. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32412

Passionate gardener & Housekeeper couple Cirencester, Glos ASAP £50k-£60k
Recommended post with appreciative Staff of Distinction client who needs an experienced Gardener and Housekeeper couple for their Manor house near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Gardening duties will include all gardening and property maintenance. A qualified gardener/horticulturalist would be ideal but otherwise a very experienced, practical and passionate gardener with good plant knowledge would be considered. Gardens include a walled vegetable garden, greenhouse and 5 acres of lawns, shrubberies and borders. Housekeeping duties to include all housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, looking after the 2 family dogs and assisting with occasional entertaining. No cooking required (but if you like to cook it would be welcomed!) One driver essential for occasional airport runs and errands. The couple will also be responsible for security when employer is away. The ideal candidates will be flexible, enthusiastic and pro-active. Monday – Friday, 8am - 4.30pm with an hour for lunch, with flexibility for occasional weekend work when needed. 2 bed cottage with heating bills included provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome. Interviewing now for ASAP start with salary negotiable from £50k-£60k according to skills and experience offered. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref: 32386

Housekeeper & Maintenance/Driver Oxfordshire ASAP £800-£900pwn
Tagalog/Spanish or Portuguese speaking Housekeeper & Handyman/Driver couple sought for employer’s full time residence in Oxfordshire. The informal family are looking for an experienced and cheerful domestic couple. They have 4 school aged children (2 away at boarding school) so couple must be child friendly and very occasional babysitting may be required. Housekeeper to complete all domestic cleaning and housekeeping to a high standard. Must be very organised and efficient. Handyman and chauffeur duties will be required, as well as completing odd jobs, running errands and liaising with contractors. Gardeners and a PA are currently employed so couple must be team players. No gardening or cooking is required. Tagalog, Spanish or Portuguese speakers are preferred for this role, and couple must be animal friendly as the employer has a Labrador. 5 days per week, working weekends with days off during the week. Working hours are roughly 9am-6pm, finishing later on the weekends if the family are entertaining (in which case you will get a break in the day). 1 driver is essential and a car is provided on duty. A newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage is provided as staff accommodation, with private garden and parking (utilities paid for). Pets and dependants are considered. A flexible salary of around £800-£900pwn is on offer for the perfect couple, interviewing now to start as soon as couple is found. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32258

Cook/Housekeeper & Handyman couple East Sussex February 2018 £800pwn/£53k gross
Brand new role for a Cook/Housekeeper & Handyman couple to look after employer’s newly refurbished home in East Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells. Duties for Housekeeper to include hands on domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing and food shopping. A good cook would be ideal to cater for occasional dinner parties and family Sunday lunches (with partner to assist with prepping/serving). Handyman will be required to take care of all general maintenance of the property, looking after the cars, driving and helping the full time gardener possibly 2 days a week when necessary. Dog lovers would be a bonus as employer travels for 3 months of the year and has 2 dogs that will need looking after. Would be useful for both to drive but essential for one. Working 5 days per week, flexibility is required to work some weekends when entertaining. Amazing 2 bed cottage with own private garden provided as staff accommodation, well behaved pets may be considered and a salary negotiable around £800pwn/£53k gross. Interviewing in September, post to start 1st February 2018. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32257

Estate Manager & Housekeeper couple Cornwall Mid August £800-900pwn
Previous long term Staff of Distinction couples recommended this super post with valued client. Estate manager and Housekeeper couple sought for this beautiful, remote, part-time residence in Cornwall. The ideal candidates will be efficient, organised and able to cope with busier times during the summer when the family are in residence and also much quieter times! You should have excellent time management skills and be able to prioritise tasks where necessary to ensure smooth running of the home at all times. Housekeeper duties to include all cleaning, laundry & ironing, grocery shopping and any errands that may be required. No Cooking needed! Animal lovers are a must as you will also be responsible for caring for the family’s sheep and chickens. Estate manager duties required, as well as basic DIY/maintenance for the main house and the 2 rented out properties within the estate. Experience with boats would be a real bonus, as there are a couple of small boats at the property’s private beach. 2 drivers are essential due to the property’s rural location. Spacious 2 bed annexe with own garden and car provided. Working week will be 5 days, 40 hours when family not in residence, moving to a 6 day week when family around approx. 15-20 weeks per year. The extra day/time can be saved up and taken at quieter times. Initial interviews will be held in London and ideal start date will be mid-August but can be flexible. Salary negotiable from £800- £900pwn. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32062

Housekeeper/Cook & Garden Maint Couple Stroud, Glos ASAP £800pwn
Handyman/Garden maintenance & Housekeeper/Cook couple sought for employer’s principal residence in Stroud. Housekeeper must have good attention to detail, duties will include housekeeping, laundry, and ironing. Good family cook required for occasional family cooking (not every day). Duties for spouse to include garden maintenance working alongside 2 existing gardeners, handyman duties, security and driving. Must be happy to work inside as well as outside on occasion. Animal friendly couple essential as the employer has 2 dogs, cats, 2 donkeys and a pony. Some animal care will be required as well as dog walking. Working Monday – Friday, flexibility is important to work approximately 1 weekend every month (with time off in lieu or paid overtime). Accommodation is a lovely 1 bedroom self-contained cottage within the grounds. Small pets considered but regret not suitable for dependants. A salary of £800pwn on offer depending on experience. Interviewing now for an August/September start. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32021

Head Housekeeper & Maintenance Somerset ASAP £800pwn neg
Current couple retiring after 20 years recommend this super post as Head Housekeeper and Maintenance/Security for high profile employers large estate in Somerset. High standards, discretion and flexibility are important. Laundry, cleaning and healthy family style cooking would be useful – knowing how to source the best cuts of meat etc. Cooking only required on occasion and not necessary for dinner parties but must be of a reasonable standard. Cleaners and team of gardeners employed, so no gardening essential but if partner has particular expertise in a certain area eg cars maintenance, security, IT, it could well be worked into the job description! Generally post is Monday – Friday with flexibility to work weekends on occasion when needed. 2 bed cottage with private garden and car provided, pets (even horses) welcome too. Salary negotiable, according to experience around £800 per week net. Start date flexible for the ideal couple. If interested, please email CVs to Katherine staff@imperialstaff.com quoting Ref 30834


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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CSHK44177 (Live-in/out) Full-time Housekeeper sought Ascot & London June 2018 £12phn
A Portuguese-speaking Housekeeper is sought for an exciting new role based between Holland Park, London and Ascot, Berkshire. Working for a professional couple, the Housekeeper would need to have high attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and be able to quickly adapt to the role. They would be based in Ascot three days a week, and London two days a week, and would have Monday’s and Tuesdays off. All domestic cleaning would be required for both homes, along with laundry and linen care; ironing; errands; and preparing simple yet healthy lunches and dinners. There are no pets or children in either home. Hours of work will be 8.30am – 5.30pm, with flexibility when the client is entertaining. The role is open to local candidates who can commute to both London and Ascot. Alternatively, accommodation can be provided in Ascot (private double bedroom and bathroom) year round, but the Housekeeper would need to commute to London two days a week – via train or car, and expenses would be reimbursed. Salary £12 per hour net for live-out, and upwards of £500 per week net for live-in. This is an exciting role, and would suit a Position to commence in June 2018. If interested in applying for live-out, please contact lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting (33881) for more information. For live-in, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com quoting (33882).

CSHK44176 (Live-in/out) 5* Housekeeper for Shooting Estate Inverness Shire, Scotland ASAP Negotiable + Cottage
(Job Reference: 33875) Fantastic new role for a full-time live-in or live-out housekeeper to work on a high profile employers’ shooting estate in Inverness-shire, Scotland. The estate is a part-time residence, and is mainly used during the shooting season (August, September, October), but also at ad-hoc times throughout the year. The housekeeper will report to the Head Housekeeper, and will work alongside the existing housekeeping team. The property will need to be kept to 5* standards, year-round, so that it is always prepared for guests. It is a rural estate, and applicants will need to be comfortable working in an isolated countryside location. Duties will include cleaning and tidying the bedrooms and bathrooms on a daily basis; vacuuming and dusting the reception rooms; laundry and ironing of personal garments, linen and towels; care of antiques and soft furnishings; helping with the preparation of breakfast and lunch buffets; serving at dinner parties; spring-cleaning; and setting/cleaning fires. When guests are in residence, the hours will vary and could include weekends. When it is off-peak, the hours will be Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm, with time off for lunch. Separate accommodation will be provided, either on the edge of the estate or in the local village. Utility bills, council tax, landline and broadband will be covered by the employer. Partners and pets are welcome to accompany. The role is also open to local candidates who already have their own residence. Applicants will need to be professional, and have experience working in high-end private residences or 5* hotels. They will need to be well-presented and willing to wear a uniform. Fluent spoken English is a must, and a driving licence will be required (car provided on duty). Must also be discreet, respectful, and a team-player. There is a dog in residence, so will need to be pet-friendly. Salary negotiable upwards of £20,000 per annum gross, depending on level of experience and training. Position to commence as soon as the right person is found. For more information, please contact Kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44170 (Live-out) Part-time Housekeeper role Wick, BS30 ASAP £10-12 per hour gross
Part-time housekeeper sought for informal family home in Wick, BS30. This family are looking for someone flexible and cheerful to help with cleaning, laundry, ironing, making beds and generally keeping the 5 bedroom home tidy and well kept. Hours are flexible but ideally 2 or 3 mornings per week. The hours can be adjusted depending on the chosen housekeeper and how many hours they feel that the house needs! The family is made up of parents who work from home, one teenager and no pets. The house is in a beautiful rural area, and so driver with own car is required (parking available on grounds). Salary will be £10-12 per hour and it would be ideal if the housekeeper is self-employed. Role to commence ASAP but could wait for the right person. If you would like to be considered for this role please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting: 33853

CSHK44168 (Live-out) High calibre Housekeeper sought! Newbury, Berkshire ASAP £500pwn
Live out Housekeeping role available near Newbury in Berkshire! Lovely family need the help of an excellent switched on Housekeeper to join their housekeeping team, looking after their stunning 14 bed country home. The principals use the house for weekends and holidays and they entertain on a regular basis. The house will be busier during the shooting season and so the housekeeper must be energetic and have a great work ethic! The family are looking for a very experienced and hands on housekeeper, who has experience working in a formal household and looking after fine linen/antiques and furnishings. The candidate must be children and dog friendly. Duties will include hands on cleaning, housekeeping, laundry, ironing, liaising with the Senior Housekeeper and House Manager, helping with entertaining (meeting and greeting guests, serving at table if required, nightly turn down), and helping with children if needed (full-time nanny employed). Driving is essential, a car is available when on duty but the candidate must also have own car due to the rural location of the estate. This role is full-time, roughly 9 hours per day. 5 days per week including weekends, with Mondays and Tuesdays off. This is an exciting role and no two days are ever the same! It would suit a proactive housekeeper who is a good team player. Role to start as soon as possible. Salary on offer is £500 per week net (£26,000 per annum net). If you would like to be considered for this role please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting: 33846

CSHK44166 (Live-out) Confident Housekeeper/Nanny Huntington, York ASAP £10-£12phn
Daily Housekeeper Nanny needed for large home in Huntington, York. A lovely candidate is sought for this busy family home, to help support the day to day running of the house. Current candidate placed by Staff of Distinction has been with the family for 4 years and is only leaving due to relocation. The family have 7 children, aged between 1 and 16 years old, so you must be child friendly and be happy to work alongside a hands-on mum. 2 dogs and some chickens also live at the home so you must be pet friendly; dog walking would be appreciated. All housekeeping, washing, ironing, running errands and shopping is required. A driver will be essential due to the rural location and a car will be provided. The family are happy to either offer full-time or part-time hours depending on the candidate’s needs. The employer is friendly and very family orientated, they are looking for a candidate who will stay with the family on a long term basis. They are offering a salary of £10-12phn depending on experience. Ideally looking for someone to start as soon as possible. If you would like to be considered for this role please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting: 33827

CSHK44163 (Live-out) Cheerful Housekeeper Chislehurst, Greater London ASAP £10.50 phn
Staff of Distinction client is seeking a full-time Housekeeper to look after their family home in Chislehurst, (near Bromley) Greater London. Their current housekeeper of 3 years is relocating and so they require a cheerful and reliable candidate to fill the role. Working hours will be 7:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Duties will include day to day cleaning, laundry, ironing, mopping floors, opening the door for deliveries, liaising with contractors and generally ensuring the smooth running of the home. The employer also has 2 dogs, they have dog walkers employed but taking them for occasional small walks would be appreciated. A salary of £10.50 per hour net will be provided for the housekeeper, could be flexible depending on previous experience. Role to commence as soon as perfect candidate is found. If you would like to be considered for this role please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting: 33293

CSHK44159 (Live-in) Organised Housekeeper Berkshire August 2018 £450 - £500 pwn
(Job Reference: 33798) An organised and capable live-in housekeeper is sought for a professional family who are relocating to Pangbourne in Berkshire. The family have two largely independent children, who are G11 and B8, and who will be attending school in the local area. There are no pets, and no travel will be required. The housekeeper will need to have an amiable and pleasant nature, and be confidently able to meet the demands of running a household. Duties will include getting the children up and ready for school; driving them; domestic cleaning and tidying; grocery shopping and stocking the household; laundry and ironing; household admin; and cooking simple, healthy evening meals. Up to two nights’ babysitting a week will also be required. Working Monday – Friday, 6.30am – 7pm, the housekeeper will be free to manage their own time and workload, and will have time off during the day. A full driving licence will be essential, and an automatic car will be provided on duty. Fluent spoken English is a must, as is a good level of emotional maturity and responsibility. A private double bedroom and en-suite bathroom will be made available. Salary negotiable around £450 - £500 per week net, depending on level of experience. Position to commence in August 2018. For more information, please contact Kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

(Live-in) P/T Professional Housekeeper Oxfordshire June 2018 £300 - £350 pwn + House
PLACED! (Job Reference: 33514) A professional and flexible housekeeper is sought for a retired couple living near Oxford (OX44). The couple reside in a beautiful old farmhouse, on a working farm. They have grown-up children who visit on occasion, and they like to entertain now and again. They do have other employees living on site, and like to form long-term working relationships with their staff. They are looking for a housekeeper who is well-presented, has a positive disposition, and a strong work ethic. Duties will include all usual domestic cleaning, tidying, laundry and linen care, cooking light meals, running local errands, assisting with driving duties, and house-sitting if the couple travel. Working Tuesday – Saturday, around 30 hours a week, the housekeeper would have time off for lunch each day. A separate three bedroom house would be provided within the grounds. This will be re-decorated prior to the housekeeper starting. Accompanying partners, and small, well-behaved pets will be considered. The housekeeper will be responsible for paying the council tax on the property. The ideal applicant will have experience working with older clients, and their own interests and passions to peruse when they have their time off. A full driving licence will be essential, and own car would be preferential. Salary negotiable around £300 - £350 per week net. Position to commence in June 2018. Interviews taking place ASAP. For more information, please contact Kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44140 (Live-out) 3 day per week Housekeeper Basingstoke ASAP £10 phn
Staff of Distinction client in Basingstoke is looking for a daily housekeeper to look after their family home 3 days per week. The family of 4 have a school aged daughter and also a teenage son who is at boarding school. They require help with all household duties including cleaning, laundry / ironing, shopping, dog walking, and basic assistance with the pony when required. Preparing an evening meal for the family would also be appreciated. Working days will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Hours 9am-8pm on Mondays and Fridays, and 9am-7pm on Tuesdays. The day could start at 10am instead if preferred by the candidate. Totaling 29-32 hours per week. A non-smoker and confident driver essential. There are two black Labradors and a pony so the ideal candidate will be animal friendly! Salary negotiable around £10 per hour net. To start as soon as right person is found! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 33709.

CSHK44138 (P/T) 1 day per week housekeeper sought! Nr Marlborough ASAP £10-12 phn
1 day per week housekeeper is sought for small family who are living in a village near Marlborough. The employers live in a 5 bedroom home and have a toddler and a cat. They already have a nanny employed and also a 3 hour per week agency cleaner, and they are now looking for a housekeeper to help with the more organisational side of the home including dusting, cleaning windows, laundry, organising the larder and fridge, picking up groceries or running occasional errands. The family are quite flexible and can adjust the hours depending on the housekeeper and what hours may be required for the duties required. More hours may be available for the housekeeper if they would like to take on the cleaning duties too. A driver would be a bonus due to the rural location of the home but driving duties will not be part of the role. Role to commence when candidate is found. Salary around £12 per hour net. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 33681

CSHK44137 (Live-out) Housekeeper/Nanny Box, Wiltshire ASAP £10 phn
Live-out Nanny/Housekeeper sought for family based in Box, Wiltshire. The role will be 50/50 childcare and housekeeping. The children are ages 16, 9 and 6 years old, the eldest is very self-sufficient and so the childcare will only be for the other two children. Duties will involve getting the house clean and organised while the children are at school, laundry, ironing, hoovering etc. A cleaner is employed to help with the deep cleaning once a week. The children will require picking up from school at 3pm, helping them with homework and preparing their dinner. This role is Monday-Thursday, 6 hours per day. Preferably 12:30pm-6:30pm, but could also be 7:30am-1:30pm on one or two of the days if that is more convenient for the candidate. The family are happy and informal, and are looking for the right candidate to join them on a long term basis and become part of the family! A driver with their own car is essential, and expenses will be paid by the employer. Salary available is £10 per hour net and the role is to start as soon as possible! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33654

CSHK44136 (Live-out) Housekeeper/Cook Chorleywood (WD3) ASAP DOE
A fab new opportunity for a very experienced Housekeeper/Chef to work full time for a lovely Indian family based in Chorleywood, WD3. This can be either live-in or live-out and the salary is depending on experience. This role is to start ASAP. You will need experience of good family style cooking and be able to cater for the family and dinner parties, cooking all types of vegetarian Indian food, Asian or Nepalese would also be a bonus. This is a lovely family and a fantastic role for the right experienced person. Fluent English is required and Hindu is a bonus. If you are interested in this role, please email Sarah@Imperialstaff.com your updated CV, quoting Ref: 33323

CSHK44133 (Live-out) Full-time Housekeeping role! Radlett, Herts (WD7) ASAP £10-12 phn
Professional and experienced Live-out housekeeper sought to look after employer’s large home in Radlett, Hertfordshire. The employers run their own business and lead busy lifestyles, so they require a housekeeper with excellent initiative to keep their home running smoothly. Duties will include domestic cleaning, organising, dusting, laundry, liaising with contractors, shopping and running errands. The family have a 6 year old daughter, a full-time nanny is employed but the housekeeper will also need to be child friendly and occasional babysitting would be appreciated (notice given). A driver would be a bonus but not essential. The ideal housekeeper will have good attention to detail and be a thorough cleaner. This role would suit a candidate who is looking to stay in a role on a long term basis, the current cleaner has been with the family for 20 years! Must be animal friendly as the employer has dogs and chickens. Hours are 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Salary of £10-12phn on offer for the housekeeper depending on experience and the role is to start as soon as the right candidate is found. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 33620

CSHK44130 (Live-out) Supportive Housekeeper Grantham, Lincolnshire ASAP £10 phn
Staff of Distinction client in Grantham, Lincolnshire is seeking a trustworthy live-out housekeeper/assistant to care for a retired couple and their two friendly dogs. One of the couple is paraplegic, but still leads a full and active lifestyle. They are looking for an individual who can undertake thorough domestic cleaning of their home, attend to their laundry and linen, run errands, ensure that the household is stocked with provisions, walk the dogs, and drive the couple to London once a week. The ideal housekeeper/assistant will be easy-going yet respectful of the couple’s privacy, be able to use their own initiative, enjoy working in the countryside around animals, be highly organised, and be looking for a long-term role. Fluent spoken English and a full UK driving licence is essential. They must also be willing to accompany the couple on holidays abroad a couple of times a year. The housekeeper/assistant will be required to work 32 hours per week spread across five days. Salary £320 per week net (£10 per hour net). Position to commence when the right person is found. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 32976.

CSHK44114 (Live-out) P/T Housekeeper Bristol, BS48 Flexible £12-£15 phg
A diligent and reliable part-time housekeeper is required for a friendly family based in Bristol, BS48. The family consists of a professional couple and their 2 year old son. They also have a pet cat so the candidate must be animal friendly. Housekeeper will be required to help around the home, taking care of the cleaning, family laundry and ironing, and occasional food prep (no cooking). Someone who is child friendly is required as the family may require you to watch their little boy occasionally. The family are looking for a housekeeper who is looking to commit long term. 10-15 hours per week are available, spread out over 2 or 3 weekdays. The candidate will be employed by the family and put on a payroll unless would prefer to be self-employed. A driver will be needed due to the location of the home. Salary on offer £12-£15phg. Start date is flexible, the family will wait for the right person. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33493

CSHK44108 (Live-out) P/T Housekeeper Cheltenham, Glos ASAP £12 phn
A mature and committed part-time Housekeeper is sought to care for employers’ weekend residence in Cheltenham, Glos. This is a 7 bedroom property but only 2 of the bedrooms are usually in use unless the employers entertain. They also have a coach house on the grounds which is not rented out. Duties will include general upkeep of both properties, deep and light cleaning where necessary, mopping floors, hoovering, dusting etc. The housekeeper will also be required to liaise with other staff such as the gardener, window cleaners and any contractors, to ensure the smooth running of the home. This role is part-time and 12-15 hours per week are available. This will be spread across 2 days per week but could be 3 instead if that is preferred. Ideal days would be Monday and Friday but could be flexible. A salary of £12 per hour net is on offer depending on experience. Role to start as soon as right candidate is found! If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33433.

CSHK44100 (Live-out) Full-time Housekeeping role! Stratford-upon-Avon ASAP £10-12 phn
A live-out housekeeper is sought for a couple’s residence near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The tidy 5 bed property requires cleaning, laundry, ironing, changing of beds and wardrobe management. Other duties may include running errands such as dry cleaning and food shopping, and occasional dog sitting of the family’s Labrador. This is a friendly and informal household but they are looking for a housekeeper who has high standards and a good work ethic. The working hours are 9.00am-5pm Monday to Friday, they are looking for someone with flexibility to stay later very occasionally if required. A driver with their own car is also essential due to the rural location. The salary is £10-£12 per hour net depending on the experience of the candidate. Role to commence ASAP. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32023

CSHK44014 (Live-out) Friendly Housekeeper sought! Ascot ASAP £12 per hour
Flexible Live-out Housekeeper sought for employers fully staffed home in Sunningdale, Ascot. Duties will include general cleaning and housekeeping, serving and tidying up at dinner parties, and occasionally running errands. The housekeeper must be happy working alongside other staff, including current domestic couple. The ideal candidate will be a good team player with a sunny disposition and excellent English! A driver would be ideal but not essential. Working hours will generally be 9am-3pm, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. These will increase when the employer is in residence, up to 50 hours per week at busy times. A salary of £12 per hour is on offer depending on experience. This role is to start in January 2018 or when the perfect candidate is found! If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32915

(Live-out) 1 day a week Housekeeper Bradford on Avon ASAP Negotiable
1 day a week housekeeper is sought for a small and friendly family of 2 based in Bradford on Avon. The family live in a 4 bedroom house and require someone who can give support with taking care of the home. Duties will include cleaning, family cooking, washing and family laundry and ironing. The role is to commence ASAP and the client is flexible to which day in the week the housekeeper can work. They can also offer two, half days can instead one full day if required. A driver is not required for the role, but will need to drive to get to the house’s locations. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32893.

(Live-out) Efficient Daily Housekeeper sought Northwood ASAP £10-12 phn
Live-out Housekeeper sought for organised family of 6 based in Northwood, Greater London. The family have 2 children aged 8 and 10, but no childcare will be required. Duties will include day to day cleaning of the 5 bedroom home, keeping the home organised and running smoothly, laundry, ironing and running occasional errands. The family are positive and friendly, so they would like an energetic and upbeat candidate who will fit in well. The ideal candidate will be family orientated and used to working in a busy home. The family are flexible with hours and their priority is finding the right fit for their family. This role will be Monday-Friday, and 30-40 hours per week are available depending on the requirement of the candidate. The salary on offer is £10-£12phn, role to start ASAP. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32366

(Live-out) Full-time Housekeeper role Somerset ASAP £9 -10 phn
Full time Live-out Housekeeper/Cleaner sought for family home in Pilton, Somerset. Duties to include all day to day cleaning of the home, hoovering, dusting, moping, laundry and ironing. Ideal candidate will have great attention to detail and a happy, sunny personality! Working Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. A salary of £9-£10 per hour net is on offer. To start ASAP! If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32174

(Live-out) 3 day a week Nanny/Housekeeper Hampshire ASAP £10-12 phn
Valued Staff of Distinction client based in Hampshire is looking for a positive and upbeat Nanny/Housekeeper (sole charge) to work 3 full days per week. The young family have 3 children (G7, B6, B5), and would ideally like a candidate with good experience with this age group. Duties will be primarily be focused on the children, for example tidying their rooms, ironing, picking them up from school, cooking their dinner and helping with homework. Light cleaning will also be required, such as tidying up the TV room or the kitchen after dinner. Working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and additional babysitting will also be required. A driver is essential, and the family have 2 dogs so candidate must be animal friendly. This role would suit a committed nanny/housekeeper who is looking for loyal and appreciative long term employers. Salary is negotiable depending on experience, around £10-£12 per hour net. Start date at the end of September. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32149

(Live-out) Full time Housekeeper Ascot ASAP £450 pwn
Daily Housekeeper sought for family’s main residence based in Ascot. The family have two teenage girls at boarding school, but they are at home on the weekends. Working 8/9 hours per day, 5 days per week (ideally working weekends). Duties to include all daily cleaning and housekeeping, laundry, ironing, replenishing food cupboards, liaising with contractors, keeping the home running smoothly, and minimal cooking with the girls on weekends. This is an informal household, and would suit a flexible and hardworking housekeeper who loves what they do! Must have a good standard of English. The family travel a lot, so you must be happy to use initiative during quiet times, and very occasionally stay overnight on the weekend for proxy parenting. A salary of around £450pwn is negotiable for the perfect candidate, to start ASAP. If you are interested please send a copy of your CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 31694

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CSB44174 Live-out All-rounder Somerset ASAP Negotiable, depending on experience.
A fab opportunity for a single person to work as a general all-rounder to help out on this 25 acre estate in Chard, Somerset. This role can be full or part time depending on your requirements, daily, Monday to Friday (some weekend work might be needed but time off is given during the week) doing Airport runs, collecting friends and family as required (sometime anti-social hours) dog walking, helping the client with parties at the house serving drinks, general waiting, clearing away after the parties, general maintenance tasks around the house and farm, some decorating and possibly help out with some care of the animals on the estate which are, horses, ponies, chickens, sheep, dogs, cats, guinea pigs etc. You must be a great team player with a flexible approach. This role is to start immediately and Ideally we are looking for someone no further than 10 miles from Chard in Somerset. If you have this experience, please send your current CV along with your salary expectations to sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 33874.

CSB44173 Daily Gardener Leighton Buzzard ASAP £35k
A fantastic new opportunity just in for a full time Gardener to be based in Leighton Buzzard (LU7). This role will be working Monday to Friday from 8am – 5pm each day. It is a daily role they are looking to fill ASAP and the salary is dependent on your skills and previous experience. This is a large country estate owned but a truly lovely family, who are previous clients of ours, with about 15 acres of land, which is currently managed by 2 groundsmen. The client has roughly 3 acres of formal garden and would like to find someone who has good strong knowledge of growing vegetables so you can maintain the current vegetable garden and also help with just over 2 acres of shrubs, trees and hedging. Our client is looking for someone with solid previous experience and horticultural knowledge. If you have this experience, please send your current CV along with your salary expectations to sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 33865.

CSB44165 Head Gardener Guildford, Surrey ASAP £35-£40gpa
A daily Head Gardener is needed for a lovely private estate in Albury near Guildford. The client is looking for the Head Gardener to have previous experience in a similar position, happy to work Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30/5pm. This property is more about lawns, fences, trees, hedges, bushes, small flower beds so general maintenance, mowing lawns, trimming and felling trees so no special horticultural experience needed but you must take pride in your work. There is also an assistant gardener to manage who will help support the maintenance of the 5 hectares of land and occasional maintenance of other fields and small garden at the families London property. The clients have 6 dogs at the property so you must be pet friendly. This role is to start ASAP offering a salary of £35-40kpa for the right experienced person. If you wish to apply for this role please send an updated CV & availability to start if you were successful to sarah@imperialstaff.com. Job reference: 33821.

CSB44164 Daily Assistant Gardener Guildford, Surrey ASAP £25K
A daily Assistant Gardener is needed for a lovely private estate in Albury near Guildford. The client is looking for the Assistant Gardener to have previous experience in a similar position, happy to work Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30/5pm. This property is more about lawns, fences, trees, hedges, bushes, small flower beds so general maintenance, mowing lawns, trimming and felling trees. You will report to the Head Gardener whilst helping to support the maintenance of the 5 hectares of land and occasional maintenance of other fields and small garden at the families London property, washing cars windows and clearing gutters and any other general maintenance tasks required. The clients have 6 dogs at the property so you must be pet friendly. This role is to start ASAP offering a salary of £25kpa for the right experienced person. If you wish to apply for this role please send an updated CV & availability to start if you were successful to sarah@imperialstaff.com. Job reference: 33820.

CSB44117 Driver/Maintenance Man Torquay, Devon Flexible £25,000gpa
A very hardworking, live-in Driver/Maintenance man is sought to join a fully staffed home in Torquay, Devon. The family live in a large home with all amenities and staff. Candidate must be a very confident driver, in the country side and also cities, and must be a team player able to use initiative. Driver will be responsible for the upkeep of the cars, making sure they are always clean, fuelled and have the right documentation up to date. Duties required are to drive the family on a daily basis, airport runs, and general errands such as shopping. Previous experience and excellent references essential as well as a , “can do”, flexible attitude to look after general garden and household maintenance and security of the property. Tagalog or Nepalese a bonus but not essential. Accommodation provided is a 1 bed flat. 5 days per week (working weekends). Salary negotiable around £25kgross. Interviewing now for an ASAP start. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job reference: 33517.

CSB44107 Horticultural Gardener Oxfordshire ASAP £20-£25kpa.
Returning Staff of Distinction client have a super post available based in Oxfordshire. The family are looking for a full-time, flexible gardener/handyman/driver with good experience and high standards to take over from their current employee who is relocating. A gardener with good horticultural knowledge (RHS II) would be a bonus, taking care of 3 acres of formal gardens and 10 acres of woodlands managing lawns, orchards, hedges, shrubbery & formal gardens.  You must be animal friendly as the family have 2 dogs, 4 chickens and a 2 horses (groom employed) but you will be required to help when the groom is off 2 days each week with feeding the animals, walking or turning them out into a field etc.  General property maintenance, occasional airport runs & car maintenance, as well as managing a pond, fountain, tennis courts, indoor pool, and vermin control as also required.  Chainsaw and shot gun license is a bonus, fluent English a must.  They are looking for a country friendly, non-smoking person to fill this role.   A driver is essential with a clean license is a must due to the property's remote location and occasional chauffeur duties (car provided for work use). Working hours 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break, Monday to Friday. 1 bed flat above the garage provided (bills included), a partner & 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £20-£25kpa. Interviewing now for an immediate start. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job reference: 33331.

CSB44102 Full Time PA with nanny Expereince Virginia Water/ Finchampstead ASAP £23kpa
A fab opportunity has arisen for a full time PA with nanny experience in Virginia Water (GU25), although the family are moving to Finchampstead shortly. Working Monday to Saturday and from 2-9pm. The family run their own international business from home with 2 children (girls aged 9 & 11yrs) are looking for someone who can help in the office with daily correspondence, arranging meetings, travel, busy schedules for the business and family, mail/parcels, emails, managing the servicing of the family cars, paying bills, dealing with online shopping, arranging of holidays and with the children: school pickups, homework support, the children’s wardrobes and afternoon routine. The business works on MAC software so someone with experience of that is a bonus as well as previous office and nannying experience. Also a driver with fluent English and able to start ASAP who is happy to travel occasionally. Salary approx..£23kpa gross. This role also has the opportunity of living in with separate accommodation if wanted. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job reference: 33393.

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