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

This vacancy section was last updated on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:45 PM

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Job Code

Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

CSC84810 Estate Manager & Housekeeper Couple Buckinghamshire £60k per annum May start
An Estate Manager & Housekeeper Couple sought for a small estate of 8 acres in Buckinghamshire. The main house consists of 6 bedrooms, with a separate annexe for staff, including an office. The principles would prefer both to be drivers with clean licenses. The Estate Manager would need to be competent with DIY, have gardening experience, be tech savvy, have some security/AV knowledge and be happy to driver luxury cars on occasion. The Housekeeper is required to undertake all household duties, laundry and some cooking. Pet friendly is essential as the principles have 4 alpacas, 2 dogs and a cat. The accommodation is a two bed detached property on site with its own garden, fully expensed. The salary is £60k per annum for a 42 hour week. Please send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35752

Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook Couple 45 minutes from London ASAP Start £850-£1000pwn
Fit and energetic Gardener/Housekeeper couple sought for family with two children aged 10 and 13. The property is a 15 bed country home with a large garden, located 45 minutes from London by train. Family are only in residence at weekends. This is a demanding role and will require the couple to be hands-on and use their initiative. Duties to include; Gardening (including grass and hedge cutting), driving, cleaning, laundry, ironing and food shopping. The chosen candidate must also be confident to cook for the family who enjoy healthy foods including salad, vegetables, grilled chicken/fish and Asian style food. Cooking for dinner parties will also be required on occasion. One driver essential. Must be pet friendly. Accommodation is comprised of a self-contained 2 bed flat within the house with all utilities included. Working 5 days per week including all weekends. Days off will be Tuesday and Wednesday. Hours are flexible in the week and 8am starts at the weekend. Salary £850-£1000pwn. ASAP start. Please send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35686.

CSC84764 Gardener & Housekeeper Couple Oxfordshire May 2020 £800pwn
A hard-working, fit and energetic full time inside/outside couple sought for a large country estate based in Oxfordshire. A returning Staff of Distinction client is looking for a full-time, flexible gardener/groundsman/estate assistant and a flexible housekeeper, happy to take on outside work 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 will 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 8am-5pm but seasonal changes with flexibility to stay later until work is completed and for the housekeeper 9am – 5pm both with Sunday/Monday off. Accommodation is a 4 bedroom house with garden approximately a quarter of a mile from the main property (utilities to be discussed). 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £800pwn depending on experience. Interview now for May start. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J35663. #staffofdistinction

HK & Gardener/Maintenance/Handyman Couple Scotland March £40k-£50kgpa
Housekeeper & Gardener/maintenance/handyman couple sought for a rural estate based in Scotland. The large home of 8 bedrooms is suited near Dumfries and Lockerbie and is occupied by the principal and his wife. Duties are to include all housekeeping to a high standard which includes changing linen regularly, washing and ironing and keeping on top of the household cleaning on a daily basis. There is no cooking required but occasionally helping with dinner parties and serving food and drinks will be required when the family entertain. A ‘hands on’ gardener is required for the 4 acres of informal gardens and daily duties are to include keeping the gardens clean and tidy, grass cutting, hedging, running errands, driving duties/station runs and general maintenance and handyman work required at the property. This can be a full time role for both the HK and Gardener however the family would also consider a PT HK and FT gardener. Partner welcome to help in the garden once housekeeping is done to accumulate more hours if gardening is also of interest. This role would suit a friendly, easy going couple looking for long term that have the ability to work unsupervised at their own pace providing the work is done and property is taken care of. Two drivers are preferred. 2 bedroom cottage provided on the property, utilities negotiable and suitable for 1 dog up to the employers discretion. Working days are Monday to Friday working 9am – 4pm. Salary negotiable depending on experience ranging from £40-£50k per annum. End of March start with a handover with current couple. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35598.

CSC84743 Housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener couple Cheltenham ASAP £900pwn+/£65k gross pa
Flexible, “hands on” Housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener couple sought for employers country home near Cheltenham, Glos. Current Filipino housekeeper of 12 years recommends! Duties will involve all cleaning and laundry as well as caring for their dog. Some simple cooking for the family would also be appreciated (caterers brought in when entertaining). Partner to help with general maintenance, mowing lawn, clearing leaves, changing light bulbs and generally assisting where required. Gardener employed. The family have four daughters at boarding school who visit at weekends. Weekend work required for this role, with two days off during the week. Generally 48 hour week. The ideal couple will be discreet, proactive and have a sunny disposition. One driver essential (car can be provided). Salary negotiable according to experience £800-1000 per week net and newly renovated 1 bedroom flat on the estate provided. Pets welcome. ASAP start. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35415.

HK & Gardener Couple Cheltenham ASAP £850pwn+/£57k-£60kgpa
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 and the family dogs when employer is away. The ideal candidates will be flexible, enthusiastic and pro-active. Monday - Friday, around 8am - 4.30pm with an hour for lunch (+- 40hrs per week which must include 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 £57k-£60k according to skills and experience offered. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35504.

CSC84716 HK & Gardener/Handyman Couple Gloucestershire July Negotaible
Willing and capable couple sought for a 9 bedroom property with stables and historic gardens. Employer is looking for a couple who are flexible, can use their own initiative and perform their duties to a high standard. Both must be drivers with a car provided, and both must be child and pet friendly. All gardening duties required, pruning, mowing, handyman & maintenance duties, chopping wood and assisting with security. All housekeeper duties, running the household, shopping, running errands and occasionally babysitting. Cooking would be a bonus. Both will be required to collect children from school and take care of pets. 5 days, 40-50 hours per week with the occasional weekend. Separate 3 bedroom cottage provided suitable for pets, utilities to be discussed. £800pwn/£50kgpa (Negotiable for the right couple). Interviewing now for a July start. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35488.

HK & Garden Maintenance/Driver Couple Bradford on Avon Jan/Feb 2020 £750-£800pwn (£49.9k-£53.1kgpa)
Current Staff of Distinction housekeeper retiring after 10 years recommends this super post with appreciative employer based near Bradford on Avon (6 miles from Bath). Housekeeper and Garden maintenance couple who love dogs and are happy with hands on cleaning and laundry duties and general garden maintenance, mowing, strimming and driving. Cooking for very occasional dinner parties (with partner serving) would be a bonus but not a requirement. Two drivers preferable (one essential) and dog lovers for three affectionate dogs essential! Retired employers travel regularly hence being aware of security and care of the three dogs important. Gardener employed. Hours are generally Monday - Friday 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm with flexibility to work occasional weekends with time in lieu. Two bedroom cottage with garden provided as staff accommodation. Dogs welcome (2 max) but regret not suitable for cats. Interviewing now for late January/February start. Salary negotiable around £50k gross pa/£750-£800pwn. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35391.

CSC64692 HK & Gardener/Handyman Couple Hampshire ASAP Negotiable
Housekeeper & gardener/handyman couple sought for a 12 acre, 6-bedroom property near Winchester, Hampshire. The family have two children aged 15 & 12 who attend boarding school but may be in residence sometimes. One driver essential with their own car. All housekeeping duties, laundry, changing bed sheets and occasional basic cooking. All gardening/handyman duties, maintenance, driving the principles and working on the grounds. Potentially serving at the table may be required during dinner parties. Working a 3 day week, flexible days and hours. 2 bed self-contained annex provided, potentially suitable for pets and dependents within reason and is up to the employers discretion. Utilities may or may not be included. ASAP start. Negotiable salary depending on hours. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35321.

CSC64676 Couple in Taunton Taunton ASAP £750-£850pwn (£49.9k-£58kgpa)
Housekeeper/Gardener couple sought for a very rural home based 20 minutes outside of Taunton. The employer is looking for a couple flexible on weekends for their informal household. Duties include all housekeeping, running errands (picking-up the paper), taking care of the upkeep of the cars and caring/walking of the family dog – pet friendly couple is essential. Very light cooking may be required on the rare occasion. The property is set over 70 acres, including woodland, parklands and fields. Gardening will comprise of outdoor pruning, strimming, chopping of wood and maintenance of the pool/outside area. Chainsaw experience would be a bonus. There is an Estate manager & part-time cleaner already employed. 1 driver is essential to help carry out certain duties. This is a weekend residence and days of work will be 5 days including weekends with Tuesday and Wednesday’s off. Hours are flexible from 8am – 5pm however you must be flexible on weekends. Accommodation includes a 2 bed, 2 bath cottage and a small garden next to the main house with utilities provided. Pets considered. ASAP start. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34849.

Housekeeper/family cook & Maintenance/Handyman Dorset ASAP £850pwn (£58kgpa)
Super post for a positive and professional Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Gardener/Driver couple on a small country estate near Gillingham, in North Dorset. The main property – eight bedroom, period building - is currently undergoing renovation, currently the family are living in a five bedroom house on the estate during the work. There are three school aged children, and the housekeeper will need to enjoy working around children, and interacting with them for occasional babysitting although a part time nanny is employed. There is a friendly Retriever who will need walking and feeding. Other duties will include daily domestic cleaning and tidying, family laundry and ironing (part-time cleaner to assist); cooking healthy family meals on a regular basis; assisting with food prep at dinner parties; driving for airport runs, running errands, good maintenance/handyman skills would be ideal and definitely a “muck in” attitude to whatever may need doing essential! Team players important as other staff employed including a Gardener, and Farmer. The ideal couple will have a truly proactive and ‘can-do’ attitude as well as a sense of humour and a love of the countryside. Weekend work will be required on occasions but generally role is Monday - Friday. 2 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation, regret not suitable for dependants, pets may be considered. Salary negotiable around £800 - £900 pw net according to previous experience. Interviewing now to commence when ideal couple found. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35200.

Housekeeper & Gardener couple Chew Valley, North Somerset ASAP £800pwn (£53.1kgpa)
Dog loving couple sought to look after beautiful property set in 50 acres in the Chew Valley area of the Mendips. Employer is in part time residence and her elderly father resides there permanently but no caring is required. Duties to include all Housekeeping, cleaning, laundry and simple family style cooking on occasion or assisting principal if they are entertaining. Partner to look after the garden and grounds so reasonable gardening knowledge a plus. Dog lovers are essential as employer has 4 dogs to look after - when they are away it is necessary to stay at the property for security and for the dogs. Otherwise there is a 2 bed cottage with its own garden provided as staff accommodation, pets considered. Hours are mainly 9-4, 5 days per week to include weekends when busy. Salary negotiable according to experience around £800pw net/£50k gross. Post to start ASAP. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35112.

High Calibre Couple Somerset/Dorset ASAP £850-£950pwn (£64.4k-£73.4kgpa)
Recommended post with valued Staff of Distinction client for energetic and enthusiastic domestic couple to look after an informal residence on the borders of Somerset/Dorset. Duties to include high standards of housekeeping, laundry, family cooking and general maintenance duties. One member of the couple must enjoy cooking and if not already a competent cook be happy to learn. It is important that both are happy working inside the house particularly if the family are entertaining. A gardener is already employed, so very occasional help in the garden would be appreciated but not necessary. Useful for both to drive to help with errands and drop-offs, but one is essential. Candidates must be animal friendly as the employers have a dog & very occasional dog sitting may be required. Separate coach house provided as staff accommodation – spacious 1 bed, with sofa bed in sitting room also. Regret not suitable for dependants, but small sociable pets welcome. Working hours are generally 40 hours spread across 5 days per week, mostly Monday – Friday. The family enjoy privacy at the weekends when not entertaining but you will need to be flexible to work approximately one (max two) weekends a month. Top salary negotiable for super star candidates from £850-£950pwn. Interviewing now to start ASAP. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34367.


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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Job Code

Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

CSHK84808 Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny Bristol ASAP £30,000 gross per annum
Friendly live-in Housekeeper/Nanny is sought for a welcoming family living in Bristol. The family are looking for a candidate to have sole charge of their 4 year old little boy, as well as housekeeping, laundry and ironing for the family while he is at school. The candidate will be required to cook a meal for the family each evening (simple vegetarian recipes). The ideal candidate will be smiley, reliable and have a good level of English. This role is Monday-Friday, 50 hours per week generally between the hours of 7am-7pm with a 2 hour break during the day. A large double bedroom will be provided on the top floor of the house, along with a bathroom shared with the little boy. Salary £30,000 gross per annum depending on experience, position to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying please send CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35280

CSHK84773 Live-in Housekeeper Cheshire June 2020 £25,000-28,000 gross per annum
Live-in Housekeeper sought for a countryside estate in a village in Cheshire. The candidate will take care of cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing across 4 houses on the same estate. The houses are occupied by one extended family and they are happy for the candidate to organise their time in a way that suits them (the current candidate does one house per day). No cooking, childcare or pet care is required although the candidate must be dog friendly. This role is Monday-Friday, roughly 8 hours per day but with some flexibility needed. A driver is required and a car can be provided on duty. Salary £28,000-£30,000 gross per annum and a separate flat is provided on the farm (all utilities paid). Start date is June 2020 or could be sooner for the right candidate. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35683

CSHK84766 Daily P/T Housekeeper/ Nanny Near Marshfield, Wiltshire ASAP £13phn/ £25,771gpa
Daily part time Housekeeper/ Nanny sought near Marshfield, Wiltshire. The busy household is home to down to earth family (including school age children and their 3 cats). Role duties will include; 1 day a week looking after the youngest who is 18 months old. Housekeeping duties for the rest of the week will include; tidying, cleaning, organising, laundry, ironing, food shopping and running of errands. Family style cooking would be a bonus, but is not essential. The chosen candidate should have excellent communication skills, good initiative, be well organised and have lots of energy. A minimum of 3 years recent experience working as a Nanny/Housekeeper in a private household is required. Driver required and a car will be provided whilst on duty. Hours; around 30 hours a week (a degree of flexibility is required for ad hoc babysitting which will be paid at an overtime rate). Role to commence ASAP. Salary £13phn (£25,771gpa) + overtime for babysitting. This fabulous position would suit someone looking to work for a relaxed, fun loving family who are simply wanting to secure an extra pair of hands and an extended member of the family! If you are interested in this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35671

CSHK84756 Live-in Housekeeper/Pet sitter Surrey/Wales/London ASAP £40k gross per annum
HNW professional client seeks a Live-in Housekeeper/Pet sitter. This role will mainly be based between Surrey, Wales and London. The candidate must be happy to travel with the employer between the homes as required, and separate accommodation is provided at each location. Duties to include cleaning, laundry, pet sitting and house guardianship, flower arranging and wardrobe management. Must be a natural pet lover (dogs and cats) and have worked with animals before. Excellent role for someone looking to find the right long-term position with opportunity to grow. Drivers license and own car preferred. 5 day week (usually Monday-Friday) between 50-60 hours depending on the employers schedule. A salary of 40k gross is on offer, and other benefits include 5 weeks holiday, statutory pension and private healthcare. Role to start ASAP or as soon as perfect candidate is found! If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35645

CSHK84754 Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper Bexley, Dartford (DA8) ASAP £12phn (£38,771gpa)
Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper sought near Bexley, Dartford (DA8). Home to a family of four with two young children. Housekeeping duties to be completed whilst the children are at school/ nursery will include; washing, ironing and running of errands. A cleaner is employed and visits on a weekly basis. Nanny duties will be sole charge, caring for children ages 4 and 2. All general nursery duties required, the school & nursey drop off/ pick up, assisting with homework and cooking for the children. This is a great role and would suit someone who is caring, hardworking and is looking to secure a long term position with a lovely family. A minimum of 3 years recent experience working as a Nanny/Housekeeper in a private household is required. Confident driver essential. Hours; 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) 6.30am - 6pm (Wednesday and weekends off). Salary: 12phn (£38,771gpa). Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35643

CSHK84753 Daily P/T Housekeeper Montpelier, Bristol (BS6) ASAP £12phn (£23,327gpa)
Daily Housekeeper sought in Montpelier, Bristol (BS6). Home to a relaxed, down to earth family of 3, the chosen housekeeper will be responsible for the general upkeep of the family home. Role duties will include but will not be limited to the following; cleaning, washing, laundry, some ironing, food/ household shopping, running errands and light, healthy family style cooking. The working hours will be Monday - Friday up to 30 hours a week (less hours are possible if this suits the candidate). The successful candidate should be really friendly, reliable, honest, flexible and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household. A driver is essential for this role and a car can be provided whilst on duty. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to secure for a long-term position. Salary: up to £12phn (£23,327gpa). Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35635

CSHK84751 Live-in Housekeeper Virginia Water ASAP £500pwn / £35,000gpa
Previous Staff of Distinction client is looking for a new Live-in Housekeeper for their family home in Virginia Water, Surrey. Duties include cleaning the home, doing laundry, vacuuming, dusting/polishing, basic family cooking. The family have two cats and two dogs (one is a friendly German Shepherd) so the candidate must be animal friendly and happy to help with pet duties. Mum is pregnant so babysitting/helping with childcare may be incorporated into the role in the future but not at the moment. A driver would be a bonus but not essential. Working hours are 9am-6pm with a 1 hr lunch break. Monday-Friday but if the candidate is happy to help for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning too that would be a bonus. A lovely en-suite bedroom is provided for candidate and a salary of £500pwn / £35,000gpa is on offer. Role to commence ASAP! Please send an up to date CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35626

CSHK84749 Live-in Houskeeper role! Maidenhead, Berkshire ASAP/Flex £30k gpa + separate cottage
New Live-in Housekeeper role! This role is based in a village near Maidenhead in Berkshire. The housekeeper will take over from previous candidate who is retiring after 5 years! The employer has two older children but they are away at university. This role will involve general cleaning of the 5 bedroom home, as well as helping with the pets (2 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 horses). The horse care will include feeding them twice daily, putting them out into the field and mucking out the stables. This role is Monday – Friday, and hours can be flexible for example 7:30-4pm or 8:30-5pm. Salary £30,000 gross per annum. Plus a separate 2 bedroom cottage is provided in the village (1 mile away) with utilities paid for. Partners and pets are considered. The ideal candidate must be energetic, dedicated and trustworthy. Must also be a driver with own car. Role to commence ASAP or when perfect candidate is found. Please send an up to date CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35619

Daily F/T Housekeeper Hampshire (SP11) ASAP £12phn (£33,082gpa)
Daily full time Housekeeper sought in Hampshire (SP11). The property is located on a farm and is home to a family of 3 (including 24 year old daughter). The chosen housekeeper will be responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the family home. Role duties will include but will not be limited to the following; cleaning, laundry, making beds, food/ household shopping, dealing with contractors/ deliveries and answering phones etc. The family have 3 dogs (including a puppy). They also have a second property based in Central London which is used when they travel to London for work. The housekeeper will be required to travel there for the day (travel expenses covered) once every 2-3 weeks to carry out light housekeeping duties. The working hours will be Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm (hours can be slightly flexible to suit candidate). The successful candidate should be flexible, active and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household. Due to the properties rural setting, a driver is essential. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is looking for a long-term position. Salary: £12phn (£33,082gpa). Role commence ASAP. If you are interested in this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35604

Daily F/T Housekeeper/ family cook Near Windlesham, Surrey ASAP £13.75phn (£38,771gpa)
Daily full time Housekeeper/ family cook sought near Windlesham, Surrey. Home to a professional couple, their two children who are at boarding school and their two dogs. The chosen housekeeper will be required to work well independently as well as alongside existing domestic staff (a live in housekeeper, a full time chauffeur and gardeners are employed). Role duties will include; assisting the housekeeper with cleaning/ ironing/ wardrobe management, walking the dogs and running errands. Family cooking Meal planning of healthy meals, family cooking and shopping weekly groceries will also be required. Client seeks an individual who is proactive, energetic and flexible. Being organised is key in order to keep the house in order. This position would suit an individual who is looking to grow with the family on a long term basis. A minimum of 3 years recent experience in a private Housekeeper position is required. A driver is essential. The working hours will be Sunday – Thursday 8 hours a day. Ideally the hours will be 12noon – 8pm, however the hours can be flexible. Top salary up to £13.75phn (£38,771gpa) dependent on experience. Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35580

CSHK84723 Live-in HK for weekend residence Marlborough August/September £28,000-£30,000 gross per annum
Child friendly Live-in housekeeper is sought for a family’s weekend/holiday residence in Marlborough. The family have recently welcomed a baby who is now 4 months old, they have a full-time nanny at home in London but the housekeeper must be happy to occasionally help with baby when they visit on the weekends. This role is working Thursday-Monday with 2 days off during the week. Main duties will be getting the home ready for the weekend, cleaning, tidying, laundry, making drinks or cooking if they entertain (not essential), and then clearing up after the weekend and making sure the house is secure and well-kept in the family’s absence. The family will provide a newly renovated 2 bedroom flat which has its own garden, and partners or pets are welcome. Salary £28,000-£30,000 gross per annum negotiable. Start date is August/September 2020. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J35503

Daily P/T Housekeeper Near Peasedown, Somerset ASAP £360pwn (£23,327gpa)
Daily part time Housekeeper sought for return client of Staff of Distinction. Based near Peasedown, Somerset. The chosen candidate will be responsible for maintaining the busy family home. No childcare duties will be required as a full time Nanny is employed to care for the 3 children. Role duties will include; cleaning, tidying, organising, laundry, running errands and walking 3 small, well behaved dogs. Experience handling luxury clothing would be a bonus! A driver is preferred but is not essential. The chosen housekeeper must be hardworking, friendly, a self-starter and child friendly. A minimum of 3 years recent experience in a private Housekeeper position is required. Hours: Mon - Fri 30 hours a week, working either 4 or 5 days a week. Salary: £360pwn (£23,327gpa). Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35459.

Daily Housekeeper Near Leatherhead, Surrey January 2020 £14phn (£45,271gpa)
Daily full time Housekeeper sought near Leatherhead, Surrey. Home to a HNW professional couple and their 3 cats and 1 dog. Role duties will include; all cleaning, ironing, washing and some light cooking for lunches. The principles travel a few times a year and will require the candidate to live in the house and take care of the pets whilst they are away. Client seeks a candidate who is hard-working, trusting and personable. A minimum of 3 years recent experience in a private Housekeeper position and experience working for HNW principles is required. The working hours will be Mon - Fri 8am-4pm and Sat 8am - 1pm (total 45 hours a week). Top salary up to £14phn (£45,271gpa) dependent on experience. Role to commence in January 2020. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no:J35434

CSHK74697 Live-in Housekeeper role Nr Cheltenham, Glos ASAP £400-500 per week net
Live-in Housekeeper sought for estate near Cheltenham, to take over from current housekeeper of 12 years! Main duties will involve cleaning and tidying the family home, as well as caring for their dog. Some simple cooking for the family would also be appreciated, or help with some PA jobs for the employer. The family have four daughters who are away at boarding school but visit on weekends. Help on weekends is required for this role, with two days off during the week. Occasional flexibility is needed with working hours, but they will usually be 8/9 hours per day. There are other staff employed including a domestic couple 1 day per week and a full time gardener. The ideal candidate will be discreet and have a sunny disposition. A driver would be ideal due to the location but not essential because there is a bus route. Salary £400-500 per week net is on offer, plus a 1 bedroom flat on the estate is provided. Start date ASAP but could be flexible. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J35247

CSHK74695 Live-in Housekeeper! Kingston, KT2 ASAP £34,700 - £38,700gpa
Live-in Housekeeper required for a family based in Kingston, KT2. This role would suit a child friendly candidate as the family have one little girl aged 10. All duties required include housekeeping, laundry, washing, ironing, walking 1 small dog, collecting the girl from school on some days, babysitting occasionally, shopping and family cooking. The family are looking for a candidate willing to commit long term. No driving is required. Days and hours are 5.5 days per week including a Saturday with a half day off during the week (though flexibility would be appreciated). Bedroom and bathroom provided (in a separate part of the house). Salary £500- 550pwn/£34,700 - £38,700gpa depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J34382

Daily P/T Housekeeper/ Nanny Bath ASAP £361pwn (£23,406gpa)
Daily part time Housekeeper/ Nanny sought in central Bath. Home to a lovely family of three including 10 month old baby boy. Role duties will include; maintaining the home by carrying out all cleaning, tidying, laundry, preparing healthy meals and some possible childcare when mum runs errands. Client seeks a candidate who is calm, easy-going, has good communication skills and is happy to essentially be an extra pair of hands! Hours: Mon - Fri 30 hours a week. Salary: up to £361pwn (£23,406gpa) dependent on experience. Role to commence ASAP. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35064

Live-in Housekeeper for P/T residence East Sussex ASAP/Flex £25,000-£28,000 gross per annum
Live-in Housekeeper sought for large country estate in East Sussex. Employer is in part-time residence only 3 months per year (over the summer). When in residence there could be up to 50 people including family and friends of employer as well as other staff (chefs, drivers, nannies, cleaners). During these times the housekeeper must be flexible to work extra hours if needed (still within 5 days per week but including weekends). When the employer is not in residence you will just be working alongside the House Manager taking care of deep cleaning, dusting, organising the home, keeping it running smoothly. Hours/days will be flexible during this time and any extra hours that you worked during the busy period can be taken back in lieu here. A driver is not required for this role but may be useful as it is a rural location. A separate 3 bedroom apartment is provided for the housekeeper and partners/pets are welcome. Salary £25,000-£28,000 gross per annum. Role to start as soon as perfect candidate is found. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J35117.

Housekeeper/Cook (4days pw) Chippenham November/Flexible £400-450 per week net.
Recommended post with retired employer in part time residence. Beautiful home is based in the Chippenham area, close to Bath. Housekeeper/Cook to work 4 days a week with flexibility to work some weekends when needed. Employer has several homes and is generally in residence around 10 days a month mostly at weekends. All housekeeping duties required to a high standard and good family style cooking with occasional cooking for dinner parties when needed. 3 bedroom cottage provided as staff accommodation and pets/partners are welcome. Interviewing now to start November time, can be flexible until the right candidate is found. Salary negotiable around £400 per week net / £25,000 gross per annum. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J35110.

Live-in Child Friendly Housekeeper Hampshire Flexible £34,700 - £38,700gpa +Separate annex
An outdoorsy family are looking for an organised live-in child friendly housekeeper for their home in Hampshire. The family consist of professional parents, three school-aged boys (6, 9 & 10 years old), and 3 affectionate dogs! They require someone who is energetic, outgoing, and able to keep family life running smoothly. Duties would include domestic cleaning; tidying; stocking the household; laundry and ironing; linen care; running errands; cooking healthy family meals; walking the dogs, supervising homework; and helping with bath and bedtime. The candidate must be child friendly to help with school runs or babysitting when needed. Working Monday - Friday, 9:00am-7pm or 8:30am-6:30pm, with a break in the afternoon. A full driving licence is essential, and a car can be made available on duty. Experience working in rural locations would be a bonus! A private annex will be provided, which has its own bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen (plus private entrance & parking). Salary negotiable around £500pwn/£34,700gpa Position to commence when the right person is found! If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J32635

Live-in Housekeeper Marlborough ASAP £30,000-£35,000gpa
Live-in Housekeeper sought for employers weekend residence in Marlborough. The family live in London during the week and then come to Marlborough for weekends and holidays. They have two school aged children but no childcare is required. Duties will include cleaning and tidying the home, keeping everything ticking over during the week, being conscious of security, organising contractors if needed and preparing the home for the family’s arrival. When the family are in residence the housekeeper will help where required, set the tables and cook meals for the family. Working hours are 9am-6pm, 5 days per week. The housekeeper will need to work weekends when the employer is in residence (with Tues & Weds off), but can have weekends off when they are away or staying in London. They also have a small dog who travels with them. The ideal housekeeper will be experienced and proactive, with a sunny disposition. The accommodation for the candidate is a 3 bedroom cottage in the village and a salary of £30,000-£35,000 gross per annum is negotiable dependant on experience. Interviewing now to start ASAP. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference:J34312

CSHK54444 Chef/Butler & Housekeeper Hampshire ASAP £60k gross pa/£950pwn
Super post for vibrant and energetic couple to look after young family’s weekend residence on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders.. Duties to include cooking to dinner party standard, serving/butler duties, driving and all housekeeping. Other staff employed including team of gardeners so no gardening required. Any experience working on shoots advantageous but not essential as training given. Two drivers preferred (but not essential) for this role due to country location Opportunity to travel to employers other homes during school holidays (max 2 weeks at a time). Weekend work essential with 2 consecutive days off in the week. 1 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome. Salary negotiable for the ideal couple around £60k gross pa/£950pwn.If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33864

Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny role Oxford ASAP £30,600gpa
Staff of Distinction client based in Oxford are seeking a full-time live-in Housekeeper/Nanny, to maintain their modern and newly refurbished home and help to look after their children after school. The clients are busy professionals who have further properties in Norway and Switzerland. They have four children between the ages of 16 and 5 years old but the eldest is away at boarding school. They have had a part-time nanny and housekeeper, but they would now like to combine the two roles and find a live-in candidate to join them. They are looking for someone happy and flexible who has a pro-active work ethic. Duties required will include helping around the household with domestic cleaning, family laundry/ironing and running errands while the children are at school, then picking the children up in the afternoon, taking them to activities or helping with homework and preparing a healthy dinner. This role is Monday-Friday and the hours will be 9am-6pm with a lunch break. The candidate may be asked to work occasional Saturdays and would get a Monday off in return. The family will also require the housekeeper to travel with them on holiday. A driver is essential for the role and a car will be provided. Accommodation will be a separate two-bedroom flat, furnished with all costs covered. Salary on offer is £450pwn/£30,600gpa depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33837

Live-in Housekeeper Oxford ASAP £400-450 per week net depending on experience
Live-in Housekeeper sought for part-time residence in central Oxford. The 2 employers are based overseas and only visit the Oxford property for 3 or 4 months throughout the year, predominately over Christmas and throughout the Summer. Their current housekeeper of 4 years is relocating, and so they are now looking for another long term candidate. The home is a Grade 2 listed property that was newly refurbished 3 years ago and overlooks the University grounds. This role will involve managing the home throughout the year and keeping it to an impeccable standard while the employers are away. This will include cleaning, dusting, general upkeep, liaising with the part-time gardener and window cleaner, keeping the home secure and calling contractors when required. The hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday. When the employers are in residence, you will be required to work Monday-Saturday. During these times, the duties will also include laundry, ironing, tidying and helping with errands (no cooking). The housekeeper will live in a spacious first floor apartment, which is attached to the home but has a separate entrance. The flat is newly renovated and has a double en-suite bedroom, fitted kitchen, living space and dining room. The candidate must be bright, flexible, discreet, and have excellent verbal and written English. Salary £400-450 per week net is negotiable depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33474

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CSB84779 Resident Head Gardener/Caretaker Devon ASAP £20-£25kgpa depending on experience
Live in Head Gardener/Caretaker required for 50 acre estate in Devon, comprising of 8 acres of gardens (including formal gardens, vegetable garden, fruit cage, and green house), parkland and woodland. Duties will include growing vegetables and fruit for when the family are in residence, maintenance of the swimming pool, tennis court and other leisure facilities, care of chickens, some supervision of outside contractors and occasional driving. The chosen candidate will be assisted by a full time groundsman and part time gardener. An Estate Manager is also employed 2 days per week. Hours will be seasonal, with longer days in the summer months and shorter in the winter – more details to be discussed at interview. Occasional weekend work required. Salary £20-25kgpa depending on experience. Accommodation comprised of a modern one bed cottage with separate kitchen and sitting room (with easy access to a linked annex providing an additional bedroom for guests if needed). Open to pets. There may be the possibility of part time work for a partner, but the accommodation is not suitable for dependents. ASAP start. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting Job ref: J35735

CSB84747 Daily Gardener Cheltenham ASAP Negotiable
Flexible and ‘hands on’ gardener sought for a country home in Cheltenham. Driver essential. Duties will involve all gardening, mowing the lawn, clearing the leaves, undertaking handyman duties, general maintenance and generally assisting where required. 3-5 days per week. Salary negotiable. ASAP start. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35601.

Live-in Gardener/Caretaker Oxford ASAP £25k-£27kgpa
Live-in Gardener/Caretaker sought for a 7-acre property in Oxford. Must have good communication skills, understand plants and be able to build a good relationship with the neighbours. Must be a driver with a car provided for you. All gardening/caretaking duties, maintenance, operating machinery, maintaining the greenhouse, mowing the lawn, assisting with security, looking after dogs and airport runs. Mon-Fri 8 hours per day. Self-contained 2-bedroom cottage provided with utilities included, suitable for small dogs and a partner at the employers discretion. ASAP start. £25-£27kgpa. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35435.

Handyman/Gardener/Driver Ascot ASAP Negotiable
Child friendly handyman/gardener/driver with good knowledge of seasonal requirements sought for property in Ascot. All typical duties such as property & pool maintenance, tending to the garden, driving principles and their children and dealing with contractors. 5 days a week 8am-5pm with an hour for lunch. Live-out or live-in, 1-bedroom studio apartment provided. ASAP start. Negotiable salary. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35207.

CSB54657 Live-in Dinner Party Cook Oxfordshire ASAP TBC
Cook sought for family’s weekend residence in Oxfordshire. Must be happy to travel to family’s other home in Switzerland approx. 3 times a year for up to 3 weeks at a time. No housekeeping required as Housekeeper employed just keeping the kitchen etc tidy and fridge/larder well stocked. Menu planning, serving, sourcing the best ingredients and cooking for the family and for formal/informal dinner parties will be required. On occasion may be required to help at their London home so a flexible attitude important but principally role based in Oxfordshire working weekends. Driver essential. Separate cottage provided as staff accommodation. 5 day week (potentially could be less in Oxfordshire). Salary negotiable according to experience. Interviewing now to start in January. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35165.

Daily Gardener/Groundsman East Burford, BA4 ASAP Negotiable
A well-kept and active daily Gardener/Groundsman is sought for a 6 acre estate containing lakes, greenhouses, gardens and fields (additional 6 acres of fields) based in Somerset, East Burford. The successful candidate will be passionate about gardening and will be able to use their own initiative. You must have at least 5-10 years’ experience working as a gardener with the ability to work independently giving advice to the owners on the daily upkeep as well as managing the property bringing forward ideas etc. Daily responsibilities will include taking care of the grounds, picking up items from the garden centre and starting up a new garden space in the grounds (already in progress). Working hours will be Monday to Friday for 35 hours a week. Driving is essential for this role and you will need to be pet friendly. The role is to commence as soon as the right person is found for a negotiable salary depending on experience. If you are interested in this role please email bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J34335.

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