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

This vacancy section was last updated on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:01 PM

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Salary

CSC54321 Child friendly Housekeeper & Garden Maint. couple South Buckinghamshire ASAP £850pwn
A child orientated housekeeper and gardener/maintenance couple are sought by a family near Beaconsfield on the boarders of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Their home is newly refurbished and the family are looking to streamline their staffing by employing a full time couple to look after their home and grounds instead of various different part timers. The housekeeper will need to take care of all general housekeeping, cleaning, laundry and occasional family cooking. Flexibility for occasional childcare or babysitting for their 4 & 2 year olds would be appreciated. Spouse to look after the 1 acre garden and general maintenance/handyman duties. Only one driver is essential (although useful if both drive), car provided on duty. Accommodation is a 2 bed apartment within the grounds, all costs covered, a well behaved dog is welcome. This post is 5 days a week with help needed some weekends – notice given with time off in the week. Interviewing now to start when the ideal couple is found. Salary negotiable according to previous experience around £750-£850pwn/£50-£55K gross pa. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32988.

CSC54318 Housekeeper (Russian-Speaker) & Driver Couple Surrey ASAP Negotiable
Professional couple position has become available for a Housekeeper (Russian-speaking) and a Driver. The position is based in Virginia Water on a large 1000²m property. A small family live on the property with their 5 year old son. A nanny is employed to care for him, but the couple should be child friendly. The Housekeeper must be a Russian speaker and be in charge of the daily cleaning for all rooms and utility spaces while having the knowledge of different cleaning products and surfaces. Other duties will involve changing the beds, laundry, taking items to the dry-cleaners, repair clothes and have experience with managing wardrobes, helping in the kitchen/serving the table, creating shopping lists and general organisation. The Driver will be the family’s functions driver, assisting the housekeeper in some of their duties like running errands and grocery shopping. Duties will involve taking care of the cars and their maintenance including booking in for MOTs and necessary repairs. Occasional gardening duties and maintenance will also be required during different seasons. Top salary on offer (up for negotiation). Days, hours and accommodation to be confirmed. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32971.

CSC54316 Maintenance/Builder/all-rounder & Housekeeper/Cook West Berkshire Flexible £850pwn+
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. Any kind of engineering background would be ideal but not essential. 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 for a family based in the US so there will be long periods with no one in residence and then times (particularly in the summer) when the house is very busy and you will be expected to work longer hours (with time off in lieu during the quieter periods). Flexibility to work some weekends (with days off in the week) 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. 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! Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability around £850pw net/£55k gross pa. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J27939.

CSC54314 Dog loving Cook/Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance Gloucestershire ASAP £750+pwn
Recommended post for a dog loving Cook/Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance couple based in a beautiful rural location near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Informal, relaxed employer is looking for a positive, cheerful and flexible couple on a long term basis. The property has a 3 acre garden and is surrounded by 35 acres of fields and woodland. An experienced gardener is preferred to look after the kitchen garden, greenhouse, help with general household maintenance, chopping wood laying fires etc. The housekeeping duties will be general cleaning, ironing and food shopping and cooking. Cleaner employed twice a week to assist. Cooking to dinner party standard would be ideal for occasional small dinner parties or family meals/Sunday roasts and preparing healthy soups and light dinners for one or two people on a more regular basis. Employer has 2 very gentle black Labs – dog lovers are essential to look after them when they are away or staying at their London home. Two drivers would be ideal but only one essential for shopping, occasional station or airport runs. A pretty but small 1.5 bed cottage is provided as staff accommodation, close to the main house. Pets are welcome. Appreciative employer needs the couple to work 5 days per week including most but not all weekends, hours generally 9am-5pm. Two consecutive days off will be given. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £750+pwn. ( Employer would also consider couples where Housekeeper is working only part time – with salary reduced pro rata). Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J32953

CSC54305 Cook/Housekeeper & Garden maintenance/Driver Bucks ASAP/flexible £56k gross/£800+pw net
Employer in weekend residence only is looking for a new couple to take over from current long term staff. A very good Cook is needed to cater for occasional dinner parties of 15+. Hands on housekeeping and general garden maintenance also required. Only one driver is essential for shopping, errands and occasional airport runs. Post is 5 days a week (working weekends) with 2 days off provided during the week. Spacious 3 bed, 3 bath flat provided as staff accommodation overlooking the Thames with all costs included. Regret not suitable for pets. Salary negotiable around £56k gross/£800+pw net according to previous experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J32847

CSC54302 Super couple post! North Dorset ASAP £800-£900pwn
Super brand new 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, and the family will be living in a five bedroom house on the estate during the work. There are three school aged children, and the housekeeper will need to genuinely enjoy working around children, and interacting with them for occasional babysitting or proxy parenting 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 (deep cleaning will be conducted by an outside company); family laundry and ironing (a part-time laundress lends a hand); cooking healthy family meals on a regular basis; assisting with food prep at dinner parties; driving for airport runs, running errands, general maintenance duties, cleaning windows; accepting and unpacking grocery deliveries; and supervising contractors when the family are away. Team players important as other staff employed including a P/T gardener, and an F/T 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 (potentially 2 weekends a month) so couple must be happy to be flexible to having days off during the week. 2 bed cottage will be provided, regret not suitable for dependants, pets may be considered. Salary negotiable around £800 - £900 pw net. To commence ASAP. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J33995.

CSC54286 Recommended Inside Couples Position Badminton, South Glos November 2018 £900pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this role looking after employers part time residence in Badminton, South Glos (20 mins from Bath). The ideal couple will be an experienced “inside” couple to cover Housekeeping, Cooking to a high standard for occasional formal dinner parties or family gatherings & Butler duties with some basic maintenance and occasional driving. Important that the couple are proactive as employer is in residence for max 2 months per annum so couple must be self-starters with initiative. Employer is looking for a couple with long term private service experience and really knowledge of caring for antiques and fine fabrics. Attention to detail and high standards are crucial re housekeeping as is a really good/passionate cook for dinner parties when in residence. Occasional serving at table will be required and a uniform will be provided. Other staff employed including gardeners and a daily cleaner and houseman. Employer has 2 dogs who travel with them but you must be pet friendly. Two drivers are essential for this role. Brand new self-contained apartment with own entrance is provided, all costs included. Working Thursday to Monday with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. Generally hours will be 8-4.30 but flexibility will be required when entertaining or at particularly busy times. Salary of £900 per week net offered to well qualified candidates. Interviewing ASAP to start in November. If interested please email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32797.

CSC54282 Part time Couple (20hrs pw each) Cheltenham, Glos ASAP/flexible £600pwn/£35kgross pa
A new permanent position has become available for a part-time enthusiastic and flexible couple to look after a family’s house and grounds near Cheltenham. Duties to include all housekeeping, occasional cooking and general help with the garden and all round maintenance. The family have 2 children who are at boarding school, and 3 dogs to look after on occasion – particularly when family are away, when house sitting is also required. Two drivers will be needed due to location and a car is provided on and off duty. A 2 bedroom flat is provided (all bills paid) in Cheltenham town centre, regret not suitable for pets but dependants welcome. Working 5 days per week including some weekends approx 4 hours each day (per person). Salary negotiable up to £600pw net max/£35,000gpa for the couple. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found. If interested please email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32745.

CSC54279 Experienced Caretaking Couple Cornwall Nov/Dec £850-£950pwn
Brand new post for experienced Caretaking couple to take charge of employers newly acquired part time residence in Cornwall. Initially the role will be caretaking as the house will be having some renovations. Gardening staff already employed (and a Chef when entertaining). The main duties will involve caretaking, housekeeping, simple cooking and keeping the home organised, and prepared for when the employers are in residence. General maintenance work and handyman duties will play a big part on the estate so essential that couple are practical and flexible. As the estate is close to the river any boat handling skills would be useful too. Employers have two children so the couple must be child friendly, but no nanny duties will be needed. Animal lovers (employer may get a dog) and 2 drivers preferred, car provided on and off duty. Lovely 2 bed bungalow provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome and older dependents may be considered. Working 5 days a week including weekends (when the employer is in residence) no need for weekend work when not. Interviews to commence right away for a November/December start. Salary very negotiable according to skills and experience offered from £850pwn - £950pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32718.

CSC54276 Housekeeper & Gardener/Handyman Hampshire ASAP £800-£900 pwn
New role for experienced Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance couple to look after busy family with school aged children in rural Hampshire. The family’s main residence is currently being renovated so for the first year housekeeping duties will be much reduced whilst they are living in much smaller accommodation on the estate. All laundry, cleaning and assisting with family cooking would be appreciated. Gardener with reasonable knowledge to look after the grounds (additional gardener to assist) and general maintenance/handyman duties. Animal lovers important - dogs, cats, chickens and guinea pigs kept and will need feeding etc. Preferable that both drive but essential for one – car provided. This role is 5 days a week, working weekends with 2 days off in the week. Very private 2 bed Gate lodge with own garden provided as staff accommodation. Salary negotiable according to previous experience £800-900pw net. Interviewing now for an immediate start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32692.

CSC54264 Experienced Gardener & Housekeeper couple Marlow, Bucks Spring 2019 £900-£1000 per week net
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 10 years recommend this super post looking after employer’s part time residence in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Client (based in the US for 9 months of the year) is looking for an experienced, proactive Gardener/Maintenance & Housekeeper/basic Cook couple to take charge of the estate from Spring 2019. The main house and guest cottage are set in a 3 acre garden with swimming pool and tennis court. A gardener with reasonable knowledge is preferred to look after the walled garden, herbaceous borders and fruit trees as well as general maintenance and mowing. A part time horticulturalist is employed to assist. Looking after employers 4 cars and occasional driving will be required. Housekeeper to look after all hands on cleaning and keeping the home tidy and organised. When employer is in residence (approx. 3 months of the year spread throughout the year) housekeeper will need to prepare simple meals and ensure kitchen fully stocked etc. Employer is relaxed and informal, no serving or uniform required and caterers will be brought in when entertaining. Useful for both to drive for running errands but essential for the Gardener - a car is provided for the couple on and off duty. A newly refurbished 3 bedroom house is provided as staff accommodation (all bills included except telephone and extras such as cable TV). Pets and dependants may be considered. When employer not in residence work days/hours can be tailored according to requirements but it is important that couple reside at the property every night for security reasons. Cover can be arranged for holiday periods and any planned time away. When employer in residence couple may be needed 7 days a week but hours will not be excessive and extra time worked can be taken when employer away. Role to start around April 2019 to allow for a good hand over with current couple. Salary negotiable for the perfect couple from £900-£1000pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32579.

CSC54249 Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance couple Hertfordshire ASAP £800pwn
Recommend post with previous valued client looking for Housekeeper & Handyman couple for their principle residence in Hertfordshire. Employer has 3 adult children only one at home so housekeeping duties can be very light at times – employer would appreciate flexible attitude so Housekeeper potentially can assist partner when necessary. 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. Appreciative employer is offering £800pwn for the perfect couple. Interviewing now for an ASAP start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J15473.

CSC54248 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple Hampshire ASAP £800pwn depending on experience
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.

CSC54233 Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance/handyman couple Scotland ASAP Negotiable, depending on experience
Brand new post available after current couple of 7 years have decided to move on. Housekeeper & Gardener/maintenance/handyman couple sought for a rural estate based in Scotland. The large home of 9 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. Pets welcome. Working days are Monday to Friday and hours can be flexible (TBD). Salary negotiable depending on experience. ASAP start with a handover with current couple. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J30205.

CSC54228 Estate manager/handyman & HK/Cook couple Berkshire October 2018 Negotiable for the right couple
Enthusiastic, helpful Estate manager/handyman & HK/Cook couple wanted to help run modernised, period country home based in Berkshire. House-keeping, shopping, preparation and cooking required for family meals. Other staff employed in the house and on the small well-managed Estate with adjoining working farm. General household maintenance required which includes taking care of plant & equipment, indoor swimming pool, fireplaces, cars and garden machinery. Day to day tasks will include domestic cleaning, laundry and housekeeping to a high standard, good family cooking (the family rarely entertain) and looking after the upkeep & general maintenance of the couples property. There is a head gardener at the property however assisting in the garden will be required. Couple must be willing to liaise with the owners on a daily basis about the home and you must be confident working as part of a team instructing and delegating tasks as required. You should have excellent experience, be very hands-on and pro-active. At least one driver is essential and you must have a stable background/longevity in private service with excellent references. 5 day working week with Wednesday/Thursdays as days off. Hours are generally 8am – 5pm during the week and Saturday and Sundays 8am – 12pm returning 6pm – 10pm. Modernised accommodation on the Estate provided is a 4 bedroom cottage (pets and children welcome – regret no cats due to nesting birds). Salary negotiable for the right couple. Beginning of October start with two weeks handover with current couple. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J24995.

CSC54224 Recommended Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook post Wiltshire ASAP £60,000gpa
Recommended post with return client of Staff of Distinction, seeking a positive, enthusiastic couple as Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook for their weekend residence Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire. This family of 4 who are in part time (weekend) residence only are looking for a Housekeeper who enjoys cooking and who can cater for up to 10 people on occasion. The focus is on healthy and partly vegetarian food mostly made from scratch with home grown produce. High standards of cleaning, laundry, together with arranging flowers, wardrobe and household management will be required. The family also employ a cleaner that works one day a week and when the family are in residence for more than a weekend, the cleaner will also work daily. Candidates will preferably have an interest in gardening as they will need to assist with the fruit and vegetable growing. Outdoor work will also include running errands and maintaining vegetation. The grounds include 3 acres of formal gardens and 4 acres of fields. The garden has an attractive layout and includes herbaceous borders, hedging, a pond, fruit trees, large lawn area, small wooded area and a cut flower garden. The gardener must have knowledge and experience working with all these elements as well as use and maintenance of garden machinery. (Knowledge necessary to make the most of the calendar season).The partner must be happy to work in the garden on occasion also. Additional gardening or cleaning help will be brought in as necessary on busy periods. Occasionally the role will include dealing with internal and external household maintenance and driving owners between train stations. An animal friendly couple would be good as the family may get a dog next year. This role would suit a couple who are flexible, proactive and happy to make decisions without the principals being in residence. Working week is full time, five days from Thursday – Monday, 9.00 -5.00 when the family are not in residence with flexible finishing times. Hours will revolve around the owners being in residence so are longer on weekends and during school holidays. On occasion travel with the family is also necessary. Two drivers preferred. Accommodation provided is a 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds, all costs covered and car provided on duty. Small dogs and cats will be considered. This position is interviewing now to commence ASAP. Salary £60,000gpa. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J8677.

CSC54223 Housekeeper & Maintenance couple Norfolk ASAP £700pwn
A lovely post for a Housekeeper & Maintenance/Houseman/Driver for employers part time residence in Norfolk. Current Nepalese couple recommend the role! The position will include a variety of duties including; cleaning, laundry and occasional family cooking . Other duties will include basic maintenance (including pool maintenance), running errands, some gardening (the family do employ gardeners), security and occasional driving. Dog lovers important as the principals have 2 dogs that will looking after when the principals are overseas. Flexible, “can do attitude” and good work ethic essential together with lots of initiative. Generally Monday – Friday approx. 40 hours a week but occasional weekends will be needed and days off given during the week. Interviewing now for an ASAP start. 3 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation – pets and dependants welcome. Salary negotiable according to experience and skills offered, around £700pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 34168.

CSC54218 House Manager & Head Housekeeper Hampshire ASAP £900-£1000 pw net
A fantastic opportunity for a hands on House Manager & housekeeper couple to look after a large private estate for a family in part time residence. Our client is looking for a pro active, flexible couple to muck in where needed to ensure the estate is kept to a high standard. The property houses 5 including 3 older children. The grounds also home horses, rabbits, dogs and sheep. The housekeeper will be taking care of laundry, keeping the home tidy and organised and overseeing 2 part time housekeepers. The House Manager/houseman duties involve general house maintenance, daily checks, security, ordering supplies and some driving. Cooking family style meals for the family when they are in residence will also be appreciated. The principals do have a Chef at their London residence who they can use if needed for entertaining/dinner parties if required. This is a fully staffed estate with 2 part time housekeepers, a gardener and estate manager, so working in a team as well as independently is key for this role. One driver is essential for occasional driving duties. Working hours are 8am-7pm Thursday – Monday (Tuesdays & Wednesdays off) with a break in the afternoon. Accommodation is a lovely new 3 bed cottage, all bills covered. Regret not suitable for dogs or children (cats welcome!). Role to commence ASAP, salary very negotiable according experience around £900-£1000pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J21466.

CSC54217 Butler/Houseman & Housekeeper Essex ASAP £850-£1000pwn
Brand new recommended post for a high calibre Housekeeper & Butler/Houseman couple for employer in part time residence only. Our client based in Jersey visits the property for a few days most weeks and needs a couple to look after the running of the newly renovated property. All normal housekeeping duties will be required such as laundry, cleaning, flower arranging, keeping the home to high standards. A good knowledge of dealing with fine fabrics, glassware etc important. An element of healthy family cooking will be required too and very occasional dinner parties – maybe twice a year. Duties for the Butler/Houseman will involve setting tables, silver service, helping in the kitchen, driving and taking care of the cars and occasional maintenance. Ideal if both are computer literate and one could help with bookkeeping. Two drivers are preferred for this role and a car is provided on and off duty. This post would really suit a couple who are discreet, cheerful and positive self-starters looking to stay long term. Team players important as gardeners and a driver employed also. Accommodation is a newly renovated 3 bed gate house with a terrace garden. Regret not suitable for dependants or pets. Working 5 days a week generally Monday – Friday but weekends will be required when employer in residence. Salary negotiable according to experience from £850-£1000pwn. Interviews to commence immediately.Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J10731.

CSC54216 Hands on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maint. Hampshire ASAP £800-£900pwn
Previous Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 3 years recommend this informal role as hands-on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple with lovely family near Hook, Hampshire. The ideal couple must be animal friendly and any experience with horses would be a bonus (but not essential as groom is 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. Two drivers 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 to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £800-900pwn according to experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J31867.

CSC54212 Housekeeper/family Cook & Maintenance Driver Bristol ASAP £700-£800pwn
Polite and respectful housekeeper/cook & driver/maintenance couple sought for family based in Clifton, Bristol. The busy and creative household homes a family with 2 teenage children and a lovely dog. Mum travels a great deal with work but Dad is generally based at home. The housekeeper will be confident taking on family washing, ironing, looking after the home, cooking family meals and ferrying the children occasionally. General house and garden maintenance required and driving the principals on occasions. The employers are searching for a friendly and compassionate couple who can stay with the family long term. Ideally both will be drivers. Accommodation provided is a spacious self contained apartment in the basement of their townhouse. Post is available for an immediate start but will wait for the ideal couple. Salary negotiable around £50k gross/£750-£800pw net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J27310.

Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/DIY couple East Sussex ASAP £800-£900pw net
Super role for a Cook/Housekeeper & very capable Handyman/Maintenance 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 supper 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 (the more skills the better – an ex builder would be perfect but certainly not essential!), looking after the cars, driving and assisting the gardener 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. Stunning 2 bed cottage with own private garden provided as staff accommodation, well behaved pets may be considered and a salary negotiable from £800-£900pwn/£53 -£60k gross. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J27569.

Gardener/Maintenance & p/t Housekeeper (2 days) Hampshire ASAP/Flex £650-£700pw net
Recommended post for full time Gardener/Handyman & part time Housekeeper couple to work alongside current Staff of Distinction couple looking after family’s permanent residence in Hampshire. Ideal if Gardener is mechanically minded, able to carry out basic garden machinery maintenance issues, strimming, mowing, weeding, as well as some general maintenance, handyman duties. Part time Housekeeper (2 days only) will assist with domestic cleaning and some family cooking. Preferable that both drive, are team players and like dogs! Working days will require some weekends with days off during the week. 2 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation which can accommodate pets and children. Salary negotiable according to experience and hours worked £650-£700pw net Position to commence ASAP! Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J27765.

CSC44198 Child orientated Housekeeper & Gardener/Handyman Nottinghamshire ASAP £800pw net
Appreciative employer is looking to employ a child orientated Housekeeper & Gardener/Handyman couple to look after their home in Nottinghamshire. They have 3 children all at school until 3.30 daily. Professional working parents are looking for a mixture of housekeeping and childcare duties. Two cleaners and a housekeeper are employed to assist. Spouse to be part of the gardening team and also look after general maintenance and handyman duties for the property/grounds. Pet care for the dog and cat also required. 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 register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J23295.

CSC44197 Estate Manager & Cook Couple Wiltshire Flexible £60k gross/£900+pwn
High calibre Estate Manager & Cook sought for beautiful property near Marlborough, Wiltshire. Employer in weekend residence only is looking for a professional and responsible couple to run the property like a boutique hotel. They enjoy regular dinner and lunch parties and have guests most weekends they are in the house. The couple must be happy with front of house, as well as managing the team of staff (gardener, handyman and cleaners) and ensuring the smooth running of the home at all times. One member of the couple will be a dinner party standard cook, able to cater for up to 20 people. Other duties will include greeting guests, garden maintenance, overseeing and hands on housekeeping duties and airport runs. A Range Rover is provided for the couple when on duty. Couple must be animal lovers as there is a dog who lives on site full-time. Two bedroom cabin with a private garden is provided, pets and dependants considered and a joint salary of £60k gross/£900+ per week net is on offer. Start date can be flexible according to when the right couple is found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J29103.

Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/driver couple Gloucestershire ASAP £800 -£900 per week net
Brilliant Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Driver sought for recommended post with employer in Gloucestershire. Employer in weekend residence enjoys entertaining and hosts occasional shooting parties so would love a cook of dinner party standard. 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 including most weekends, post to start as soon as ideal couple found. Salary negotiable £800 -£900 per week net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J23261.

CSC44190 HK/Cook & Security/Maint/Driver couple sought! Devon ASAP £800-£850pwn
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 (2 part time cleaners to assist - housekeeper to manage), ordering household supplies, grocery shopping, meal-planning, laundry 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 £800-£850 pw net. Well-behaved pets considered - particularly 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. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J21733.

CSC44188 All-rounder couple (no cooking) Isle of Wight ASAP £700-800 per week net
All-rounder couple sought for informal family home based on the Isle of Wight. The role will involve housekeeping, gardening, handyman duties, driving, running errands, dog care and generally mucking in where required. Applicants must be comfortable with children as the family have a 2 year old daughter and occasional babysitting may be required (full-time nanny also employed). The property has a mix of formal and informal gardens and so gardener/handyman must be knowledgeable. A team of Gardeners come in once a week to assist but it would be useful if the Gardener/Handyman has a reasonable knowledge of gardening and is practical and proactive. Any experience with a power boat would be a bonus but not essential. Housekeeper will be efficient and happy with hands on cleaning, no cooking is required but helping with family cooking would be a bonus. The family also have two dogs and so couple must be pet friendly. 2 drivers would be ideal but at least one is essential. Over the next 2 years the family will be spending a significant period of time overseas – during this period the role will become more caretaking, security and dog care. When the family are in residence weekend work will be needed and 2 consecutive days off will be provided during the week. A 2 bedroom self-contained annexe is provided for the couple, with own entrance and private courtyard. Role to commence as soon as the perfect couple are found. Salary on offer is £700-800 per week net. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J28392.

CSC44186 Inside couple sought Somerset/Dorset ASAP £850 - £1000 pwn
Recommended post with valued Staff of Distinction client for energetic and enthusiastic domestic couple to look after an informal weekend 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 I 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 to £1000 per week net. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33593

Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance/Security Dumfriesshire ASAP £650+pw net
Housekeeper/(Cook) & Gardener/Maintenance couple sought for very rural large estate in Dumfriesshire, Scotland where family are in part time residence only (approx. 3-4 months per annum). Duties for the housekeeper to include very occasional childcare when grandchildren in residence and all domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing, grocery shopping. Occasional cooking for the family and guests would be a real bonus but not essential. There is a part time cook that helps out when the family are in residence if required. Self-starter couple with lots of initiative essential as there are large periods of time when no one in residence and all very quiet! By contrast when family and extended family and guests visit life is very busy! Helpful, “muck-in” attitude is required to assist where necessary and help with general administration of the estate. The Groundsman/Gardener must be vigilant re security and have good maintenance skills as well as the ability to look after the 2 acre garden, with vegetables and fruits. There are also a few garden projects on the horizon but generally the garden is low maintenance. Ad hoc basic maintenance inside the main house required as well as keeping garden fencing, footpaths, gates and trees maintained in the garden and adjacent areas to the Main House and Outbuildings. Essential that both have full clean driving licences. Occasional station and airport runs will be needed. There is a farm manager who oversees the farming side of the estate also. A 2 bedroom cottage with garage and garden is included with the role (potential to change this to a 4 bed house). The cottage is located near the main house of the estate and is set in a beautiful yet remote location. Interviewing now for an ASAP, salary negotiable around £650pwn depending on previous experience. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J32009.

Housekeeper & Maintenance Couple. Essex ASAP £825+pwn+ bonus
Housekeeper & Maintenance couple sought for single employer with substantial house and garden in Essex, (17 miles from Central London). Employer is looking for new long term couple to work in parallel with existing couple so that for security reasons the house is always staffed. Good housekeeping skills and basic cooking required. One partner to have a good general knowledge of basic DIY and some gardening knowledge (full time gardener employed). Appreciative employer likes his house to be run like a 5 star hotel, but in an informal way. Friendly, “can do” personalities as important as previous experience. Non-smokers and two drivers essential for this role – car provided on and off duty. Staff rota in place with other couple ensuring very generous time off including every other weekend free. 2 bed self-contained flat provided as staff accommodation (regret not suitable for dependants or pets). Salary very negotiable according to previous experience from £825+pw net (and bonus). Interviewing now for an immediate start. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J10473.

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. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J12754.

Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance couple Newbury, Berkshire ASAP £800 - £900+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 £800-£900pw net. Interviewing now to start ASAP but can wait for the perfect couple. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33850

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. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 32871

Hands on and professional couple sought Rugby, Warwickshire ASAP £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 ASAP. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J27769.

CSC44152 Hands on HK/Cook & Maint/Driver couple job Near Basingstoke, Hampshire ASAP £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 ASAP. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J21421.

Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance couple 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 J30190

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 J27767.

Cook/Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance couple Count Kilkenny, Southern Ireland ASAP £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 ASAP, 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 J24797.

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

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 J27829.


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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CSHK54322 Part time Tagalog speaking Daily Housekeeper Rickmansworth ASAP £264pwn
Fantastic opportunity for a part time Tagalog speaking Daily Housekeeper in Rickmansworth, London. The family of 4 have 2 children ages 9 and 12 and live in a lovely 4-bedroom home. General duties will include; assisting with food preparation/ basic cooking whilst following straight forward recipes, cleaning the house from top to bottom, carrying out laundry and changing of beds. The hours will be 22 hours a week spread over 3 days + additional hours for occasional babysitting. Salary of £12phn (£264pwn) is on offer and extra for babysitting. A driver is not required. The position is to start ASAP as a matter of urgency. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting ref no: J32999

CSHK54319 Part time Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper Richmond ASAP £120pwn
Part time Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper sought for a charming family in Richmond. Your main responsibility will be caring for the little boy who is 1 years old whilst mum and dad are working. Other duties will include some light housekeeping, laundry and preparing small meals for the little boy. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, loyal and wanting a long term role. The hours will be 10 hours a week ideally from 12noon -5pm on a Friday and the other day is flexible. In the future, there may be opportunity for the hours to be increased. The family have a cat, so the candidate must be pet friendly. A minimum of 3 years private Nanny experience is required. Salary up to £12phn (£120pwn) depending on experience. The position is to start ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J32986

CSHK54317 Part time Daily Housekeeper Brentwood, Essex In the New Year £10-12phn
Wonderful opportunity for a part time daily housekeeper in Brentwood, Essex. Staff of Distinction client is looking for a hardworking, reliable Housekeeper to care for their beautifully presented 4 bedroom home. The couple have very high standards, so the housekeeper must be meticulous with their work. General duties will include cleaning the home from top to bottom, changing beds, ironing and occasionally cleaning windows. No childcare duties. Hours will be a full working day (8 hours) on one day a week. Salary of £10-£12phn (up to £96pwn). Position to start ideally in the New Year, but can start sooner if necessary. Interviews are being carried out immediately. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com with ref no: J32967

CSHK54315 Daily part time Housekeeper Batheaston, Bath. ASAP £12phn
Part- time Daily Housekeeper sought for a charming home in Batheaston, Bath. The old property has lots of character and is situated in a few acres of land. The daily duties will include general cleaning of the property, taking care of the laundry and occasionally doing some food shopping. Experience in handling antique furniture and brass/ copper wear is a must. The ideal candidate will be good at using their own initiative and be very reliable. You must also be pet friendly as client has a small dog Due to the location of the property, a driver is required. The hours on offer are 2 morning a week, total 8 hours. Salary: £12phn. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34167.

CSHK54313 Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper near Bath ASAP £570 per week net
A fantastic new opportunity has become available for a fun and playful Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper near Bath. This is a sole charge role for 2 school age children who are part of a VIP family. The most important part of the role will be to care for the children with duties such as collecting them from school, taking them to clubs and keeping them entertained in the evenings. However, during the day when the children are at school you will carry out some child related housekeeping duties such as tidying their rooms, preparing their dinner etc. A housekeeper is already employed, but sometimes you may need to support them with some cleaning. The chosen Nanny/ Housekeeper will be a passionate, warm and organised individual who loves children. The family are very down to earth and live a very busy lifestyle. They are looking for a Nanny to fit in seamlessly, as the Nanny will play a very important part in the children’s lives. The Nanny/ Housekeeper will work full time hours, Monday – Friday, and the hours are 10am – 7.30pm. A driver is a must, car is provided on duty. It is essential that the candidate be discreet and confidential and have respect for the family. Interviews are to commence right away for an immediate start. Salary £570 per week net. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32951

CSHK54312 Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Peasedown St John, Bath Soon for the right candidate £480per week net
Down to earth, return client of Staff of Distinction are looking for a Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny to help care for their family home and children. Located near Peasedown St John, Bath, the family of 5 have a beautiful home set in the countryside. The main part of the role will involve housekeeping duties such as; helping to prepare/ cook family meals, cleaning the property, taking care of the laundry and generally making sure that the home is kept tidy and organised. Running some errands such as going to the post office may also be required. The other part of the role will involve some childcare duties such as occasionally watching the 6-month-old baby and preparing her meals. The ideal candidate will high attention to detail and take pride in their work. They must have a friendly, calm presence and be pet friendly as the family have dogs, cats, chicken and fish. Ad hoc babysitting may also be required. The hours for this position are 40 hours a week (however can be flexible). Salary of up to £480 pwn is on offer depending on experience. You must be able to drive, however a car can be provided on duty. Position to start ASAP for the right candidate. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV quoting reference no: J32948.

CSHK54311 Part time, child friendly Daily Housekeeper. Chigwell, Essex ASAP £10-12phn
Staff of Distinction client in Chigwell, Essex are looking for a part time, child friendly Daily Housekeeper. The family of 3 live in a lovely 4-bedroom house in a quiet area of the town and are in search of a warm, professional, honest housekeeper to help maintain their home to a high standard. The main duties for this role are housekeeping related, however some childcare duties are included to help care for the little girl who is 2 years old. General duties will include; cleaning, laundry, changing beds, ironing and sometimes watching the baby if mum needs to pop out. The candidate must be flexible to babysit on a Saturday evening twice a month, but this can be increased if the housekeeper is looking for more hours. The set working days and hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the hours of 11.30am – 2.30pm (these can however be flexible). With the additional babysitting hours on top. Salary £10-£12per hour net depending on experience. No car required. Position to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cv to: alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: J32947

CSHK54310 Part time Daily Housekeeper Near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire ASAP £220-£240 per week net
Part time daily Housekeeper sought for beautiful, large family home near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The lovely family of 4 have 2 children and a new puppy. The housekeeper will be responsible for duties such as; sorting the laundry, general cleaning, washing and occasionally assisting with food deliveries. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, take pride in their work and have good attention to detail. You must also be child friendly as sometimes you may be asked to watch the children on the odd occasion if mum pops out. Due to the location, it would be best for the candidate to have their own car. Part time hours are available; Monday – Friday 8am – 12noon with the total of 20 hours a week. Salary: £220-£240 per week net. Position to start ASAP. If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J32939

CSHK54307 (Live-in) Positive & Professional Housekeeper/Cook Gillingham, Dorset ASAP Negotiable + 2 Bedroom Cottage
A fantastic new role has become available for a positive and professional live-in Housekeeper/Cook on a small country estate near Gillingham, in North Dorset. The main property – eight bedroom, period building - is currently undergoing renovation, and the family will be living in a five bedroom house on the estate during the work. There are three children: 7 year old, and 4 year old twins, and the housekeeper will need to genuinely enjoy working around children and interacting with them. They will be required to lend a hand, and to babysit/proxy-parent as needed. There is also a friendly Retriever, and the housekeeper will need to take him on walks/feed him. Other duties will include daily domestic cleaning and tidying (deep cleaning will be conducted by an outside company); family laundry and ironing (a part-time laundress lends a hand); cooking healthy family meals on a regular basis; assisting with food prep at dinner parties; running local errands; accepting and unpacking grocery deliveries; and supervising contractors when the family are away. The family currently employ a nanny, a P/T gardener, and a F/T farmer. This role is best suited to a housekeeper who has a truly proactive and ‘can-do’ attitude. Someone with a sense of humour, who is flexible, helpful, and who loves the countryside. Working Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, plus weekends when extra help is needed (with time in lieu). A separate two bedroom cottage will be provided, and partners with their own employment will be considered to accompany. Salary negotiable. To commence ASAP (could be slightly flexible for the right person). If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32915

CSHK54306 Live-in Housekeeper/Cook Badminton, South Glos November £400-450pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this role looking after employers part time residence in Badminton, South Glos (20 mins from Bath). The employers are now looking for a single Live-in Housekeeper/Cook to cover Housekeeping, and cooking to a high standard for occasional formal dinner parties or family gatherings. Important that the candidate is proactive, as employer is in residence for max 2 months per annum so they need a self-starter with initiative. Employer is looking for a candidate with with long term private service experience and knowledge of caring for antiques and fine fabrics. Attention to detail and high standards are crucial re housekeeping, as is a really good/passionate cook for dinner parties when in residence. Occasional serving at table will be required and a uniform will be provided. Other staff employed including gardeners and a daily cleaner and houseman. Employer has 2 dogs who travel with them but you must be pet friendly. A driver is essential for this role. Brand new self-contained apartment with own entrance is provided, all costs included. Working Thursday - Monday with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. Generally hours will be 8-4.30 but flexibility will be required when entertaining or at particularly busy times. Salary of £400-450 per week net offered to well qualified candidate. Interviewing ASAP to start in November. If interested please email your CVs to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32921.

CSHK54303 Child friendly Housekeeper (Live-in) Scotland ASAP/Flexible £35,000-50,000 gross per annum
A child friendly Housekeeper is sought for a new live-in position near Elgin, in Scotland. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty, and is less than an hour’s drive from Inverness airport. The housekeeper would work with a welcoming family of five; the parents and their three young children. Duties will include tidying, laundry, ironing, cleaning the home and running occasional errands. Mum is at home so she does the childcare, but a housekeeper who can occasionally help with the children would be ideal. A dog friendly candidate is essential, as the family have two affectionate Labrador dogs who will ideally need walking. This role is Monday-Friday and hours can be negotiable, around 10 hours per day. Accommodation for the housekeeper is your own flat in a separate wing of the house, including double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and living space. Salary between £35,000-50,000 gross per annum depending on experience. Start date flexible, as soon as perfect candidate is found! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32819

CSHK54300 Daily Housekeeper Huntington, York ASAP £11-12phn
Trusted return client in Huntington, York is looking for an experienced Daily Housekeeper to join a very friendly and welcoming family. The property has 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The family have 8 children and another due soon. Mum is very hands on and a Nanny is employed so there will be no childcare duties. The Housekeeper will work closely with the current housekeeper to carry out all cleaning duties throughout the property. No laundry or cooking is involved. Experience in dealing with antiques and silver would be a bonus. Hours: Monday – Friday 30 hours a week or more if required. The role is to commence ASAP. The salary on offer is £11-£12 per hour net. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J32910

CSHK54295 Daily Housekeeper/ Cook Norton St Philip, near Bath ASAP £450pwn
A down to earth couple in Norton St Philip, near Bath are in search of a Daily Housekeeper/Cook. They live in a beautiful house that has a large garden with a brook. The ideal candidate will be pet friendly as the family have 2 cats and are possibly getting a dog. It is essential that the Housekeeper/ cook is either Vegan or open to cooking Vegan food due to the client’s requirements. General Housekeeping duties will include; laundry, ironing, collecting fresh groceries, arranging for cars to be cleaned and running general errands. The role will be split 50/50 with the cooking and housekeeping duties. The ideal candidate will be flexible, easy going, pro-active and have a very cheery disposition. The hours will be Monday – Friday 12noon - 8pm 3 days a week and 7.30am - 3.30pm 2 days a week. Salary of £450 per week net. Occasional weekend work may be required, however this can either be paid back in lieu, or days can be swapped around to accommodate. No child-care duties involved. Due to the location of the property, a driver will be required. A non-smoker is preferred. The position is to commence ASAP. If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting Ref: J32867

(Live out) Full or Part time Housekeeper Seaton and Budleigh Salterton ASAP £11-12phn
A unique opportunity has become available for a Staff of Distinction client for a Daily Housekeeper(s) to help maintain either 1 or 2 large, high end luxurious holiday lets in Seaton and Budleigh Salterton. Both properties are privately owned and are located in sought after locations, finished to extremely high standards. Daily duties will include; general cleaning, washing, ironing, bed linen, cleaning of windows and reporting of any maintenance. The hours available can be either on a full time or part time basis depending on if 1 or 2 properties are assigned to the individual. There may be occasional weekend work. The ideal Housekeeper must have high attention to detail and be very self-sufficient. Salary will be £11-12phn with a start date of ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J32807

Daily Housekeeper Basingstoke ASAP £10-11phn
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. A non-smoker and confident driver essential. There are two black Labradors and a pony so the ideal candidate will be animal friendly! Salary £10-11phn. To start ASAP! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference:33709

CSHK54271 Live-in Child friendly Housekeeper Hertfordshire ASAP £450pwn
Staff of Distinction client in Hertfordshire is seeking an organised live-in child friendly housekeeper for their family home and two children aged 12 and 9 years of age. The client is a working professional who is looking for a housekeeper who ideally can drive and speak Tagalog. Duties will include cleaning, laundry, and ironing, changing bed linens, running local errands, cooking healthy and fresh family meals from scratch. Some very occasional child related duties may be requested such as babysitting. Hours of work will be Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm, with time off for lunch. The housekeeper will have their own private bedroom and bathroom. The family are looking at potentially getting a dog also, so someone who is pet friendly will be needed. Role to commence ASAP. Salary of £450pwn on offer. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32625.

CSHK54267 Live-in Housekeeper sought Cheshire ASAP Flexible
Live-in Housekeeper sought for family home in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Ideal candidate will be an experienced and knowledgeable housekeeper. All general housekeeping duties are required, as well as lots of dusting! A competent cook would be a bonus (not essential), to occasionally make dinner for the family. The housekeeper will be required to work every weekend, and will have 2 consecutive days off during the week. A driver is preferable for this position and private bedroom and bathroom within the home is provided as accommodation. Salary is negotiable for the perfect candidate, interviewing now for an ASAP start. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32589

Part time Daily Housekeeper Wookey Hole, Somerset ASAP £10-12phn
Part- time Daily Housekeeper sought for a wonderful family based in Wookey Hole, Somerset. Large Georgian house with 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms. Child friendly candidate is required as the family have 2 children aged 7 and 10. The duties will include but will not be limited to; ironing, general cleaning, preparation of guest bedrooms and general preparation for dinner parties. The ideal candidate will be a good all-rounder and be flexible to take on extra duties. A driver is required for occasional running of errands. The position will be for 3 days a week at approx. 25 hours, with a salary between £10-£12phn. Position to start ASAP!If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34167.

CSHK54213 Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper Guildford, Surrey ASAP £450-475 per week net
Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper sought for friendly family in Guildford, Surrey. Household duties will include domestic cleaning, housekeeping and dog walking. Shared care nanny duties will be required alongside mum, as she has a 3 month old baby. The ideal candidate will therefore be child friendly and have a maternal nature. The family also have 3 step children who visit every other weekend. Hours will be 7am-7pm, 5 days per week. The candidate will be required to work weekends when the step children come to visit (alternating weekends), and will have 2 days off in the week. A separate 2 bed apartment is provided for the candidate, utilities paid for and a weekly Ocado budget included. A driver is essential and a car is provided on duty. Salary £450-475 per week net depending on experience. Role to start ASAP. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32190.

Daily Housekeeper Hilmarton, Wiltshire ASAP £10-£12phn
Daily Housekeeper sought for a lovely family in Hilmarton, Wiltshire. This is a part time role, (between 25 - 30 hours per week).Household duties will include cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing. Housekeeper must have cleaning knowledge of antiques, a mix or floor/worktop/furniture finishes. The main garden is 1.5 acres, with fields surrounding.The family have 2 children ages 9 and 8, two cats and rabbits. Salary: £10-£12per hour net. Role to start ASAP! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34040

(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 staff@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

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CSB54281 Part -time, daily, Gardener/Handy person Wilmslow, SK9 ASAP £depends on experience
A very experienced Gardener preferably with horticultural experience is needed for a lovely family with a 5 acre garden. This is a sole position although they are other staff at the house.Days: 2 or 3 days a week (very flexible), Hours: full time on days worked 8 to 10hrs. Your duties will be mowing, strimming, weeding, planting, maintaining and planning the garden throughout the seasons. The family would also like someone who is maintenance friendly so if things breakdown or need repair that you can fix them or arrange a call out for repair, this includes the house and the outbuildings or swimming pool. Also take responsibility for the family cars such as servicing, mot’s repairs etc. there are 6 cars in total. The family have a very friendly cocker spaniel so you must be dog friendly and when the owners are away be happy to care for the dog and stay at the home if needed for security. This is a great family and you will be happy to join them working as a team. You must speak fluent English for this role and be confident dealing with local contractors or service provider as needed. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J32738.

CSB54244 Daily Gardener/Driver/Handyman Somerset ASAP £15phg
A live-out gardener/driver/handyman is sought for a family based in Wells, Somerset, the family live on a large private estate. This role will be to assist the family by driving to and from their London residence in Mayfair once a week or to the airport occasionally. Maintenance jobs around the home and estate, working with another handyman and strong gardening skills covering mowing, strimming, cutting hedges etc. You must be personable, reliable and trustworthy and a great team player. Full time hours are Monday – Friday about 40hrs per week, flexibility on this is appreciated, as hours are dependent on the seasons requirements and if the clients are in residence or not. Salary £15phg. Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34301.

Live-in Gardener/Handyman Hampshire ASAP Negotiable
Recommended post for full time, live-in, Gardener/Handyman to work alongside current Staff of Distinction couple looking after family’s permanent residence in Hampshire. Ideal if Gardener is mechanically minded, able to carry out basic garden machinery maintenance issues, strimming, mowing, weeding, as well as some general maintenance, handyman duties. Preferable that you drive, are team player and like dogs! Working days will require most weekends with days off during the week. 2 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation which can accommodate pets and children. Salary negotiable according to experience and hours worked. Position to commence ASAP! To apply for this role, please send your current CV to sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 34094.

CSB54209 Live-in/out Head Gardener Cheshire ASAP Negotiable
Live-in/out Head Gardener sought to look after employer’s principal residence in Cheshire. The property consists of 4 acres of formal garden and 50 acres of lawn. You must be experienced and knowledgeable enough to take care of the gardens daily working alongside another full time gardener on the property. Duties include taking care of gardens and lawns, mowing, strimming including other duties which may also include handyman duties, including odd jobs inside and outside, maintaining the indoor pool, valeting, driving, and garden maintenance. There are horses, sheep and dogs on the property and so an animal friendly candidate is ideal. (No pet responsibilities is required). A groom is employed so horse experience is not essential but occasional help with feeding would be welcomed. Hours and days are to be confirmed but generally working 5 days per week. A driver is essential. A lovely 3 bed cottage is provided as staff accommodation adjoined to the farm (partners and dependents welcome). No pets! The employer is looking for an experienced head gardener who are happy to settle in the Cheshire area on a long term basis. Salary is very negotiable depending on experience and salary expectation, start date ASAP. To apply for this role, please send your current CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 34075.

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