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This vacancy section was last updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:49 PM

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Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

CSC44092 Housekeeper & Garden/Maint/Driver couple Kent March £800-900pwn
Housekeeper & Garden/Maintenance/Driver couple sought for Staff of Distinction client’s rural estate in Kent. They have an 8 bedroom home set within 250 acres which includes a small shoot. Gardening will include caring for a vegetable garden, mowing, strimming and general maintenance (alongside a team of gardeners). All housekeeping duties including laundry, ironing etc and cooking for the children. Any extra cooking/help with dinner parties would be a real bonus but not essential. Couple must be child orientated because the family have 2 school aged children and occasional school runs getting uniform ready etc would be appreciated. Working Monday-Friday, 45 hours per week max, with occasional help required on weekends with notice given and time off in lieu. Separate 2 bedroom cottage is provided for the couple and well behaved pets are welcome. A car is provided on duty and 2 drivers are ideal for airport runs or errands. Salary of £800-900pwn is on offer depending on experience. Interviewing now to commence in March. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33344

CSC44091 Experienced/Qualified Gardener & Housekeeper Oxfordshire ASAP £750-£800pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this super post looking after employer’s home and garden in Oxfordshire. The family are looking for a flexible couple with good experience and high standards to take over from their current couple who are relocating. A gardener with good horticultural knowledge to look after a 3 acre formal garden with lawns, orchard and a shrubbery would be a bonus. Housekeeper required for AMs only and then any assistance in the garden or with the animals will be appreciated. You must be animal friendly as the family have 2 dogs, chickens and 2 horses (groom employed). Horse experience would be a bonus to assist when groom is off, but this is not essential. Dog walking required also. Duties will vary, but will include some housekeeping (AMs only), polishing shoes, laying fires and general property maintenance, gardening, car maintenance and occasional airport runs. No cooking required. Non-smokers are essential for this role. 1 driver essential due to the property's remote location (car provided for work use but couple would need their own transport also). Working hours 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break, Tuesday to Saturdays (Sunday & Mondays off). 1 bed flat above the garage provided (bills included), well behaved dog considered. Salary £750-£800pwn. Interviewing now for an immediate start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33327

CSC44088 Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance couple Hertfordshire May 2018 £800pwn
Recommend post with previous valued client looking for Housekeeper & Handyman couple for their principle residence in Hertfordshire. Post is replacing current couple of 5 years returning to Romania to start a family. Employer has 3 adult children only one at home. Drivers and animal lovers a real bonus. Dogs & ponies kept (although groom employed so no horse knowledge required). Dog walking and feeding etc needed when employer is away. Assisting part-time gardener with basic gardening and general maintenance duties required including looking after 3 local properties that are rented out. The 5 bedroom home needs all domestic cleaning and housekeeping. No cooking required. Generally post is Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30, a self-contained 1 bed flat and garden provided as staff accommodation. Regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Salary £800pwn for the perfect couple. Interviewing now for May 2018 start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33328

CSC44087 Cook/Housemanager & Maintenance/Driver Gloucestershire ASAP £850pwn
Brilliant Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Driver sought for recommended post with employer in Gloucestershire. Employer in part time residence enjoys entertaining and hosts occasional shooting parties so would ideally love a dinner party cook but can bring in caterers if necessary. Assistant Housekeeper employed to help with all housekeeping duties whilst Cook/Housekeeper to take charge of all food shopping, menu plans and day to day cooking for employer and ensure high standards are maintained throughout the house. Spouse to be happy with general maintenance, driving for station/airport runs, assisting the gardener, dog walking and car valeting for employers vintage car collection. Stepping in to help with serving at dinner parties would be appreciated. Spacious 2 bed flat provided as staff accommodation. Working 5 days per week with 2 weekends free per month, post to start as soon as ideal couple found. Salary negotiable £800 -£900 per week net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 33312

CSC44074 Cook/Housekeeper & Houseman/Maintenance Cotswolds ASAP/flexible £900pw net
Semi-formal family with beautiful newly refurbished property in the Cotswolds are looking for a high calibre, experienced Cook/Housekeeper and Houseman/Maintenance couple to look after their part time/weekend residence. Duties to include shopping and cooking for dinner parties, all housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties, laying fires and general household maintenance. Occasional pet and animal care needed - ducks, geese and small family dog (sometimes left at the property when family travel overseas). Two gardeners employed to look after the extensive grounds so no gardening required. Occasional driving for station runs – only one driver needed. Car provided on and off duty and one or two bed cottage provided as staff accommodation, pets and dependants welcome. Working 5 days per week with 2 consecutive days off mid-week. Excellent salary negotiable for the ideal long term couple from £850-£900pw net. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33252

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

CSC44063 HK/family Cook & Houseman/Maintenance couple Somerset February £800-900pwn
Recommended post with previous Staff of Distinction client looking after a beautiful 18th century home set in 50 acres in rural Somerset (20 miles from Bath). The ideal couple will be self-starters with a strong work ethic and previous experience in private service undertaking all housekeeping/family cooking & houseman/handyman/garden maintenance tasks. Two drivers preferable but one essential for occasional school runs, shopping and errands, security duties important as employers travel regularly. Farm staff and gardeners employed to look after the grounds and animals and caterers brought in when the family are entertaining so team players essential. Working days will be 5 days per week (including some weekends). Private self-contained flat on estate provided. Regret not suitable for couples with dependants, pets welcome. Appreciative employers offer a salary from £800-£900 per week net (discretionary bonus paid also). Interviewing now to start mid February. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33134

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

CSC44055 Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Driver/Gardener Rutland, Leicestershire mid March 2018 £750-£800pwn
Enthusiastic and flexible domestic couple sought for family in Rutland. Housekeeping duties to include all general cleaning of the newly renovated house and barns, all laundry and ironing, running errands and helping with family cooking. Maintenance/ Driver/Gardener is required for general maintenance duties for the house and grounds, looking after the cars and undertaking regular station and school runs, and assisting the Gardener. The family have 4 children so couple must be child friendly (full time nanny employed), occasional babysitting may be required at weekends (notice given). The employers enjoy entertaining, so help with serving and greeting guests will be required particularly during the shoot season – dinner party cooking not needed as caterers brought in when required. This position would suit animal loving team players who would enjoy working in a busy family environment and are looking for a long term post. Two drivers are preferable – one essential. A brand new, spacious two bedroom cottage is provided as staff accommodation, well behaved dogs and older dependants will be considered. This position is 5 days per week, working most weekends with two days off during the week. A salary of £750-£800pwn is negotiable for the ideal couple depending on previous experience, and a car is provided. Interviewing now to start mid March 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref 31277

CSC44052 Cook/Housekeeper & Garden maintenance/Driver Gloucestershire ASAP £850+pwn
Experienced, positive and cheerful couple sought for family’s busy weekend residence in Gloucestershire near Stow on the Wold. Good cooking is really important (to dinner party standard), healthy, organic food – using the kitchen garden liaising with the gardener. General household management including cleaning, laundry, food shopping, and occasional help with the School aged children. Team players important as full time housekeeper, Head Gardener and Nanny employed to assist, with Chef brought in for more formal entertaining. Animal lovers essential as dogs, horses, hens and sheep around, but only the 2 dogs would need attention as the rest are taken care of!). Spouse needed for general garden maintenance, driving for airport/station runs, laying fires and generally “mucking in” where required. Working 5 days per week, with Tuesday and Wednesday off; you must be happy to work every weekend. Accommodation provided is a brand new spacious 2 bedroom flat and a car is provided on and off duty. Salary is negotiable around £850+ per week net according to previous experience. Post to start as soon as ideal couple found! Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting 33076

CSC44047 Country loving HK & Handyman/Driver couple sought West Yorkshire Before April 2018 £750-850pwn
Country loving Housekeeper & Handyman/Driver couple sought for appreciative employers based in West Yorkshire. The employers spend 6 months of the year abroad, and the other 6 months in Yorkshire. They live in a beautiful Georgian property with a 4 acre garden. 2 gardeners are employed to look after the garden and so basic garden maintenance will be required. Other duties will include care of the employers cars, maintaining and cleaning them, airport/station runs when necessary and taking care of handyman duties around the home. All usual domestic cleaning and housekeeping duties will be required, and there is also a part-time cleaner employed to assist. A housekeeper who is happy cooking occasional meals for the employers would be a real bonus, cooking for dinner parties will not be required. Two drivers are ideal for this role. The employer is country loving and enjoys game hunting during the shooting seasons, so a couple who also loves the outdoors and has experience with a similar role would fit in well. There are also 3 Labradors on site and occasional dog sitting would be appreciated. Working days are Monday-Friday with weekends free. There is a lovely 2 bedroom cottage available on the grounds for the couple, and pets and dependants are welcome. The priority for the client is that the couple are a good personality fit and that they will want to stay in the role long term. A salary of £750-850pwn is negotiable, depending on the couple and their experience. Interviews to be held ASAP, with the role to commence as soon as the perfect couple are found (preferably before April 2018). If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33040

CSC44037 Estate Manager & Housekeeper couple sought! Cirencester, Glos ASAP £750pwn+
Staff of Distinction client in Gloucestershire is seeking a professional Estate Manager & Housekeeper couple for their country manor estate. Estate Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the estate, driving, maintenance of super cars, driving, security, handyman duties, gardening alongside landscape gardener. Housekeeper must have high standards and be a good team player to work alongside existing live-out Housekeeper. Duties will include all domestic cleaning and tidying, laundry and ironing, bed linen care, running errands, grocery shopping, meal planning, dog walking, and helping with family cooking. The employer regularly travels, so the couple must have good initiative. A dog friendly couple is essential as you will be required to look after their 4 dogs when they are away. It is preferred that both members of the couple can drive for airport runs and running errands but not essential. Generally working Monday-Friday, occasional weekends may be required (notice given) and time off will be given in lieu. A two bedroom cottage will be provided for the couple with a private garden. With regret, not suitable for dependants, well behaved pets may be considered. Salary of £750 per week net is negotiable, dependant on previous experience. Position to commence ASAP. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32731

CSC44036 Housekeeper/Cook and Estate Manager/Maintenance Beaconsfield, Bucks ASAP £800+pwn
Recommended post based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Single employer is looking for a Housekeeper/Cook and Estate Manager/Maintenance couple to look after his permanent residence. Duties will include management of the property, handyman duties, driving, garden maintenance, and pet care including feeding dogs and Alpacas. Duties for the housekeeper will include cleaning the property to a high standard, cooking for the employer and occasionally for small dinner parties. Couple must be animal friendly and proactive. Hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday with very occasional weekend work required. Two drivers essential for this role, couple will need their own car but mileage will be covered. A beautiful 2 bed cottage is provided as staff accommodation, can be unfurnished or furnished depending on preference. Pets and dependents are considered. Salary around £52k gross/£800+ on offer, interviewing now to start ASAP. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32450

CSC44025 Driver/Maint/Security & (P/t or F/t) HK/Cook Essex ASAP £48-50k/£750-£800pwn
Full-time Driver/Maintenance/Security & Part-time Housekeeper/Family Cook sought for employers’ estate in Essex. It is essential that the chauffeur has a clean licence, is confident driving in London and has experience caring for luxury cars. Nepalese a plus but not essential. Estate security and general maintenance will also be required, as well as supervising/assisting the gardeners and liaising with contractors. Domestic cleaning duties and cooking will be required for the housekeeper on a part-time basis. No catering for dinner parties is required but family meals will be appreciated (Nepalese/Indian cuisine preferred). A separate, spacious one bed bungalow is provided for the couple, with a private garden and all costs included. Well behaved pets will be considered. Generally 5 days per week but flexibility is very important to the employer as driving will be needed some evenings. Time off will be given in lieu for any extra hours/days worked. Salary on offer is negotiable, if both full time £48-50k/£750-£800pwn and pro rata according to how many hours housekeeper happy to work. Interviewing now to start January. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref 32966

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

CSC44007 Knowledgeable Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook couple Somerset January 2018/flexible £50k+ gross/£800+pwn
Animal loving gardener & Housekeeper/Cook couple sought for family’s informal part-time residence in Somerset. The family will be in residence for approx 6 months of the year. 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 real bonus to assist when grooms on holiday. 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. When in residence there will be a need for 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 when family in residence), with 2 days off in the week. 2 drivers ideal (not essential) and a car is provided. A high spec 2 bed barn conversion is provided as staff accommodation with costs covered. Well behaved pets welcome but regret not suitable for dependants. Start date is flexible according to when the perfect couple are found - could start as soon as January or as late as spring time. Salary negotiable around £50,000+ gross (£800+pwn) dependent on previous experience. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref 32871

CSC44001 House Management couple Oxfordshire ASAP £850-£900pw net
Live In House Management Couple (Housekeeper/Cook & Houseman/Maintenance sought for family's weekend residence near Henley. The house is situated in 60 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The family have 5 children who have nannies that look after them as well as extra Housekeeping staff from London who help out at the house when required. You will be responsible for ensuring the house is ready for the families arrival at weekends and looking after them while they are in residence, one of you will be required to cook for the family as well as guests. They occasionally have more formal dinner parties however a Chef can be brought in for these if required. You should be confident in cooking good family style meals for 15 people at weekends. As a House Manager you will be required to oversee the house and estate, deal with contractors and suppliers and ensure the 2 dog carers are looking after and walking the 8 dogs The dogs live in an outbuilding and some do go in the house so you should be a dog lover. A Head Gardener will oversee the 2 gardeners, however you should work together to ensure the estate is presentable and ready for family visits. Ideally you will be a competent Handyman and fix basic problems around the house and deal with systems. This role is suitable for a Couple who enjoy being in a busy family environment, it is full on during the weekends during the school term, however they travel a lot in the school holidays so won’t be in residence for periods of time. You should have experience working in a large household, ideally a weekend or part-time residence and manage other staff as well as being hands on. Duties will include: • Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard • Good family cooking for up to 15 people • General household maintenance inside and outside • Overseeing contractors and suppliers • Occasional driving duties to include local errands when the family are in residence • Security of the house when the family are not in residence • Front of House duties, meet and greet guests Accommodation 2 bedroom flat which is separate to the main house – A dog is welcome Start date ASAP Days 5 days per week – two days off during the week Drivers Essential one to drive Salary £850-£900npw combined If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref 32803.

CSC43997 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Handyman couple Shropshire ASAP £800pwn
Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Handyman couple with perfect English sought for single employer’s part-time residence in Shropshire. Housekeeper must have high standards of cleaning, and work with the House manager to keep this informal home organised and running like a hotel! Housekeeper will be required to take care of domestic cleaning and laundry together with cooking and grocery shopping when employer in residence. Dinner party cooking is not required, employer enjoys good home cooking such as Shepherd’s pie, stews etc. Gardener with a reasonable knowledge needed to look after a low maintenance 2 acre garden - mowing, pruning etc. Animal lover would be ideal although pet care not essential - employer has horses (groom employed) and a dog and cat. 2 drivers are required and a car is provided. Working 5 days per week (flexibility re working Saturdays when employer in residence). A salary of £800pwn and a lovely 3 bed cottage is provided for the couple. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref 32754

CSC43976 Houseman/Butler & Housekeeper/Cook role Weybridge, Surrey ASAP £850-900pwn
Butler/Houseman & Housekeeper/Cook couple sought for appreciative employers in Weybridge, Surrey. Duties will include organising the household, cooking for the family (no dinner parties), domestic cleaning, laundry, occasional driving and serving at the table. There is a furnished 2 bed staff flat available for the couple. A car is provided on duty and 1 driver is essential. Working Monday-Friday, around 40 hours per week. A very generous salary of £850-900pwn on offer for the perfect couple. Interviewing now to start as soon as possible. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32691

CSC43952 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple Hampshire January 2017 £800+pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 3 years recommend this informal role as hands-on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple near Hook, Hampshire. The Ideal couple must be animal friendly and any experience with horses would be a big bonus (Groom employed). Duties will include all housekeeping, domestic cleaning and laundry to a high standard. Good family cooking is also required (no dinner parties) and caring for the family’s animals. Practical gardener needed for all property and grounds maintenance. The property is set in 8 acres of gardens, fields and a small vegetable garden– general grounds upkeep required (PT Horticulturist employed also); mowing the lawn and edging etc. Drivers essential (ability to drive horse lorry another plus but not essential); Working 5 days a week (Sundays/Mondays off). 1 bedroom flat provided with separate entrance (planning permission received for staff cottage so accommodation will be a brand new cottage in the not too distant future). Regret not suitable for pets unless an indoor cat. Interviewing now for a January or potentially earlier start. Salary around £800+pwn negotiable according to experience. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32585

FT Caretaker/Handyman & PT Housekeeper couple Stroud, Glos ASAP £36k gross/£600pwn
Appreciative employer is looking for a Full time Caretaker/Handyman & Part time Housekeeper couple to look after informal home near Stroud, Gloucestershire. A practical handyman would be ideal to look after all general maintenance of the house and the grounds, pool and cars - contractors employed to assist with woodland areas and horticulturalist employed also. Part time housekeeper (approx. 20 hrs) to support the existing housekeeper with general cleaning, changing beds, assisting with food prep, laying the table etc. This role is full time for the Handyman and part time for the Housekeeper, generally Monday-Friday but Housekeeper not needed every day. Flexibility needed for occasional help at weekends (notice given). Two bed cottage with two bathrooms is provided as staff accommodation, dependents welcome but sadly not suitable for dogs as employers terrier not very sociable! Cats welcome. The role is also open for a single Caretaker/Handyman also. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and hours, around £25k gross per annum (£400pwn) for Handyman or £36k/£600pwn for couple. Interviewing ASAP to start immediately. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32533

CSC43934 Housekeeper/Family Cook & Gardener/Maint couple Reading, Berkshire ASAP £800pwn (depending on exp)
Housekeeper/Family Cook & Gardener/Maint couple sought for single employer based in Reading, Berkshire. The employer is based between this property and another property in London. You may be required to drive the employer to the London property and occasionally help while there but the role will be primarily based in Reading. Duties will include domestic cleaning, tidying, cooking, laundry, gardening, maintenance duties and driving. The employer does not hold dinner parties, but cooking for the employer as well as for small family gatherings will be required. The ideal couple will be hard working with good initiative. Working 5 days per week, 8-10 hours per day. A lovely 3 bedroom detached house is provided as accommodation, regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Salary negotiable around £800pwn depending on experience. To start ASAP. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32365

CSC43931 Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance couple Gloucestershire ASAP £800pw net
Housekeeper & Maintenance couple sought for employers’ main residence based near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Duties for housekeeper will be all domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing, tidying the home and running errands. Basic family cooking will be required, helping to prep for family meals and shoot dinners. Employer enjoys cooking so a brilliant cook is not essential. Two drivers are required for this role due to remote location. Spouse will be required to take care of any handyman duties, odd jobs, driving and working alongside the full time Gardener. Working 5 days per week, with flexibility to work some weekends is essential. The couple must work to a high standard and have an excellent level of English. An animal friendly couple is essential. A salary around £800pwn is on offer. Accommodation is a brand newly refurbished and newly decorated 2 bedroom cottage with private garden in the village (5min walk away). Regret not suitable for dependants but a well behaved pet may be considered. This role is to start as soon as couple is found. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32339

CSC43919 Cook Housekeeper & House Manager Gardener Sunningdale Berkshire January 2018 £850+pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 6 years recommend this super role with semi-formal family in residence only 6 months of the year. Appreciative employer is looking for a compassionate, child orientated couple as they have a daughter with special needs (carer employed) but occasional school runs and preparing her breakfast will be required. A good cook, happy to cater for occasional dinner parties for 10-12 people is required with spouse to serve and all usual housekeeping duties needed to a high standard. Spouse to look after the 1 acre garden (contract gardeners employed for mowing and pruning) together with driving for airport and local runs and ensuring the cars are kept in good condition. When the family are in residence (approx. 6 months in total throughout the year) hours will be 8am-2pm and then 5-8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9-11am on Saturdays. For the 6 months employer is away hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours max. Accommodation provided is a lovely 1 bed cottage with private garden, dogs welcome! Starting salary £800-£875pw net (depending on experience) and all salaries are reviewed annually. Interviewing towards the end of September to start in January 2018. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32412

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

CSC43903 Head Gardener & Head Housekeeper couple West Sussex ASAP £800-950pwn/£50k-£64k
Head Gardener & Head Housekeeper couple sought for employers new home in West Sussex. They are looking for an exceptional Gardener, ideally RH2 qualified with lots of horticultural experience. There is an established 4 acre garden to maintain within a 65 acre estate, including a flower garden, stocked greenhouse and herbaceous borders. The housekeeper must be highly motivated with real attention to detail. With only 2 people in residence and only one bedroom and bathroom in use the quantity of work is not huge but real attention to detail is needed and cleaning to a very high standard. The head housekeeper will also manage the other housekeeper ensuring the home is running smoothly and the kitchen remains fully stocked. Cooking for the employer during the week may be required but caterers will be brought in for dinner parties where help re serving and clearing would be appreciated. The ideal couple will be capable, self-motivated, and looking to settle in a role long term. This role will be predominantly 8 hours per day Monday-Friday, but with occasional weekend cover when needed (unlikely to be more than once a month). One driver is required for airport runs, and a car will be provided. This is the employer’s main residence, there are no children on the estate but they do have dogs, cats and horses so the couple must be animal friendly. A very high spec newly refurbished three bedroom house is provided as staff accommodation, with private garden. Possibly suitable for well-behaved pets and older dependants. An excellent salary is negotiable according to experience £800-£950pwn/£50k-£64K gross for the perfect couple. Interviewing now to start when the ideal couple is found. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref: 32357

CSC43878 Housekeeper/Cook & Garden Maint Couple Hampshire ASAP £750+pwn
Housekeeper/Cook & Garden maintenance couple sought for employers’ weekend residence in a rural village near Basingstoke, Hampshire. The employers are very flexible and are looking for a dependable and hardworking couple to replace their current couple of 7 years. The couple will be required to take care of the property and estate when employers are away during the week and help with hosting on the weekends. Housekeeping and domestic cleaning is required, as well as cooking for relaxed lunches when the employers entertain friends and family on the weekends. Dinner Party standard will not be required, but they would like someone who genuinely enjoys cooking. Duties for spouse will include garden maintenance, mowing, strimming, chopping logs and helping the gardeners if necessary. Occasional driving is also required and so at least 1 driver is essential for the role. You will be required to work weekends with 2 consecutive days off during the week. A beautiful 3 bedroom cottage is provided, and pets and dependants are welcome. A salary of £750pwn is negotiable for the right couple, to start ASAP. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32286

Flexible, hardworking Housekeeping couple Cornwall ASAP £650pwn
Flexible and proactive couple sought to look after a beautiful private house in Cornwall which is open to the public for small events and weddings. This is a newly created role for a domestic couple to be responsible for the day to day running and maintenance of the house. Duties to include all hands on cleaning, laundry, general maintenance – setting fires, changing light bulbs, testing alarms etc as well as being on site during events to make sure all runs smoothly. Important that the property is kept clean, tidy and “guest ready” at all times. Welcoming guests, and cooking breakfasts for 12-18 people would be required as well as occasional family cooking for the owner who lives locally and visits regularly. Care of any handyman/ad hoc duties required. Would best suit a proactive couple with a flexible attitude, excellent English and a real sense of pride in their work. There will be very quiet times as well as very busy times so need to keep motivated and have lots of initiative during quiet times to keep the house ticking over. No gardening required but important to keep the area near the house clean and tidy. Working 5 days per week (weekend work will be needed but not every weekend), hours may vary according to when an event is taking place. Accommodation provided is within the main house (although separate lodge accommodation may be available dependant on suitability and overall package negotiated). One driver is essential (2 preferable) and a car is provided on and off duty. A salary of £650pwn is on offer, interviewing now to start as soon as perfect couple is found. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32266

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

CSC43873 Cook/Housekeeper & Handyman couple East Sussex February 2018 £800pwn/£53k gross
Brand new role for a Cook/Housekeeper & Handyman couple to look after employer’s newly refurbished home in East Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells. Duties for Housekeeper to include hands on domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing and food shopping. A good cook would be ideal to cater for occasional dinner parties and family Sunday lunches (with partner to assist with prepping/serving). Handyman will be required to take care of all general maintenance of the property, looking after the cars, driving and helping the full time gardener possibly 2 days a week when necessary. Dog lovers would be a bonus as employer travels for 3 months of the year and has 2 dogs that will need looking after. Would be useful for both to drive but essential for one. Working 5 days per week, flexibility is required to work some weekends when entertaining. Amazing 2 bed cottage with own private garden provided as staff accommodation, well behaved pets may be considered and a salary negotiable around £800pwn/£53k gross. Interviewing in September, post to start 1st February 2018. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32257

Child orientated HK & Gardener Maintenance Wokingham ASAP £800pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this super post with family based in Wokingham, Berkshire. Duties for Housekeeper to include all housekeeping, laundry and cleaning of this informal family home and cooking for the two children (8 & 6). Occasional cooking for the whole family would be a bonus but not essential as would help when the family entertain. Professional working parents would appreciate help with occasional school runs and some childcare after school, assisting with homework etc. Duties for Maintenance Gardener to include airport runs and occasional school runs, cleaning and maintaining the cars, general handyman duties and gardening including looking after lawns, shrubs, hanging baskets and out buildings. A horticulturalist is not required but someone with a keen interest in gardening would be great. Pet friendly candidates are essential as the family have 3 dogs. No other housekeeping or gardening staff employed. The family are away approx. 11 weeks per annum (take dogs with most times) and then security and looking after chickens important. The ideal couple will be hands on with excellent English and both need to have full driving licences. A car is provided on duty so couple will need their own car for off duty. A 2 bed coach house is provided as staff accommodation, all utilities paid for except phone bill. Regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Generally working hours are 8:30am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday (occasional weekends needed). Salary negotiable around £800pwn, interviewing now to start in August ideally. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32106

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

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

Housekeeper & Gardener/Maint couple sought Dorset Flex £800pwn
Fantastic new opportunity available in Dorset. Single employer is seeking a Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance couple to replace current couple retiring after 37 years! Duties include domestic cleaning and housekeeping as well as light family cooking, grocery shopping, paying bills and dog walking. Gardener/Handyman to look after all garden maintenance duties, swimming pool and general handyman duties. 2 drivers are essential and a car is provided on duty. Accommodation is a spacious and light 1 double bed flat above the garages with private garden. Pets are considered, but regret not suitable for dependants. A salary of £52k gross/£800pwn is on offer. Start date flexible. If interested, please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting reference 31902

Housekeeper & Estate/farm worker Berkshire Flexible £800+ according to experience and suitability
Appreciative employer in part time residence is looking for an experienced couple who are good team players to work alongside other staff including a houseman, chef, cleaner and estate workers/gardeners. Housekeeper to look after all cleaning and laundry duties and taking care of personal items and clothing for the lady of the house. Spouse to look after general garden maintenance/estate work as well as help on the farm. Knowledge of working on a traditional working farm where only traditional methods of farming are used would be a huge benefit but is not essential. Everything is organic - no pesticides or large machinery used so an estate worker/farmer who has an interest in organic and biodynamic growing methods and experience or knowledge of working with cattle/oxen would be ideal. Training can be given but a couple who would enjoy a holistic, natural way of living would probably be most suited. Two bed cottage provided as staff accommodation, pets welcome, dependants may be considered. Generally role is 5 days a week Monday-Friday, but when employer is in residence a 6 day week is necessary with time accrued and taken off at quieter times.If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 31584

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


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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CSHK44085 (Live-in) Country Loving Housekeeper/Gardener Berkshire *Separate Accommodation* March 2018 £300 - £350 pwn
(Job Reference: 33302) A country-loving housekeeper/gardener who has a genuine passion for gardening and for working outdoors is sought for a professional family in Berkshire. The family consist of a couple and their three older children who all attend boarding school during the week. Inside duties will include cleaning and tidying the property, laundry and ironing, grocery shopping; outside duties will include weeding, trimming, mowing, and tending to the flower beds and vegetable patches. An additional and important aspect of the role is caring for the family’s two affectionate dogs - a labrador and a retriever - including walking, and in the owner’s absence, caring for the dogs as your own. A full driving licence is essential for this position, and a car will be provided on duty. A one-bedroom cottage in the grounds with its own entrance will be provided. Accompanying well-behaved dogs will be considered. The hours of work will total 35 a week, and will be flexible. Fluent spoken English is a must, and the ideal person will be actively looking to work in a rural location, and be a genuine dog lover. Non-smokers only. Position to commence at the start of March 2018. Salary negotiable around £300 - £350 per week net. For more information, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44084 (Live-in) Baby Experienced Mothers Help Hertfordshire *Separate Accommodation* ASAP £500 - £550 pwn
(Job Reference: 33160) A mature and flexible mother’s help who is hands-on and proactive is sought for a welcoming family in rural Hertfordshire. The couple have a sweet six month old baby boy, and live in a lovely country house, 45 minutes from London by train. The family require an experienced housekeeper/nanny (live in). Duties will include cleaning and tidying the property, family laundry and ironing, preparing healthy meals, accepting deliveries, overseeing contractors, and driving the family as needed. A full driving licence is essential for this position. The mother’s help will be required to assist with the baby, and to care for him in both sole and shared care capacities. The mother’s help will need to have recent professional baby experience, and to be confident preparing and providing feeds, changing nappies, assisting with and encouraging baby’s development, and babysitting/proxy-parenting. Childcare qualification would be a bonus. Separate one bedroom accommodation in the grounds facing away from the property and with its own entrance is available. They are looking for a mother’s help who is down to earth, kind, experienced, responsible and respectful. The hours of work are TBD, but the mother’s help will be required to work five days a week. Fluent spoken English is a must. A second language may be helpful but not required. Non-smokers only. Position to commence as soon as possible. Salary negotiable around £500 - £550 per week net. For more information, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44083 (Live-in) Experienced Housekeeper/Cook Dorset *Separate Accommodation* Flexible £400 - £450 pwn
(Job Reference: 33261) An experienced housekeeper/cook who is discrete and caring is required for an appreciative retired couple in their property in a thriving village near Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Duties will include cooking healthy, fresh meals with organic ingredients; shopping; washing and ironing; assisting part-time cleaning staff as required; and running household errands. Local driving is essential and a car is provided. A very important role is to assist in taking care of the family dog, a whippet/lurcher; daily walking and in the owners’ absence, caring for the dog as your own whilst house sitting. Being conscientious is essential for this position. A one-bedroom flat is provided with its own entrance. It has a large bedroom, kitchen and large sitting/dining room. A private part of the garden is available for your own use. The hours are 8.30AM - 5PM Monday - Friday, with the flexibility to work weekends when needed. House sitting in the owners’ absence (mostly weekdays, but a few times a year for a fortnight or so) is an integral part of the job. Partners are welcome, with the possibility of part time work to include household maintenance, driving and vehicle maintenance. Fluent spoken English is essential, and non-smokers only. Position to commence when the right person is found. Salary £400 - £450 per week net, dependent on level of experience. For more information, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44082 (Live-in) Skilled Cook/Housekeeper Gloucestershire *Separate Accommodation* ASAP £500 pwn
(Job Reference: 33189) A high calibre cook/housekeeper - who is capable of preparing both healthy family meals, and dinner party standard fare, from scratch - is sought for a busy family’s weekend residence in Gloucestershire. The family consist of a couple and their three children who all attend boarding school during the week. There are also dogs, horses, and livestock at the property – although the cook/housekeeper will not be expected to care for them, just to be happy having them around. Duties will include planning and preparing weekly meals using organic and locally sourced ingredients, assisting the gardener with the vegetable patch, stocking the household, and cooking for dinner parties. The cook/housekeeper will need to have a muck-in, hands-on attitude, and be willing to help the full-time housekeeper with general tidying and cleaning, laundry, and babysitting as needed. The family may also require some household PA duties, such as booking contractors, managing the household email account, and paying household bills. It is essential that the cook/housekeeper has a full driving licence, and a car will be provided on and off duty. A separate two bedroom cottage in the grounds will be provided, and partners with their own employment are welcome to accompany. Hours of work TBD, but will be Thursday – Monday. Fluent spoken English is a must, and the ideal person will be flexible, enjoy working in the countryside, and have a genuine passion for healthy cooking. Position to commence as soon as possible. Salary negotiable around £500 per week net. For more information, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44081 (Live-in) Professional Housekeeper/Nanny Oxfordshire *Separate Accommodation* ASAP £500 - £550 pwn
(Job Reference: 32990) A professional housekeeper/nanny who is highly organised and accustomed to working as a member of a team, is sought for a busy family in Oxfordshire. The family consists of a couple and their four school-aged children. The family have dogs, cats, chickens and more in residence, and would need the housekeeper to pet friendly and hands-on with the animals. Further duties will include cleaning and tidying the property, laundry and ironing, running errands, basic family cooking, school runs and additional driving duties, babysitting, and house/pet sitting. The housekeeper might on occasion be asked to travel with the family, and as such must hold either a British or EU passport. It is essential that they have a full driving licence, and a car will be provided on duty. A separate two bedroom cottage in the grounds will be provided, and the family are willing to consider accompanying partners or pets. Hours will be around 10 a day, with time off for lunch, across five days a week. Fluent spoken English is a must, and the ideal person will be warm, flexible, and have a can-do attitude. Previous experience in staffed homes would be a bonus. Position to commence when the right person is found. Salary negotiable around £500 - £550 per week net. For more information, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44080 (Live-in) Capable Housekeeper/Cook Cheshire *Separate Accommodation* ASAP £400 - £500 pwn
(Job Reference: 33299) An experienced housekeeper/cook who has a true fondness for children, and a professional background in cooking, is sought for a welcoming family in Cheshire. The family consists of a couple and their two boys, aged 6 and 4 years old. The eldest boy has severe food allergies, and as such it is essential that the housekeeper has previous experience catering for dietary requirements, and ideally a pediatric first aid certificate/epi-pen training. Duties will include household cleaning and tidying, family laundry and ironing, grocery shopping, local errands, and healthy family cooking from scratch. A full driving licence would be preferred, and a car can be provided on duty. A spacious double bedroom and bathroom will be provided. The hours of work are TBD, but will require the housekeeper to work Monday – Friday, plus occasional babysitting. Fluent spoken English is a must, and the ideal person will be hands-on, proactive, and personable. Position to commence as soon as possible. Salary negotiable around £400 - £500 per week net. For more information, please contact kat@imperialstaff.com. If not yet registered with Staff of Distinction, please do include your CV for consideration.

CSHK44078 (Live-out) 2 day per week Housekeeping role Beaconsfield ASAP £10 per hour net
Young family based in Beaconsfield are looking for a live-out Housekeeper to work 2 mornings per week (10-15 hours). The family have 2 young children and a cat, so the housekeeper must be child and animal friendly. A cleaner is also employed who works on a Tuesday and takes care of the deep cleaning. The housekeeper will be required to keep on top of tidying, hoovering, laundry, changing beds, cleaning the play rooms, and maybe occasional babysitting if the employer pops out during the day. Ideal days will be Monday and Friday but these could be negotiated dependant on candidate availability. 10-15 hours per week are available spread across the two days. A driver is required for this role, as the home is a 40 min walk away from the nearest train station. Role to start ASAP, and a salary of £10 per hour net is on offer. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33303

CSHK44071 (Live-out) 2 day a week Housekeeper Gloucester March 2018 £10-£12 phn
A trustworthy and hardworking Part-time Housekeeper is required for an informal family of 4 based in Over, Gloucester (GL2). The housekeeper will be required to work 2 days per week, 8 hours a day (these days can be flexible) to keep the family home running smoothly. Duties will involve deep and light cleaning to a high standard, doing family laundry and running small household errands. A driver is preferable to help with these duties. The family employ a nanny so there will be no childcare duties, they also have a small dog and so the housekeeper must be pet friendly. This role would suit someone honest with a hands on attitude. Interviews are to commence immediately, with role to commence when perfect housekeeper is found! Salary £10-£12phn negotiable depending on the candidate. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33234.

CSHK44070 (Live-out) Full-time Cook/Housekeeper role! Essex April 2018 £450 pwn
Professional family based in Loughton, Essex are seeking a Cook/Housekeeper for a full-time role in their household. The working hours will be 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. The family live in a tidy 5 bedroom home and have 2 teenage sons (one away at university during term time). Duties to include daily cooking for the family, cleaning, food shopping, organising tradespeople, doing laundry, and liaising with the Nanny/PA where required. The ideal candidate will be organised and discreet with a calm demeanour and a sense of humour! No driving licence is required but a non-smoker is essential. A salary of £450 per week net is negotiable depending on experience. The role to start mid/late April or when perfect candidate is found. Interviews to be held ASAP. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33218

CSHK44057 (Live-out) Full-time Housekeeper sought Essex Flexible £10 per hour net
Daily Housekeeper sought for friendly family based in Essex. They are looking for an efficient and loyal housekeeper to take care of their 4 bedroom home near Shenfield. The family have 2 school aged children and a small dog, but there no childcare or pet responsibilities are required. Working days will be Monday-Friday, from 1pm-7pm. The employers work full time and so a housekeeper with good initiative is required. Duties will include deep cleaning, light cleaning, laundry, ironing, making the beds and organising the playroom. The family would appreciate if the housekeeper can also cook a meal for the family 3 or 4 times a week. No driving is required, and the family live 5 minutes’ walk from a train station. The salary on offer for this role is £10 per hour net and this can be negotiated depending on experience. Interviews to be held in person, with role to start when the right candidate is found! If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33103.

CSHK44054 (Live-out) Child Friendly Housekeeper sought! Essex ASAP £480 per week net (£32,760 gpa)
Full-time child friendly Housekeeper sought for family based in Ongar, Essex. This role is mainly Housekeeping as the 4 children are older (youngest 8 years old), but some childcare duties will be required. Family require the housekeeper to take care of their 5 bedroomed home, deep and light cleaning, laundry and ironing. The childcare duties required will just be picking the children up from school, preparing their dinner (basic family meals) and keeping an eye on them after school. Working Monday to Friday, hours will be 7.30-6.00pm with an hour for lunch. The family have a large dog so the candidate must be animal friendly, although will not have to look after the dog. A driver is required and there is a car provided if needed. Salary on offer is £10 per hour net (negotiable depending on experience) and the role is to start when the perfect candidate is found. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 33078.

CSHK44034 (Live-out) Part-time Housekeeper/Companion Hertfordshire ASAP £10 per hour gross
Part-time Housekeeper/Companion is sought for employer living in Hertfordshire, WD6. The employer is looking for a candidate to assist her sister, who has developmental and physical disabilities. No personal care or administering medication will be required, as carers are also employed on a full-time basis. Duties will include cleaning and organising the home, accompanying the lady on days out (with the carers), and acting as a companion and assistant to her. A driver is essential, to drive to activities or appointments. This role is 2 days per week, 6/7 hours per day. A salary of £10 per hour gross is offered. This role is ideally to start in January 2018, or when ideal candidate is found. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32998

CSHK44022 (Live-out) Super Full-time Housekeeping role! Leicester ASAP £10-12 phn
Staff of Distinction client based in Rothley, Leicester is looking for an efficient live-out Housekeeper with a good work ethic to fill this part-time position. The family have a beautiful 6 bedroom house but only use one side of the home and the rest is for guests. Duties will include deep and light cleaning around the home, tidying and organising where necessary, hoovering, doing the family laundry and changing beds. A candidate who is happy to cook basic family meals would be appreciated (not every day), however anyone with the skills to cook Asian cuisines can increase the hours of work. There are 2 young children in the home and another baby due next year so the candidate must be child friendly (no childcare required). Hours will be 4 hours a day, Monday-Friday. There could be flexibility in these hours for the right candidate. Salary of £10-12phn is on offer. Will wait for the right candidate. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32943

CSHK44015 (Live-out) Full-time Nanny/Housekeeper role! Essex ASAP £10 per hour net
Live-out Nanny/Housekeeper sought for a welcoming family with 2 little girls aged 8 and 4 years old based in Nazeing, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border. The girls are charming and both attend full time school near Hertford. The family live in a Tudor house with large garden and are looking for a candidate to look after their daughters before and after school (and during school holidays), do the school runs, and take care of housekeeping duties during school hours. The housekeeping will include thorough cleaning, laundry, ironing, changing beds, tidying and generally keeping the home well organised and spotless. Other duties include cooking an evening meal, helping the girls with their homework and music practice, and occasionally running errands. This role is full time, Monday-Friday. Occasional babysitting would be appreciated, with notice given. A driver is essential for this role for the school runs and a car will be provided. A salary of £10 per hour net is negotiable depending on experience of the candidate! The family are interviewing now for the role to start January 2018. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32918

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

CSHK44010 (Live-out) 1 day a week Housekeeper Bradford on Avon ASAP Negotiable
1 day a week housekeeper is sought for a small and friendly family of 2 based in Bradford on Avon. The family live in a 4 bedroom house and require someone who can give support with taking care of the home. Duties will include cleaning, family cooking, washing and family laundry and ironing. The role is to commence ASAP and the client is flexible to which day in the week the housekeeper can work. They can also offer two, half days can instead one full day if required. A driver is not required for the role, but will need to drive to get to the house’s locations. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32893.

CSHK44000 (Live-out) Full-time Housekeeping role Essex ASAP £10-12 phn
Staff of Distinction client based in Chigwell, Essex is looking for a full-time daily Housekeeper to look after their home. Working hours for this role will be 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday. All deep and light cleaning and upkeep of the home will be required, including mopping floors, hoovering, laundry and ironing. Other duties for the family may be required such as booking appointments and dealing with contractors. The housekeeper must be child friendly as the family have a 1 year old and another baby due. No nanny duties are required but helping mum with the children occasionally would be much appreciated, as well as preparing simple lunches for them. This role would suit a cheerful and friendly candidate who is looking to settle into a long term role with an appreciative family. The role is to start as soon as possible and a salary of £10-12phn is on offer. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32791

CSHK43938 (Live-out) Exciting Full-time Housekeeping role! West Sussex ASAP Negotiable
Full time daily Housekeeper sought for employer’s rural home near Pulborough, West Sussex. Your duties will include all housekeeping, laundry, ironing, shopping, running errands, hand washing delicate items, making beds to a high standard and family cooking. A good cook is a real bonus, to make family meals and to cater for small dinner parties (if comfortable with that!). A candidate who is happy to house sit if the family go on holiday would be great (lots of notice given). Occasional babysitting may be required when the teenage children are back from boarding school. Hours and days of work will be Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. A driver is essential for this role. Salary negotiable depending on experience. This position is to commence in November. If interested, please email lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 32462

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

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

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

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

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CSB44089 Passionate Gardener Oxfordshire March 2018 £20-£25kpa.
Returning Staff of Distinction client have a super post available based in Oxfordshire. The family are looking for a full-time, flexible gardener/handyman/driver with good experience and high standards to take over from their current employee who is relocating. A gardener with good horticultural knowledge (RHS II) would be a bonus, taking care of 3 acres of formal gardens and 10 acres of woodlands managing lawns, orchards, hedges, shrubbery & formal gardens. You must be animal friendly as the family have 2 dogs, 4 chickens and a 2 horses (groom employed) but you will be required to help when the groom is off 2 days each week with feeding the animals, walking or turning them out into a field etc. General property maintenance, occasional airport runs & car maintenance, as well as managing a pond, fountain, tennis courts, indoor pool, and vermin control as also required. Chainsaw and shot gun license is a bonus, fluent English a must. They are looking for a country friendly, non-smoking person to fill this role. A driver is essential with a clean license is a must due to the property's remote location and occasional chauffeur duties (car provided for work use). Working hours 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break, Monday to Friday. 1 bed flat above the garage provided (bills included), a partner & 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £20-£25kpa. Interviewing now for an immediate start. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job reference: 33331.

Energetic Driver/Gardener/Handyman Oxford ASAP Depending on Experience & Expectations
PLACED! A wonderful new opportunity has just arrived for a fit and energetic full time Driver/Gardener/Handyman based 5 miles from Oxford. You must be honest and trustworthy with enhanced DBS certificate. They are looking for an experienced driver with a clean full license, as well as good solid gardening experience as they have a 3 acre garden that is laid to lawn as well as vegetable gardens, boarders and hedges that will need lots of maintenance. You will also need to be a confident handyman with maintenance tasks on their estate and some converted offices on other farm estates that they own. Security is of big importance in this role so someone who is happy ensuring that the property is protected and managed well. This position comes with a 3 bedroom bungalow and private garden on the estate. Rent and water is included in the salary but other bills will be paid by the candidate such as council tax, electric and phone. I’m afraid no children or pets are allowed to accompany you as part of this estate is a working farm. Please apply detailing your salary requirements for this role. Please advise of your salary expectations on application. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job reference: 33033

CSB44026 Full-time Driver/Maintenance/Security Essex January 2018 Negotiable
Full-time Driver/Maintenance/Security sought for employers’ estate in Essex. It is essential that the chauffeur has a clean licence, is confident driving in London and has experience caring for luxury cars. Nepalese a plus but not essential. Estate security and general maintenance will also be required, as well as supervising/assisting the gardeners and liaising with contractors. A separate, spacious one bed bungalow is provided, with a private garden and all costs included. Well behaved pets will be considered. Generally 5 days per week but flexibility is very important to the employer as driving will be needed some evenings. Time off will be given in lieu for any extra hours/days worked. Salary on offer is negotiable on a pro rata.  Interviewing now to start January. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job reference: 32965.

Live-in Houseman Cirencester Mid December Depending on Experience
PLACED! A wonderful family based in Cirencester is looking for a full-time live-in Houseman who speaks fluent Nepalese. This role is to start mid-December and comes with a lovely 3 bedroom cottage for your sole use, family members are welcome. You would be needed as an extra pair of hands in the house and on the estate so someone who is flexible in turning their hand to all types of tasks. Supporting the Housekeeper when needed, laying fires, serving at dinner parties, assist on shoots and driving the shoot bus, look after the maintenance of the family cars and ensure they are fuelled and ready to go when needed, cleaning out gutters, supporting the gardeners and assisting with the care of the family vineyard. This is not a formal home but it can be a busy one as they do entertain a lot. The family hold shoot weekends on the estate over the Winter and are then full on during the Summer with the vineyard so you must have a flexible attitude and approach. Uniforms are provided when needed and hours and days are as required but typically 5 days a week. Salary is depending on experience and expectations. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job Ref: 32883.

Handyman and Outdoor worker Cranbourne, Dorset ASAP £21,000gpa
Hardworking, committed and friendly all-rounder worker required to join a client in Cranbourne, Dorset as a handyman/driver/gardener. The client lives in a large Edwardian house with an acre of land, with fish ponds and 2 whippets. The role will be to oversee all of the groundsman work on the property, making sure everything inside and outside is kept to a high standard. Duties required are: lawn mowing, hedge trimming, leaf blowing, cleaning the gutters. Candidates must also be pet friendly to help walk the dogs and feed the fish. It is essential candidates are also strong, active and fit to make sure the maintenance is all kept on top of daily. Someone who has a friendly personality and a sense of humour would fit well into this role, as well as being informed and flexible. Accommodation provided will be a self-contained and private house with a bed sit, microwave, shaver, Wi-Fi. Food and all bills will be provided. Must be a driver with own car. Working hours 5 days a week, 8am-5pm. £21,000 pa, but flexible. Call Sarah Fox on 01225484190 or email sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting Job Ref: 32740.

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