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This vacancy section was last updated on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:04 PM

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Salary

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.

CSC54261 Full time Gardener/Maintenance and P/T housekeeper West Sussex ASAP £600-£650pwn
Full time Gardener/Maintenance (40hrs) and part-time housekeeper (20-25 hours) sought to look after beautiful home in rural West Sussex. Employer is looking for a hardworking, animal loving couple who are looking for a long term role. Ponies, dogs and chickens kept. Gardener with reasonable knowledge to care for 14 acres including 1.5 acres of formal garden mostly laid to lawn with kitchen garden and greenhouse. Experience with general maintenance/DIY, painting and decorating would be advantageous. Other duties involve occasional airport runs, washing cars (classic car collection kept), feeding the animals and walking the dogs. Part time housekeeper to have real attention to detail for all laundry, ironing duties and hands on cleaning. A competent cook would be a bonus – using produce from the garden and baking cakes and assisting employer with dinner parties when entertaining. Housekeeper needed 20-25 hours per week max and can be flexible 5xAMs or 3 full days if preferred. 2 drivers would be a bonus due to the rural location but only one is essential. Lovely private 2 bed cottage with a garden provided as staff accommodation, well behaved dogs welcome and older dependants considered but regret not suitable for cats. Post can be generally Monday to Friday but with flexibility to work weekends (approx. one a month) when employers away to care for the animals. Salary negotiable according to experience and skills offered from £600-£650pwn/£40k pa gross. Interviewing now - role to commence when ideal couple found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32596.

CSC54253 Flexible Couple West Horsley, Surrey September 2018 £750pwn
A friendly, flexible and experienced domestic couple are sought by a family based in West Horsley, Surrey. This is the family’s principal residence although they have a second home and travel frequently. They are looking for someone to help with childcare for the 6 year old twins (getting the children ready for school, school runs, preparing uniforms and school bags together with occasional overnight proxy parenting) as well as all general housekeeping and organisation of the home. A cleaner and ironer are employed to assist. Cooking is not a priority, although helping with basic meals for the children would be appreciated. Ideal if partner is a competent maintenance person, able to assist with basic handyman duties as well as car, pool and gardening maintenance. A small team of gardeners are employed currently 1 day a week too. Preferable for both to drive and have a good command of English. The family occasionally host parties and functions where the couple may be asked to help. Accommodation is a separate two bedroom, two bathroom newly renovated barn within the grounds (regret not suitable for dependants or smokers). Generally post is Monday to Friday but flexible to work one weekend in six and be happy with occasional proxy parenting if parents travel alone. Post to start in September, salary negotiable around £750pwn according to previous experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32258.

CSC54249 Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance couple Hertfordshire September 2018 £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 end September 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.

CSC54242 Live-in Housekeeper/gardener maintenance handyman Surrey ASAP £800pwn depending on experience
Live-in Housekeeper & gardener/maintenance handyman couple sought for large weekend residence based in Woking, Surrey. Duties will include cleaning, housekeeping, mucking in where required, occasional food prep and dog walking (3 Labradors). Outside duties for the partner would include all gardening, maintenance and handyman duties of the property including running errands and station/airport runs. This role would suit a couple that have all round experience with a muck in attitude with the ability to work using their own initiative. This is a fully staffed home and therefore a couple that is happy to work as part of a team is essential. The employer is happy to hire an additional part-time cleaner if needed during busy times. Two drivers are a bonus due to the area but not essential. Working 5 days per week including most weekends with 2 consecutive days off during the week. This is a shooting estate and so shooting season is the busiest time for them. When there is no shooting, the couple can have more flexibility with hours and more weekends off. A lovely 3 bedroom cottage is available for the couple and a salary of around £800 pwn is on offer. Role to commence as soon as suitable couple is found! Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J15895.

CSC54233 Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance/handyman couple Scotland Mid-September 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. Mid-September 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 August 2018 £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 August 2018. 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 August 2018 £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 a mid August start ideally. 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 August/September 2018 £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 August/ September 2018, 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 September 2018 £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 for a September start.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.

CSC44194 Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance Gardener/Driver Dorset September £800-£900pw net
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 around September 2018 (could be earlier/later for the right couple). Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J33995.

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 July £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 in July or 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.

CSC44187 HK/Nanny & Gardener/Handyman couple sought Cirencester, Glos ASAP £900-£1000pwn
Housekeeper/Nanny and Gardener/Handyman couple sought for family moving to new home near Cirencester. The family have 2 children (5 & 3) so a child friendly couple is essential for this role. Helping with breakfast and getting ready for school, as well as occasional babysitting in the evenings will be required. Housekeeper will also take care of cleaning, laundry and ironing in the home. Cooking for the family would be a bonus but not essential. Employer is happy to bring in extra help if necessary. The garden will require upkeep and maintenance, mowing, strimming and caring for the plants. A separate, light two bedroom apartment is available for the couple, with its own patio and garden area. Regret not suitable for dependants but pets are welcome as long as they get along with the employers dogs! Appreciative employers are informal and looking for a couple to stay with them on a long term basis. They value experience and professionalism, as well as a caring and kind nature towards the children. Tagalog or Portuguese a plus but not essential. This is a Tuesday-Saturday role with babysitting needed some Saturday nights. At least 1 driver is required and a car is provided. Salary £900-£1000pwn depending on the experience of the couple. The start date is ASAP as the family are moving into their new home in July. If interested, please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J30195.

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

CSC44181 Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance/Security Dumfriesshire July £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 a July start, 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.

CSC44180 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 August 2018 £750-850pwn
Brand new role for a hands on and professional couple! The employer is moving to Rugby, Warwickshire in August and is looking for a couple to take care of their new estate set in 70 acres of park land. The couple will assist the principals with their move and ensure the smooth daily running of the home. Duties will include cleaning, ironing, family cooking, gardening, maintenance and driving. Dinner party cooking would be a bonus but is by no means essential. One confident driver is paramount, two would be useful but not necessary. Dog lovers are important, to dog sit when the principals travel. Brand new 2 bed house is available for the couple in the grounds of the estate, with private garden. Utilities covered. Pets and dependants are considered. This role is generally Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends required (notice given). Salary negotiable from £750-£850pwn dependant on experience. Interviewing now to start in August 2018. 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 Mid July 2018 £50,000gpa (£800pwn)
Hands on couple required for buzzing Manor House/Estate near Basingstoke, Hampshire. The couple must both drive and be experienced and capable of taking on a range of duties, ensuring the house and grounds run smoothly on a daily basis. Discretion, flexibility and proactivity are key elements to the role as well as a couple happy to work as part of a friendly team. Housekeeper/Family Cook to take care of all cleaning, laundry, ironing, polishing silver/brass, planning and shopping for food. Occasionally cooking will be required for the family during the week or helping with shoot lunches and dinners. Maintenance/Driver will ensure the Estate is fully secure at all times, check security systems regularly, maintain the alarm and phone systems, general maintenance of the house and out houses. Liaising with and overseeing contractors, general DIY, helping the gardener, driving the tractor and assisting with shoots on the estate. This is predominately a Monday-Friday role but couple must have flexibility to work occasional weekends if the employers entertain or travel. Non-smokers, drivers and dog lovers are essential. The couple will be provided with a 3 bedroom cottage on the estate and a salary negotiable from £50,000gpa (£800pwn) depending on experience. Role to start Mid July 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J21421.

CSC44149 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.

CSC44146 Housekeeper & Maintenance couple required! West Berkshire ASAP £800 - £850 pw net
A private estate situated near Reading in West Berkshire requires an honest, enthusiastic, and experienced couple to work alongside the Estate Manager and House Manager. One of the couple should be a confident all-rounder. Some previous experience looking after buildings would be desirable, as would the ability to recognise faults and put into action any necessary repairs. Swimming pool and spa maintenance would be a bonus. Candidates should be willing and able to undertake the general garden handyman duties as required, working alongside the existing gardening team. They should also be prepared to assist the Estate Manager with other estate tasks as and when required. The partner will be working in the house and should have high standards and a keen eye for detail. Their role will include housekeeping, laundry, including the care of fine fabrics, flower arranging, and general household duties, including serving at table, and the ability to cook light healthy meals when the chef is unavailable. There is a well-established team of part time household staff to assist as required. Staff uniform supplied. The estate has a welcoming environment therefore applicants must have a friendly and flexible approach to work, with a willingness to work hard, and be an integral part of a small team. The residence is a second home and can be very busy during the summer, therefore you will be expected to work longer hours with time off in lieu during the quieter periods. Flexibility to work weekends (with time off in lieu) when needed, mainly during the summer months. Preferably you should both have a full clean UK driving licence. Full security screening and references will be required before the vacancy is offered to the successful candidates. ACCOMMODATION: A well maintained, recently refurbished 2 bed & 2 bath apartment offered with all utilities paid. Unfortunately, unsuitable for pets or dependents. Non-smokers essential. This role is interviewing now to start as soon as the right couple have been found! SALARY: Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability. £800 – 850+ NPW Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J27939.

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

CSC44135 Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance/Handyman couple Oxfordshire ASAP £800/850 pwn +
Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance/Handyman couple sought for Manor house in Oxfordshire. This is primarily a weekend residence and occasionally used in the summer weeks. The employers have 4 adult children away at university, and they have dogs and a cat at the property that require care. The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day smooth running of the house. All general household duties such as cleaning, tidying, laundry, bed turn downs, shopping, flower arranging and dealing with household admin. The house has art and antiques, is informal in style but must be kept to a high standard. Cooking is not necessary although a bonus. Spouse to work as part of the gardening team as maintenance gardener assisting in the formal gardens on the estate, and undertake other handyman duties inside or outside where required. Driving is necessary as the house is in a rural location, and occasional driving for station or airport pickups and drop offs will be required. This role will suit a high calibre, self-starting and responsible couple who will enjoy being part of a team. Non-smokers are essential as well as fluent English. A flexible attitude is essential as when the family are in residence and entertaining the hours may be long but also there are periods when the house is very quiet. The housekeeper will be required to travel to employer’s chalet in Switzerland 5-6 weeks per year - partner is welcome to travel too and his role would then be helping with house duties and food prep or serving. A separate staff flat is provided for the couple within the estate, regret not suitable for dependants but well behaved pets may be considered. Salary negotiable from £800/850 pwn upwards for the right couple. Interviewing now to commence in May. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J24797.

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

CSC44125 Chef/Maintenance & House manager couple Dorset/Somerset borders May 2018 £60k gross/£900pwn
Top couple required for a principals weekend residence in Dorset. The large country house is a Grade I listed building and the employers are looking for an experienced couple to keep the home to high standards. The housekeeper should be hands on and ensure that the house is immaculate at all times and ready for the principals arrival. A full-time cleaner is also employed to help with cleaning and laundry. The principals will often entertain at the weekends, one part of the couple should be a competent Chef/Cook who is confident in cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 15 guests (when entertaining). Front of house duties including setting up the dinner table, serving at dinner parties and being on hand for the principals and their guests, the ideal couple will be confident in a formal environment. Both members of the couple will be liaising with the principals London Housekeeper and PA’s with regards to their diaries and dealing with contractors and suppliers. A team of Gardeners are also employed at the property, however outside duties are still required such as caretaking, general grounds maintenance and animal care. The principal has two dogs who travel with them, so the couple should be confident around dogs and help walk them when they are in residence. This role is suitable for a Couple who can be flexible in their working hours when the principals are in residence, you will be required to look after the security of the estate. It is essential that both members of the couple drive, as driving duties will include local errands and shopping. This role is 5 days per week, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off when principal in residence and weekends off when they are away. Separate 2 bedroom accommodation is provided for the couple and a well behaved dog is welcome. Salary £60K gross/£900pwn with start date beginning of May 2018. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J10538.

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

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

CSC44094 Trustworthy long term couple sought! Bangor Flexible £750-£800pwn
Housekeeper & Handyman couple sought for employer’s Georgian home in Bangor, Wales. Previous couple retiring after 8 years recommend the role! Employer will retire this year and will be travelling a lot, so they need a reliable and trustworthy couple to look after their property. Their home is in a beautiful rural location near the sea, with 3 acres of garden. Duties for the housekeeper will include domestic cleaning and housekeeping of the 5 bed property, as well as some basic family cooking for employers. Informal family rarely entertain but help with very occasional dinner parties would be appreciated. Duties for the Handyman will include general garden maintenance, mowing, hedge cutting, chopping logs etc and any basic DIY. Occasional driving for airport runs, errands is useful too. Only one driver is essential for this post. This is a full time Monday-Friday role. The working hours will be 8am-5pm Monday-Thursdays and 8am-1pm on Fridays. A lovely 3 bed property is provided for the couple, 10 minutes’ drive from the employer’s home. Car provided on duty but preferable for couple to have their own car for their use. Older dependants may be considered as well as well-behaved pets. A salary of £750-800pwn is negotiable for the perfect couple, interviewing now to start when couple is found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J27829.

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

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 J14503.

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

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

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

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

CSC44021 Discreet Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance Gardener Kent ON HOLD until summer 2018 £750-800pwn
Discreet, hardworking couple sought for employer’s beautiful home near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The family have 3 children at boarding school so whilst term time can be quiet holidays are busy when all in residence. The employers are looking for a Housekeeper/family Cook and Handyman/Maintenance Gardener couple. They have 10 acres of formal gardens which are open to the public occasionally with 3 full time gardeners employed. Occasional help in the garden will be required together with carrying out basic maintenance of the house and grounds and some driving. Housekeeper will be required for the usual cleaning, laundry duties and a confident cook would be a real bonus (but not essential) to help cater for shoot lunches and family meals. Part time daily cleaner employed to assist. Employer owns various rental properties locally and occasionally the couple may be needed to do some basic housekeeping or light maintenance there. The couple must be happy caring for the family dog on occasions. 2 drivers are ideal! A super 4 bedroom flat is provided for the couple, and well behaved pets are welcome. Working days will be Monday-Friday generally 8-4, with the occasional Saturday needed if entertaining (notice given and time off in lieu). A salary of £750-800pwn is on offer and the role is to start In January/February 2018. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference job ref J14486.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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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.

CSHK54270 Daily Housekeeper Bath ASAP £12phn
Urgent requirement for a Part-time Housekeeping rolein Bath. A smiley and up beat part-time Housekeeper is sought to look after busy and vibrant family home in Bath. The family have recently relocated from London, into a newly renovated home in the Swainswick area of Bath. The employers both work from home but they want to find a housekeeper with good initiative and high standards, who can take care of the home without direction. They have 3 children, but a full-time nanny is employed so no childcare is required. The duties involved in the role are cleaning, laundry, ironing, changing beds, tidying and collecting deliveries. The home is new and well kept, so the housekeeper must be used to working in a busy home environment and able to keep it that way. A housekeeper who really enjoys their work and has a sunny disposition would be perfect for this role. Must have excellent spoken English! The hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-1pm. There is a degree in flexibility in these hours depending on the candidate. Salary £12 per hour net is on offer. Start date on an urgent basis! If you are interested in this position, please apply and send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: 30411

CSHK54268 Daily Part-time Housekeeper/Nanny Hertfordshire September £12-£13phn
Daily Part-time Housekeeper/Nanny sought for a family in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. The large family home consists of 5 bedrooms & 6 toilets/bathrooms, spacious living areas, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. General duties include; cleaning, laundry, washing up, changing of bedding, taking food shopping/ deliveries and giving access to any workmen. Collecting the 11 year old daughter from school which is a 5 minute drive away and taking to activities. Preparing and cooking a nutritious evening meal for her, supervising with homework and preparing for any clothing/ snacks the next day. Occasionally babysitting may be required with notice. Start date in September, ideally 20 hours a week across Monday, Wednesday and Friday, however these can be flexible. Salary will be £12-£13phn. Own car is required. If you are interested in this position, please apply and send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J32598.

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

CSHK54266 Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Castle Eaton, Wiltshire September £10-11phn
Friendly and loyal part-time Nanny/ Housekeeper is sought to look after busy and family home in Castle Eaton, Swindon. The employers both have busy lifestyles and are wanting to find a nanny/housekeeper with high standards to fit in seamlessly to care for their 2 children (ages 9 and 11). The duties involved in the role will be general cleaning, laundry and ironing before school finishes and then collecting the children from school helping with homework and also making supper for them. The family have 1 dog, so occasionally dog walking may also be required. Own car required. The hours will be Monday and Thursday approx. 12 noon – 7pm (these hours can be flexible) Salary £10-£12 per hour net is on offer. Start date beginning of September! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J32593

CSHK54265 Daily Housekeeper Chester ASAP £10phn
Proactive and energetic part-time Housekeeper is sought to look after busy and modern family home in Chester. The employers both have busy lifestyles and are wanting to find a housekeeper with good initiative and high standards, who can take care of the home without direction. They have 2 children, but a full-time nanny is employed so no childcare is required. The duties involved in the role are cleaning, laundry, ironing, changing beds, the tidying of wardrobes, unloading of food shopping and possibly preparation of some meals. The family have 2 small dogs, of which the housekeeper will need to let into the garden. The home is very well kept and the housekeeper must be used to working in a busy home environment and able to keep it that way. Must have excellent spoken English! The hours will be Monday – Friday approx. 24-28 hours, full days must be covered on a Monday and Thursday (for example 9am-4pm). Salary £10 per hour net is on offer. Start date ASAP! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J32587

CSHK54255 Live-in Housekeeper North Devon September £100 net per day
Valued Staff of Distinction client is seeking a Live-in Housekeeper to help care for their large country home in North Devon. Duties to include general household cleaning, helping to turn-down the guest rooms, cleaning up after parties, taking care of laundry and linen management. Housekeeper will work alongside a domestic couple so must be a good team player. There are busier times and more hours required during shooting season (October-December each year), with days off in lieu during quieter times. Candidate must be efficient and hardworking. This role will suit a housekeeper who enjoys being part of a team, working to keep a busy and vibrant household running smoothly. Separate accommodation provided and a salary of £100 net per day. Role to start Mid-September. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: 21763.

CSHK54254 Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Sutton, Surrey ASAP £11-13phn
Experienced, enthusiastic daily part time Nanny/ Housekeeper sought for family based in Sutton, Surrey. The role will primarily involve collecting the children (ages 5 and 10) from school, helping with homework/ taking to activities and preparing for dinner. Twice a week, there will be housekeeping duties such as; taking care of the laundry, cleaning and preparing for meals. The ideal candidate will be firm but fair with the children and be bubbly and engaging. This role will be Monday-Friday 3pm – 6pm and then twice a week 1pm – 6pm when carrying out housekeeping duties. Ideally a driver with own car, however a car may be provided on duty. Start date ASAP. Salary £11-£13per hour net. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com reference no: 34357

CSHK54252 Daily Housekeeper Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire ASAP £12phn
A lovely family based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire are looking for a daily part time housekeeper. Parents work from home and mother in law lives in the home, alongside their 2 children ages 24 and 26. The family home consists of 5 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and a large garden. The housekeeping duties will include general cleaning, laundry, changing of beds and some cooking. Occasional care of the mother-in –law such as tidying her room and general assistance may be required. The family love Indian style cooking, so a housekeeper who enjoys cooking this cuisine would be ideal. Working Monday to Friday 18-20 hours a week, the family are flexible on what days are covered. The perfect housekeeper will be honest, trustworthy and reliable. A car is not necessary. Role to start ASAP, with a salary of £10-£11phn. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com reference no: 34339

CSHK54250 Daily Housekeeper Swallowfield, Reading September £12phn
Smiley and hardworking part-time Daily Housekeeper is sought to look after busy and informal home in Swallowfield, Reading. The employers both work from home but they want to find a housekeeper with good initiative and high standards, who can take care of the home without direction. They have 2 children ages 8 and 11, but a full-time nanny is employed so no childcare is required. The duties involved in the role will be all laundry (washing and ironing) cleaning such as wiping surfaces, hoovering and dusting, changing beds, tidying and occasional cooking for the children. The family have 2 cats, so when necessary, the housekeeper will take them to the vets/ catteries. Handling deliveries, post and tradesmen will also be required and wardrobe management for the children. The large period home has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is set on 4 acres. No gardening is required as two gardeners are employed on a part time basis. A housekeeper who really enjoys their work and is happy to take instruction will be perfect for this role. The hours will be Monday- Friday 30 hours per week, but can be flexible over either 3 or 4 days. Salary £12 per hour net is on offer. Own car required. Start date in September. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34336

CSHK54236 Daily Housekeeper Dorchester, Dorset ASAP £10phn
Experienced, enthusiastic housekeeper sought for employers home in a small village near Dorchester in Dorset. The role will be primarily within the family home but there is also a holiday let cottage on site which requires turnover when in use (busier during summer). The ideal candidate will be an all-rounder, who can clean to a high standard, organise the home, cook basic family meals, clean the holiday let when required and run errands. The candidate must be unflappable and accustomed to working within a busy environment. The family have 2 small dogs, so a pet friendly candidate who is happy to occasionally dog sit is ideal. This role will be Monday-Friday. The hours can be adjusted depending on the candidate, full-time hours will be available if the housekeeper can assist with all elements of running the home. However the family are also open to half days if the candidate only wants to take care of the cleaning. Start date ASAP (ideally mid may). Salary £10 per hour net. This is a live-out role, candidate must live locally to Dorchester and be a driver with their own car! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 33748

CSHK54235 Efficient Housekeeper sought! (Live-in) Surrey ASAP £500pwn
Live-in Housekeeper with high standards is sought for large weekend residence based in Woking, Surrey. Duties will include cleaning, housekeeping, mucking in where required, occasional food prep and dog walking (3 Labradors). This is a fully staffed home and so a team player is essential. The employer is happy to hire an additional part-time cleaner if needed during busy times. A driver is a bonus due to the area but not essential. Working 5 days per week including most weekends, 2 consecutive days off during the week. This is a shooting estate and so shooting season is the busiest time for them. When there is no shooting and entertaining, the candidate can have more flexibility with hours and more weekends off. A lovely 1 bedroom cottage is available for the housekeeper and a negotiable salary around £500 per week net. Role to commence as soon as possible! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 15894.

CSHK54234 Live out Housekeeper Grantham, Lincolnshire ASAP £10phn
Staff of Distinction client in Grantham, Lincolnshire is seeking a trustworthy live-out housekeeper/assistant to care for a retired couple and their two friendly dogs. One of the couple is paraplegic, but still leads a full and active lifestyle. They are looking for an individual who can undertake thorough domestic cleaning of their home, attend to their laundry and linen, run errands, ensure that the household is stocked with provisions, walk the dogs, and drive the couple to London once a week. The ideal housekeeper/assistant will be easy-going yet respectful of the couple’s privacy, be able to use their own initiative, enjoy working in the countryside around animals, be highly organised, and be looking for a long-term role. Fluent spoken English and a full UK driving licence is essential. They must also be willing to accompany the couple on holidays abroad a couple of times a year. The housekeeper/assistant will be required to work 32 hours per week spread across five days. Salary £320 per week net (£10 per hour net). Position to commence when the right person is found. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 32976.

CSHK54232 Daily Housekeeper Oxford ASAP £10-12phn
Part-time daily Housekeeper is required at a Large family home based in Oxford. The recently renovated home consists of 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a gym, swimming pool and separate guest house/ office block. The family have 4 children (B12, B6, G13, G10) and 2 playful dogs. The family live busy lifestyle, so are in need of a trusting and hardworking Housekeeper to carry out the following duties; general cleaning and tidying of the house, laundry, ironing, food shopping and meal preparation. Help will also be needed getting ready and setting up for dinner parties and events that are often held at the house. The family also have another home 15 minutes away that they stay at time to time, so the chosen Housekeeper may also need to travel there occasionally. The hours are Monday – Friday 5 hours each day and a salary of £10-12phn. A car will be required. Role to start ASAP for the right candidate. If you would like to be considered for this role please email alice@imperialstaff.com quoting ref: 34253

CSHK54229 Daily Housekeeper St Andrews in Fife, Scotland ASAP TBD
A lovely opportunity for a full time Daily Housekeeper in St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. This UHNW family have just purchased a very large residence which they are looking to fully staff from the end of August. This is a very formal home and there are 3 Daily Housekeeping positions available. Your role will be working rotational shifts OR set shifts (not yet been decided). Your duties will include the following; Daily cleaning of all rooms and bathrooms, polishing of silver/brass etc., laundry and clothes maintenance, ironing, assisting the chef in the kitchen when needed, turn downs and bed making daily assisting the principal where needed, reporting maintenance problems as soon as noticed, keeping the house ready for guests at all times and assisting with service. You must be outgoing and cheerful with an energetic personality. Fluent English, silver service experience and someone with at least 3yrs experience in a role similar to this is essential. You must also be responsible, organised and a level headed person who is able to work using your own initiative. Salary will be depending on experience. If you are interested in this position, please email an updated CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 34236

CSHK54226 Daily Housekeeper Guildford ASAP £10-12phn
Employer is looking for 2x live-out Housekeepers for their beautiful large estate in Guildford. This is a fabulous full time position with hour’s varying slightly depending on whether the family are occupying the property. If the property is occupied, the hours will be Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm. If the property is not occupied, the hours will be Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Household duties will include cleaning, laundry, making beds, carrying out online food orders, setting trays and running errands. The family are looking for candidates who are extremely hardworking and who are great team players. You must work to a 5* standard at all times and already have formal residence experience. Great attention to detail is key and also a very flexible attitude. The salary is between £10-£12phn. This is an urgent position with availability for 2 housekeepers to start ASAP. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34219

CSHK54222 Daily Housekeeper Wookey Hole BA5 September £10-12phn
Part- time Daily Housekeeper sought for a family based in Wookey Hole, BA5. 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. You must 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. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34167.

CSHK54219 Daily Housekeeper West Horsley ASAP £12phn
A daily housekeeper is required for a lovely family who have just moved to West Horsley. The family home is based on a 10 acres with 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Someone fit, quick and efficient would be suited to this role. There are 5 residence in the home including 3 children aged 8, 12 & 14. There are also 3 dogs and other pets on the property, therefore someone who is both child and pet friendly and ready to help with duties is required. Other duties will involve cleaning, tidying, washing, ironing, wardrobe mgt. shopping, running some errands, changing beds and helping with school runs. Occasional help with cooking would be ideal too. It is a very busy home some a housekeeper who is organised is a must. Working hours are Monday – Friday 9am-4pm with occasional babysitting on the weekends (approved in advance). Role to commence ASAP or September. Salary £12phn. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34142.

CSHK54215 Daily Housekeeper Clapton in Gordano, Bristol ASAP £11phn
A hardworking, and hands on live-out housekeeper is sought for a family based in Bristol, Clapton in Gordano. Someone who is friendly and has a muck in attitude would be suited for this role. There are 4 children in the home aged 7 years to a newborn. There is a nanny employed but the housekeeper will need to be child friendly and help keep their rooms tidy. Mum and the nanny take care of the cooking and food shopping. The family also have 3 dogs and they will need help with walking and the occasional bath. Other daily duties will include all washing, ironing, changing bed linens, dusting, hoovering and making sure the home is in top condition. Someone who can really help out is what they family are looking for. The family will be renovating the home in a years’ time and renting a property down the road for the duration. A driver will be required due to the location of the property, driving will not be needed on the job. Working hours Monday – Friday 8:30am/9am-3:30pm/4pm. Salary £11phn. Start date ASAP. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34125

CSHK54213 Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper Guildford, Surrey Mid August / Sept £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 Mid-August / September. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 32190.

CSHK44202 Daily Housekeeper Hilmarton ASAP £Neg
Employer is looking for a live-out Housekeeper for their house in Hilmarton. 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, and indoor swimming pool. The main garden is 1.5 acres, with fields surrounding.The family have 2 children ages 9 and 8, two cats and rabbits. Occasional babysitting and school drop off may also be required, as well as basic animal feeding. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Role to start as soon as possible!

CSHK44199 Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper South Milton, Devon ASAP £10-12phn
Informal and friendly employer is looking for a full-time Nanny/Housekeeper to look after their home and children based in South Milton, Devon. They have 2 school aged children and 3 cats. This role is live-out and so applicants must live locally. Hours will ideally be 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday. While the children are at school duties will include taking care of children’s laundry, ironing, making beds, cleaning their rooms and tidying the house. A part-time cleaner is employed but a candidate who is happy to muck in with extra cleaning duties when required would be a bonus. Afternoon school run is required 3 or 4 times per week (car provided), and then afterschool care for the children including helping with homework, reading and cooking them dinner. Ideal candidate will be flexible and country loving! Salary £10-12phn, start date flexible according to when perfect candidate is found. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34021

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

(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.

CSHK44140 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 as soon as right person is found! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference number: 33709.

Country Chef/Butler/Chauffeur/Gardener

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Salary

CSB54269 Full time, live out Gardener Gloucestershire (GL12) September/October Dependent on experience and expectations
A very experienced full-time Head Gardener who has horticultural and previous head gardener experience is advantageous for this role. The client is looking for someone who can bring on the walled gardens, approx 4 acres, and manage the winter, vegetable and specimen gardens as well as tree maintenance as there are approx. 600 trees in total. Great plant knowledge is a must. 8 acres of land overall. Days: Monday to Friday. Hours: 37.5 per week. The duties for this position would include: • Mowing, stimming, weeding, pruning, planting, growing, • Previous experience of winter, vegetable and specimen gardens a bonus • Landscaping & design • Tree maintenance & planting • Planning work for all seasons • General maintenance of all areas of the garden and garden machinery. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J32605.

CSB54247 Daily Maintenance/Handyman Henley-on-Thames ASAP £25kpa gross
A returning Staff of Distinction client and great employer, have a wonderful opportunity for a full-time, daily, Maintenance/Handy person to work for a small private estate based near Henley-on-Thames. Working hours are Monday to Friday from 8am – 4:30pm, offering a salary of £25kpa gross. The current maintenance Supervisor is retiring so you will be brought on to shadow and learn all about the mechanics of the estate such as maintain the swimming pool plant, boiler rooms, underground gas tanks, basic plumbing needs, supervise Contractors, cleaning gutters and other general maintenance tasks. You must be happy to work within a small team and muck-in/help out as needed, training will be given for this role although previous experience of working for a private client within a similar type of role is essential.  Driving is not required for the role but due to the location you will need to drive to get there as there is no public transport to the location. This role will start as soon as the right person is found. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34313.

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 Sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34301.

CSB54225 Head Gardener Reading/Newbury ASAP Negotiable
A returning Staff of Distinction client is looking for a horticultural experienced (recognised certificate in horticulture essential) Head Gardener to manage the 10 acres of landscaped gardens at the family holiday home based between Reading & Newbury.  Starting ASAP with a negotiable salary, which is depending on experience, your main duties will be to look after 10 acres of landscaped gardens with sizeable shrub & flowerbeds, rose garden, small veg garden, greenhouse with large lawns, woodland and river frontage. You will manage 2 full time and 2 part time gardeners and work alongside the Estate Manager, helping him when possible.  This is a lovely established small and friendly team or hard workers who are flexible and great at what they do, you will be expected to be a role model for them in the same respect.  Longer days will be required during the busy season in summer and just before and during the family being in residence, plenty of time off will be given during the quieter periods. You must have lots of previous experience in a similar position, speak fluent English and it would be a bonus if you have either your PA1/PA6 spray certificate and chainsaw license – these can be trained if necessary. If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34200.

CSB54220 Live-out Gardener North Wiltshire (between Swindon and Chippenham) ASAP £Negotiable
Employer is looking for a live-out Gardener for their house in North Wiltshire (between Swindon and Chippenham). The family are flexible and the role could be 3 full days or 5 half days between Monday-Friday. The family are looking for a candidate who has horticultural experience. The main garden is 1.5 acres, with fields surrounding. Candidate will be responsible for planted areas (watering, weeding etc), so must have good gardening knowledge. Candidate will supervise contractors to take care of the lawn mowing and hedge cutting. The family have 2 children ages 9 and 8, two cats and rabbits. Occasional driving duties may also be required, as well as basic animal feeding. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Role to start as soon as possible! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to Sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34155

CSB54211 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 sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 34075.

CSB44185 Live-in Estate Manager Guildford, Surrey ASAP £50kpa
A fabulous opportunity for a full-time, live-in Estate Manager to manage a small estate with 2 6 bedroomed properties and a couple of smaller apartments and 15-20 acres which are mainly fields, this is based in Guildford. The family are only looking to hire a female Estate Manager due to religious reasons. Your duties will involve taking care of all property and land owned by the family on a permanent basis. The family travel to the Estate for 6 weeks of summer (July/Aug/Sept), 3 weeks over Christmas and 2 weeks over Easter and during the time that they are in residence you will need to work every day from 9am-9pm. The family bring their own Chef’s, Chauffeurs, Nannies and Housekeepers with them so your role will be to oversee everything that is happening and ensure it runs smoothly. There is also a gardening and security company in operation that you will need to manage. You will need to be a driver, have previous experience of working on an private Estate and also speak fluent English. You must also be a team player. With this role you will get 1 or 2 bed apartment on the grounds of the Estate, unfortunately no pets/partner or children are allowed. Starting ASAP. Salary £50kpa. If you have this experience, please send your current CV to sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 33945.

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

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

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

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