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

This vacancy section was last updated on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6:19 PM

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Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

CSC54369 Pro-active Housekeeper & Gardener Couple West Sussex Jan/Feb 2019 £850-£900pwn
Pro-active housekeeper & gardener couple sort for a large part-time residence in West Sussex. This position will be to accompany a new gardener and a groom. The estate has 200 acres of fields and woodlands and 5 acres of formal gardens, including some vegetable patches, a tennis court, a swimming pool and outdoor sitting areas. Responsibilities for the gardener will be to keep the gardens manicured and fresh, as well as helping with general outdoor maintenance like fixing fences and working with the groom and gardener. The housekeeper will be required to take care of laundry, ironing, running errands, grocery shopping and general organisation of the home. Some cooking may be required on the very rare occasion, but is not essential. The property is rural but not isolated, however the couple with both need to have full driving license. A car will be provided on and off duty. Accommodation is provided as separate 3 bed lodge, all costs included and can welcome children and possibly small pets. Working days are Monday-Friday with the occasional weekend, 9am-5:30pm approx. Position to commence in the New Year. Salary on offer around £850-£900pwn depending on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33332.

CSC54361 Housekeeper & Driver/Maintenance Couple Northamptonshire January 2019 £800pwn+
Housekeeper & driver/maintenance couple sought for a family based on a large property in Northamptonshire. The property is set over 40 acres with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The family have 4 children aged 13-21 years, and also have friendly pet dogs. A couple who are hardworking and reliable will be suited for this position to take care of a variety of duties inside the home such as housekeeping, cleaning, ironing and helping with dinner party prep. Other duties for the partner will involve driving, helping in the garden, strimming lawns and general maintenance inside and outside. A garden is employed once a week for additional help. Proxy parenting will be required once a week while the principals are in London. There will ideally be 2 drivers and a car is provided on duty. Accommodation provided as a 1 bed staff flat with a separate entrance. The couple will be required to work 5 days a week mostly Monday-Friday, around 40-50 hours. Interviews to commence ASAP for a January 2019 start. Salary negotiable around £800pwn+ Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33213.

CSC54355 Passionate Gardener & Housekeeper (no cooking) Near Swindon, Wiltshire ASAP £800-£900pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommended this role with appreciative employer in weekend residence only. This is a new couples role for a high calibre, passionate Gardener & Housekeeper (no cooking) sought for a beautiful property near Swindon, Wiltshire. Employer in weekend residence only is looking for an experienced, professional couple. Gardener to have a real knowledge of gardening to take ownership of the garden which is set in 30 acres (maintenance gardener employed to assist when required). Vegetables, fruit trees and flowers all grown organically in this stunning garden. Housekeeper to be organised, efficient and “hands on” to look after all laundry, cleaning and general housekeeping duties. No cooking required. Employer entertains regularly at weekends so weekends can be very busy. The other couple look after the cooking and all front of house duties but you must be happy working as part of a team with the existing household staff. Car provided on duty – only necessary for one to drive. Animal lovers required as there is a dog at the property. Two bedroom furnished staff accommodation provided within the estate. Hours 8-4, 5 days a week with Tuesdays & Wednesday s off. A joint salary of around £800-£900per week net is on offer. Interviews to commence ASAP for an immediate start. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33175.

CSC54333 Inside couple Wiltshire & Switzerland December/flexible £60k+/£1000pwn
Travelling couple sought to look after family’s newly renovated homes in Wiltshire (edge of the Cotswolds) and Switzerland (near Gstaad). This exciting opportunity will best suit an experienced inside couple who are used to a semi formal environment and happy to travel. The role will be based two thirds of the year in Wiltshire and one third in Switzerland (generally for the ski season and summer holiday). Duties to include all general maintenance/houseman and driving (gardeners employed) with partner looking after all housekeeping and cooking to dinner party standard. Employer has 3 school aged children (two are full time borders) and are based in London during the week so need a proactive, organised couple with lots of initiative. One driver is needed and a car will be provided on and off duty. It is essential the couple have valid passports for frequent travel. A newly renovated 3 bed cottage with own garden is provided as staff accommodation in Wiltshire and separate accommodation is also provided in Switzerland. Pets welcome and older dependents considered. Working hours will generally be 5 days (working weekends), 40 hours a week approx. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £60k gross per annum/£900-£1000pwn dependant on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33049.

CSC54331 Maintenance & (full or PT) Housekeeper couple South West Scotland ASAP £800-£850pwn
Recommended post for Estate maintenance/Handyman and Housekeeper couple for employer with very remote estate in South West Scotland. The position will suit a country loving couple who are hands on and flexible to “muck in” where needed. Fencing, clearing gutters, mowing, leaf blowing are some of the maintenance duties required. Laying fires, helping to serving at shoot lunches also needed. Part time Housekeeper (20hrs) needed for the shooting lodge and to prepare cooked breakfasts (caterers provided so no other cooking needed). If full time hours preferred then hours can easily be made up helping in the hotel (also owned by the family). The main focus will be during the busy shooting seasons where the couple will be required to help put out food and make sure the property is prepared for guests. Accommodation is initially a 2 bed cottage whilst the 3 bed cottage is renovated. Can be furnished or not depending on preference. Pets and dependants considered. Working days are usually 40 hours a week over 5 days, including some weekends (particularly during the shoot season). Position to commence ASAP with a salary negotiable according to experience and hours around £800-£850pwn. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33037.

CSC54326 Country loving Housekeeper & Maintenance couple Exmoor, N.Devon February £850+pw net/ £55k+ gross pa
Country loving couple as Maintenance/Gardener/Groundsman & Housekeeper sought for appreciative, informal family relocating to a sporting estate based in rural Exmoor (40mins Tiverton). Some development and renovations and will be going on over the next two years so couple will need to liaise with contractors and work well as a team with the existing Gamekeepers. Proactive, flexible, hands on couple required who would enjoy being involved from the start of an exciting project to enhance the estate and improve its sustainability. Creating a vegetable garden that will supply the family and the shoot is an example of one of the goals for the employer as is planting new hedgerows, improving river banks and the woodland areas. All housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties required for the home although limited cooking needed for the family. Family consists of two School aged children (one at boarding school), with older children who will visit on occasion. Caterers will be brought in on shoot days and some assistance would be appreciated then. Would best suit an “outdoorsy” dog loving couple as 75% of the work is outside and there are lots of dogs! Previous experience working on a shooting estate would be an advantage but not essential. 5 day week (working most weekends) with two days off provided during the week. Essential for both to drive given location, car provided and two bed stone cottage offered as staff accommodation, pets welcome and dependents considered. Interviewing now for a February start with salary of around £800-900pw net /around £55k gross per annum dependent on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33017.

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

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

Maintenance/Builder/all-rounder & Housekeeper/Cook West Berkshire Flexible £850pwn+
A private estate situated near Reading in West Berkshire requires an honest, enthusiastic, and experienced couple to work alongside the Estate Manager and House Manager. One of the couple should be a confident all-rounder. Some previous experience looking after buildings would be desirable, as would the ability to recognise faults and put into action any necessary repairs. Swimming pool and spa maintenance would be a bonus. Candidates should be willing and able to undertake the general garden handyman duties as required, working alongside the existing gardening team. Any kind of engineering background would be ideal but not essential. They should also be prepared to assist the Estate Manager with other estate tasks as and when required. The partner will be working in the house and should have high standards and a keen eye for detail. Their role will include housekeeping, laundry, including the care of fine fabrics, flower arranging, and general household duties, including serving at table, and the ability to cook light healthy meals when the chef is unavailable. There is a well-established team of part time household staff to assist as required. Staff uniform supplied. The estate has a welcoming environment therefore applicants must have a friendly and flexible approach to work, with a willingness to work hard, and be an integral part of a small team. The residence is a second home for a family based in the US so there will be long periods with no one in residence and then times (particularly in the summer) when the house is very busy and you will be expected to work longer hours (with time off in lieu during the quieter periods). Flexibility to work some weekends (with days off in the week) when needed, mainly during the summer months. Preferably you should both have a full clean UK driving licence. Full security screening and references will be required before the vacancy is offered to the successful candidates. A well maintained, recently refurbished 2 bed & 2 bath apartment offered with all utilities paid. Unfortunately, unsuitable for pets or dependents. Non-smokers essential. This role is interviewing now to start as soon as the right couple have been found! Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability around £850pw net/£55k gross pa. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J27939.

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

CSC54302 Super couple post! North Dorset ASAP £800-£900pwn
Super brand new post for a positive and professional Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Gardener/Driver couple on a small country estate near Gillingham. The large main property –is currently undergoing renovation. The housekeeper will need to genuinely enjoy working around children, and interacting with them for occasional babysitting or proxy parenting. 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 indoor & outdoor staff. 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. A cottage will be provided, regret not suitable for dependants, pets may be considered. Salary negotiable around £800 - £900 pw net. To commence ASAP. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J33995.

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

CSC54279 Experienced Caretaking Couple Cornwall December 2018 £850-£950pwn
Brand new post for experienced Caretaking couple to take charge of employers newly acquired part time residence in Cornwall. Initially the role will be caretaking as the house will be having some renovations. Gardening staff already employed (and a Chef when entertaining). The main duties will involve caretaking, housekeeping, simple cooking and keeping the home organised, and prepared for when the employers are in residence. General maintenance work and handyman duties will play a big part on the estate so essential that couple are practical and flexible. As the estate is close to the river any boat handling skills would be useful too. Employers have two children so the couple must be child friendly, but no nanny duties will be needed. Animal lovers (employer may get a dog) and 2 drivers preferred, car provided on and off duty. Lovely 2 bed bungalow provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome and older dependents may be considered. Working 5 days a week including weekends (when the employer is in residence) no need for weekend work when not. Interviews to commence right away for a December start. Salary very negotiable according to skills and experience offered from £850pwn - £950pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32718.

CSC54264 Experienced Gardener & Housekeeper couple Marlow, Bucks Spring 2019 £900pwn
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 £900pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32579.

CSC54249 Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance couple Hertfordshire ASAP £800pwn
Recommend post with previous valued client looking for Housekeeper & Handyman couple for their principle residence in Hertfordshire. Employer has 3 adult children only one at home so housekeeping duties can be very light at times – employer would appreciate flexible attitude so Housekeeper potentially can assist partner when necessary. Drivers and animal lovers a real bonus. Dogs & ponies kept (although groom employed so no horse knowledge required). Dog walking and feeding etc needed when employer is away. Assisting part-time gardener with basic gardening and general maintenance duties required including looking after 3 local properties that are rented out. The 5 bedroom home needs all domestic cleaning and housekeeping. No cooking required. Generally post is Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30, a self-contained 1 bed flat and garden provided as staff accommodation. Regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Appreciative employer is offering £800pwn for the perfect couple. Interviewing now for an ASAP start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J15473.

CSC54248 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple Hampshire ASAP £800pwn depending on experience
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 3 years recommend this informal role as hands-on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple near Hook, Hampshire. The Ideal couple must be animal friendly and any experience with horses would be a big bonus (Groom employed). Duties will include all housekeeping, domestic cleaning and laundry to a high standard. Good family cooking is also required (no dinner parties) and caring for the family’s animals. Practical gardener needed for all property and grounds maintenance. The property is set in 8 acres of gardens, fields and a small vegetable garden– general grounds upkeep required (PT Horticulturist employed also); mowing the lawn and edging etc. Drivers essential (ability to drive horse lorry another plus but not essential); Working 5 days a week (Sundays/Mondays off). 1 bedroom flat provided with separate entrance (planning permission received for staff cottage so accommodation will be a brand new cottage in the not too distant future). Regret not suitable for pets unless an indoor cat. Interviewing now for a flexible start. Salary around £800+pwn negotiable according to experience. If interested please email Katherine at staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference 32585.

Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance/handyman couple Scotland ASAP Negotiable, depending on experience
Brand new post available after current couple of 7 years have decided to move on. Housekeeper & Gardener/maintenance/handyman couple sought for a rural estate based in Scotland. The large home of 9 bedrooms is suited near Dumfries and Lockerbie and is occupied by the principal and his wife. Duties are to include all housekeeping to a high standard which includes changing linen regularly, washing and ironing and keeping on top of the household cleaning on a daily basis. There is no cooking required but occasionally helping with dinner parties and serving food and drinks will be required when the family entertain. A ‘hands on’ gardener is required for the 4 acres of informal gardens and daily duties are to include keeping the gardens clean and tidy, grass cutting, hedging, running errands, driving duties/station runs and general maintenance and handyman work required at the property. This can be a full time role for both the HK and Gardener however the family would also consider a PT HK and FT gardener. Partner welcome to help in the garden once housekeeping is done to accumulate more hours if gardening is also of interest. This role would suit a friendly, easy going couple looking for long term that have the ability to work unsupervised at their own pace providing the work is done and property is taken care of. Two drivers are preferred. 2 bedroom cottage provided on the property. Pets welcome. Working days are Monday to Friday and hours can be flexible (TBD). Salary negotiable depending on experience. ASAP start with a handover with current couple. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J30205.

CSC54228 Estate manager/handyman & HK/Cook couple Berkshire Flexible 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. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J24995.

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

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

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

CSC54216 Hands on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maint. Hampshire ASAP £800-£900pwn
Previous Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 3 years recommend this informal role as hands-on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple with lovely family near Hook, Hampshire. The ideal couple must be animal friendly and any experience with horses would be a bonus (but not essential as groom is employed). Duties will include all housekeeping, domestic cleaning and laundry to a high standard. Good family cooking is also required (no dinner parties) and caring for the family’s animals. Practical gardener needed for all property and grounds maintenance. The property is set in 8 acres of gardens, fields and a small vegetable garden– general grounds upkeep required (PT Horticulturist employed also); mowing the lawn and edging etc. Two drivers essential. Working 5 days a week (Sundays/Mondays off). 1 bedroom flat provided with separate entrance (planning permission received for staff cottage so accommodation will be a brand new cottage in the not too distant future). Regret not suitable for pets unless an indoor cat. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £800-900pwn according to experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J31867.

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

Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/DIY couple East Sussex ASAP £800-£900pw net
Super role for a Cook/Housekeeper & very capable Handyman/Maintenance couple to look after employer’s newly refurbished home in East Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells. Duties for Housekeeper to include hands on domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing and food shopping. A good cook would be ideal to cater for occasional supper parties and family Sunday lunches (with partner to assist with prepping/serving). Handyman will be required to take care of all general maintenance of the property (the more skills the better – an ex builder would be perfect but certainly not essential!), looking after the cars, driving and assisting the gardener when necessary. Dog lovers would be a bonus as employer travels for 3 months of the year and has 2 dogs that will need looking after. Would be useful for both to drive but essential for one. Working 5 days per week, flexibility is required to work some weekends when entertaining. Stunning 2 bed cottage with own private garden provided as staff accommodation, well behaved pets may be considered and a salary negotiable from £800-£900pwn/£53 -£60k gross. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J27569.

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

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.

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.


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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Job Code

Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

CSHK54371 Daily Housekeeper Near Blanford Forum, Dorset (DT11) ASAP as a matter of urgency £500-£600pwn
Lovely Housekeeping role available near Blanford Forum, Dorset (DT11), working for a very down to earth family who have recently relocated to Dorset. This is a Daily role working Monday-Friday full time hours. They have a 4 bedroom home and two school age children (one at boarding school). They are looking for a smiley and flexible housekeeper to take care of daily cleaning, laundry and ironing. Some help with food preparation would be appreciated but the employer is a keen cook and so they do the majority of the cooking themselves. Childcare is not required as the children are older, but someone who is friendly and comfortable around children is essential. The family have rabbits and a small dog, and help feeding the animals would be appreciated. A good level of English is essential, as well as a full driving licence. Salary is negotiable from £500-£600 per week net. Role to start ASAP! If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33108

CSHK54368 Live-in Cook/Housekeeper role Surrey, KT20 ASAP £400-500 per week net
Cook/Housekeeper sought for family in Surrey, KT20. This is a live-in role, and a bedroom and bathroom within the home is provided, as well as all utilities and food covered. Working 8/10 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Duties will include daily cooking of family meals, tidying the home, laundry and ironing, occasionally dropping the employers children to school (8 and 5 years old). The family have an extensive deep clean of their home done on a weekly basis, so the housekeeper will not need to do much cleaning. The role will be mainly focused on tidying the home, and more importantly cooking! Food is very important to the family (particularly Indian cuisine), so a gifted cook would be a real bonus. This role is to start ASAP, salary £400-500 per week net. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33314

CSHK54367 Daily part time Housekeeper Wookey Hole, Somerset BA5 ASAP £10-£12phn
Part- time Daily Housekeeper sought for a very friendly and down to earth family of 4 in Wookey Hole, BA5. Set in a beautiful Georgian house, the duties will include but will not be limited to; ironing, general cleaning, preparation of guest bedrooms and general preparation for dinner parties. The ideal candidate must be a good all-rounder and be flexible to take on extra duties. A driver is required due to the location of the property. The position will be for 3 days a week at approx. 25 hours, however this can be flexible. Salary between £10-£12phn depending on experience. The position is to start as a matter of urgency. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your most up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J28396

CSHK54366 Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny Banbury, Oxfordshire January 2019 £450-£500pwn
Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny sought for a busy family based in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The family has 4 children (ages between 1 month old - 6 years old). This position will be mainly Housekeeping as mum takes care of the childcare herself. The candidate must be child friendly though, and flexible to help with the children if mum goes out. Must have baby experience and be confident having sole charge of the baby while mum does the school run for the older children. A driver is essential for this position, to run occasional errands or help with school run. Main daily duties will include cleaning, tidying, laundry, ironing, changing bed linens, and making the children’s supper. Working Monday – Friday with flexibility to work 1 weekend per month paid extra (to be discussed). Accommodation provided within the home and salary negotiable around £450-£500pwn. The position is to commence mid-January 2019. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33270.

CSHK54364 Nanny/Housekeeper 3 days per week Newbury Mid Feb £11-£12phn
Nanny/Housekeeper (mainly nanny) sought for 3 day per week role in Newbury, Berkshire. The family have a little boy age 4 years old who requires before and after school care, as both parents work long hours in London. A cleaner is employed and so no cleaning is required, but the little boy attends full time school and so mum would like to find a nanny who is happy to do additional duties during the day. These duties will include tidying the home, doing some laundry and ironing, cooking a family meal, walking their small dog and doing occasional errands/PA duties. A driver is essential for this role, ideally with own car but a nanny car could be provided if needed. This is a 3 day per week role, working 7:30am-7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. More hours may be available during school holidays. Salary between £10-12 per hour net, start date in February 2019. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33253.

CSHK54363 Live-in Housekeeper role Cheshire ASAP £450 per week net
Live In Housekeeper sought for employers home in Altrincham, Cheshire. Both employers work full time in London and sometimes spend weekends in London too. They are looking for someone with a strong background in private housekeeping to join their team, and focus on the property upkeep. The housekeeper will be required to take care of their home, cleaning, dusting, laundry, wardrobe management, cooking for the employers when they are in residence, and liaising with the gardeners/contractors. This role is Monday to Friday, 8-6pm. The salary on offer is £450 per week net and the accommodation is a spacious bedroom and en-suite bathroom within the home. Role to start immediately! If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33062

CSHK54362 Daily Housekeeper Longfield, Kent ASAP £12phn
Part time daily Housekeeper sought in Longfield, Kent. The friendly family of 5 have got a dog and 3 cats. Daily duties will include all cleaning, laundry and simple cooking. The ideal hours will be 6/7 hours a day, 3 days a week; however, this can be flexible. The chosen candidate will be hardworking, flexible and work to very high standards. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working within a private home is required. A housekeeper who is either Portuguese, Spanish or Tagalog speaking is highly desirable. Salary of £12phn is on offer, with a start date of ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33221

CSHK54359 Daily or Live-in Housekeeper Near Bradford on Avon After New Year 2019 £27,000pa - £32,000pa
VIP client of Staff of Distinction are in search of a Live-out or Live-in Housekeeper near Bradford on Avon. The stunning, fully staffed country home is set within acres of land. General duties will include but will not be limited to; the general cleaning of the property, managing of laundry, occasional assisting with cooking and also some PA duties/ diary management. The property has a lot of fine fabric, stone and wood, therefore knowledge in how to treat and care for these would be ideal. The client has 3 grown up children who do not live at the property. They live a very busy lifestyle and have homes internationally. They usually visit the property a couple of times a month, therefore when they are in residence the hours will increase. Usual working hours however will be Monday –Friday 9am – 5pm. Depending on whether the Housekeeper will be live in or live out, the salary will be between £27,000pa - £32,000pa, based on a 5 day week, plus overtime for weekend work. Due to the location of the property, a driver is a must. The chosen Housekeeper will be capable of holding their own, be very confident, a good listener and have a strong work ethic. Excellent organisational and communication skills are key. It is essential that the candidate be discreet and confidential and have respect for the family’s privacy. This role can be live-out if the candidate lives locally, or if it’s live-in a 3 bedroom cottage can be provided. Interviews are to commence right away for start sometime after the New Year. This is a fantastic opportunity and would suit someone who is looking for a long term position. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com for live out and lucy@imperialstaff.com for live in quoting reference no: J33199

CSHK54357 Daily Housekeeper Near Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield ASAP £480pwn
Daily Housekeeper sought near Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield. The stunning property has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and is situated within acres of land. Daily duties will include the general running of the household such as cleaning, laundry, watering of plants in the courtyard and running general errands such as going to the post office and signing for deliveries. Some food preparation and occasional cooking may also be required when the client is in residence. Experience in handling antiques and fine arts is a must and experience in handling crystal would be desirable. The client live a quiet, private lifestyle, and are looking for a trusting individual who can be part of the family. Opportunity for global travel within the role may be possible! Due to the location, a driver is essential. Hours will be Monday - Friday 9am-5pm and the salary will be £11-£12phn (up to £480pwn depending on experience). The position is to start ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33187.

CSHK54356 Live-in child friendly Housekeeper sought! West Sussex February 2019 (could be sooner) £450-550 per week net
Wonderful Live-in Housekeeping role in West Sussex! The employers are relocating from London to West Sussex in February 2019, with their four children (age between 1-7 years old). They are a busy, friendly and informal family, and they are looking for a housekeeper to join them on a long term basis. Their current housekeeper is sadly moving on, as she does not want to move out of London. Duties will include cleaning, laundry, ironing, helping with errands and making an evening meal for the family. A high standard of cooking is not required but a candidate who is happy to follow a basic recipe would be great. There is a Live-in Nanny employed too so childcare is not required, but the housekeeper must be good with children and comfortable helping occasionally. The priority for the employer is to find a candidate with a sunny disposition, who will get along with everyone, become part of the family and make their new house feel homely. An animal lover will fit in well, as there will be dogs, cats, guinea pig and horses on the estate. This role is ideally working weekends with two consecutive days off during the week, but could also be Tuesday-Saturday if preferred. Roughly 10 hours per day with breaks. The start date will be February 2018 when the family move house, but it could be earlier if the housekeeper would like to start in their London home first instead. In West Sussex the housekeeper will be provided with their own private 2 bedroom cottage next to the house. It is being renovated so the housekeeper may need to stay in guest bedroom for a couple of weeks initially while that is completed. Must be flexible to very occasionally stay in the main house if the employer travels. Salary £450-550 per week net depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33184

CSHK54349 Daily Housekeeper West Horsley, Surrey ASAP £480pwn
A daily housekeeper on an urgent basis is required for a lovely family in West Horsley, Surrey. 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, so a housekeeper who is organised is a must. Working hours are Monday – Friday 8am-4pm. Salary £12phn (£480pwn). If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J27863

CSHK54347 Live-in trustworthy Housekeeper/Nanny Ascot ASAP £400pwn
Proactive, trustworthy HK/Nanny sought for a family in Ascot with their young daughter and soon new born baby. The property is set in one acre of gardens, and has seven bedrooms. This is a 50/50 position, but above all the HK/Nanny must be friendly and smiley. The housekeeping duties will include: light and deep cleaning, maintaining the property to a high standard, wardrobe management, packing and unpacking for travel, caring for specialised fabrics, liaising with dry cleaners, grocery shopping at the market and online, supervising contractors, running errands and making light family meals when required. The nanny duties will include: sole & shared care of the baby when needed, driving to classes and activities, and babysitting. The HK/Nanny must speak fluent English and ideally Tagalog, be discreet and adaptable, have a strong attention to detail, be energetic and organised, be willing to travel with the family from one to six weeks at a time, and ideally be a confident driver. This is a live-in position and private accommodation will be provided. Hours of work will be 7:30am-7:30pm with some flexibility needed. 2 days off during the week will be provided however, the family can negotiate to a Saturday. Working on Sunday is essential. There will be 2 hours off during the day. Salary £400pwn interviewing ASAP. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33142

Part time daily Cook/ Housekeeper Bath ASAP Depending on experience
Part time daily Cook/ Housekeeper sought in Bath (BA1). The family of 3 live in a beautiful Georgian terraced house in a quiet part of the city. The role will be split 70% cooking and 30% housekeeping as a cleaner and Gardner are already employed. General duties will include cooking delicious, homely meals for the family and also some hoovering, sorting of laundry and general tidying. A qualified chef is not essential, however someone who has a great passion for cooking and knowledge of gluten free recipes is highly desirable. The hours are flexible, ideally 3 or 4 afternoons a week. Salary is flexible dependent on experience. The role is to start ASAP. This is a fantastic opportunity, so if you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV, along with your salary expectations and ideal hours that you would like to work to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33133

CSHK54344 Part time Daily Housekeeper Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. ASAP £12phn
Part time daily Housekeeper sought for beautiful, large family home near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The lovely family of 4 have 2 children and a new puppy. The housekeeper will be responsible for duties such as; sorting the laundry, general cleaning, washing and occasionally assisting with food deliveries. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, take pride in their work and have good attention to detail. You must also be child friendly as sometimes you may be asked to watch the children on the odd occasion if mum pops out. Due to the location, it would be best for the candidate to have their own car. Part time hours are available; Monday – Friday 8am – 12noon with the total of 20 hours a week. Salary: £220-£240 per week net. Position to start ASAP. If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J32939

Daily Housekeeper Near Blanford Forum, Dorset (DT11) ASAP £500-£ 600 per week net
Lovely Housekeeping role available near Blanford Forum, Dorset (DT11), working with a family who have recently relocated to Dorset. This is a Daily role working Monday-Friday 9:15am - 7:15pm. They have a 4 bedroom home and two school age children (one at boarding school). Both employers work full-time from home. They are looking for a smiley and flexible housekeeper to take care of daily cleaning, laundry and ironing. Some help with food preparation would be appreciated but the employer is a keen cook and so they do the majority of the cooking themselves. Childcare is not required as the children are older, but someone who is friendly and comfortable around children is essential. The family have rabbits and a small dog, and help feeding the animals would be appreciated. A good level of English is essential, as well as a full driving licence. Salary is negotiable from £500-£ 600 per week net. Role to start ASAP!If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33108

CSHK54341 Daily Housekeeper/ Cook Norton St Philip, near Bath ASAP £25kpa
A part time daily Housekeeper/ Cook sought in Norton St Philip, near Bath. The role will be split between housekeeping and some cooking. Housekeeping duties will include; sorting laundry, ironing and cleaning of the property. Additional duties will include; collecting fresh groceries, arranging for cars to be cleaned and running other errands. For the cooking side, it is essential that the candidate has experience cooking Vegan recipes to high standards. The ideal candidate will be flexible, easy going, pro-active and be able to respect the client’s privacy. The hours will be Monday – Friday 2 days a week 7.30am - 1.30pm and 3 days a week 1.30pm - 7.30pm (total 30 hours a week). Salary up to £25kpa depending on experience. No child-care duties involved. Due to the location of the property, a driver will be required. The position is to commence ASAP. If you have a minimum of 3 years experience working in a similar position as a Housekeeper and are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting ref no: J32867

CSHK54334 New Live-in Housekeeping role! Winchester, Hampshire ASAP/Flexible £450-550 per week net
Live-in Housekeeper sought for new role in Winchester, Hampshire! Duties will include daily cleaning and management of the 6 bedroom property and outbuildings, washing, ironing, caring for and feeding the 2 dogs and 1 cat, wardrobe management, restocking the home of food/household items and helping with occasional dinner parties/food preparation. The employers have a kitchen garden so it would be ideal if the housekeeper could use the fruit to make jam in the summer months for example. The employers travel a lot so they will need help with packing/unpacking suitcases. When they are aware the housekeeper will be required to stay in the main property overnight for security reasons. The ideal candidate will be experienced and capable, and looking for a long term role. Must also be child friendly, as grandchildren stay at the home occasionally. This role is 40 hours per week, Monday-Fri approx. 8am-5pm. Accommodation provided for the housekeeper is a newly built studio flat with double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and good size living area. A full time groundsman also lives on site. Salary £450-550 per week net, start date as soon as the perfect candidate is found (could potentially wait until New Year). If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33055

CSHK54328 Part time Daily Housekeeper (Tagalog speaking) Weybridge, Surrey ASAP £360pwn
A professional part time Daily Housekeeper (Tagalog speaking) sought for VIP family in Weybridge, Surrey. The chosen candidate will be responsible for maintaining the high standard of the modern home by carrying out the following housekeeping duties; cleaning of the property, the laundry and dealing with contractors. The chosen Housekeeper must be very honest, flexible and trustworthy. It is essential that the candidate be discreet and confidential and have respect for the family. The hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am - 6/7pm (30 hours a week), with a possibility to go full time. A salary of £12phn (£360pwn is on offer, however can be negotiable depending on experience). A driver is preferable. Interviews are to commence right away for an immediate start. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33044

Daily Housekeeper (Tagalog speaking) Richmond ASAP £420pwn
Positive and professional Daily Housekeeper (Tagalog speaking) sought for family home in Richmond. Day to day duties will include cleaning, ironing, laundry and tidying. Occasional basic cooking will be required at times. The family currently live in a 4-bedroom flat but will be moving to a house in the same area in the near future. It is an informal home but cleanliness is high priority for the principal. It is important that the candidate can get on without supervision and who can understand the family’s needs and work accordingly. Experience working with Lebanese families or middle eastern families would be ideal. This position will be Monday – Friday, 25 hours and then 10 hours on either a Saturday OR Sunday. Total 35 hours a week. The hours can be flexible for the right candidate. Salary £12phn (£420) per week net negotiable. Role to commence immediately. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33021

CSHK54323 High Calibre Live-in Housekeeper Wiltshire ASAP £600pwn
Super role for high calibre live-in housekeeper to look after busy weekend residence 15 miles from Bath. Substantial property has gardening staff employed, and the family are looking for all housekeeping to be completed to a high standard, cooking to include healthy family meals, shoot lunches, and making sure that everything is ready for the family’s arrival, and keeping a low key presence during their stay. Weekends can be full-on, with various guests and requirements, so the housekeeper will need a flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude. The family live in London during the week, and travel during the school holidays, so there will be a lot of down time when they are not in residence. A full driving licence would be a bonus, and a car would be made available on duty. The housekeeper will need to love dogs as the family have three! Working five days a week, to include weekends. A separate two bedroom house with its own garden will be provided, and partners with their own employment will be considered. Interviewing now to start ASAP. Salary negotiable around £600 per week net. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33019.

CSHK54322 Part time Daily Housekeeper Rickmansworth (WD3) ASAP £12phn
A fantastic opportunity for a part time Daily Housekeeper in Rickmansworth (WD3). The family of 4 have 2 children ages 9 and 12 and live in a beautifully presented 4-bedroom home. General duties will include; assisting with food preparation/ basic cooking, cleaning, managing laundry and changing of beds. The hours will be 20 hours a week spread over 3 days. Salary of £12phn is on offer. A driver is not required. The position is definitely not one to miss and is to start ASAP as a matter of urgency! If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting ref no: J32999

CSHK54317 Part time Daily Housekeeper Brentwood, Essex (CM13) January 2019 £10-12phn
Wonderful opportunity for a part time daily housekeeper in Brentwood, Essex (CM13). Staff of Distinction client is looking for a hardworking, reliable Housekeeper to care for their beautifully presented 4 bedroom home. The couple have very high standards, so the housekeeper must be meticulous with their work. General duties will include cleaning the home from top to bottom, changing beds, ironing and occasionally cleaning windows. No childcare duties. Hours will be a full working day (8 hours) once a week. Salary of £10-£12phn (up to £96pwn)is on offer. Position to start ideally in the New Year, but can start sooner if necessary. Interviews are being carried out soon. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com with ref no: J32967

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

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

CSHK54312 Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Peasedown St John, Bath (BA2) ASAP £480per week net
Return client of Staff of Distinction are looking for a Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny to help care for their family home and children. Located near Peasedown, Bath (BA2), the family of 5 have a beautiful home set in the countryside. The main part of the role will involve housekeeping duties such as; helping to prepare family meals, cleaning the property, taking care of the laundry, running general errands and generally making sure that the home is kept tidy and organised. Experience caring for expensive furniture and couture clothing is a must. The other part of the role will involve some childcare duties such as occasionally watching the 6-month-old baby for 2 or so hours during the day. The ideal candidate will high attention to detail and take pride in their work. They must have a friendly presence and a lovely demeanour. Being be pet friendly is important as the family have dogs, cats, chicken and fish. The hours for this position are 40 hours a week (however can be flexible). Salary of up to £480pwn is on offer depending on experience. You must be able to drive, however a car can be provided on duty. Position to start ASAP for the right candidate.If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J32948.

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Housekeeper Basingstoke ASAP £10-11phn
Client in Basingstoke is looking for a daily housekeeper to look after their family home 3 days per week. The family of 4 have a school aged daughter and also a teenage son who is at boarding school. They require help with all household duties including cleaning, laundry / ironing, shopping, dog walking, and basic assistance with the pony when required. Preparing an evening meal for the family would also be appreciated. Working days will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Hours 9am-8pm on Mondays and Fridays, and 9am-7pm on Tuesdays. A non-smoker and confident driver essential. There are two black Labradors and a pony so the ideal candidate will be animal friendly! Salary £10-11phn. To start ASAP! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference:33709

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

Country Chef/Butler/Chauffeur/Gardener

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CSB54370 Daily Gardener West Sussex Jan/Feb 2019 Negotiable
New opportunity for a live-in or a live-out gardener in West Sussex. This position will be to accompany a new domestic couple and groom. The Estate has 200 acres of fields and woodlands and 5 acres of formal gardens, including some vegetable patches, a tennis court, a swimming pool and outdoor sitting areas. Responsibilities of the gardener will be to keep the gardens manicured and fresh, as well as helping with general outdoor maintenance like fixing fences. Knowledge of garden machinery is essential as well as being a confident driver. If accommodation is required; a lovely 1 bedroom converted barn is available. The position is to commence in the new year. Working Monday – Friday 9am-5:30pm approx. with the occasional weekend. Salary negotiable depending on experience and living arrangements. If you are interested in this role please e-mail bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your name and the job reference number: J33333.

CSB54358 Live-in passionate Gardener Near Swindon, Wiltshire ASAP Negotiable around £25k gross per annum
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommended this role with appreciative employer in weekend residence only. This is a new role for a high calibre, passionate Gardener sought for a beautiful property near Swindon, Wiltshire. Employer in weekend residence only is looking for an experienced, professional Gardener who has a real knowledge of gardening to take ownership of the garden which is set in 30 acres (maintenance gardener employed to assist when required). Vegetables, fruit trees and flowers all grown organically in this stunning garden. There are a couple employed look after the cooking and all front of house duties but you must be happy working as part of a team with the existing household staff. A confident driver is essential. Animal lover is required as there is a dog at the property. Two bedroom furnished staff accommodation provided within the estate. Hours 8-4, 5 days a week with Tuesdays & Wednesday s off. A negotiable salary of around £25 000k gross per month is offer. Interviews to commence ASAP for an immediate start. If interested, please reply to bridgette@imperialstaff.com with salary expectations and availability, quoting reference number: J33194.

Live-out Estate/House manager Gloucestershire ASAP £45-£50k per annum
Return Staff of Distinction client is looking to recruit a TOP Live-out Estate/House Manager to run their country home based in Gloucestershire. (A candidate local to the area would be preferred). To apply for this role you must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working within a private household as a Estate/house manager with an up to date DBS check. This is a senior management role and would suit a well presented, switched on candidate that has the ability to take care of the busy household, which is occupied 24/7. You must be able to work as part of a team and independently. The house is fully staffed and you will be responsible for the smooth running of the estate which would include turning your hand to anything, managing of all staff members (+-10-12 employees), organising and planning of events and ensuring the household is preforming at its best. You will also be responsible for the household security team, ensuring the house is secure and security is in place at all times. A candidate that can take instruction is required as the couple prefer to liaise with the Estate manager daily to discuss the smooth running of the household including the staff. A flexible, organised candidate is sought with exceptional experience in management of a large country estate. A confident driver is essential. You must also be very pet friendly as the family have horses, dogs, cats etc. There are 3 housekeepers , 3 gardeners, 2 grooms and 2 security guards . The housekeepers keep most of the house and facilities tidy. The gardeners need managing , time, prioritising , quality of work, tidiness etc There are two pools, spa etc There is a large entertainments building There are a lot of cameras and security activities that need to be 100% at all times. There are a lot of lighting , electrical, hi fi , TVs, etc that need maintaining. There are a lot of suppliers, services, visitors arriving daily for maintaining different things at the property . It is too dis-organised at present. There is an estate office where all the admin paperwork needs to be done and kept tidy. The Estate Manager needs to be intelligent , have good people skills, be computer literate and have a real eye for detail and for quality . He needs to be thoroughly organised, have a cool head, never get flustered. Needs to be proactive and prevent things from going wrong. That comes only through experience. He needs to be fit and energetic . This is not a massive estate but it has quite a few buildings and activities and needs very good organisational skills to stay on top of everything. It's a busy place and needs to run smoothly. Working hours will be Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm. Salary negotiable depending on experience but in the region of £45 000 - £50 000 gross per annum. If interested, please reply to bridgette@imperialstaff.com with salary expectations and availability, quoting reference number: J33129.

CSB54337 Temporary Chef Cirencester 21st December - 29th December Negotiable depending on experience
Return Staff of Distinction client is looking for a Temporary Chef over the Christmas holidays period based in Cirencester. The position will run from 21st December – 29th December. Accommodation is provided as a private bedroom in a staff cottage, but can be live-out if local. Family style cooking will be needed, serving light breakfast, lunches and dinners. A traditional Christmas dinner and at least 2-3 dinner parties will be required during this time. Cooking for up to 12 family members and guests daily. The family are looking for a trustworthy confident chef who can cook healthy, nutritious meals with high protein and low carbs. A mixture of Indian, English and French cooking is desirable and a chef that can bake their own bread and make soups for lunchtime is ideal. Experience working on a yacht is a huge bonus. A driver is also required for shopping purposes. Working hours will be 8am-9pm. Salary negotiable depending on experience and expectations. If interested, please reply with salary expectations, quoting reference number: J33070.

Gardener/Handyman/Driver Oxfordshire ASAP £20-£25k gross per annum
Returning Staff of Distinction client have a super post available based in Oxfordshire. The family are looking for a full-time, flexible gardener/handyman/driver with good experience and high standards to take over from their current employee who is relocating. A gardener with good horticultural knowledge (RHS II) would be a bonus, taking care of 3 acres of formal gardens and 10 acres of woodlands managing lawns, orchards, hedges, shrubbery & formal gardens. You must be animal friendly as the family have 2 dogs, 4 chickens and a 2 horses (groom employed) but you will be required to help when the groom is off 2 days each week with feeding the animals, walking or turning them out into a field etc. General property maintenance, occasional airport runs & car maintenance, as well as managing a pond, fountain, tennis courts, indoor pool, and vermin control as also required. Spray license and fluent English a must. They are looking for a country friendly, non-smoking person to fill this role. A driver is essential with a clean license is a must due to the property's remote location and occasional chauffeur duties (car provided for work use). Working hours 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break, Monday to Friday. 1 bed flat above the garage provided (bills included), a partner & 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £20-£25kpa. Interviewing now for an immediate start. If you would like to apply for this role and have a current DBS and First Aid certificate, then please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting Ref: J33028

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.

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