LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK FOR SECOND HOME – DORSET


Reference Number
CD167
City
Dorset
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£35000.00
Salary To
£40000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
negotiable, depending on experience
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
Private
Internal ID
959

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LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK FOR SECOND HOME – DORSET

We are working with a lovely family of 6 who are looking to appoint an experienced and positive Housekeeper/Cook to join them in their luxury 6-bedroom holiday home in Dorset. The family spend every second weekend in Dorset, as well as holiday periods throughout the year. We are looking for someone who is motivated in their work, able to manage their time effectively and work efficiently whilst maintaining the highest of standards. Ideally you will come from a private household background with previous experience and longevity in a similar role.

You must have excellent housekeeping knowledge and be a really confident cook. You will be responsible for the daily and deep cleaning of the household and ensure it is always tidy and presentable. Making beds, cleaning bathrooms and all areas of the house. You will also be responsible for wardrobe management, laundry, ironing, organising cupboards and ensuring that the home is generally well presented and cared for. The family are looking for someone who is happy to cook, and you should be a keen, experienced cook able to provide family style, healthy meals and occasionally be also cater for larger groups when the family have guests staying over.

This position is live-in, and you will work Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm when the family are not in residence and flexibility is required when the family are in residence. Accommodation is provided in a private 2-bedroom cottage with a separate entrance on the grounds. The family are looking for a child-friendly and pet friendly Housekeeper/Cook with a pleasant, positive demeanour to remain with them long term. Having your own car and a valid driving license are essential requirements for this role.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• High standard of cleaning, knowledge of how to care for fine furniture and high-end finishes
• Laundry, including hand washing of delicate fabrics such as cashmere, silk etc.
• Ironing
• Making and changing beds
• Shopping for groceries and cleaning supplies
• Cooking for the family and their guests when they are in residence
• Cleaning and tidying the kitchen
• Inventory management

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Prior similar experience in a private estate or household
• Confident and organised cook
• A good level of spoken English
• Hardworking, reliable, and trustworthy
• Pleasant, friendly, ‘can-do’ attitude
• A confident driver
• Excellent checkable references

If this sounds of interest and you meet the essential criteria, please apply within, or get in touch to find out more.

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