Housekeeper/Cook with separate accommodation provided

Individual recruiter

Location: UNITED KINGDOM, South East England, Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames
  • Not specified /year
Job type: Permanent, Full time
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper/Cook
  • Live-in Cook
  • Live-In Housekeeper
Date: Sunday 5th August 2018
Closing date: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Our reference: BOX27408
Jobs available: 1

Job description

A remarkable opportunity to help run a remote and peaceful four bedroom idyllic manor house in South Oxfordshire on a traditional estate as Housekeeper/Cook. Accommodation is provided in a two bedroom cottage in the local village so own car is essential.

The job is for 40 hours per week, spread over 5 days - but some flexibility is a requirement. The house is not busy, but irregular weekend entertaining means that weekend work to help with low key entertaining may be requested from time to time.

The role consists of housekeeping to a discerning standard and regular schedule, to include cleaning, laundry and linen care. Cooking and food preparation on request, so a good standard of kitchen skills are ideal. Candidates who enjoy kitchen gardening and planting will have that opportunity as part of the role, but this is not essential. Grocery shopping is not a requirement, but good sense about animals and more particularly of dogs will be a plus when applying.

The house is part of a larger working estate and organic farm, but the role offers a great chance for an independently minded candidate to make the role their own, while being part of a wider community. Discretion, careful day to day attention to detail, and ability to anticipate the household’s needs are key. 

Job requirements

Previous similar housekeeping experience for three years or more is a requirement, as are written references and DBS check (plus full driving licence). Salary according to skills and experience. Please send CV with photograph.

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