Live-in Cook/Head Housekeeper

London, Regent's Park, Salary circa £50,000 gross per annum

EHS #2668

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Our clients, a high profile couple with a wonderful residence in Regent's Park, are looking to recruit a live-in Housekeeper who is able to work alongside the principal's current Housekeeper.

Full Housekeeping duties to include:

  • Maintaining adequate stocks of food and household provisions
  • Overseeing all maintenance issues and engaging tradespeople as necessary
  • Managing all tradespeople, attending all appointments
  • Overseeing all ensuing invoices from tradespeople and general housekeeping
  • Managing a monthly float, keeping an accurate account of expenditure and receipts for monthly accrual
  • Liaising closely with all household staff and office staff related to the owners of the property
  • Providing assistance on prepping for travel including packing and unpacking travel suitcases
  • Overseeing all cleaning provided by the cleaner, ensuring completion to required standards
  • Managing and running ad hoc errands as necessary
  • Looking after 2 small dogs, walking them when necessary and providing day-to-day care
  • Providing overall management of the household to ensure all day-to-day matters are processed to a high standard in the timeframes required

Chef duties to include:

  • Provide healthy meals on a daily basis for lunch and supper
  • Able to experiment and come up with new menu ideas
  • Use fresh produce in all food preparation
  • Able to cater for up to 8 people at dinner parties
  • Remain flexible to requirements, and be able to react to new requests positively

Person Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Housekeeper and Chef
  • Ability to work with little supervision and conversely manage a high level of requests
  • Have a ‘can do’, positive personality, happy to respond to changing requests
  • Prioritisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work quickly without compromising quality
  • Preferably good knowledge of both verbal and written English
  • Numerate
  • Able to use a computer and Microsoft packages to a good standard

Hours: Monday to Friday, 12.30pm-9.00pm (additional hours as required)

Accommodation: The rental property would be external accommodation that the Client would source nearby.  The Clients are moving in December to a new property and an annexe within the house will be provided.  It does not have its own entrance but has its own kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

Salary: To be discussed but open to the region of £50,000 gross per annum

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Live-in Cook/Head Housekeeper

EHS #2668

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