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Live-in Housekeeper/Cook

West of South Downs National Park , Salary £35,000 gross per annum

EHS #2687

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Our Clients, with a beautiful residence in West of South Down National Park, are searching for a live-in Housekeeper to start ASAP.  You will be expected to work alongside a small housekeeping team, including Gardeners and a Houseman.

Duties are outlined, but not limited to:

  • High level of thorough cleaning throughout the property, laundry, and stocktaking
  • Bed-making and bedroom preparation for guests
  • Nightly turndown when family and guests are in residence
  • Ensure security of residence at all times
  • To assist each other with duties as and when applicable
  • Liaise with external contractors
  • Plan menus (in conjunction with Principal)
  • Maintaining a Menu Book in which meals, dates and guests' names are recorded
  • Shop locally for fresh produce to use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden
  • Cook nutritious meals for family and guests
  • Greet guests and ensure they have everything they need
  • Hire temporary staff as and when required
  • Table setting
  • Wait at table and serve wine
  • Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored allowing for temperature changes
  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure
  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to
  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required
  • Wardrobe management
  • Upkeep of furniture, art, china, silver and crystal
  • Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine, arts and collectables
  • Flower arranging

Accommodation: Separate apartment

Salary: £35,000 gross per annum

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Live-in Housekeeper/Cook

EHS #2687

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