West Dorset, Salary £32,000-£34,000 gross per annum
Our Client, a single gentleman with a second residence in West Dorset (approx 10 mins from Lyme Regis), is actively searching for a live-in Housekeeper to start immediately. His housekeeper of 6 years has recently left, leaving the position ready to be filled.
He has a small estate and the residence is a 12 bedroom house from the Tudor period. Only the master chambers is in continuous use, and the other rooms used on occasion for family and guests. The Client has four grown up children who reside elsewhere but who will visit from time-to-time, usually over the yearly holiday periods.
It is very important that the candidate is an experienced, hands-on Housekeeper with a fine eye for detail and high standards. Whilst this is an old property, the Client advises it is not a rickety property full to the bream with belongings, it is refined, and elegant and he expects high standards to be kept.
In addition, the candidate must enjoying cooking. Whilst the Client is in residence on his own, he will have simple breakfast and lunch brought to his home office, and supper prepared and left for him. When he has other guests, the full breakfast will be prepared and cooked, a lunch and sit down dinner to be served.
There are no pets to look after and he has noted that he is fine for a candidate to bring their own cat/dog, as long as they are well-behaved pets.
Accommodation provided is a 2 bedroom cottage. His PA also lives on the estate in the adjoining cottage.
Hours: Monday to Friday when he is not in residence and flexible to work weekends, with time to be provided back in lieu when he is in residence or has guests. Hours are generally 8.30am-4.30pm, or if he has guests it will be a split shift 8.30am-3.00pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm.
Salary: £32,000-£34,000 gross per annum