Our client - an American family who reside in a 6 bedroom home in Kensington - wish to employ a professional Domestic Couple (Chef / Housekeeper / Maintenance / Management) with proven longevity to work in their London home and travel ahead to their other properties including the USA (Hamptons), Mallorca, and France in the school holidays.
The children, aged 14 and 12, attend the American School so their holidays overseas match their schedule (ie including Thanksgiving).
There is a Housekeeper in the London residence who will be staying on, so the focus of this role is to ensure the overall standards are being kept, which will involve some hands-on housekeeping but also maintenance, and cooking. Their choice of cuisine is healthy, nutritious, (Ottolenghi style), low carb - the family eat together and you will be responsible for planning an innovative menu on a weekly basis, presenting to the Principal for approval / changes, ordering the food, and generally taking stock of the kitchen.
When the family are due to travel, you will be asked to go ahead to make sure their residence is in order and resolve any issues prior to their arrival. (They do have local part-time staff who look after the homes when there, so you won't necessarily stay for the duration of the family holiday).
It is essential that you have a Passport which allows you to travel easily without any visa issues; proven longevity in previous Domestic Couple roles of a similar ilk; and glowing references to support your CV.
The role in London can be live-in or live-out. If live-in, they will rent a one bedroom apartment nearby to their Kensington residence.
Other staff include Housekeeper, Gardener, 2 x Chauffeurs, Security.
Days of work: Monday to Friday (flexibility required when travelling, although you will only work 5 days per week).
Hours of work: 8.00am-8.00pm with breaks / down time during the day.
Salary: will depend on your experience to date and most recent salary (circa £70,000 - £85,000).