Housekeeper/Cook Couple, Live-in
For a family in their lovely Georgian House, 10 mins from Chichester and the coast in West Sussex.
This is our main residence which is very busy during the holidays/weekends but quiet at other times as we work in London mid-week/travel abroad a lot.
This position requires a discrete and friendly couple who can work to high standards, but also able to be part of a relaxed but busy household.
The role as a Housekeeper/Cook would be working with a cleaner who helps once a week to keep the house to a high standard, laundry and ironing. You must have a sound knowledge of fine clothes, antiques and silverware and their maintenance. Cooking is important for this role, we are looking for an excellent, confident, natural cook who can cater for dinner parties when required. We enjoy simple, healthy fresh food in the style of Ottolenghi using produce from our vegetable/fruit gardens. You will be required to plan menus and do all shopping/preparation etc.
For the second position you will be required to carry out a variety of roles including acting as groundsman, general DIY jobs around the house, driving duties i.e. airport runs, helping the head gardener when required and running errands as necessary.
Finally, but very important you must love dogs, as our dogs love to be loved! Dog sitting will be needed when we are in London or travelling and our dogs need to be walked daily and loved always.
The ideal candidates should be used to working in a large household, flexible and have a good sense of humour and will have had very similar experience. The couple must be happy with working in a rural location.
Start date: Mid to end March 2019.
Accommodation: Two bedroom annex off the main house with separate entrance and terrace
Working week: Five days week with two days off mid-week.
Driving: Driving essential, manual car provided for work purposes.