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11 months ago
Silver Swan Recruitment
Location: Staffordshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Philippa Smith
Category: Catering Jobs, Chalet Host Jobs, Chef Jobs, Hospitality Jobs, Other Jobs, UK Jobs

We are recruiting an experienced chef and housekeeper for a family home in Staffordshire. You must be experienced catering and housekeeping within private dining environments – chalet, villa or yacht experience will suit this position well.

The property is large but the family have a relaxed and informal household. They place great emphasis on maintaining a happy atmosphere in their home.  The role of housekeeper requires varying skill sets, including at times the ability to use initiative and take leadership in the household ensuring the house is organised as well as being clean and tidy.  Ironing is an important skill. For the chef; they require good quality family style cooking during the week however they do often entertain at weekends and host the odd shooting weekend when fine dining tasting menus will be required. We are looking for a chef with fine dining high end experience who can ‘wow’ when required. You will generally work just Monday – Friday however you must be flexible. Weekend work will be required if the family are entertaining and during shoot weekends, however there will be plenty of notice for this.

It is essential that you understand that your role is more than just cooking and housekeeping. You must be a team player and like any chalet or villa runs you will help out wherever is required. We are looking for friendly, family orientated candidates with a can-do attitude who will slot seamlessly into their family. This is a long-term position, please do not apply if you are not looking for longevity.




  • Mon – Fri: Provide lunch and prepare dinner each day
  • All food shopping
  • When entertaining at a weekends – provide breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Shooting weekends (there are only 4 or 5 a year) – provide breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Catering accordingly for special occasions
  • Keep your kitchen clean and tidy at all times
  • Assist around the house when you have the time – this may involve driving, cleaning, helping outside, mopping floors etc
  • Good communication with the family is essential 



  • Daily housekeeping of the home including bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas
  • All family laundry and ironing
  • Help keep the home organised
  • When entertaining, prepare the house for weekend guests arriving, lighting fires, preparing bedrooms etc.
  • Help look after the dogs and other pets when the family are away including feeding and walking
  • Assist around the house when you have the time – this may involve driving, assisting the chef, helping outside, running household errands etc
  • Very occasional babysitting for teenage children (who attend boarding school during term time)
  • Good communication with the family is essential



  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent standard of accommodation which consists of your own flat in a separate wing of the house.  The package includes council tax, heating, electricity, full Sky package, reasonable telephone expenses and unlimited fast broadband
  • Use of a shared car during working hours.  A clean driving license is essential.
  • Pension 

Start Date – end September

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