Head Housekeeper, Cook / Houseman, Butler Couple - Gloucestershire

  • Salary:£40,000-£80,000 per annum
  • Location:National
  • Term: Permanent
  • Posted:19 Dec 2016
  • Tiger Job ID:LGHKHM9195

                        Head Housekeeper/Cook & Houseman/Butler -  Couples role


  • Location – Glorious 14 bedroom country estate, Gloucestershire (rural)

  • Start date – Early 2017

  • Live in – Accommodation provided in a recently refurbished, large, comfortable self-contained one bedroom flat with own front door, connected to the main house.

  • Must be able to drive or be part of a couple who can drive

  • Day/Hours -  5 or 6  days a week, incorporating weekend cover. Busy periods are generally weekends with the week being quieter. There are periods of time when the Principles are away and the estate is less busy

  • Salary – Competitive, relevant to experience and commitment

  • Semi- formal household

  • Candidates must have an excellent command of English

  • Head Housekeeper/Cook duties – Managing the smooth running of the 14 bedroom country estate. Looking after all of the household cleaning and clothes management/laundry. Overseeing and implementing a rota of domestic duties, utilising and managing support staff to ensure everything is as it should be (there are 2 further daily Cleaners). Catering duties include cooking for the Principles daily. Must be a  confident, proficient Cook who can manage catering for both formal and informal dinner parties

  • Houseman/Butler duties – Overseeing and managing the maintenance of the house and assets including looking after all household appliances and fittings, ensuring the pool is in good working ordering, overseeing the maintenance and smooth running of the cars and linking in with other estate workers/contractors to trouble shoot any household matters efficiently. Some driving for the Principles and family members. Acting in a Butler capacity during social occasions including dinner parties and shoots

  • Looking for committed, flexible, trustworthy, discreet, individuals, ideally with previous experience of working on a large estate. Training and guidance given for the right candidates. Excellent staff retention and benefits for long term, committed employees. The Principles are looking for a couple who see their jobs as a way of life and want to become integral to the family



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