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Chef/House Manager Sought for Property in Margate - United Kingdom

Ref: 391 Date Posted: Tuesday 10 Jul 2018
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A husband and wife, with two small dogs are looking for a Chef/House Manager for their beautiful property in Margate, Kent to work for them.  This is either a live in or live out role.  You should be happy to cook, and manage the property.

Family Background
A professional couple, they have two small much loved dogs.  They have recently moved into a smaller property, whilst they are waiting for completing on a much larger property in the area.  The husband has his business locally.  Due to recently re-locating from Essex, they are now looking to re-staff their property, but due to the smaller size, do not need as much help as previously.  They are down to earth and friendly, but need to find a member of staff who will be a long-term member of the family staff.  They will have a housekeeper who will come 5 days a week to the property, but need a senior member of staff who will manage the property.

Your role will be on the house management, service and cooking within the property.  The family don't expect high end cooking, but light Mediterranean food would be ideal.  In the morning you will prepare the breakfast table, lay out the pastries and juice, and then clear away.  During the day you'll manage the housekeeper who comes to the property each day, but you'll be ensuring the house is managed, and performing light housekeeping duties in order to support the main housekeeper.  In the evening you'll prepare dinner, 4-5 times per week.  The family eat, healthy cuisine, Mediterranean style food.  When they entertain you'll be in charge of service during the events, and you'll also bring in external wait staff depending on the size of the party - which again you'll manage.  When the family move into their larger property this Christmas, they may ask you to help recruit more members of staff, including a dedicated Chef, or additional housekeepers.  You should be flexible, fit and down to earth, willing to provide a high level of service to the principals.  The family have a property in St Tropez, South of France, and you may be asked to travel with them for a few weeks each year.  You should be pet friendly and happy to help out with the two little dogs, such as walking/feeding.

The current property is based in Margate, Kent.  You can either live in in which case a bedroom will be provided in the property, or live out if you prefer.  The family are also happy with flexi live in, during the week and live out during the weekend.  The couple will be moving around Christmas to a larger property, and at this stage you'll be asked to continue to work for them, here if you decide to live in you'll have your own annex available in the staff area.


  • Tuesday to Saturday, with Sunday and Monday off.
  • 8am - 8pm with breaks throughout the day.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours if the principals requires agreed in advance.

You must speak a good level of English.  

Special Skills
You should be happy to take a senior role in the house, ideally you should drive in case of any chauffeur duties.

Package Offered

  • £30-50K gross per year

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