Housekeeper Sought for Medieval Home Near Lyme Regis - Devon

Housekeeper
Ref: 918 Date Posted: Thursday 01 Apr 2021
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A client with grown-up children is looking for a full-time Housekeeper for his house near Lyme Regis, Devon, DT7.

Package Offered

  • £25,000 - £40,000 gross per year depending on experience
  • You will be provided with a 2 bedroom cottage with separate entrance, near the house, if you choose to live in

Family Background
 
The owner is in residence around 50% of the time, and will have his adult children and guests regularly too. This is a beautiful, 10 bedroom medieval home. There are working dogs on the estate, but no pets at the house at present. This is a fully working estate.
 
Duties
You should be confident with all aspects of housekeeping and be able to clean and care for the home to a very high standard, with great attention to detail. You will be responsible for the daily and deep cleaning of the household and ensure it is always tidy and presentable. Making beds, cleaning bathrooms and all areas of the house. You will also be responsible for wardrobe management, laundry, ironing, organising cupboards and ensuring that the home is generally well presented and cared for.  You should be happy to do the cooking, and be a keen, experienced cook providing family style, Mediterranean type healthy meals with game from the estate and produce from the vegetable garden. When the Principal is in residence you should cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. When there are guests over you would be expected to cook for groups too. 
 
Location/Accommodation
The estate is based near Lyme Regis, Devon, DT7. This is a live-in role and you will be provided with a separate 2 bedroom cottage with its own entrance, linked to the manor. The client is also open to live-out candidates if you live in the local area. If you live out you must drive and have your own car.
 
Days/Hours

  • Your usual hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. When the Principal is in residence you are expected to work flexible days and hours, and work weekends too, but with time off later to make up
  • You will always at least have 1 full day off per week.
  • You should be happy to be flexible

Languages
You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.
 
Special Skills
You must be extremely organised and have great attention to detail. You should enjoy cooking and preparing healthy food. Most importantly, you should be warm and friendly and looking for a long-term role.
 
Interview/Start date
The family are interviewing now for the right person to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.