Part Time Housekeeper Sought for Friendly Family near Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

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A down to earth family of 5 who are based near Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36, are looking for a part-time housekeeper to help care for their home. Due to location, you must have a driving licence to apply for this position. This is a live in, live out, or flexi role depending on your preference.

Package Offered

  • £16 - £20 gross per hour depending on experience and overall package
  • Working 20 hours each week, each morning from Monday - Friday (9am-1pm), with some flexibility
  • A one bedroom cottage can be provided if you chose to live in
  • A manual car can be provided for work duties

Family Background

This busy family have three children, aged eleven, thirteen, and fifteen, who are all at boarding school. You must be an animal lover as the family have 2 terriers, and keep chickens and ponies. The home has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, nestled amongst 10 acres of fields and gardens. They have a gardener who works at the property, and are now looking for some support in their home. The family enjoys a traditional country lifestyle, so it is important that this suits the housekeeper. The family enjoys many rural pursuits including horse riding and dog walking etc.


You should be confident with all daily housekeeping duties and be able to clean and care for the home to a high standard. You will be responsible for the upkeep of the household and ensure it is tidy and presentable. Duties include all housekeeping tasks such as laundry, ironing, unpacking the groceries, watering house plants, and ensuring that the home is tidy, organised, and well presented.

The family enjoys cooking, but if you are happy to cook too, this would be a bonus.

On occasion, when the parents are out of the house, the successful candidate should be happy to be on hand to supervise the children as the responsible adult.

When the family travel, you must be happy to dog/house sit and take care of the animals.


The family live near Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36, a private one bedroom cottage can be provided to you if you require it, or you can live out and commute daily. The cottage has a private entrance and a little garden. Due to size limitations, there is no room for children or pets.


  • A total of 20 hours each week with occasional driving and babysitting at weekends, to be agreed upon in advance.
  • Hours can be topped up working for others who the family is happy to put you in touch with.
  • Working 20 hours each week, each morning from Monday - Friday (9am-1pm), with some flexibility.


You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.

Special Skills

You must be highly organised and have great attention to detail. The family have 3 children and many pets so you must enjoy working around older children and animals. You must be flexible and show initiative to find and complete tasks.

Interview/Start date

The family are interviewing now for the right person to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.

Posted on: 25 January 2023
Live in or Live out
£16 - £20 gross per hour