Weekend Housekeeper/Cook Sought for Family in Pewsey, Wiltshire

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A busy family of three, who are based near Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9, are looking for a housekeeper/cook to work in their home on the weekends only. This is a live-out role. You must have a full driving license for this role and your own car to commute to this property. 

Package Offered

  • £250 - £300 per day
  • Working two weekends per month - Saturday and Sunday. You can also work Friday lunchtimes as overtime if you have availability.
  • Overtime for any additional hours worked.

Family Background
A mother and her two children, have just recently purchased a beautiful property close to the daughter’s school.  The family will use the property during the holidays and half-term, with other long weekends when the children have exeat (weekends off from the boarding school).  The family’s main residence is in London.  When the family are in residence the family consists of two teenage children who are at boarding school, and two small Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs who travel with the mother between properties. The family entertain from time to time and have guests over during the holidays so you should be able to cook for the family or larger gatherings at the property.

Your role will be focused on meal planning and preparation, cooking and then clean up the kitchen and dining room for lunch and dinner for the family. The family-like traditional Sunday roasts. This is mainly a cooking role but you should be happy to do some light housekeeping duties as part of your role too. This will be mainly the kitchen and dining areas. 

You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and keeping it in good condition, cleanings all surfaces and floors after use, keeping pots, pans and all work surfaces well cleaned and polished. You will also ensure that the ovens and refrigerators are clean and out-of-date items are discarded.  You will be in charge of planning menus and making sure that any dietary needs are covered.

You should be a confident cook, able to cook fresh, healthy meals and menus, and be willing to take full charge of the kitchen and food the day you work, so that the family can relax.

If you can batch cook from time to time this would also be appreciated.  You should enjoy cooking and be looking for a long-term role.

The family live in near Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9. This is a live out role and you must be able to commute easily to the property.

Working two weekends per month - Saturday and Sunday. You can also work Friday lunchtimes as overtime if you have availability. The hours are very flexible and the family are happy for you to work around other commitments if you need to. With flexi-time paid in addition if you have to go to the shops for menu ingredients.  If you agree to work any additonal weekends then you will be paid in overtime.  

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

Special Skills
You should be a skilled cook and able to comply with all hygiene, health & safety legislation requirements.  You should have your own car and be able to commute easily to the property.

Interview/Start date
The family are interviewing now for the right candidate to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.

Posted on: 24 December 2021
£250 - £300 per day