Live In Housekeeper / Cook - West Sussex Shooting Estate, UK

Our client is seeking a very experienced, high end Housekeeper who is completely hands on with meticulous attention to detail.   You will need to be able to work under your own initiative, you will have a keen eye for detail and organisation, and will be responsible for managing the property (including care of antiques and glassware) on a day to day basis ensuring this is maintained to 5*standards. You will be responsible for the cleaning of the 5 bedroom house (plus additional guest accommodation which is only used occasionally), as well as all the laundry and dry cleaning together with procuring all the shopping for the household.

Principal lives on his own and does travel quite often, and his young son stays some weekends. He occasionally entertains therefore you must be comfortable with cooking and serving for guests etc., and you are able to co-ordinate catering for approx. 8 shoots a year ie stews, curries etc. (this can be externally catered for and sometimes up to 30 persons).  Evening and weekend work is occasionally required but time off will be given.

This is a large shooting estate with an Estate Manager who has worked there for 12 years, a Gamekeeper, a Gardener, and a Handyman, all overseen by a PA who has worked for this Principal for 10 years.

Accommodation offered is to be decided, but is likely to be a 1 bedroom garden cottage, with separate entrance, on the estate. Own car is essential, clean driving licence, petrol allowance paid. Salary £30 - £40k DOE. Will wait for right person. Interviewing now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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