Live In Housekeeper - Suffolk


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2022-04-01 09:23:521970-01-01Marshall Harber
Job TypePermanent Full Time
LocationSouth of Stowmarket
AreaSuffolk, EnglandSuffolkEnglandSouth of Stowmarket
SectorHousekeeper
Salary£35K Gross, depending on experience
Start DateASAP
Job Ref15382
Description
Live In Housekeeper required for a Georgian property set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, south of Stowmarket.  There is an Estate Manager and Housekeeper already in place who you will be working with, and standing in for in her absence. The Principals are a semi-retired couple in their 60’s. The small estate comprises an 8 bedroom Georgian ex-rectory with five detached cottages for guests, along with swimming pool, tennis court, pool house and equestrian facilities set in 50 acres of paddocks, lawns and formal gardens.  There are gardeners also employed. The house is located on the edge of a small village in a rural setting. All the accommodation has recently been redecorated/refurbished. This is a full time residence for the principals and guests stay on average once a month (in normal times).  You will need to work with the other staff members seamlessly and harmoniously which is of great importance to the principals so you must be team players. To provide 7 day cover you will be asked to work every other weekend in rota with the existing staff members.
Housekeeper duties will include laundry and ironing, cleaning and upkeep of the main house and the 5 cottages, changing bedding, shoe cleaning and taking deliveries and messages. You may also be required to provide administration support to the estate manager and Principals.  You will be required to occasionally assist the principal with meal planning and preparation and required to cook the occasional informal meal for the couple and their guests.  Also shopping (mainly online). You will be required to work with the gardener to arrange freshly cut flowers to be displayed throughout the property. You must have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role with excellent spoken and written English, non-smoker, clean driving licence.
Days/Hours of Work: 5 days a week. 8 am to 5 pm, on a rota with the existing housekeeper to cover two weekends a month
Salary: £35K gross per annum, negotiable depending on previous experience
Accommodation: Separate private newly refurbished 2 bed furnished accommodation with private garden. Sorry, no dependants or pets but  partners welcome.
Start Date:  ASAP

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