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This vacancy section was last updated on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:17 AM

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Job Title

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Salary

CSC54432 Capable Maintenance/Handyman & Housekeeper/Cook Henley ASAP £50k gross pa/£800pwn
Current couple of 6 years recommend! Employer in part time residence is looking for a capable Maintenance/Handyman & Housekeeper/Cook couple for their small estate in Henley. Would best suit a self-starter couple who work well on their own initiative and have a “hands on” approach to all duties. Maintenance to include looking after and servicing of large machinery, tractor driving, fence checking, chainsaw work and garden maintenance. Housekeeper with an eye for detail, looking after all hands on cleaning and laundry together with occasional cooking and assisting employer when entertaining. Employer has 2 black Labs that travel with them but occasionally may need help looking after when overseas. Two drivers are essential for this role due to remoteness. Working 5 days, 40 hrs, 8am-5pm with an hour for lunch. Generally days off are Sundays & additional day in the week, for security reasons it is important that the house is rarely left unoccupied so would suit a couple looking to make this their long term home. 3 bed house provided as staff accommodation, regret not suitable for dependants but a well-trained dog would be considered. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found offering £50k pa gross/£800pwn. If interested email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J33791.

CSC54431 Maintenance Gardener & Housekeeper Rutland Mid-April £48-£50k gross pa/£750-800pwn
Hardworking, willing and fit couple sought to work as part of a team for appreciative family with large estate near Rutland, Leicestershire. Nepalese speakers would be a plus but certainly not essential. Daily responsibilities will include all cleaning and housekeeping duties (another housekeeper employed to assist). No cooking required. Spouse to help with general garden maintenance/groundsman duties and sometimes assist re mucking out horses, walking dogs or serving at table. Full training will be given for the right candidate. Most important that couple have real attention to detail and a willingness to help. Occasional babysitting (paid extra) for employers three children although full time nanny employed so no other childcare needed. Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day, with occasional help needed at weekends (days off in lieu). One driver essential. Staff accommodation is a two-bedroom cottage with all bills paid except for telephone. Interviewing now to ideally start mid April, salary offered is £48k-£50k gross pa/£750-£800pw net. If interested email staff@imperialstaff.com. Job reference: J33780.

CSC54429 Cook/House Manager & Maintenance/Driver Gloucestershire ASAP £950pwn/£62k gross pa
Brilliant Cook/House Manager & Maintenance/Driver sought for recommended post with appreciative employer in Gloucestershire. Employer enjoys entertaining and hosts occasional shooting parties so would love a good cook to dinner party standard. Assistant Housekeeper employed to help with all housekeeping duties whilst Cook/Housekeeper to take charge of all food shopping, menu plans and day to day cooking for employer and ensure high standards are maintained throughout the house. Spouse to be happy with general maintenance, driving for station/airport runs, assisting the gardener, dog walking and car valeting for employers vintage car collection. Stepping in to help with serving at dinner parties would be appreciated. Spacious 2 bed flat provided as staff accommodation. Working 5 days per week including weekends (possible to have 1 weekend off a month). Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable from £900-£1000pw net around £62k gross per annum. If interested email staff@imperialstaff.com Job reference: J33782.

CSC54428 Country Loving Domestic Coupl Elgin, Scotland April/May 2019 £800pw net/£55k gross
Country loving domestic couple sought for an informal family based near Elgin, Scotland. The family are looking for a housekeeper & garden/maintenance couple with a positive work ethic who will work well as a team. Ideally 2 drivers needed due to the remote location, but 1 is essential - car provided on and off duty. The family have 3 young children (ages 2-6), they are not looking for nanny duties (Mum looks after the children) but do want a couple who feel comfortable and confident around children as there will be occasional babysitting required. There are also 2 dogs and chickens on the property, so a couple who love animals and can help with pet duties is important. The housekeeper will be responsible for all cleaning, family laundry and keeping the house tidy and organised. Some family cooking would be appreciated but generally a chef is brought in when entertaining. Partner to look after general maintenance and gardening duties, assisting the part time Gardener. Accommodation will be a 2 or 3 bed house rented locally, regret not suitable for pets or dependents. Working days to include weekends with two days off in the week and one weekend off a month. Salary negotiable around £800pw net/£55k gross for the right couple depending on experience. If you are interested in this position please email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref:J33755.

CSC54415 Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance North Cotswolds ASAP £800pwn
Current British couple retiring after 6 years recommend this role looking after single employer’s home near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Would ideally suit a country loving couple who are looking for a long term post. Duties to include all housekeeping duties, occasional cooking would be nice or help with a family Sunday roast. Partner to have reasonable gardening knowledge, to look after lawns and flower beds and maintenance duties dealing with servicing machinery, cars, fencing etc when needed. Grandchildren regularly visit so child orientated couple preferred and dog lovers as employer may get a puppy in the future. One driver essential for errands etc. Hours are 8-5 for Gardener (finish 4pm in winter) and 9-4.30 for Housekeeper, 5 day week working weekends with two consecutive days off during the week. 2 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation - regret not suitable for dependants, preferably no pets also. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found. Salary of £800pw net. Around £50k gross pa. If you are interested in this position please email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref:J33675.

CSC54414 Housekeeper & Maintenance couple Norfolk ASAP £700-£800pw net
A lovely post for a Housekeeper & Maintenance/Houseman/Driver for employers part time residence in Norfolk. Previous Nepalese couple recommend the role! The position will include a variety of duties including; cleaning, laundry and occasional family cooking. Other duties will include basic maintenance (including pool maintenance), running errands, some gardening (the family do employ gardeners), security and occasional driving. Dog lovers important as the principals have 2 dogs that will looking after when the principals are overseas. Flexible, “can do attitude” and good work ethic essential together with lots of initiative. Generally Monday – Friday approx. 40 hours a week but occasional weekends will be needed and days off given during the week. Interviewing now to start asap. 3 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation – pets and dependants welcome. Salary negotiable according to experience and skills offered, around £700-£800pwn. If you are interested in this position please email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref:J33671

CSC54409 Daily Housekeeping couple (no accom provided) Kingston, Surrey ASAP £900-£950pwn
A VIP household are seeking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic housekeeping couple to assist with the running of two properties (Kingston, Surrey & Central London). Primary responsibility will involve daily cleaning and laundry tasks as well as engaging in maintenance tasks, driving and occasional table service. Exceptional attention to detail is required, the right couple must be extremely well organised and able to adapt to changes. The couple will be comfortable working during busy periods and have good communication skills. Being trustworthy and handling confidential information is necessary. Occasional travel within the UK to other rental properties will be required. Working 10 hours per day, 5 days a week (to include occasional weekends). Hours may vary when the principal is in residence. The couple will need to have accommodation in London or Surrey. Employers will assist in the search of a home for a couple who don't already live in the areas. Interviewing now to start as soon as the ideal couple are found. Salary negotiable around £60-£65,000gpa/£900-£950pwn. If you are interested in this position please email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J33653.

CSC54397 Good all rounder couple West Ireland March £800+pwn
Beautiful castle and estate set in rural West Ireland (County Galway), require a flexible energetic couple with lots of enthusiasm and a ‘muck in’ attitude. The castle is occasionally let commercially for weddings and has 3 holiday cottages on site that are let so there is always lots to do! Other housekeeping and grounds staff are employed so team players important. The principal has four dogs, so dog lovers essential as couple will take responsibility for them when away. Any cooking and general maintenance skills will be useful as well as occasionally serving at table. A general “ can do” attitude would be perfect for this varied role. Two drivers are a preference due to the remote location and to run errands; an estate car is provided. Role will be 5.5 days per week working most weekends. Private accommodation is provided on site but regret not suitable for couples with dependants or pets. Interviewing now, post to commence in March, salary negotiable according to experience approx. €55,000+ gpa/£800+pw net.Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33585

CSC54389 Housekeeper & Maintenance couple County Armagh, Northern Ireland ASAP/flexible £40k/£650pwn
Flexible couple sought for employer based in Northern Ireland, near Armagh. Nepalese speakers a plus but not essential. Located on a large farming estate, the home is spacious and open plan and the property has 2 walled gardens and an orchard. Employers are looking for a hands on Maintenance Gardener & Housekeeper/family Cook to help look after their home and grounds. The couple must be pet friendly to help with the 4 dogs and 2 cats and generally “muck in” where required – possibly even with the sheep and cattle, although Farm workers are employed! Cleaning, laundry and family cooking required – possibility for housekeeper to work part time if preferred. Ideal if both drive due to remote location but one driver essential. Car provided on & off duty. Accommodation is a 2 bed gate lodge with a garden. Older children and pets welcome. Could be part time for housekeeper if preferred.Working Tuesday-Saturday, £35-£40k gross pa/around £650 pw net. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33524.

CSC54385 Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance/Handyman Bridgwater, Somerset February/March £850pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple of 6 years recommend this super role as housekeeper/cook & garden maintenance couple. This excellent position is based in Somerset near Bridgwater. Beautiful home set in 7 acres with an indoor pool and a tennis court requires a proactive couple to look after all aspects of running the home and grounds. The housekeeper/cook will take on hands on housekeeping duties such as all cleaning, laundry and organisation of the home. A good cook would be appreciated for occasional meals for employer but dinner party or formal cooking not required. Gardener with reasonable knowledge preferred to look after the grounds and really good maintenance skills needed to look after general maintenance in the home (avoiding the use of contractors where possible) – tractor and ride on mower provided and a part time helper to assist. The couple will be dog friendly and feed, let out the dog when employer not in residence. One driver is essential, car provided. Stunning 2 bed & 2 bathroom barn conversion provided as staff accommodation with a separate walled garden. Pets welcome, dependents may be considered. Working Monday-Friday approx. 40 hrs per week with flexibility to look after the dog on occasional weekends (approx. 10 per year). Salary negotiable for the perfect couple around £850pwn. Interviewing now to commence in February or March. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33498.

CSC54383 Inside couple Wiltshire & Switzerland ASAP £60k+/£1000pwn
Travelling couple sought to look after family’s newly renovated homes in Wiltshire (edge of the Cotswolds) and Switzerland (near Gstaad). This exciting opportunity will best suit an experienced inside couple who are used to a semi formal environment and happy to travel. The role will be based two thirds of the year in Wiltshire and one third in Switzerland (generally for the ski season and summer holiday). Duties to include all general maintenance/houseman and driving (gardeners employed) with partner looking after all housekeeping and cooking to dinner party standard. Employer has 3 school aged children (two are full time borders) and are based in London during the week so need a proactive, organised couple with lots of initiative. One driver is needed and a car will be provided on and off duty. It is essential the couple have valid passports for frequent travel. A newly renovated 3 bed cottage with own garden is provided as staff accommodation in Wiltshire and separate accommodation is also provided in Switzerland. Pets welcome and older dependents considered. Working hours will generally be 5 days (working weekends), 40 hours a week approx. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £60k gross per annum/£900-£1000pwn dependant on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33049.

CSC54379 Flexible Girl Friday & Gardening couple Inverness April/May 2019 From £850pwn
Returning Staff of Distinction client based close to Inverness, looking for a relaxed and flexible ‘girl Friday’ & gardener/gamekeeper couple. The property is a large shooting estate with 6/7 acres of formal gardens and 10 bedroom house with cinema rooms and a library. Employers have a young son aged 2, 4 dogs and 3 sporting horses. The home is fully staffed with a game keeper, groom, housekeeper and temporary chef. The couple will be confident working in a team alongside other staff members. The gardener will be helping the gamekeeper with outdoor duties and some maintenance, along with mowing the lawns and taking care of the overall property. The housekeeper will be to help with a variety of duties such as caring for the son and entertaining him when he’s not in nursery/school, greeting guests, assisting with housekeeping and family cooking. It is essential that both have driving licences to help with duties and are pet friendly to help look after the dogs. Some housesitting when the clients are away will also be needed. The couple must be comfortable with also working on a shooting estate. Accommodation is a 2 bed cottage on the grounds, well behaved pets allowed, regrettably not for dependants. There will be access to a range of cars on duty. Working 5 days a week usually Monday-Friday starting at 7am with approx. an 8 hour day and time off during. Flexibility required for occasional weekend work. Position to commence April/May 2019. Salary negotiable depending on experience, from around £850pwn. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33457.

CSC54377 Knowledgeable Gardener & Housekeeper Guilford, Surrey February 2019 £850pwn
Recommended post with valued Staff of Distinction client who is looking for a housekeeper & gardener/maintenance couple. This informal family live in Guilford, Surrey in a beautiful home set in substantial grounds. They have 2 older children who are at boarding school, so most of the time it is just the employers and their two dogs. The ideal couple will be proactive and reliable with excellent English and looking for a long term role. Housekeeping will involve cleaning, laundry, washing, ironing and grocery shopping. Cooking family meals or batch cooking for the freezer would be a big bonus but not essential. The gardener will have sole charge of the garden and grounds so a good knowledge of gardening is important and general maintenance duties as required. The couple will be responsible for looking after the dogs so dog lovers preferred. Two drivers would be ideal to help with work related errands, and the very occasional trip to their other home in Wiltshire. Accommodation is provided as a 1 bedroom home with a separate entrance and own garden, regrettably not suitable for dependants, but well behaved pets considered. It is a full time position Monday-Friday, with salary negotiable around £850pw net according to previous experience. Interviewing now to commence in February. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33395.

CSC54372 Recommended Housekeeper & Gardener position Hertfordshire Flexible £800pwn Negotiable
Current Staff of Distinction couple of 5 years recommend this lovely post with previous valued client located in rural Hertfordshire (close Bishop Stortford). Employer in part time residence is looking for a professional Housekeeper and Gardener/Maintenance couple. The large estate extends to some 2500 acres of arable and woodlands and the primary house on the Estate has 6 bedrooms and 8 other rooms including a swimming pool complex. The housekeeper will be experienced in looking after a large property and taking care of laundry & ironing, cleaning, dusting, household shopping and general organisation. Occasional cooking required for shooting parties or cooking for the freezer. The Gardener should have a good all-round skill set and be knowledgeable in the upkeep of the established gardens. It will also involve weeding, planting, pruning and green house management. Animal lovers essential as couple will have responsibility for looking after one dog and chickens. Two drivers are essential for station pick-ups, shopping and occasional airport runs (on duty car provided). Super newly built 1 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation. Not suitable for dependants but a small dog will be considered. Generally Monday – Friday 8am-4pm, but will need to offer flexibility in busy shoot seasons and the occasional weekend. Salary negotiable around £800pw net depending on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33363.

Pro-active Housekeeper & Gardener Couple West Sussex Feb 2019 £850-£900pwn
Pro-active housekeeper & gardener couple sort for a large part-time residence in West Sussex. This position will be to accompany a new gardener and a groom. The estate has 200 acres of fields and woodlands and 5 acres of formal gardens, including some vegetable patches, a tennis court, a swimming pool and outdoor sitting areas. Responsibilities for the gardener will be to keep the gardens manicured and fresh, as well as helping with general outdoor maintenance like fixing fences and working with the groom and gardener. The housekeeper will be required to take care of laundry, ironing, running errands, grocery shopping and general organisation of the home. Some cooking may be required on the very rare occasion, but is not essential. The property is rural but not isolated, however the couple with both need to have full driving license. A car will be provided on and off duty. Accommodation is provided as separate 3 bed lodge, all costs included and can welcome children and possibly small pets. Working days are Monday-Friday with the occasional weekend, 9am-5:30pm approx. Position to commence in the New Year. Salary on offer around £850-£900pwn depending on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33332.

CSC54361 Housekeeper & Driver/Maintenance Couple Northamptonshire Flexible £800pwn+
Housekeeper & driver/maintenance couple sought for a family based on a large property in Northamptonshire. The property is set over 40 acres with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The family have 4 children aged 13-21 years, and also have friendly pet dogs. A couple who are hardworking and reliable will be suited for this position to take care of a variety of duties inside the home such as housekeeping, cleaning, ironing and helping with dinner party prep. Other duties for the partner will involve driving, helping in the garden, strimming lawns and general maintenance inside and outside. A garden is employed once a week for additional help. Proxy parenting will be required once a week while the principals are in London. There will ideally be 2 drivers and a car is provided on duty. Accommodation provided as a 1 bed staff flat with a separate entrance. The couple will be required to work 5 days a week mostly Monday-Friday, around 40-50 hours. Salary negotiable around £800pwn+ Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33213.

CSC54355 Passionate Gardener & Housekeeper (no cooking) Near Swindon, Wiltshire ASAP £800-£900pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommended this role with appreciative employer in weekend residence only. This is a new couples role for a high calibre, passionate Gardener & Housekeeper (no cooking) sought for a beautiful property near Swindon, Wiltshire. Employer in weekend residence only is looking for an experienced, professional couple. Gardener to have a real knowledge of gardening to take ownership of the garden which is set in 30 acres (maintenance gardener employed to assist when required). Vegetables, fruit trees and flowers all grown organically in this stunning garden. Housekeeper to be organised, efficient and “hands on” to look after all laundry, cleaning and general housekeeping duties. No cooking required. Employer entertains regularly at weekends so weekends can be very busy. The other couple look after the cooking and all front of house duties but you must be happy working as part of a team with the existing household staff. Car provided on duty – only necessary for one to drive. Animal lovers required as there is a dog at the property. Two bedroom furnished staff accommodation provided within the estate. Hours 8-4, 5 days a week with Tuesdays & Wednesday s off. A joint salary of around £800-£900per week net is on offer. Interviews to commence ASAP for an immediate start. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33175.

CSC54331 Maintenance & (full or PT) Housekeeper couple South West Scotland ASAP £800-£850pwn
Recommended post for Estate maintenance/Handyman and Housekeeper couple for employer with very remote estate in South West Scotland. The position will suit a country loving couple who are hands on and flexible to “muck in” where needed. Fencing, clearing gutters, mowing, leaf blowing are some of the maintenance duties required. Laying fires, helping to serving at shoot lunches also needed. Part time Housekeeper (20hrs) needed for the shooting lodge and to prepare cooked breakfasts (caterers provided so no other cooking needed). If full time hours preferred then hours can easily be made up helping in the hotel (also owned by the family). The main focus will be during the busy shooting seasons where the couple will be required to help put out food and make sure the property is prepared for guests. Accommodation is initially a 2 bed cottage whilst the 3 bed cottage is renovated. Can be furnished or not depending on preference. Pets and dependants considered. Working days are usually 40 hours a week over 5 days, including some weekends (particularly during the shoot season). Position to commence ASAP with a salary negotiable according to experience and hours around £800-£850pwn. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33037.

CSC54326 Country loving Housekeeper & Maintenance couple Exmoor, N.Devon February £850+pw net/ £55k+ gross pa
Country loving couple as Maintenance/Gardener/Groundsman & Housekeeper sought for appreciative, informal family relocating to a sporting estate based in rural Exmoor (40mins Tiverton). Some development and renovations and will be going on over the next two years so couple will need to liaise with contractors and work well as a team with the existing Gamekeepers. Proactive, flexible, hands on couple required who would enjoy being involved from the start of an exciting project to enhance the estate and improve its sustainability. Creating a vegetable garden that will supply the family and the shoot is an example of one of the goals for the employer as is planting new hedgerows, improving river banks and the woodland areas. All housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties required for the home although limited cooking needed for the family. Family consists of two School aged children (one at boarding school), with older children who will visit on occasion. Caterers will be brought in on shoot days and some assistance would be appreciated then. Would best suit an “outdoorsy” dog loving couple as 75% of the work is outside and there are lots of dogs! Previous experience working on a shooting estate would be an advantage but not essential. 5 day week (working most weekends) with two days off provided during the week. Essential for both to drive given location, car provided and two bed stone cottage offered as staff accommodation, pets welcome and dependents considered. Interviewing now for a February start with salary of around £800-900pw net /around £55k gross per annum dependent on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33017.

CSC54318 Housekeeper (Russian-Speaker) & Driver Couple Surrey ASAP Negotiable
Professional couple position has become available for a Housekeeper (Russian-speaking) and a Driver. The position is based in Virginia Water on a large 1000²m property. A small family live on the property with their 5 year old son. A nanny is employed to care for him, but the couple should be child friendly. The Housekeeper must be a Russian speaker and be in charge of the daily cleaning for all rooms and utility spaces while having the knowledge of different cleaning products and surfaces. Other duties will involve changing the beds, laundry, taking items to the dry-cleaners, repair clothes and have experience with managing wardrobes, helping in the kitchen/serving the table, creating shopping lists and general organisation. The Driver will be the family’s functions driver, assisting the housekeeper in some of their duties like running errands and grocery shopping. Duties will involve taking care of the cars and their maintenance including booking in for MOTs and necessary repairs. Occasional gardening duties and maintenance will also be required during different seasons. Top salary on offer (up for negotiation). Days, hours and accommodation to be confirmed. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32971.

Maintenance/Builder/all-rounder & Housekeeper/Cook West Berkshire Flexible £850pwn+
A private estate situated near Reading in West Berkshire requires an honest, enthusiastic, and experienced couple to work alongside the Estate Manager and House Manager. One of the couple should be a confident all-rounder. Some previous experience looking after buildings would be desirable, as would the ability to recognise faults and put into action any necessary repairs. Swimming pool and spa maintenance would be a bonus. Candidates should be willing and able to undertake the general garden handyman duties as required, working alongside the existing gardening team. Any kind of engineering background would be ideal but not essential. They should also be prepared to assist the Estate Manager with other estate tasks as and when required. The partner will be working in the house and should have high standards and a keen eye for detail. Their role will include housekeeping, laundry, including the care of fine fabrics, flower arranging, and general household duties, including serving at table, and the ability to cook light healthy meals when the chef is unavailable. There is a well-established team of part time household staff to assist as required. Staff uniform supplied. The estate has a welcoming environment therefore applicants must have a friendly and flexible approach to work, with a willingness to work hard, and be an integral part of a small team. The residence is a second home for a family based in the US so there will be long periods with no one in residence and then times (particularly in the summer) when the house is very busy and you will be expected to work longer hours (with time off in lieu during the quieter periods). Flexibility to work some weekends (with days off in the week) when needed, mainly during the summer months. Preferably you should both have a full clean UK driving licence. Full security screening and references will be required before the vacancy is offered to the successful candidates. A well maintained, recently refurbished 2 bed & 2 bath apartment offered with all utilities paid. Unfortunately, unsuitable for pets or dependents. Non-smokers essential. This role is interviewing now to start as soon as the right couple have been found! Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability around £850pw net/£55k gross pa. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J27939.

CSC54305 Cook/Housekeeper & Garden maintenance/Driver Bucks ASAP/flexible £56k gross/£800+pw net
Employer in weekend residence only is looking for a new couple to take over from current long term staff. A very good Cook is needed to cater for occasional dinner parties of 15+. Hands on housekeeping and general garden maintenance also required. Only one driver is essential for shopping, errands and occasional airport runs. Post is 5 days a week (working weekends) with 2 days off provided during the week. Spacious 3 bed, 3 bath flat provided as staff accommodation overlooking the Thames with all costs included. Regret not suitable for pets. Salary negotiable around £56k gross/£800+pw net according to previous experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J32847

Part time Couple (20hrs pw each) Cheltenham, Glos ASAP/flexible £600pwn/£35kgross pa
A new permanent position has become available for a part-time enthusiastic and flexible couple to look after a family’s house and grounds near Cheltenham. Duties to include all housekeeping, occasional cooking and general help with the garden and all round maintenance. The family have 2 children who are at boarding school, and 3 dogs to look after on occasion – particularly when family are away, when house sitting is also required. Two drivers will be needed due to location and a car is provided on and off duty. A 2 bedroom flat is provided (all bills paid) in Cheltenham town centre, regret not suitable for pets but dependants welcome. Working 5 days per week including some weekends approx 4 hours each day (per person). Salary negotiable up to £600pw net max/£35,000gpa for the couple. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found. If interested please email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32745.

Experienced Caretaking Couple Cornwall Flexible £850-£950pwn
Brand new post for experienced Caretaking couple to take charge of employers newly acquired part time residence in Cornwall. Initially the role will be caretaking as the house will be having some renovations. Gardening staff already employed (and a Chef when entertaining). The main duties will involve caretaking, housekeeping, simple cooking and keeping the home organised, and prepared for when the employers are in residence. General maintenance work and handyman duties will play a big part on the estate so essential that couple are practical and flexible. As the estate is close to the river any boat handling skills would be useful too. Employers have two children so the couple must be child friendly, but no nanny duties will be needed. Animal lovers (employer may get a dog) and 2 drivers preferred, car provided on and off duty. Lovely 2 bed bungalow provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome and older dependents may be considered. Working 5 days a week including weekends (when the employer is in residence) no need for weekend work when not. Salary very negotiable according to skills and experience offered from £850pwn - £950pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32718.

Experienced Gardener & Housekeeper couple Marlow, Bucks Spring 2019 £900pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 10 years recommend this super post looking after employer’s part time residence in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Client (based in the US for 9 months of the year) is looking for an experienced, proactive Gardener/Maintenance & Housekeeper/basic Cook couple to take charge of the estate from Spring 2019. The main house and guest cottage are set in a 3 acre garden with swimming pool and tennis court. A gardener with reasonable knowledge is preferred to look after the walled garden, herbaceous borders and fruit trees as well as general maintenance and mowing. A part time horticulturalist is employed to assist. Looking after employers 4 cars and occasional driving will be required. Housekeeper to look after all hands on cleaning and keeping the home tidy and organised. When employer is in residence (approx. 3 months of the year spread throughout the year) housekeeper will need to prepare simple meals and ensure kitchen fully stocked etc. Employer is relaxed and informal, no serving or uniform required and caterers will be brought in when entertaining. Useful for both to drive for running errands but essential for the Gardener - a car is provided for the couple on and off duty. A newly refurbished 3 bedroom house is provided as staff accommodation (all bills included except telephone and extras such as cable TV). Pets and dependants may be considered. When employer not in residence work days/hours can be tailored according to requirements but it is important that couple reside at the property every night for security reasons. Cover can be arranged for holiday periods and any planned time away. When employer in residence couple may be needed 7 days a week but hours will not be excessive and extra time worked can be taken when employer away. Role to start around April 2019 to allow for a good hand over with current couple. Salary £900pwn. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32579.

CSC54249 Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance couple Hertfordshire ASAP £800pwn
Recommend post with previous valued client looking for Housekeeper & Handyman couple for their principle residence in Hertfordshire. Employer has 3 adult children only one at home so housekeeping duties can be very light at times – employer would appreciate flexible attitude so Housekeeper potentially can assist partner when necessary. Drivers and animal lovers a real bonus. Dogs & ponies kept (although groom employed so no horse knowledge required). Dog walking and feeding etc needed when employer is away. Assisting part-time gardener with basic gardening and general maintenance duties required including looking after 3 local properties that are rented out. The 5 bedroom home needs all domestic cleaning and housekeeping. No cooking required. Generally post is Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30, a self-contained 1 bed flat and garden provided as staff accommodation. Regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Appreciative employer is offering £800pwn for the perfect couple. Interviewing now for an ASAP start. Please call Katherine to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J15473.

Estate manager/handyman & HK/Cook couple Berkshire Flexible Negotiable for the right couple
Enthusiastic, helpful Estate manager/handyman & HK/Cook couple wanted to help run modernised, period country home based in Berkshire. House-keeping, shopping, preparation and cooking required for family meals. Other staff employed in the house and on the small well-managed Estate with adjoining working farm. General household maintenance required which includes taking care of plant & equipment, indoor swimming pool, fireplaces, cars and garden machinery. Day to day tasks will include domestic cleaning, laundry and housekeeping to a high standard, good family cooking (the family rarely entertain) and looking after the upkeep & general maintenance of the couples property. There is a head gardener at the property however assisting in the garden will be required. Couple must be willing to liaise with the owners on a daily basis about the home and you must be confident working as part of a team instructing and delegating tasks as required. You should have excellent experience, be very hands-on and pro-active. At least one driver is essential and you must have a stable background/longevity in private service with excellent references. 5 day working week with Wednesday/Thursdays as days off. Hours are generally 8am – 5pm during the week and Saturday and Sundays 8am – 12pm returning 6pm – 10pm. Modernised accommodation on the Estate provided is a 4 bedroom cottage (pets and children welcome – regret no cats due to nesting birds). Salary negotiable for the right couple. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J24995.

CSC54224 Recommended Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook post Wiltshire ASAP £60,000gpa
Recommended post with return client of Staff of Distinction, seeking a positive, enthusiastic couple as Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook for their weekend residence Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire. This family of 4 who are in part time (weekend) residence only are looking for a Housekeeper who enjoys cooking and who can cater for up to 10 people on occasion. The focus is on healthy and partly vegetarian food mostly made from scratch with home grown produce. High standards of cleaning, laundry, together with arranging flowers, wardrobe and household management will be required. The family also employ a cleaner that works one day a week and when the family are in residence for more than a weekend, the cleaner will also work daily. Candidates will preferably have an interest in gardening as they will need to assist with the fruit and vegetable growing. Outdoor work will also include running errands and maintaining vegetation. The grounds include 3 acres of formal gardens and 4 acres of fields. The garden has an attractive layout and includes herbaceous borders, hedging, a pond, fruit trees, large lawn area, small wooded area and a cut flower garden. The gardener must have knowledge and experience working with all these elements as well as use and maintenance of garden machinery. (Knowledge necessary to make the most of the calendar season).The partner must be happy to work in the garden on occasion also. Additional gardening or cleaning help will be brought in as necessary on busy periods. Occasionally the role will include dealing with internal and external household maintenance and driving owners between train stations. An animal friendly couple would be good as the family may get a dog next year. This role would suit a couple who are flexible, proactive and happy to make decisions without the principals being in residence. Working week is full time, five days from Thursday – Monday, 9.00 -5.00 when the family are not in residence with flexible finishing times. Hours will revolve around the owners being in residence so are longer on weekends and during school holidays. On occasion travel with the family is also necessary. Two drivers preferred. Accommodation provided is a 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds, all costs covered and car provided on duty. Small dogs and cats will be considered. This position is interviewing now to commence ASAP. Salary £60,000gpa. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J8677.

CSC54217 Butler/Houseman & Housekeeper Essex ASAP £850-£1000pwn
Brand new recommended post for a high calibre Housekeeper & Butler/Houseman couple for employer in part time residence only. Our client based in Jersey visits the property for a few days most weeks and needs a couple to look after the running of the newly renovated property. All normal housekeeping duties will be required such as laundry, cleaning, flower arranging, keeping the home to high standards. A good knowledge of dealing with fine fabrics, glassware etc important. An element of healthy family cooking will be required too and very occasional dinner parties – maybe twice a year. Duties for the Butler/Houseman will involve setting tables, silver service, helping in the kitchen, driving and taking care of the cars and occasional maintenance. Ideal if both are computer literate and one could help with bookkeeping. Two drivers are preferred for this role and a car is provided on and off duty. This post would really suit a couple who are discreet, cheerful and positive self-starters looking to stay long term. Team players important as gardeners and a driver employed also. Accommodation is a newly renovated 3 bed gate house with a terrace garden. Regret not suitable for dependants or pets. Working 5 days a week generally Monday – Friday but weekends will be required when employer in residence. Salary negotiable according to experience from £850-£1000pwn. Interviews to commence immediately.Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J10731.

Hands on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maint. Hampshire ASAP £800-£900pwn
Previous Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 3 years recommend this informal role as hands-on Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple with lovely family near Hook, Hampshire. The ideal couple must be animal friendly and any experience with horses would be a bonus (but not essential as groom is employed). Duties will include all housekeeping, domestic cleaning and laundry to a high standard. Good family cooking is also required (no dinner parties) and caring for the family’s animals. Practical gardener needed for all property and grounds maintenance. The property is set in 8 acres of gardens, fields and a small vegetable garden– general grounds upkeep required (PT Horticulturist employed also); mowing the lawn and edging etc. Two drivers essential. Working 5 days a week (Sundays/Mondays off). 1 bedroom flat provided with separate entrance (planning permission received for staff cottage so accommodation will be a brand new cottage in the not too distant future). Regret not suitable for pets unless an indoor cat. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £800-900pwn according to experience. Please call Katherine to discuss further or register your interest on 01225 484190 or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting J31867.


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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CSHK54434 Daily Housekeeper Alresford, Hampshire Mid-April Depending on experience
Full time live out Housekeeper sought at a large estate in Alresford, Hampshire. The beautiful property is part time residence to a professional couple. Daily duties will include carrying out all cleaning, laundry and occasional setting up for breakfast and lunches. The successful candidate will need to be able to work well within a team as another Housekeeper, gardeners and a couple are also employed. The usual working hours will be Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, however when the principles are in residence (which is usually 2 weekends a month), the hours will be Thursday – Monday 9am – 5pm. The chosen Housekeeper must be able to work to high standards and knowledge of caring for antiques would be desirable. The role is to commence mid-April and the salary is negotiable depending on experience. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33815

CSHK54433 Live-in Housekeeper/Caretaker role Cornwall ASAP £400 per week net
Russian speaking housekeeper is sought for a caretaking role in Falmouth, Cornwall. This is the employers part-time residence, they only visit 2 or 3 weeks per year. The main responsibility for this role is working alongside the estate manager, keeping the house clean and tidy, taking care of security and the two dogs. The role is Monday-Friday from approx. 9am-3pm. When the employers are in residence, the hours will remain largely the same, as they are quite relaxed and do not need any cooking or serving etc. The location is rural, so the candidate must be a driver. Accommodation is in the main house, a double bedroom, bathroom and access to the main kitchen (there is a different kitchen to use when employers are in residence). The candidate also has own separate entrance into the accommodation. Salary £400 per week net (£25,000 gross per annum), and the role will be to start as soon as the right candidate is found. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33803

CSHK54427 Full time daily Housekeeper Near Wadhurst, East Sussex May 2019 £500pwn
Superb opportunity for an organised and outgoing live out housekeeper sought near Wadhurst, East Sussex (TN5) . The large property is home to 2 professionals. Daily duties will include carrying out all cleaning, laundry, online food orders, handling of deliveries and running of ad hoc errands. A candidate who has their own car is required. Hours will be Monday – Friday 8 hours a day, with occasional weekend housesitting. Salary on offer is £500pwn. This position would suit someone who is looking for an exciting and busy, long term opportunity. Interviews are to commence as soon as possible for a start date at the beginning of May 2019. A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience working in a private household is required. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33749

Daily Housekeeper Bath (BA1) ASAP Depending on experience
Professional housekeeper sought in Bath (BA1). The family of 5 live in a beautiful Georgian property in a quiet part of the city. General duties will include all cleaning, hoovering, sorting of laundry, ironing and general tidying. A Nanny is employed, therefore no childcare duties will be involved, however the chosen candidate must be child friendly. The housekeeper will be trustworthy, reliable and discrete. The hours are flexible and can be up to 30 hours a week. The salary is dependent on experience. The role is to start ASAP. A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience working in a private household is required. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33743

CSHK54425 Live-in Housekeeper role nr Basingstoke End March 2019 £26k-£30k gross per annum
Return of Staff of Distinction client based in a village near Basingstoke is searching for a new Live-in Housekeeper. This role is recommended by the current housekeeper (placed by us), who is retiring after 6 years. The housekeeper will look after the single employers’ large property; cleaning the home, doing laundry and ironing (bedding sent to dry cleaners) and general tidying/organisation. No cooking is required on a daily basis, but if the candidate loves cooking then they could cater at dinner parties (usually caterers are brought in). The perfect housekeeper will be fit, energetic, and also knowledgeable to be able to help with security and computers. The employer also has 2 friendly dogs, so the housekeeper must love dogs as this is a big part of the role. Especially when the employer travels the housekeeper will need to look after the dogs. The housekeeper must be a driver with own car, simply due to the rural location of the village. Accommodation for the housekeeper is a 3 bed cottage, with private garden and parking. Partners are welcome, as well as a small well behaved pet. Working hours are 9:30am-3pm, Monday-Friday with occasional weekends (notice given). Salary £26,000-30,000 gross per annum depending on experience. Position to commence end of March 2019. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33740

CSHK54424 Live-in Housekeeper Kent May or sooner £450pwn
Discreet, hardworking Live-in Housekeeper sought for employer’s beautiful home near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The family have 3 children at boarding school so whilst term time can be quiet holidays are busy when all in residence. They have 10 acres of formal gardens which are open to the public occasionally with 3 full time gardeners employed. Housekeeper will be required for the usual cleaning, laundry duties and running errands. Occasional help with cooking would be needed, but caterers are employed for shoot lunches and dinner parties. The employers elderly mum also lives on a cottage on the estate, so some basic housekeeping and companionship for her would be appreciated, especially if the employer is away travelling. The housekeeper must also be happy caring for the employers 2 dogs when they are travelling. A driver is essential due to the rural location but also for occasional station runs. A lovely 4 bedroom flat is provided for the housekeeper, well behaved pets are welcome. Working days will be Monday-Friday generally 9-5, with the occasional Saturday needed if entertaining (notice given and time off in lieu). A salary of £450pwn is on offer. The role is to start in May 2019 but could be sooner if perfect candidate is found before then. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33716

CSHK54423 Smiley Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper Weybridge, Surrey ASAP £450-500 per week net
Warm and smiley Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper is sought for a young family based in Weybridge, Surrey. The first time parents have an 8 month old baby, and are looking for a candidate to join them on a long term basis. Mum will be going back to work in the summer, and the role will become sole charge then. The role will be mainly childcare, but with a couple of hours of cleaning/tidying per day while baby sleeps. Also the dad doesn’t work on a Friday so the candidate can get on with household duties on that day. The ideal candidate will be naturally good with children, to be able to keep baby safe and entertained whilst keeping the home running smoothly. Extra cleaning help could be arranged if needed but current 10 hr per week cleaner runs out of things to do so they will most likely not continue. Both parents have busy jobs and so would like to find a candidate that they can rely on. This is a Monday-Friday role, 7am-7pm. The candidate will have own double bedroom and private bathroom on the top floor of the house. Salary £450-500 per week net depending on experience. Interviewing now, with the role to start when the perfect candidate is found. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33714

CSHK54418 Full time Housekeeper Oxshott, Surrey ASAP £560pwn
Fantastic opportunity for a daily Housekeeper in Oxshott, Surrey. The large, modern property is home to a HNW professional couple and their 3 cats and 1 dog. General duties will include carrying out all cleaning, ironing and washing. Both clients regularly work from home, therefore are looking for someone who will also prepare light lunches for them. A housekeeper who is hardworking, responsible and personable is a must. A driver is not essential for this role. The hours will be Monday – Friday 8am-4pm (total 40 hours a week) with occasional Saturday work. A generous salary of between £11-£14phn is on offer depending on experience (up to £560pwn). The position is to start as soon as possible. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household for HNW clients is required. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting ref no: J33697

CSHK54413 Good all-rounder Housekeeper West Ireland Mid-March £450-550+pwn
Beautiful castle and estate set in rural West Ireland (County Galway), require a flexible energetic Housekeeper with lots of enthusiasm and a ‘muck in’ attitude. The castle is occasionally let commercially for weddings and has 3 holiday cottages on site that are let so there is always lots to do! Other housekeeping and grounds staff are employed so team players important. The principal has four dogs, so a dog lover is essential as the housekeeper will take responsibility for them when away. Any cooking skills will be useful, as well as occasionally serving at table. A general “can do” attitude would be perfect for this varied role. A driver is a preference due to the remote location and to run errands; an estate car is provided. Role will be 5.5 days per week working most weekends. Private accommodation is provided on site but regret not suitable for dependants or pets. Interviewing now, post to commence in March, salary negotiable according to experience approx. £450-550+pw net. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33669

CSHK54412 Live-in Domestic Housekeeper/Cook Exeter ASAP Negotiable
Live-in Housekeeper/Cook who is child friendly is required for a family with two children, who live in a beautiful and unique home in Exeter, Devon. The principals love spending time with family, but are professionally busy. The right person will be flexible, supportive and be prepared for the role to adapt. The housekeeper will be a team player and support the house manager and PA. The housekeeper will be responsible for cleaning to a high standard, laundry, running errands and ensuring the smooth running of the household. A housekeeper who is not shy of family cooking and introducing food to children is essential. The family live and healthy lifestyle and would like for someone who can promote this. They will need to engage and communicate with the children, pets and close community. A driver is essential and a car provided on duty. They must be a self starter and use initiative. Accommodation is a beautiful single flat/annex on the grounds which looks over the fields and wildlife. A big bonus will be having access to various attractions and events in the south west! Working hours are Monday – Friday 9am-1/2pm then 3/4pm-5/6pm (a break is given in the afternoon). Negotiable salary on offer with an ASAP start! (a live-out option can also be considered). If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33604.

CSHK54401 Part time Daily Housekeeper Longfield, Kent ASAP £12phn
Part time daily Housekeeper in Longfield, Kent. The friendly family of 5 have also got a dog and 3 cats. Daily duties will include all cleaning, laundry and simple cooking. The chosen candidate will be hardworking, flexible and work to high standards. A housekeeper who is either Portuguese, Spanish or Tagalog speaking would be highly desirable. The working hours will be Monday 11am-2pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am -2pm if possible but not essential. Salary of £12phn is on offer, with a start date of ASAP. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household is required. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33221

CSHK54400 Full time, Daily Housekeeper Weybridge, Surrey ASAP £30kpa
Tagalog speaking full time Daily Housekeeper sought in Weybridge, Surrey. Working for a VIP client, general housekeeping duties will include, carrying out all cleaning, laundry and occasionally dealing with contractors. The chosen Housekeeper must be very professional, honest and trustworthy. It is essential that the candidate be discreet, confidential and have respect for the family’s privacy. The hours will be Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. The salary of £30kpa is on offer. A driver is not required as the property is located a short walk from the train station. The position is to start ASAP. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household is required. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33044

CSHK54398 Full time housekeeper Gloucestershire (GL7) ASAP £28kpa
Return Staff of Distinction client is looking for a daily Housekeeper based in a Costwold village in Gloucestershire (GL7). Working within a team of housekeepers, general duties will include; all cleaning, making of beds and sorting laundry. A candidate that has a sunny disposition and can take instruction is required. Experience caring for antique furniture and textiles would be a huge bonus, as well as the ability to iron to a high standard. The chosen housekeeper will need to be pet friendly. The working days will be Thursday through to Monday. The hours on the weekdays will be 9am-5pm and 9am – 1pm on Saturday and Sunday (these will still however be paid as full days). Total 32 hours a week. Salary on offer up to £28kpa depending on experience. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33607

CSHK54395 Live-in Housekeeper/Cook role Oxfordshire ASAP £30,000gpa
A Live-in Housekeeper/Cook is sought to work at a beautiful country estate near Oxford. The role will focus on good family cooking with occasional dinner parties. The candidate must also be happy to work as a team with another Housekeeper to cover all day to day household duties, tidying and cleaning rooms, dressing the master suite, food purchasing and menu planning. Experience working on estates within a team would be a bonus, as well as a genuine passion for cooking. The candidate will liaise with the Head Gardener to utilise produce from the estate to create fresh and healthy meals. Usually you will be catering for the estate owner only, but you must also be confident cooking for dinner parties of up to 14 guests (assistance will be hired for larger events/shoot lunches). A driver is essential for this role and a car can be provided on duty. A fully expensed 1 bedroom cottage is provided, possibly suitable for partners or indoor pets to accompany. The normal hours are 8 hours per day, 5 days per week (including weekends). Flexibility is required during busy periods and in these instances, additional hours worked are taken in lieu. The hours are worked in a split shift pattern, you will have a few hours off in the day and then come back later to cook supper for the employer. Salary negotiable depending on experience, around £30,000 gpa. Interviewing now to start as soon as perfect candidate is found! If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33544

CSHK54393 Travelling Housekeeper role Wiltshire/Swtizerland ASAP £500pwn
Travelling Housekeeper sought to look after family’s newly renovated homes in Wiltshire (edge of the Cotswolds) and Switzerland (near Gstaad). This exciting opportunity will best suit an experienced housekeeper who is used to a semi-formal environment and happy to travel. The role will be based two thirds of the year in Wiltshire and one third in Switzerland (generally for the ski season and summer holiday). Duties to include all housekeeping and cooking to dinner party standard. Employer has 3 school aged children (two are full time borders) and are based in London during the week so need a proactive, organised Housekeeper with lots of initiative. A driver is needed and a car will be provided on and off duty. It is essential the housekeeper has a valid passport for frequent travel. A newly renovated 3 bed cottage with own garden is provided as accommodation in Wiltshire and separate accommodation is also provided in Switzerland. Pets welcome and partners with own employment considered. Working hours will generally be 5 days (working weekends), 40 hours a week approx. Interviewing now to start when ideal candidate is found. Salary negotiable around £30k gross per annum/£500pwn dependant on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33567

CSHK54392 Accommodating Live-in Nanny/Housekeeper Reigate, Surrey Feb 2019/Flex £500pwn, £35kgpa
Relaxed and friendly family based near Reigate in Surrey, are searching for a live-in Housekeeper/Nanny. The position will suit a candidate who is warm, friendly and likes to keep a home clean and tidy! The family consists of full time working mum and her two school age daughters (6 & 7 years old). During the day when the children are at school, the candidate must use own initiative and organise themselves. Hours will be Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm. Day to day duties will consist of helping the girls in the morning, walking to school with them, cleaning the apartment, laundry, ironing, taking to afterschool activity once per week, helping with homework, and cooking a meal for the children. The candidate will also need to have a good standard of cleaning, to keep the apartment nice and tidy while the children are at school, and take care of laundry and ironing. Accommodation is a self-contained 1 bed flat which is a 5 minute walk away from the family’s apartment. The flat has parking available if the candidate has own car, but a nanny car is also provided for use on duty (driver not essential). Working hours are 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday. Salary around £500pwn/£35kgpa. Position to commence Mid-Feb, but can wait for the right person. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33548.

Part time Daily Housekeeper Bradford on Avon ASAP £300pwn
Client of Staff of Distinction are in search of a part time daily Housekeeper in Bradford on Avon. The beautiful, recently renovated Georgian property has 4 bedrooms and a tennis court in the grounds. The client is currently in the process of moving back into the property after it being renovated, therefore assistance with the move will be required. Thereafter, general duties will include; the general cleaning of the property, managing of laundry, occasional food preparation and running of general errands. The client has 2 grown up children who live at the property part time and have also got a pet dog. The ideal candidate will be happy to follow routine and have a very calm and easy-going nature. A driver would be beneficial however is not essential. Working hours will be Monday – Friday 25 hours a week. An occasional Saturday may be required to work to assist with dinner party preparations. The salary on offer is up to £300pwn depending on experience. A minimum of 3 years experience working in a private household as a housekeeper is required. This is a wonderful opportunity to start as soon as possible and would suit someone who is looking for a long term position. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33546

CSHK54382 Full time daily Housekeeper Kingston upon Thames ASAP £35k-£40kpa
Full time daily Housekeeper sought in Kingston upon Thames. Working for a VIP client, the chosen Housekeeper will be responsible in ensuring a smooth running of the household and completing all housekeeping tasks to high standards. Daily duties will include; taking care of all cleaning and laundry, wardrobe management, daily table service as required and assisting with events. Travel abroad in Europe with the principle will be required twice a year for a few weeks at a time. The ideal candidate will be hands on, have a strong character and excellent communication skills. You must be trustworthy and discrete in order to respect the client’s privacy. Strong attention to detail and someone who works well within a team is necessary. Experience working within a similar role or within hospitality to a high standard would be ideal. Salary on offer; £35k-£40kpa depending on experience. The hours when the principle is not in residence, will be Monday – Friday 40 hours a week, however when in residence will be Monday – Friday 9.30am -9pm. Working two weekends per month. The position is to start as soon as possible. If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33462

CSHK54380 Live-in Housekeeper Oxford March £400-450pwn
Live-in Housekeeper sought for part-time residence in central Oxford. The 2 employers are based overseas and only visit the Oxford property for 3 or 4 months throughout the year, predominately over Christmas and throughout the Summer. Their current housekeeper of 4 years is relocating, and so they are now looking for another long term candidate. The home is a Grade 2 listed property that was newly refurbished 3 years ago and overlooks the University grounds. This role will involve managing the home throughout the year and keeping it to an impeccable standard while the employers are away. This will include cleaning, dusting, general upkeep, liaising with the part-time gardener and window cleaner, keeping the home secure and calling contractors when required. The hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday. When the employers are in residence, you will be required to work Monday-Saturday. During these times, the duties will also include laundry, ironing, tidying and helping with errands (no cooking). The housekeeper will live in a spacious first floor apartment, which is attached to the home but has a separate entrance. The flat is newly renovated and has a double en-suite bedroom, fitted kitchen, living space and dining room. The candidate must be bright, flexible, discreet, and have excellent verbal and written English. Salary £400-450 per week net is negotiable depending on experience. This role will ideally start in mid-March to have a handover with current housekeeper. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33474

CSHK54375 Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny role Bristol February 2019 (could be sooner) £400-450 per week net
A capable live-in nanny/housekeeper is sought for a friendly family living in central Bristol. The professional couple have a 3½ year old little boy, who currently attends nursery five mornings per week. The family are looking for a candidate to work Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm. The mum has two days off during the week, so on her days off she will have sole charge of the little boy and the candidate will just take care of housekeeping and deep cleaning. On the other three days, the candidate will look after the little boy, and take care of light housekeeping when he is at nursery or having his afternoon nap. The nanny/housekeeper will cook a healthy meal for the family each night (vegetarian), mum makes the menu each week herself and so the candidate will just need to follow the simple recipes. Babysitting may also be required. The ideal nanny/housekeeper will be friendly, flexible and have a good level of English. Driving and travel are not required, and there are no pets in residence. A large double bedroom will be provided on the top floor of the house, along with a bathroom shared with the little boy. Salary £400-450 per week net depending on experience, position to commence when the right person is found. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33405

Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Berkshire ASAP £32k-40kpa
An active family of 5 based in Hurst, Berkshire are looking for a Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper to ensure a smooth running of their family home and lives. This is a sole charge position as both mum and dad work full time. The 3 children are girls age ranging from 13 years to 6. They are very into their sport and live a very active and busy lifestyle. The family have a wonderful black Labrador puppy and a horse (no pet duties involved). The ideal candidate will be friendly, have fantastic communication skills, be proactive, have great organisation and time management skills. The ability to be creative with cooking, support children with homework and be respectful of confirmedly requirements is also very important. The role will be split between Housekeeping and Nannying. During term time, the main focus will be on the house. Duties will include the following; all house cleaning, washing & ironing, cooking and carrying out the weekly food shop. Non term time, the role will be Nanny focused. The two elder children are relatively self-sufficient, however will need support in home work and general organisation. During the holidays, the Nanny/Housekeeper will organise play dates and activities whilst maintaining a balanced lifestyle by going on days out to Theme Parks & the cinema, bike rides and dog walks. The hours will Monday to Thursday 7am – 7pm with Fridays off and then 7am – 6pm Monday - Thursday finishing at 12.30 on a Friday (term time). Occasional overnight babysitting when the parents are away on business. A driver is essential and a car will be provided on duty. Required qualifications; Ofsted registered (or agreement to become within 6 months). Salary on offer £32K - £40KPA. Role to start ASAP as a matter of urgency. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33364

CSHK54368 Live-in Cook/Housekeeper role Surrey, KT20 ASAP £400-500 per week net
Cook/Housekeeper sought for family in Surrey, KT20. This is a live-in role, and a bedroom and bathroom within the home is provided, as well as all utilities and food covered. Working 8/10 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Duties will include daily cooking of family meals, tidying the home, laundry and ironing, occasionally dropping the employers children to school (8 and 5 years old). The family have an extensive deep clean of their home done on a weekly basis, so the housekeeper will not need to do much cleaning. The role will be mainly focused on tidying the home, and more importantly cooking! Food is very important to the family (particularly Indian cuisine), so a gifted cook would be a real bonus. This role is to start ASAP, salary £400-500 per week net. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33314

Daily part time Housekeeper Wookey Hole, Somerset BA5 ASAP £10-£12phn
Part- time Daily Housekeeper sought for a very friendly and down to earth family of 4 in Wookey Hole, BA5. Set in a beautiful Georgian house, the duties will include but will not be limited to; ironing, general cleaning, preparation of guest bedrooms and general preparation for dinner parties. The ideal candidate must be a good all-rounder and be flexible to take on extra duties. A driver is required due to the location of the property. The position will be for 3 days a week at approx. 25 hours, however this can be flexible. Salary between £10-£12phn depending on experience. The position is to start as a matter of urgency. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your most up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J28396

CSHK54366 Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny Banbury, Oxfordshire ASAP £450-£500pwn
Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny sought for a busy family based in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The family has 4 children (ages between 1 month old - 6 years old). This position will be mainly Housekeeping as mum takes care of the childcare herself. The candidate must be child friendly though, and flexible to help with the children if mum goes out. Must have baby experience and be confident having sole charge of the baby while mum does the school run for the older children. A driver is essential for this position, to run occasional errands or help with school run. Main daily duties will include cleaning, tidying, laundry, ironing, changing bed linens, and making the children’s supper. Working Monday – Friday with flexibility to work 1 weekend per month paid extra (to be discussed). Accommodation provided within the home and salary negotiable around £450-£500pwn. The position is to commence ASAP. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33270.

CSHK54363 Live-in Housekeeper role Cheshire ASAP £450 per week net
Live In Housekeeper sought for employers home in Altrincham, Cheshire. Both employers work full time in London and sometimes spend weekends in London too. They are looking for someone with a strong background in private housekeeping to join their team, and focus on the property upkeep. The housekeeper will be required to take care of their home, cleaning, dusting, laundry, wardrobe management, cooking for the employers when they are in residence, and liaising with the gardeners/contractors. This role is Monday to Friday, 8-6pm. The salary on offer is £450 per week net and the accommodation is a spacious bedroom and en-suite bathroom within the home. Role to start immediately! If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33062

Daily or Live-in Housekeeper Near Bradford on Avon After New Year 2019 £27,000pa - £32,000pa
VIP client of Staff of Distinction are in search of a Live-out or Live-in Housekeeper near Bradford on Avon. The stunning, fully staffed country home is set within acres of land. General duties will include but will not be limited to; the general cleaning of the property, managing of laundry, occasional assisting with cooking and also some PA duties/ diary management. The property has a lot of fine fabric, stone and wood, therefore knowledge in how to treat and care for these would be ideal. The client has 3 grown up children who do not live at the property. They live a very busy lifestyle and have homes internationally. They usually visit the property a couple of times a month, therefore when they are in residence the hours will increase. Usual working hours however will be Monday –Friday 9am – 5pm. Depending on whether the Housekeeper will be live in or live out, the salary will be between £27,000pa - £32,000pa, based on a 5 day week, plus overtime for weekend work. Due to the location of the property, a driver is a must. The chosen Housekeeper will be capable of holding their own, be very confident, a good listener and have a strong work ethic. Excellent organisational and communication skills are key. It is essential that the candidate be discreet and confidential and have respect for the family’s privacy. This role can be live-out if the candidate lives locally, or if it’s live-in a 3 bedroom cottage can be provided. Interviews are to commence right away for start sometime after the New Year. The chosen Housekeeper must have a minimum of 3 years experience working in a private household.This is a fantastic opportunity and would suit someone who is looking for a long term position. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com for live out and lucy@imperialstaff.com for live in quoting reference no: J33199

Daily Housekeeper Near Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield ASAP £480pwn
Daily Housekeeper sought near Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield. The stunning property has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and is situated within acres of land. Daily duties will include the general running of the household such as cleaning, laundry, watering of plants in the courtyard and running general errands such as going to the post office and signing for deliveries. Some food preparation and occasional cooking may also be required when the client is in residence. Experience in handling antiques and fine arts is a must and experience in handling crystal would be desirable. The client live a quiet, private lifestyle, and are looking for a trusting individual who can be part of the family. Opportunity for global travel within the role may be possible! Due to the location, a driver is essential. Hours will be Monday - Friday 9am-5pm and the salary will be £11-£12phn (up to £480pwn depending on experience). The chosen Housekeeper must have a minimum of 3 years experience working in a private household.The position is to start ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33187.

Part time daily Cook/ Housekeeper Bath ASAP Depending on experience
Part time daily Cook/ Housekeeper sought in Bath (BA1). The family of 3 live in a beautiful Georgian terraced house in a quiet part of the city. The role will be split 70% cooking and 30% housekeeping as a cleaner and Gardner are already employed. General duties will include cooking delicious, homely meals for the family and also some hoovering, sorting of laundry and general tidying. A qualified chef is not essential, however someone who has a great passion for cooking and knowledge of gluten free recipes is highly desirable. The hours are flexible, ideally 3 or 4 afternoons a week. Salary is flexible dependent on experience. The role is to start ASAP. This is a fantastic opportunity, so if you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV, along with your salary expectations and ideal hours that you would like to work to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33133

Daily Housekeeper Near Blanford Forum, Dorset (DT11) ASAP £500-£ 600 per week net
Lovely Housekeeping role available near Blanford Forum, Dorset (DT11), working with a family who have recently relocated to Dorset. This is a Daily role working Monday-Friday 9:15am - 7:15pm. They have a 4 bedroom home and two school age children (one at boarding school). Both employers work full-time from home. They are looking for a smiley and flexible housekeeper to take care of daily cleaning, laundry and ironing. Some help with food preparation would be appreciated but the employer is a keen cook and so they do the majority of the cooking themselves. Childcare is not required as the children are older, but someone who is friendly and comfortable around children is essential. The family have rabbits and a small dog, and help feeding the animals would be appreciated. A good level of English is essential, as well as a full driving licence. Salary is negotiable from £500-£ 600 per week net. Role to start ASAP!If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33108

CSHK54341 Daily Housekeeper/ Cook Norton St Philip, near Bath ASAP £25kpa
Superb opportunity for part time live out Housekeeper/ Cook in Norton St Philip. Working for a professional couple, the position will be split between housekeeping and some cooking. Housekeeping duties will include but will not be limited to the following; sorting laundry, ironing, cleaning, collecting fresh groceries and running ad hoc errands. For the cooking side, it is essential that the candidate has experience cooking Vegan meals. The ideal candidate will be energetic, pro-active, professional and discrete. For 2 days a week, the hours will be 7.30am - 1.30pm and 3 days a week 1.30pm - 7.30pm (total 30 hours a week Monday - Friday). Salary on offer: £25kpa. Due to the location of the property, a driver will be required. The position is to commence as soon as the right candidate is found. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household is required. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting ref no: J32867

CSHK54334 New Live-in Housekeeping role! Winchester, Hampshire ASAP/Flexible £450-550 per week net
Live-in Housekeeper sought for new role in Winchester, Hampshire! Duties will include daily cleaning and management of the 6 bedroom property and outbuildings, washing, ironing, caring for and feeding the 2 dogs and 1 cat, wardrobe management, restocking the home of food/household items and helping with occasional dinner parties/food preparation. The employers have a kitchen garden so it would be ideal if the housekeeper could use the fruit to make jam in the summer months for example. The employers travel a lot so they will need help with packing/unpacking suitcases. When they are aware the housekeeper will be required to stay in the main property overnight for security reasons. The ideal candidate will be experienced and capable, and looking for a long term role. Must also be child friendly, as grandchildren stay at the home occasionally. This role is 40 hours per week, Monday-Fri approx. 8am-5pm. Accommodation provided for the housekeeper is a newly built studio flat with double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and good size living area. A full time groundsman also lives on site. Salary £450-550 per week net, start date as soon as the perfect candidate is found (could potentially wait until New Year). If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33055

Daily Housekeeper (Tagalog speaking) Richmond ASAP £420pwn
Positive and professional Daily Housekeeper (Tagalog speaking) sought for family home in Richmond. Day to day duties will include cleaning, ironing, laundry and tidying. Occasional basic cooking will be required at times. The family currently live in a 4-bedroom flat but will be moving to a house in the same area in the near future. It is an informal home but cleanliness is high priority for the principal. It is important that the candidate can get on without supervision and who can understand the family’s needs and work accordingly. Experience working with Lebanese families or middle eastern families would be ideal. This position will be Monday – Friday, 25 hours and then 10 hours on either a Saturday OR Sunday. Total 35 hours a week. The hours can be flexible for the right candidate. Salary £12phn (£420) per week net negotiable. Role to commence immediately. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33021

CSHK54323 High Calibre Live-in Housekeeper Wiltshire ASAP £600pwn
Super role for high calibre live-in housekeeper to look after busy weekend residence 15 miles from Bath. Substantial property has gardening staff employed, and the family are looking for all housekeeping to be completed to a high standard, cooking to include healthy family meals, shoot lunches, and making sure that everything is ready for the family’s arrival, and keeping a low key presence during their stay. Weekends can be full-on, with various guests and requirements, so the housekeeper will need a flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude. The family live in London during the week, and travel during the school holidays, so there will be a lot of down time when they are not in residence. A full driving licence would be a bonus, and a car would be made available on duty. The housekeeper will need to love dogs as the family have three! Working five days a week, to include weekends. A separate two bedroom house with its own garden will be provided, and partners with their own employment will be considered. Interviewing now to start ASAP. Salary negotiable around £600 per week net. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J33019.

Daily part time Housekeeper Batheaston, Bath. ASAP £12phn
Part- time Daily Housekeeper sought for a charming home in Batheaston, Bath. The old property has lots of character and is situated in a few acres of land. The daily duties will include general cleaning of the property, taking care of the laundry and occasionally doing some food shopping. Experience in handling antique furniture and brass/ copper wear is a must. The ideal candidate will be good at using their own initiative and be very reliable. You must also be pet friendly as client has a small dog Due to the location of the property, a driver is required. The hours on offer are 2 morning a week, total 8 hours. Salary: £12phn. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34167.

Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper Near Bath ASAP £570 per week net
A fantastic new opportunity has become available for a fun and playful Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper near Bath. This is a sole charge role for 2 school age children who are part of a VIP family. The most important part of the role will be to care for the children with duties such as collecting them from school, taking them to clubs and keeping them entertained in the evenings. However, during the day when the children are at school you will carry out some child related housekeeping duties such as tidying their rooms, preparing their dinner etc. A housekeeper is already employed, but sometimes you may need to support them with some cleaning. The chosen Nanny/ Housekeeper will be a passionate, warm and organised individual who loves children. The family are very down to earth and live a very busy lifestyle. They are looking for a Nanny to fit in seamlessly, as the Nanny will play a very important part in the children’s lives. The Nanny/ Housekeeper will work full time hours, Monday – Friday, and the hours are 10am – 7.30pm. A driver is a must, car is provided on duty. It is essential that the candidate be discreet and confidential and have respect for the family. Interviews are to commence right away for an immediate start. Salary £570 per week net. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32951

Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Peasedown St John, Bath (BA2) ASAP £480per week net
Return client of Staff of Distinction are looking for a Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny to help care for their family home and children. Located near Peasedown, Bath (BA2), the family of 5 have a beautiful home set in the countryside. The main part of the role will involve housekeeping duties such as; helping to prepare family meals, cleaning the property, taking care of the laundry, running general errands and generally making sure that the home is kept tidy and organised. Experience caring for expensive furniture and couture clothing is a must. The other part of the role will involve some childcare duties such as occasionally watching the 6-month-old baby for 2 or so hours during the day. The ideal candidate will high attention to detail and take pride in their work. They must have a friendly presence and a lovely demeanour. Being be pet friendly is important as the family have dogs, cats, chicken and fish. The hours for this position are 40 hours a week (however can be flexible). Salary of up to £480pwn is on offer depending on experience. You must be able to drive, however a car can be provided on duty. The chosen Housekeeper/ Nanny must have a minimum of 3 years experience working in a private household. Position to start ASAP for the right candidate.If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J32948.

Part time, child friendly Daily Housekeeper. Chigwell, Essex ASAP £10-12phn
Staff of Distinction client in Chigwell, Essex are looking for a part time, child friendly Daily Housekeeper. The family of 3 live in a lovely 4-bedroom house in a quiet area of the town and are in search of a warm, professional, honest housekeeper to help maintain their home to a high standard. The main duties for this role are housekeeping related, however some childcare duties are included to help care for the little girl who is 2 years old. General duties will include; cleaning, laundry, changing beds, ironing and sometimes watching the baby if mum needs to pop out. The candidate must be flexible to babysit on a Saturday evening twice a month, but this can be increased if the housekeeper is looking for more hours. The set working days and hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the hours of 11.30am – 2.30pm (these can however be flexible). With the additional babysitting hours on top. Salary £10-£12per hour net depending on experience. No car required. Position to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cv to: alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: J32947

CSHK54307 (Live-in) Positive & Professional Housekeeper/Cook Gillingham, Dorset ASAP Negotiable + 2 Bedroom Cottage
A fantastic new role has become available for a positive and professional live-in Housekeeper/Cook on a small country estate near Gillingham, in North Dorset. The main property – eight bedroom, period building - is currently undergoing renovation, and the family will be living in a five bedroom house on the estate during the work. There are three children: 7 year old, and 4 year old twins, and the housekeeper will need to genuinely enjoy working around children and interacting with them. They will be required to lend a hand, and to babysit/proxy-parent as needed. There is also a friendly Retriever, and the housekeeper will need to take him on walks/feed him. Other duties will include daily domestic cleaning and tidying (deep cleaning will be conducted by an outside company); family laundry and ironing (a part-time laundress lends a hand); cooking healthy family meals on a regular basis; assisting with food prep at dinner parties; running local errands; accepting and unpacking grocery deliveries; and supervising contractors when the family are away. The family currently employ a nanny, a P/T gardener, and a F/T farmer. This role is best suited to a housekeeper who has a truly proactive and ‘can-do’ attitude. Someone with a sense of humour, who is flexible, helpful, and who loves the countryside. Working Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, plus weekends when extra help is needed (with time in lieu). A separate two bedroom cottage will be provided, and partners with their own employment will be considered to accompany. Salary negotiable. To commence ASAP (could be slightly flexible for the right person). If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32915

CSHK54306 Live-in Housekeeper/Cook Badminton, South Glos ASAP £400-450pwn
Current Staff of Distinction couple recommend this role looking after employers part time residence in Badminton, South Glos (20 mins from Bath). The employers are now looking for a single Live-in Housekeeper/Cook to cover Housekeeping, and cooking to a high standard for occasional formal dinner parties or family gatherings. Important that the candidate is proactive, as employer is in residence for max 2 months per annum so they need a self-starter with initiative. Employer is looking for a candidate with with long term private service experience and knowledge of caring for antiques and fine fabrics. Attention to detail and high standards are crucial re housekeeping, as is a really good/passionate cook for dinner parties when in residence. Occasional serving at table will be required and a uniform will be provided. Other staff employed including gardeners and a daily cleaner and houseman. Employer has 2 dogs who travel with them but you must be pet friendly. A driver is essential for this role. Brand new self-contained apartment with own entrance is provided, all costs included. Working Thursday - Monday with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. Generally hours will be 8-4.30 but flexibility will be required when entertaining or at particularly busy times. Salary of £400-450 per week net offered to well qualified candidate. Interviewing ASAP to start right away. If interested please email your CVs to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32921.

CSHK54303 Child friendly Housekeeper (Live-in) Scotland ASAP/Flexible £35,000-50,000 gross per annum
A child friendly Housekeeper is sought for a new live-in position near Elgin, in Scotland. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty, and is less than an hour’s drive from Inverness airport. The housekeeper would work with a welcoming family of five; the parents and their three young children. Duties will include tidying, laundry, ironing, cleaning the home and running occasional errands. Mum is at home so she does the childcare, but a housekeeper who can occasionally help with the children would be ideal. A dog friendly candidate is essential, as the family have two affectionate Labrador dogs who will ideally need walking. This role is Monday-Friday and hours can be negotiable, around 10 hours per day. Accommodation for the housekeeper is your own flat in a separate wing of the house, including double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and living space. Salary between £35,000-50,000 gross per annum depending on experience. Start date flexible, as soon as perfect candidate is found! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting reference: J32819

(Live out) Full or Part time Housekeeper Seaton and Budleigh Salterton ASAP £11-12phn
A unique opportunity has become available for a Staff of Distinction client for a Daily Housekeeper(s) to help maintain either 1 or 2 large, high end luxurious holiday lets in Seaton and Budleigh Salterton. Both properties are privately owned and are located in sought after locations, finished to extremely high standards. Daily duties will include; general cleaning, washing, ironing, bed linen, cleaning of windows and reporting of any maintenance. The hours available can be either on a full time or part time basis depending on if 1 or 2 properties are assigned to the individual. There may be occasional weekend work. The ideal Housekeeper must have high attention to detail and be very self-sufficient. Salary will be £11-12phn with a start date of ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J32807

Daily Housekeeper Basingstoke ASAP £10-11phn
Client in Basingstoke is looking for a daily housekeeper to look after their family home 3 days per week. The family of 4 have a school aged daughter and also a teenage son who is at boarding school. They require help with all household duties including cleaning, laundry / ironing, shopping, dog walking, and basic assistance with the pony when required. Preparing an evening meal for the family would also be appreciated. Working days will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Hours 9am-8pm on Mondays and Fridays, and 9am-7pm on Tuesdays. A non-smoker and confident driver essential. There are two black Labradors and a pony so the ideal candidate will be animal friendly! Salary £10-11phn. To start ASAP! If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference:33709

Daily Housekeeper Hilmarton, Wiltshire ASAP £10-£12phn
Daily Housekeeper sought for a lovely family in Hilmarton, Wiltshire. This is a part time role, (between 25 - 30 hours per week).Household duties will include cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing. Housekeeper must have cleaning knowledge of antiques, a mix or floor/worktop/furniture finishes. The main garden is 1.5 acres, with fields surrounding.The family have 2 children ages 9 and 8, two cats and rabbits. Salary: £10-£12per hour net. Role to start ASAP! If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: 34040

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CSB54396 Passionate Daily Gardener Oxfordshire ASAP £20k£25kpa
Returning Staff of Distinction client have a super post available based in Oxfordshire. The family are looking for a full-time, flexible gardener/handyman/driver with good experience and high standards to take over from their current employee who is relocating. A gardener with good horticultural knowledge (RHS II) would be a bonus, taking care of 3 acres of formal gardens and 10 acres of woodlands managing lawns, orchards, hedges, shrubbery & formal gardens. You must be animal friendly as the family have 2 dogs, 4 chickens and a 2 horses (groom employed) but you will be required to help when the groom is off 2 days each week with feeding the animals, walking or turning them out into a field etc. General property maintenance, occasional airport runs & car maintenance, as well as managing a pond, fountain, tennis courts, indoor pool, and vermin control as also required. Spray license and fluent English a must. They are looking for a country friendly, non-smoking person to fill this role. A CONFIDENT driver is essential with a clean license is a must due to the property's remote location and occasional chauffeur duties (car provided for work use). Working hours 8am-5pm with flexibility to stay later until work is completed working 5 days with Sunday/Monday off. 1 bed flat above the garage provided (bills included), a partner & 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £20-£25kpa. Interviewing now for an immediate start. If you are interested in this role please email bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J33028.

Daily/Live-in Gardener/Groundskeeper Edinburgh, EH14 ASAP £25kpyg
A lovely employer based in Edinburgh is looking for a Qualified daily/live-in gardener to help tend to their 25 acres of formal gardens and fields. Average daily duties will involve general maintenance, handy-man duties, leaf control, putting out wheelie bins, housesitting, dealing with shrubbery and ponds, security of the household, gutter control and machine maintenance. The successful candidate will have to have good personal skills to deal with contractors, hold a chainsaw license and have tree knowledge, as they will need to remove and plant trees. The employers have a fish tank, two cats and two dogs, which will occasionally need looking after when the family are away. Working hours Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm in the winter and 7:30am to 5pm in the summer. Driving is a bonus but by no means essential. There is the option to live in as there are some staff quarters if needed. The role is to commence ASAP for a salary of £25k per year gross depending on experience. If you are interested in this role please email bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J33476.

Live-out Estate/House manager Gloucestershire ASAP £45-£50k per annum
Return Staff of Distinction client is looking to recruit a TOP Live-out Estate/House Manager to run their country home based in Gloucestershire. (A candidate local to the area would be preferred). To apply for this role you must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working within a private household as a Estate/house manager with an up to date DBS check. This is a senior management role and would suit a well presented, switched on candidate that has the ability to take care of the busy household, which is occupied 24/7. You must be able to work as part of a team and independently. The house is fully staffed and you will be responsible for the smooth running of the estate which would include turning your hand to anything, managing of all staff members (+-10-12 employees), organising and planning of events and ensuring the household is preforming at its best. You will also be responsible for the household security team, ensuring the house is secure and security is in place at all times. A candidate that can take instruction is required as the couple prefer to liaise with the Estate manager daily to discuss the smooth running of the household including the staff. A flexible, organised candidate is sought with exceptional experience in management of a large country estate. A confident driver is essential. You must also be very pet friendly as the family have horses, dogs, cats etc. There are 3 housekeepers , 3 gardeners, 2 grooms and 2 security guards . The housekeepers keep most of the house and facilities tidy. The gardeners need managing , time, prioritising , quality of work, tidiness etc There are two pools, spa etc There is a large entertainments building There are a lot of cameras and security activities that need to be 100% at all times. There are a lot of lighting , electrical, hi fi , TVs, etc that need maintaining. There are a lot of suppliers, services, visitors arriving daily for maintaining different things at the property . It is too dis-organised at present. There is an estate office where all the admin paperwork needs to be done and kept tidy. The Estate Manager needs to be intelligent , have good people skills, be computer literate and have a real eye for detail and for quality . He needs to be thoroughly organised, have a cool head, never get flustered. Needs to be proactive and prevent things from going wrong. That comes only through experience. He needs to be fit and energetic . This is not a massive estate but it has quite a few buildings and activities and needs very good organisational skills to stay on top of everything. It's a busy place and needs to run smoothly. Working hours will be Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm. Salary negotiable depending on experience but in the region of £45 000 - £50 000 gross per annum. If interested, please reply to bridgette@imperialstaff.com with salary expectations and availability, quoting reference number: J33129.

Gardener/Handyman/Driver Oxfordshire ASAP £20-£25k gross per annum
Returning Staff of Distinction client have a super post available based in Oxfordshire. The family are looking for a full-time, flexible gardener/handyman/driver with good experience and high standards to take over from their current employee who is relocating. A gardener with good horticultural knowledge (RHS II) would be a bonus, taking care of 3 acres of formal gardens and 10 acres of woodlands managing lawns, orchards, hedges, shrubbery & formal gardens. You must be animal friendly as the family have 2 dogs, 4 chickens and a 2 horses (groom employed) but you will be required to help when the groom is off 2 days each week with feeding the animals, walking or turning them out into a field etc. General property maintenance, occasional airport runs & car maintenance, as well as managing a pond, fountain, tennis courts, indoor pool, and vermin control as also required. Spray license and fluent English a must. They are looking for a country friendly, non-smoking person to fill this role. A driver is essential with a clean license is a must due to the property's remote location and occasional chauffeur duties (car provided for work use). Working hours 8am-5pm with an hour lunch break, Monday to Friday. 1 bed flat above the garage provided (bills included), a partner & 1 well behaved dog considered. Salary £20-£25kpa. Interviewing now for an immediate start. If you would like to apply for this role and have a current DBS and First Aid certificate, then please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting Ref: J33028

Live-in Gardener/Handyman Hampshire ASAP Negotiable
Recommended post for full time, live-in, Gardener/Handyman to work alongside current Staff of Distinction couple looking after family’s permanent residence in Hampshire. Ideal if Gardener is mechanically minded, able to carry out basic garden machinery maintenance issues, strimming, mowing, weeding, as well as some general maintenance, handyman duties. Preferable that you drive, are team player and like dogs! Working days will require most weekends with days off during the week. 2 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation which can accommodate pets and children. Salary negotiable according to experience and hours worked. Position to commence ASAP! To apply for this role, please send your current CV to sarah@imperialstaff.com quoting reference number: 34094.

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