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This vacancy section was last updated on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:14 PM

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Salary

CSC74696 Housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener couple Cheltenham, Glos January 2020 £900pwn+/£65k gross pa
Flexible, “hands on” Housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener couple sought for employers country home near Cheltenham, Glos. Current Filipino housekeeper of 12 years recommends! Duties will involve all cleaning and laundry as well as caring for their dog. Some simple cooking for the family would also be appreciated (caterers brought in when entertaining). Partner to help with general maintenance, mowing lawn, clearing leaves, changing light bulbs and generally assisting where required. Gardener employed. The family have four daughters at boarding school who visit at weekends. Weekend work required for this role, with two days off during the week. Generally 48 hour week. The ideal couple will be discreet, proactive and have a sunny disposition. One driver essential (car can be provided). Salary negotiable according to experience £800-1000 per week net and newly renovated 1 bedroom flat on the estate provided. Pets welcome. Interviewing now to ideally start early January. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35415.

CSC64703 HK & Garden Maintenance/Driver Couple Bradford on Avon Jan/Feb 2020 £750-£800pwn (£50kgpa)
Current Staff of Distinction housekeeper retiring after 10 years recommends this super post with appreciative employer based near Bradford on Avon (6 miles from Bath). Housekeeper and Garden maintenance couple who love dogs and are happy with hands on cleaning and laundry duties and general garden maintenance, mowing, strimming and driving. Cooking for very occasional dinner parties (with partner serving) would be a bonus but not a requirement. Two drivers preferable (one essential) and dog lovers for three affectionate dogs essential! Retired employers travel regularly hence being aware of security and care of the three dogs important. Gardener employed. Hours are generally Monday - Friday 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm with flexibility to work occasional weekends with time in lieu. Two bedroom cottage with garden provided as staff accommodation. Dogs welcome (2 max) but regret not suitable for cats. Interviewing now for late January/February start. Salary negotiable around £50k gross pa/£750-£800pwn. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35391.

CSC64701 Housekeeper/House Manager & Handyman Couple Devon ASAP £900pwn/£60-£65kgpa
Enthusiastic, versatile and proactive couple sought for a full time hands on Housekeeper and Handyman role for a weekend country estate in Devon. The estate is made up of cottages, farms, woodland and a shoot. All housekeeping duties to include general cleaning, laundry, bed changing, liaising with contractors, simple family cooking, grocery shopping and occasional dog care. Maintenance duties to include security, light gardening and external maintenance as well as supporting the housekeeper. Role is on average 45 hours per week working weekends with Tuesdays & Wednesdays free. Two bedroom flat with separate entrance provided as staff accommodation (utilities covered). One driver essential. Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found. Salary negotiable according to experience around £900pw net/£60-£65k gross pa. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35373.

CSC64692 HK & Gardener/Handyman Couple Hampshire ASAP Negotiable
Housekeeper & gardener/handyman couple sought for a 12 acre, 6-bedroom property near Winchester, Hampshire. The family have two children aged 15 & 12 who attend boarding school but may be in residence sometimes. One driver essential with their own car. All housekeeping duties, laundry, changing bed sheets and occasional basic cooking. All gardening/handyman duties, maintenance, driving the principles and working on the grounds. Potentially serving at the table may be required during dinner parties. Working a 3 day week, flexible days and hours. 2 bed self-contained annex provided, potentially suitable for pets and dependents within reason and is up to the employers discretion. Utilities may or may not be included. ASAP start. Negotiable salary depending on hours. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35321.

CSC64687 HK/Cook & Gardener/Handyman Couple Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders ASAP £850pwn (£58kgpa)
Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance Couple sought for a private shooting estate near Wantage on the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Housekeeper duties include cleaning, cooking for employer some nights with occasional dinner party cooking ideally also. Acting as security when employer away and pet care for the family’s two dogs. Daily cleaner employed to assist. A reasonable gardening knowledge is preferred to look after the lawns, hedges and walled garden. Additional gardening help provided. Any handyman duties would be useful! Both must drive, be dog lovers and have a flexible can do attitude. 3 bed house provided as staff accommodation, a well behaved dog is welcome and older dependents may be considered also. Working 5 days a week, hours generally around 7:30am – 4:30pm but very important that couple are flexible to work longer hours or occasionally even a 6 day week when very busy (taking additional time off during quieter periods). Employer would also consider a full time Housekeeper and part time Gardener for this position with salary reduced pro rata. Interviewing now for an ASAP start. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34863.

CSC64679 Inside House Manager & Housekeeper Couple Henley-on-Thames ASAP £1000pwn
Inside House Manager & Housekeeper Couple Hanley-on-Thames ASAP £900-£1000pwn (£60k-£69kgpa) Job Ref: J35298 Organised all-rounder inside House Manager & Housekeeping couple sought for large fully staffed household in Henley. Flexible, positive and child friendly couple sought for this role (family have three school aged children – nanny employed). Ideal for both to drive, one essential and car provided on duty. All House Manager duties including running the household, managing staff, organising rota’s and dealing with contractor’s will be sought. All housekeeping duties including family cooking/dinner parties for up to 12 people, assisting with shooting parties, cleaning the home to a high standard, laundry duties, shopping for the household and occasional babysitting. Family have dogs and cats so light pet duties required. Maintaining an inventory of the wine cellar, menu planning and serving food and drinks also required. Role is 5 day week (on occasion may need 5.5 days), 7am-7pm with some downtime during the day. Self-contained 2 bedroom flat provided with utilities paid. ASAP start. Salary negotiable from £900-£1000 pwn for the ideal couple. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35298.

CSC64676 Couple in Taunton Taunton ASAP start TBC
Housekeeper/Gardener couple sought for a very rural home based 20 minutes outside of Taunton. The employer is looking for a couple flexible on weekends for their informal household. Duties include all housekeeping, running errands (picking-up the paper), taking care of the upkeep of the cars and caring/walking of the family dog – pet friendly couple is essential. Very light cooking may be required on the rare occasion. The property is set over 70 acres, including woodland, parklands and fields. Gardening will comprise of outdoor pruning, strimming, chopping of wood and maintenance of the pool/outside area. Chainsaw experience would be a bonus. There is an Estate manager & part-time cleaner already employed. 1 driver is essential to help carry out certain duties. This is a weekend residence and days of work will be 5 days including weekends with Tuesday and Wednesday’s off. Hours are flexible from 8am – 5pm however you must be flexible on weekends. Accommodation includes a 2 bed, 2 bath cottage and a small garden next to the main house with utilities provided. Pets considered. ASAP start. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34849.

CSC54680 PT Gardener/maintenance & PT Housekeeper Buckinghamshire November £600pwn/£37kgpa
Current couple retiring after 10 years recommend this role as Gardener/maintenance and housekeeping couple for retired employer in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. The position is to commence in November 2019 to look after a 5-bedroom property set in 3 acres. Gardener to be responsible for all gardening, planting, mowing, and general light maintenance inside and outside the property. Partner to be a thorough housekeeper, taking care of cleaning and the overall organisation of the home and family cooking for 2 people. Two drivers with own car essential to take the principals shopping and running errands. They must be pet friendly to occasionally look after a friendly Yorkshire Terrier, and care for when the principals go away. 2 bedroom bungalow provided as accommodation with a separate entrance, regrettably not suitable for dependents. Well-behaved dogs considered. Working hours Monday-Friday, 25 hours per week each. Very occasionally help may be needed at the weekend. Salary £600pw net/£37k gross. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34754.

CSC54678 HK/Cook & Maintenance Gardener/Driver Barnet, Hertfordshire ASAP £900pwn/£61k gross pa
Previous Nepalese couple of 6 years (placed by Staff of Distinction) recommend this great role as Housekeeper/Cook & Garden Maintenance Couple for a family based very close to London in Barnet, Hertfordshire. Duties to include housekeeping, family cooking, security, gardening (mowing lawns, cutting hedges), maintenance duties and driving. Housekeeper must have high standards and good experience. A good family cook is preferred (dinner party cooking not required). Couple must be child friendly as the family have 2 teenagers, no childcare required. This position would suit a hands on couple looking for a long term commitment. Couple must be fit and animal friendly as the family have a dog and dog walking will be required. 1 driver is essential and a car is provided on duty. This position will be Monday- Friday. A separate 1.5 bedroom cottage is provided as staff accommodation, pets may be considered. Salary £900pwn for the perfect couple, interviewing now for an ASAP start. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35239.

CSC54676 Chef & Housemanager Couple Scotland February/March 2020 Excellent salary
Hands on Management couple sought to run a long established fishing lodge in remote Inverness shire with regular HNW clients visiting between March and September. Duties to include everything associated with running the business from managing the bookings, front of house, accounts, recruiting and managing approx. 7 seasonal staff, cooking to a high standard for the guests (ranging from 4 people in low season to a maximum of possibly 40 in peak season). Out of season (October-February) there is the opportunity for plenty of down time, holidays etc, just making sure everything at the lodge is kept in order. Basic light garden maintenance and keeping everything tidy and in working order is all that is required. In high season it is necessary to work 6 days a week and everything will be very busy but time off recouped in the 5 months out of season. A 3-bedroom cottage is provided as staff accommodation with all utilities paid including food. Pets and children welcome. One driver with own car essential - mileage allowance paid on the few occasions it may be necessary to use for business purposes. Interviewing now for a February/March 2020 start. Excellent salary negotiable according to previous experience. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35220.

CSC54669 Housekeeper/family cook & Maintenance/Handyman Dorset ASAP £850+pwn/£60k pa gross
Super post for a positive and professional Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Gardener/Driver couple on a small country estate near Gillingham, in North Dorset. The main property – eight bedroom, period building - is currently undergoing renovation, currently the family are living in a five bedroom house on the estate during the work. There are three school aged children, and the housekeeper will need to enjoy working around children, and interacting with them for occasional babysitting although a part time nanny is employed. There is a friendly Retriever who will need walking and feeding. Other duties will include daily domestic cleaning and tidying, family laundry and ironing (part-time cleaner to assist); cooking healthy family meals on a regular basis; assisting with food prep at dinner parties; driving for airport runs, running errands, good maintenance/handyman skills would be ideal and definitely a “muck in” attitude to whatever may need doing essential! Team players important as other staff employed including a Gardener, and Farmer. The ideal couple will have a truly proactive and ‘can-do’ attitude as well as a sense of humour and a love of the countryside. Weekend work will be required on occasions but generally role is Monday - Friday. 2 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation, regret not suitable for dependants, pets may be considered. Salary negotiable around £800 - £900 pw net according to previous experience. Interviewing now to commence when ideal couple found. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35200.

CSC54666 Housekeeper & Handyman/Driver Bath ASAP £850pwn
Energetic, hardworking and physically fit housekeeper and handyman/driver couple sought for prestigious property in Bath. All housekeeping duties such as cleaning, family cooking, wardrobe management, receiving guests, shopping, diary management and occasional childcare for two teenagers. All handyman/driver duties such as driving the principals and their children, driving guests, vehicle maintenance and maintaining the property. Principles are in part-time residence (maximum 90 days per annum) so will have a flexible working pattern. When in residence role may be as much as 7 days a week (for a maximum of 2 weeks). Otherwise post is 5 days with weekend working during school term time and 2 days off in the week. One bed fully self-contained basement flat, with a living/dining room and separate kitchen. The apartment has its own access and is decorated to a high standard, but is regrettably unsuitable for pets and dependents. ASAP start. £800-£850pwn. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35198.

CSC54656 Cook & Butler/Maintenance Couple Oxfordshire January TBC
Chef/Cook and Butler Couple sought for family’s weekend residence in Oxfordshire. Must be happy to travel to family’s other home in Switzerland approx. 3 times a year for up to 3 weeks at a time. No housekeeping required as Housekeeper employed just keeping the kitchen etc tidy and fridge/larder well stocked. Menu planning, sourcing the best ingredients and cooking for the family and for formal/informal dinner parties will be required. Partner to assist where necessary and serve. On occasion may be required to help at their London home so a flexible attitude important but principally role based in Oxfordshire working weekends. One driver essential. Separate cottage provided as staff accommodation. 5 day week (potentially could be less in Oxfordshire). Salary negotiable according to experience. Interviewing now to start in January. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35163.

CSC54645 Caretaker/Property manager & Housekeeping couple Ascot, Berkshire ASAP £850-900pwn+
Flexible, proactive caretaker/property manager and housekeeping couple sought to take over from current long term Staff of Distinction couple. Employers very part time residence is a large 7 bedroom property set in 5 acres near Ascot, Berkshire. Duties will include; all housekeeping, domestic cleaning to a high standard, laundry, ironing and grocery shopping, very occasional cooking may be required. Partner for basic handyman/maintenance duties, looking after CCTV, wifi etc and dealing with contractors along with overseeing/assisting the gardening team and looking after the dog. The ideal candidates will be security minded, pro-active and be able to prioritise tasks and manage their time well. Flexible working days essential, occasional need for weekend work according to when employer in residence. At least one driver is essential to help with running errands and occasional airport runs (a car will be provided). Self-contained studio flat with separate entrance provided. Hours are flexible but employers prefer couple to sleep at property every night for security reasons. Salary negotiable around £850/900pwn. Interviewing now. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35132.

CSC54635 Housekeeper & Gardener couple Chew Valley, North Somerset November £50k+ gross
Dog loving couple sought to look after beautiful property set in 50 acres in the Chew Valley area of the Mendips. Employer is in part time residence and her elderly father resides there permanently but no caring is required. Duties to include all Housekeeping, cleaning, laundry and simple family style cooking on occasion or assisting principal if they are entertaining. Partner to look after the garden and grounds so reasonable gardening knowledge a plus. Dog lovers are essential as employer has 4 dogs to look after - when they are away it is necessary to stay at the property for security and for the dogs. Otherwise there is a 2 bed cottage with its own garden provided as staff accommodation, pets considered. Hours are mainly 9-4, 5 days per week to include weekends when busy. Salary negotiable according to experience around £800pw net/£50k gross. Post to start around mid November. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35112.

CSC54632 HK & Housemananger/Garden Maintenance/Handyman Oxfordshire ASAP £900pwn/£58k+pa gross
Previous Staff of Distinction couple recommend! Appreciative employer needs Housekeeper & Garden Maintenance/Handyman couple for Manor house in Oxfordshire. This is primarily a weekend residence and occasionally used in the summer weeks. The employers have 4 adult children away at university, and they have dogs and a cat at the property that require care (responsibility shared with other staff). The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day smooth running of the house. All general household duties such as cleaning, tidying, laundry, bed turn downs, shopping, flower arranging and dealing with household admin. The house has art and antiques, is informal in style but must be kept to a high standard. Cooking is not necessary although definitely a bonus. Spouse to work as part of the gardening team as maintenance gardener assisting in the formal gardens on the estate, and undertake other handyman duties inside or outside where required. Driving is necessary as the house is in a rural location, and occasional driving for station or airport pickups and drop offs will be required. This role will suit a high calibre, self-starting and responsible couple who will enjoy being part of a team. Non-smokers are essential as well as fluent English. A flexible attitude is essential as when the family are in residence and entertaining the hours may be long but also there are periods when the house is very quiet. The housekeeper will be required to travel to employer’s chalet in Switzerland 5-6 weeks per year - partner is welcome to travel too and his role would then be helping with house duties and food prep or serving. A separate staff flat is provided for the couple within the estate, regret not suitable for dependants but well behaved pets may be considered. Salary negotiable around £900+pwn for the right couple. Interviewing now to commence asap. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34720.

CSC54607 Caretaker Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maint Couple Bitton, Somerset January 2020 £50k+/800pwn+
Current Staff of Distinction couple retiring after 9 years recommend this super role as Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance Couple for employers part time country residence in Somerset, in Bitton, near Bath. The estate includes a 5 bed house and 2.5 acres gardens that are used for 3 months around the year max. The chosen couple will be completely responsible for the house and grounds, taking charge of all finances, maintenance, shopping, insurances and security. The gardener will care for the hedges and orchards, mow the lawns and care for 2 vehicles. In addition to housekeeping duties, cooking will be required when employer in residence for occasional small dinner parties. One driver essential for airport runs and shopping. Accommodation is a self-contained 1 bed flat with sitting room and a private entrance. Utilities paid. Regret not suitable for pets or dependents. 5 days, 40 hours per week when in residence, employer very relaxed regarding hours/days when not in residence as long as work is done. Receiving CVs now, interviewing will start in November with post to commence in January 2020. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34998.

CSC54598 Housekeeper & Houseman/ Maintenance couple Kent ASAP £900pwn/£60k gross pa
Recommended role for Housekeeper (no cooking) & Maintenance/Houseman couple for valued client near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Ideal candidates should have previous long-term experience working in private service together with a positive work ethic and high standards. Duties will include all cleaning, laundry and general handyman/ maintenance duties. Gardener employed so limited outside work required. Important that couple work well as a team - Maintenance man to be happy assisting inside with houseman duties when required as well as being responsible for the security systems. Employer travels a lot and does not micro manage so important that couple are organised and pro active with lots of initiative. Working days are Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. Private 3 bedroom separate accommodation within the grounds of the estate is provided. Older dependents may be considered and well behaved pets considered. Salary negotiable for ideal couple around £900pwn/£60k gross to start as soon as perfect couple has been found. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34955.

CSC54593 Maintenance/Driver & Housekeeper Close Basingstoke Flexible £50k+ pa gross
Estate Maintenance/Driver & Housekeeper/occasional Cook sought for employer’s private residence with shooting estate close to Basingstoke. Other outside staff employed including Gardener, estate worker, Gamekeeper and underkeeper. Informal employer (no children at home) is looking for a hands on flexible couple. Duties to include all housekeeping, cleaning and laundry, very occasional family cooking and assisting with dinner parties; Partner to look after general maintenance, basic DIY and security duties together with some tractor driving for the shoots and airport/station runs. Two drivers essential. 3 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation, pets welcome and dependants considered. Generally Monday – Friday, 8 - 4.30 with flexibility to work occasional weekends when needed. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34944.

CSC54589 Garden/Maintenance & Housekeeping Couple Berkshire ASAP September £50k-£53kgpa
Flexible, proactive and cheerful garden/maintenance & housekeeping couple sought for employers weekend home in Berkshire. Dog lovers essential to care for employers two dogs. All general garden maintenance, mowing, pressure hosing, pool maintenance, laying fires etc required. Part time horticulturalist employed to assist. Housekeeper to look after all cleaning, laundry duties with occasional family cooking required. 5 days a week, working weekends when the principals are in residence. Spacious self-contained accommodation within main house with separate entrance provided. Regret not suitable for pets or dependants. Two drivers preferred (one essential). Interviewing now for an ASAP start. £50-£53k gross pa. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34915.

CSC54578 Housekeeper & Maintenance/Handyman/Driver couple Cheshire ASAP £60k/£850++pwn depending on experience.
Housekeeper & Maintenance/Handyman/Driver couple sought to look after employer’s principal residence in Cheshire. Duties for the housekeeper will include domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing, Cooking will not be required aside from preparing occasional light breakfasts. Maintenance duties are required for the handyman, including odd jobs inside and outside, maintaining the indoor pool, valeting, driving, and garden maintenance alongside the full time gardener. The family have 4 children (youngest 10 years old) who is at boarding school, so very occasional babysitting may be required when home. The older children are all independent. There are horses, sheep and dogs on the property and so an animal friendly couple is ideal. A groom is employed so horse experience is not essential but occasional help with feeding would be welcomed. Hours are spread over 5.5 days with Saturday afternoon and Sundays off. 1 driver is essential and a car is provided on duty. A lovely, furnished 1 bed cottage is provided as staff accommodation. It is self-contained with a private garden and parking. Regrettably not suitable for pets or dependents. The employer is looking for an experienced and loyal couple who are happy to settle in the Cheshire area on a long term basis. Salary is very negotiable depending on experience and salary expectation in the region of £850/£900pwn, start date ASAP. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34825.

Maintenance/Handyman & Housekeeper couple West Berkshire ASAP/flexible £60k/£900+pwn
Recommended post near Reading, West Berkshire for an enthusiastic, and experienced couple to work alongside the Estate Manager and House Manager for US based family in part time residence. One of the couple should be a very capable Maintenance/handyman/confident all-rounder. Previous experience looking after buildings, pool and spa maintenance a bonus as well as general garden maintenance. Gardening team employed but assistance required at times. The partner will have high standards of housekeeping, laundry, including the care of fine fabrics, flower arranging, and general household duties. Serving at table, and the ability to cook light healthy meals when the chef is unavailable and employer in residence also required. There is a well-established part time housekeeping team to assist also when employer in residence. As a part time residence there will be times when employer in residence and all busy hence staff will be expected to work longer hours, but equally long periods when all is quiet and can take time off in lieu, hence flexibility important. Some weekend working will be required (with time off in lieu), mainly during the summer months. Preferable for both to have a full clean UK driving licence and be looking for a long term role. Current staff have been there over 10 years! Newly refurbished 2 bed, 2 bath apartment provided as staff accommodation, all utilities paid. Regret unsuitable for pets or dependents. Non-smokers essential. Interviewing now to start as soon as the right couple have been found! Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability £55k-£60k, £900+ NPW. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34723.

Dog loving Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener/Maintenance Gloucestershire ASAP £750pwn/£45,000gpa
Recommended post for a Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance couple based in a beautiful rural location near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Informal employer is looking for a positive, cheerful and flexible couple on a long term basis. The property has a 3 acre garden and is surrounded by 35 acres of fields and woodland. An experienced gardener is preferred to look after the kitchen garden, greenhouse, help with general household maintenance, chopping wood laying fires etc. The housekeeping duties will be general cleaning, ironing and food shopping. (Cleaner employed twice a week to assist). Cooking or assisting with food prep would be useful for occasional dinner parties or Sunday roasts. Employer has 2 very gentle black Labs – dog lovers are essential to look after them when they are away or staying at their London home. 2 drivers would be ideal but only one essential for shopping, occasional station or airport runs. A pretty but small 1.5 bed cottage is provided as staff accommodation, close to the main house. Pets are welcome. Appreciative employer needs the couple to work 5 days per week including approx. 2 weekends a month, flexibility important. Position to commence when the right couple is found. Salary negotiable around £750+pwn. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34628.

CSC54525 Chef/Houseman/Driver & Housekeeper Manchester October 2019 £40k-£50k + accomm allowance
Top couple sought to look after two properties for employer in Manchester City Centre (one owner occupied) and the other is rented. Excellent Cook/Chef of various cuisines sought to cater for dinner parties and family meals with partner assisting and serving. All housekeeping duties needed including the care of fine fabrics, management of clothes and hands on cleaning. Light maintenance and cleaning required at rental property also. Airport runs and occasional school runs may be needed also. 5 day week, working some weekends (with days off in lieu). 2 bed cottage can be provided as staff accommodation in Bolton or accommodation allowance offered to rent nearby. Competitive salary offered according to experience around £40k-£50k. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34621.

P/time Housekeeper & Knowledgeable Gardener/Maint. Essex ASAP £750pwn/£45,000gpa
Recommended post for part time Housekeeper & full time Gardener/Handyman couple to be sole staff looking after single employers part time country residence near Ongar, Essex. Housekeeping duties to include all general cleaning of the house and barn. No cooking required. Knowledgeable gardener needed to care for 7 acre garden. Duties to include all general gardening, mowing, pruning, weeding, edging and hedge cutting as well as basic maintenance of the buildings looking after tools and machinery, cleaning cars etc. Employer is in weekend residence only and couple work Monday – Friday, so it is rare to overlap hence essential that couple have real initiative to trouble shoot any potential problems and can call in/supervise contractors when necessary. Animal lovers needed as employer has 3 Siamese cats to look after. Hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm for Gardener/Handyman and 8am-1pm for the Housekeeper. Accommodation provided is a pretty 2 bedroom cottage, fully furnished with its own garage and garden. Regret not suitable for dependents or dogs. At least one driver is essential. Car provided on & off duty. Excellent salary of £750pwn/£47K gross is offered, interviewing now to start ASAP. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34620.

CSC54517 Gardener/Driver & Housekeeper/Cook Hampshire ASAP £900pwn
Busy family is looking for an experienced “child and animal friendly” professional couple for their informal home near Basingstoke. Good “hands on” organisational skills important to manage and work alongside a Housekeeper & Maintenance couple. Cooking would be a big plus, ideally to dinner party standard but otherwise assisting with food prep and serving for parties required. Partner to have good gardening knowledge to take charge of beautiful garden, plants, vegetables and some basic general maintenance. Driving for school/airport runs required also (only one driver essential). A good track record in private service, excellent references and lots of initiative is important for this role. Working 5 days per week to include most Saturdays. 3 bed newly refurbished cottage provided as staff accommodation suitable for well-behaved pets. Salary negotiable around £900pwn according to previous experience to start ASAP ideally but can wait for the perfect couple. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J33649.

Head Housekeeper & Maintenance Couple Somerset Flexible £800+pwn
Super Head Housekeeper and Maintenance/Security sought for high profile employers large estate in Somerset. High standards, discretion and flexibility are important. Laundry, cleaning and healthy family style cooking would be useful – knowing how to source the best cuts of meat etc. Cooking only required on occasion and not necessary for dinner parties but must be of a reasonable standard. Cleaners and team of gardeners employed, so no gardening essential but if partner has particular expertise in a certain area e.g. cars maintenance, security, IT, it could well be worked into the job description! Generally post is Monday – Friday with flexibility to work weekends on occasion when needed. 2 bed cottage with private garden and car provided, pets (even horses) welcome too. Salary negotiable, according to experience around £800 per week net. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34607.

CSC54506 Housekeeper/Cook & Garden Maintenance Nr Inverness, Scotland ASAP £37k gross pa + enhanced pension
Employer in very part time residence is looking for a long term country loving couple to look after their modern private home and 3 acre garden situated within a large sporting estate. All housekeeping, laundry and light family cooking required together with lawn and garden maintenance. Strong preference for both to drive and important that one is computer literate. Full Estate staff employed on the sporting estate which is run totally separately. Couple will report direct to employer and be responsible for the private home and garden. One bed accommodation is provided within the home (separate entrance), regret not suitable for pets or dependants. The working week averages 40 hours and 5.5 days working weekends. Salary offered £37kpa/£640pwn plus enhanced pension, interviewing now to start asap. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34579.

CSC54485 Housekeeper & Maintenance/Driver Couple Kent ASAP £850pw net/£55k pa gross
Knowledgeable Housekeeper & Maintenance/Driver couple sought by friendly principals with a new estate in Kent. This position is to commence ASAP to help with the care and maintenance of employers home. Animal lovers preferred as employer has a dog & 2 cats to assist with. General duties will include housekeeping, laundry, changing the beds, light & deep cleans, running errands and stocking the cupboards with supplies. Cooking not essential unless particularly enjoyed! The partner will be responsible for general maintenance inside and outside the home, with basic handyman duties and driving the principals. Light gardening such as weeding and mowing also required (2 estate workers employed to assist with the garden and grounds). The couple will need to help when principals have guests and host dinner parties. One driver is essential and a car provided on duty, however due to location would be beneficial if both can drive but not needed for the role. Amazing separate and also newly renovated, 3 bed home provided as staff accommodation within the estate, regret not suitable for dependents but well behaved pets considered. Working usually Monday-Friday with occasional weekends. Salary negotiable according to experience from £800-£850pw net/£55k pa gross. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34453.

CSC54473 High Calibre Couple Somerset/Dorset ASAP £64,4000 - £73,400gpa / £850 - £950npw
Recommended post with valued Staff of Distinction client for energetic and enthusiastic domestic couple to look after an informal residence on the borders of Somerset/Dorset. Duties to include high standards of housekeeping, laundry, family cooking and general maintenance duties. One member of the couple must enjoy cooking and if not already a competent cook be happy to learn. It is important that both are happy working inside the house particularly if the family are entertaining. A gardener is already employed, so very occasional help in the garden would be appreciated but not necessary. Useful for both to drive to help with errands and drop-offs, but one is essential. Candidates must be animal friendly as the employers have a dog & very occasional dog sitting may be required. Separate coach house provided as staff accommodation – spacious 1 bed, with sofa bed in sitting room also. Regret not suitable for dependants, but small sociable pets welcome. Working hours are generally 40 hours spread across 5 days per week, mostly Monday – Friday. The family enjoy privacy at the weekends when not entertaining but you will need to be flexible to work approximately one (max two) weekends a month. Top salary negotiable for super star candidates from £850-£950pwn. Interviewing now to start ASAP. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J34367.

Chef/Butler & Housekeeper Hampshire ASAP £73,000gpa/ £950pwn
Super post for vibrant and energetic couple to look after young family’s weekend residence on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders.. Duties to include cooking to dinner party standard, serving/butler duties, driving and all housekeeping. Other staff employed including team of gardeners so no gardening required. Any experience working on shoots advantageous but not essential as training given. Two drivers preferred (but not essential) for this role due to country location Opportunity to travel to employers other homes during school holidays (max 2 weeks at a time). Weekend work essential with 2 consecutive days off in the week. 1 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome. Salary negotiable for the ideal couple around £73k gross pa/£950pwn. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J33864.

CSC54439 Cook/housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener/handyman Lancashire ON HOLD £50-60k gross pa
Informal and relaxed employers based near Chorley in Lancashire will be searching for a Cook/housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener/handyman couple to care for their newly renovated, high spec property. Employers newly retired will be travelling a lot so couple must be self-starters with initiative. They have 2 adult children living at the property also. The Cook/housekeeper will be responsible for the general organisation, cleanliness and keeping the home to a high standard. Any past cooking skills or experience would be very useful as employer enjoys entertaining. The partner will be in charge of general garden and house maintenance. Extra cleaning or maintenance help can be brought in as required. A 2-bed cottage (furnished or unfurnished) is offered as staff accommodation. At least one driver is essential for this position and a car will be provided on and off duty. The couple will be required to work 5 days a week, with flexibility to work some weekends. Salary negotiable according to experience and skills offered around £50-£60K/£800-£950pwn. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J33839.

Estate Manager & Housekeeper Couple Essex, IG10 Flexible £Neg
An Estate Manager and Housekeeping couple are sought for a part time residence estate based in Essex, IG10. Daily Housekeeper responsibilities will include all general housekeeping, laundry, washing, ironing including some light cooking. Estate Manager responsibilities will include running the estate, managing gardeners, mowing the lawn, general maintenance, running errands, shopping, managing caterers for dinner parties and ensuring the boundaries and security are intact. This role would suit a couple able to work together as a team and who would be happy to turn hand to anything. Working hours will be Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, with the occasional weekends when the family are entertaining (Time given off in-lieu). Accommodation provided is a small 1 bedroom cottage with utility bills included. Two drivers would be preferred and a car will be provided on-duty for work purposes. Salary negotiable for the right couple. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J33816.

Maintenance Gardener & Housekeeper Rutland ASAP £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 ASAP, salary offered is £48k-£50k gross pa/£750-£800pw net. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J33780.

CSC54415 Housekeeper & Gardener/Maintenance North Cotswolds ASAP £60,000gpa
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 £60,000gpa. Send CV to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J33675.


 Country Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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CSHK74697 Live-in Housekeeper role Nr Cheltenham, Glos ASAP £400-500 per week net
Live-in Housekeeper sought for estate near Cheltenham, to take over from current housekeeper of 12 years! Main duties will involve cleaning and tidying the family home, as well as caring for their dog. Some simple cooking for the family would also be appreciated, or help with some PA jobs for the employer. The family have four daughters who are away at boarding school but visit on weekends. Help on weekends is required for this role, with two days off during the week. Occasional flexibility is needed with working hours, but they will usually be 8/9 hours per day. There are other staff employed including a domestic couple 1 day per week and a full time gardener. The ideal candidate will be discreet and have a sunny disposition. A driver would be ideal due to the location but not essential because there is a bus route. Salary £400-500 per week net is on offer, plus a 1 bedroom flat on the estate is provided. Start date ASAP but could be flexible. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J35247

CSHK74695 Live-in Housekeeper! Kingston, KT2 ASAP £34,700 - £38,700gpa
Live-in Housekeeper required for a family based in Kingston, KT2. This role would suit a child friendly candidate as the family have one little girl aged 10. All duties required include housekeeping, laundry, washing, ironing, walking 1 small dog, collecting the girl from school on some days, babysitting occasionally, shopping and family cooking. The family are looking for a candidate willing to commit long term. No driving is required. Days and hours are 5.5 days per week including a Saturday with a half day off during the week (though flexibility would be appreciated). Bedroom and bathroom provided (in a separate part of the house). Salary £500- 550pwn/£34,700 - £38,700gpa depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J34382

CSHK74694 Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper Bath January 2020 £2000pmn++ can be higher dependent on experience.
Down to earth return client of Staff of Distinction are in search of a full time Daily Nanny/ Housekeeper in Bath (BA1). The chosen candidate will have sole charge of 3 children ages 9,6 and 4. Role duties during school term time will be more focused towards housekeeping and the general running of the home. A typical day will include; getting the children ready for school/ school drop off, cleaning, ironing, laundry, running errands, meal preparation for the children, school pick up, helping with homework and the bedtime routine. During school holidays, the role will be full time Nannying, no housekeeping! A driver is essential. Family seek individual who is fun, bubbly, outgoing, organised and wanting to be part of a family. The hours will be: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 7am - 8pm (Wednesday’s and weekends off). Salary: £2000pmn++ can be higher dependent on experience. A minimum of 3 years recent experience as a private Nanny/Housekeeper is required. Role to commence by the end of January 2020. Ref no: J35405

CSHK74693 Daily P/T Housekeeper Near Witney, Oxfordshire ASAP £15phg
Daily part time Housekeeper sought near Witney, Oxfordshire. The relaxed, friendly family of 4 (including two children ages 6 and 4) are in search of a housekeeper to help maintain their well-presented home. Role duties will include; cleaning, organising, laundry, making beds, running errands and accepting deliveries when required. The candidate is more than welcome to do some basic family style cooking if they would like to, however this is not essential. The family also have a Greyhound, who has an excellent temperament. A dog walker visits daily, but the Housekeeper must be dog friendly. Due to the location, a driver would be a bonus. Hours: 3 weekdays (up to 15 hours a week). Salary: £15phg. A minimum of 3 years recent experience as a private Housekeeper is required. Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35401

CSHK64704 Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny Cambridge ASAP £12phn (£33,082gpa)
Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny sought in Cambridge. The busy family of 3 (including little boy age 6) seek a caring and trusting individual to help with the smooth running of their home and sole charge childcare. Daily duties will include; collecting the little boy from school, helping with homework, general housework, making of beds, laundry, ironing and some light cooking. Hours: Mon- Fri 12.30-8.30pm (total 40 hours a week). A driver would be a bonus, but is not essential as the family live a short walk from the train station. A minimum of 3 years recent experience as a private housekeeper/ Nanny is required. Salary up to £12phn (£33,082gpa) dependent on experience. Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this position, send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35338

CSHK64702 Daily P/T Housekeeper Headington, Oxford ASAP 12phn
Wonderful opportunity for a daily part time Housekeeper in Headington, Oxford. The informal, immaculately presented household is home to a couple and their friendly dog. The current two cleaners have been employed for an impressive 25 years! Role duties will include; general organising, walking the dog, running errands and some cleaning/ laundry. Cooking light and healthy meals would be a bonus, but is not essential. Hours can be flexible to suit the candidate (up to 30 hours a week). Employer seeks an individual who can become part of the family, is organised, trusting, kind and a self-starter. Role to commence ASAP. Salary: up to 12phn (£23,327gpa dependent on experience). If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35127

CSHK64699 Daily Housekeeper Freshfield, Merseyside ASAP £12phn
Daily Housekeeper sought in Freshfield, Merseyside. The fabulous 6 bedroom property is home to a family of 5 including their 3 children ages 5,2 and 9 months. Both parents are busy, full time working professionals, therefore seek a hardworking and discrete individual to manage their home. The chosen candidate will have a smooth handover from their current housekeeper of 10 years! 2 Nannies are employed, however the housekeeper must be child friendly! Role duties will include; cleaning, laundry, washing, ironing and general tidying. A driver would be a bonus but is not essential as the property is within walking distance to the railway station. Working hours/ days’ can be flexible to suit the candidate. Salary up to £12phn dependent on experience. A minimum of 3 years recent experience in a private Housekeeper position is required. Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J35371

CSHK64696 Live in Housekeeper Central Bath ASAP £500 per week net
Return Staff of Distinction client is looking for a professional Live-in Housekeeper to be based at their property in central Bath. They are looking for a professional, energetic and hardworking candidate with good communication skills. The property is not the principals main residence and therefore the chosen candidate will have a flexible working pattern. During term time when the principals are in residence, the working week would consider of working when required for example on weekends with 2 days off during the week. Main duties will include cleaning all rooms, laundry, cooking family style meals, wardrobe management, greeting guests, updating house diary and purchasing items for house. Someone who is happy to look after children is key, as the principles children are based in the UK and return to the property most weekends during term time. Also a confident driver is essential to do the school runs and occasional airport runs. When the employers are not in residence the candidate will deep clean the home. The role comes with sole use of a 1 bedroom fully self-contained basement flat, with a living/dining room and separate kitchen (all bills covered). Salary £500 per week net, to start as soon as perfect candidate is found! Please send updated CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J35350

CSHK64695 Assistant Housekeeper (Live-in) Henley February 2020/Flexible Negotiable
Assistant Housekeeper sought for large fully staffed household in Henley. Duties will include daily cleaning, tidying, assisting with cooking. A management couple is employed so the housekeeper will work alongside them. The successful candidate must love children, animals, and be flexible to muck in where required. Hours are 7am-7pm (with time off during the day), 5.5 days per week. This role is Live-in and a private flat is provided for the candidate within the main house. Role to commence in February 2020 or could be later, depending on when the perfect candidate is found. Negotiable salary. Please send updated CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J35345

Daily F/T Housekeeper Near Stonehouse, Gloucestershire ASAP (£510pwn) up to £35,000gpa
Daily F/T Housekeeper sought near Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The beautiful farmhouse is home to a family including 2 young children and 3 dogs and chickens. Role duties will include; general tidying, cleaning, laundry, ironing, running of errands, family style cooking and occasional childcare. There are two holiday cottages in the grounds, cleaning of these will also be required. Family seek an individual who is warm, friendly, and proactive. Working hours; Mon - Fri 8 hours a day (40 hours a week). Salary; up to £35,000gpa (approx £520pwn) dependent on experience. A driver is essential. Role to commence as soon ASAP. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35030

Daily P/T Housekeeper/ Nanny Bath ASAP £361pwn (£23,406gpa)
Daily part time Housekeeper/ Nanny sought in central Bath. Home to a lovely family of three including 10 month old baby boy. Role duties will include; maintaining the home by carrying out all cleaning, tidying, laundry, preparing healthy meals and some possible childcare when mum runs errands. Client seeks a candidate who is calm, easy-going, has good communication skills and is happy to essentially be an extra pair of hands! Hours: Mon - Fri 30 hours a week. Salary: up to £361pwn (£23,406gpa) dependent on experience. Role to commence ASAP. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35064

CSHK64673 Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny role! Bristol December £30k gpa
Friendly live-in nanny/housekeeper is sought for a welcoming family living in Bristol. The family are looking for a candidate to work Monday-Friday, caring for their 4 year old little boy. Duties will include sole charge of the little boy, as well as housekeeping, laundry and ironing for the family while he is at pre-school 3.5 days per week. The candidate will also cook a meal for the family each evening (simple vegetarian recipes). The ideal candidate will be smiley, flexible and have a good level of English. A large double bedroom will be provided on the top floor of the house, along with a bathroom shared with the little boy. Salary £450 per week net (£30,000 gross per annum) depending on experience, position to commence early December. Please send updated CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J35280

Daily P/T Housekeeper Near Milverton, Taunton. ASAP £12phn dependent on experience
Daily part time Housekeeper sought near Milverton, Taunton. The grade 2-listed property is home to a family and their four small dogs. Gardeners and a driver are employed. Role duties will include; all cleaning, laundry, running of errands and general tidying of the property. Cooking can be included if this is something that is of interest to the Housekeeper. Employer seeks an individual who is organised, proactive and has excellent communication skills. Due to the location of the property, a driver is essential. Hours; Mon – Thurs 20 hours a week. Role to commence ASAP. Salary: up to £12phn dependent on experience. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35181

Daily P/T Housekeeper/ Nanny Central Bath ASAP £12phn (up to £21,705gpa)
Daily part time Housekeeper/ Nanny sought in central Bath. The Georgian property is home to a family of 4 including two daughters ages 9 and 7. Role duties; cleaning, laundry, general organising, running of errands, food preparation/ basic cooking and some childcare including carrying out the school pick up when required. Employer seeks a candidate who is responsible, friendly and trustworthy. Good organisational skills are key to ensure a smooth running of the home. Driver preferred and car can be provided whilst on duty. Hours: Monday to Friday 28 hours a week (working days flexible to suit candidate). Role to commence ASAP. Salary £12phn (up to £21,705gpa dependent on experience). Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35177

Daily Housekeeper Bath ASAP £420pwn / £28,205gpa (dependent on experience)
Wonderful opportunity for Daily Housekeeper in central Bath. Large property and busy home to a family of 3, role duties will include; all cleaning, laundry, making of beds and running of errands. Employer runs an air b and b apartment within the property that will also need to be occasionally cleaned and tidied. Hours: 4 or 5 days a week 35 hours. Employer seeks a candidate who is proactive, flexible and has high attention to detail. Role to commence ASAP. Salary up to £420pwn / £28,205gpa (dependent on experience). Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35148

Daily P/T Housekeeper Bath ASAP £11-12phn
Fantastic opportunity for part time daily Housekeeper in central Bath. Home to a generous family of 5, role duties will include; cleaning, laundry, general organising and running of errands. Client is very flexible with the hours; anything from 15- 25 hours a week. Employer seeks a candidate who is trustworthy, hard-working, reliable and has good initiative. Role to commence ASAP. Salary £11-£12phn dependent on experience. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35134

Part time Housekeeper Clifton, Bristol ASAP £30,000gpa (£445pwn)
Lovely position for a Housekeeper with a caring nature in Clifton, Bristol. Based in a fabulous property, working on a part time basis but paid a full time salary. Hours: 3 nights/ 2 days a week (either Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday full days). Home to a single principle, the chosen housekeeper will be required to carry out general housekeeping duties, prepare 3 meals a day and look after the dog/ 2 cats. Employer seeks an individual who is reliable, friendly and proactive. Salary: £30,000gpa (£445pwn) dependent on experience. Accomodation provided for working days only. Role to commence ASAP. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com ref no: J35119

CSHK54639 Live-in Housekeeper for P/T residence East Sussex ASAP/Flex £25,000-£28,000 gross per annum
Live-in Housekeeper sought for large country estate in East Sussex. Employer is in part-time residence only 3 months per year (over the summer). When in residence there could be up to 50 people including family and friends of employer as well as other staff (chefs, drivers, nannies, cleaners). During these times the housekeeper must be flexible to work extra hours if needed (still within 5 days per week but including weekends). When the employer is not in residence you will just be working alongside the House Manager taking care of deep cleaning, dusting, organising the home, keeping it running smoothly. Hours/days will be flexible during this time and any extra hours that you worked during the busy period can be taken back in lieu here. A driver is not required for this role but may be useful as it is a rural location. A separate 3 bedroom apartment is provided for the housekeeper and partners/pets are welcome. Salary £25,000-£28,000 gross per annum. Role to start as soon as perfect candidate is found. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J35117.

CSHK54637 Live-in Housekeeper role Oxfordshire ASAP Negotiable
Return Staff of Distinction employer searching for an active live-in housekeeper to care for weekend residence in Oxfordshire. The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day running of the house. All general household duties such as cleaning, tidying, laundry, bed turn downs, shopping, flower arranging and dealing with household admin. The house has art and antiques, is informal in style, but must be kept to a high standard. Cooking not necessary, but would be a bonus. A driver is essential and must be flexible to travel to Switzerland property 5/6 times a year for long weekends or for a week. A 1 bed apartment is provided adjacent to the main house. Working 5 days a week including weekends when in residence. Position to commence ASAP with a negotiable salary for the right candidate. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J34721

CSHK54634 Housekeeper/Cook (4days pw) Chippenham November/Flexible £400pwn / £25,000gpa
Recommended post with retired employer in part time residence. Beautiful home is based in the Chippenham area, close to Bath. Housekeeper/Cook to work 4 days a week with flexibility to work some weekends when needed. Employer has several homes and is generally in residence around 10 days a month mostly at weekends. All housekeeping duties required to a high standard and good family style cooking with occasional cooking for dinner parties when needed. 3 bedroom cottage provided as staff accommodation and pets/partners are welcome. Interviewing now to start November time, can be flexible until the right candidate is found. Salary negotiable around £400 per week net / £25,000 gross per annum. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J35110.

Daily F/T Housekeeper Near Albury, Guildford ASAP £620pwn (£45,000gpa)
Daily full time Housekeeper sought near Albury, Guildford. Home to a professional couple and their small, friendly dogs. Role duties will include; cleaning (including silver/brass polishing), laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, managing contractors, carrying out food/household shopping and running of pet errands. The chosen candidate must be active (as the role is very busy), bubbly and discrete. Hours; Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Salary £620pwn (£45,000gpa). A driver and 3+ years private experience is essential. Role to commence ASAP. Send up to date to CV to alice@imperialstaff.com job no: J35028

F/T Daily Housekeeper Dorset/ Kingston upon Thames ASAP £565pwn (£35k-£40kpa)
F/T Daily Housekeeper to work in a property in Kingston upon Thames and in Dorset. Home to a VIP client, the chosen candidate will be responsible for ensuring a smooth running of the household. Role duties; cleaning, laundry, wardrobe management and daily table service. The candidate can either be based in Dorset or in London and will travel between locations on a rota basis as another Housekeeper will be employed. Client seeks individual who is hands on, proactive and is looking for a long-term position. Excellent communication skills, a team player, trustworthiness and the ability to be discrete is necessary. Driver essential, car can be provided whilst on duty. Hours; Mon – Fri 8 hours a day (2 weekends required each month, with 2 days off during the week in lieu). Salary; £565pwn (£35k-£40kpa) depending on experience. Position to commence ASAP. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com job no: J34909

CSHK54581 Daily P/T Housekeeper/ Nanny Near Oakley, Basingstoke ASAP £12phn
Daily Housekeeper/ Nanny sought near Oakley, Basingstoke. The lovely family of four (including two school age children) are in search of an organised, friendly and flexible candidate to help run their home and carry out some childcare duties. Role duties will include; cleaning, laundry / ironing, shopping, dog walking, family style cooking and occasionally carrying out the school run. The family also have two friendly dogs and a horse! Experience with horses would be a bonus, but is not essential. This role would suit an individual who is bubbly, hardworking and proactive. If a candidate has horse experience, then an extra day can be added for grooming and trailer driving. Hours; 3 or 4 weekdays 9.30am – 8pm (can be flexible to suit candidate). Salary; £12phn. A driver is required. Role to commence ASAP. If you are interested in this position, please send an up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J34860

Live-in Assistant Housekeeper/Cleaner Gloucestershire ASAP Negotiable
Live-in Assistant Housekeeper/Cleaner sought for a country house on the edge of a village near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire. The candidate must have previous experience in a similar role. The job is varied including general housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, setting alarm and working with the Housekeeper and helping at the occasional dinner party, covering holidays and days off. The ideal person needs to be flexible, reliable, self-motivated and happy to look after pets as there are 3 dogs and a cat. Clean driving licence essential. Car provided for work purposes with own transport needed for private use due to rural location. Work is based on a 45-hour week, working weekends with two days off during the week. Generous leave. The accommodation is on site but separate to the main house, it is a well fitted studio flat suitable for a single person, all utilities and WiFi included. Salary is negotiable depending upon experience. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J34826

Daily P/T Housekeeper Barton, Cambridge ASAP £390pwn (£25,771gpa)
Daily P/T Housekeeper sought in Barton, Cambridge. Daily duties; sorting laundry, cleaning, general tidying/ organising and accepting deliveries. Some assistance with childcare may be required. Family seek a candidate who is animal friendly, as the family have a dog and also someone who is proactive, bubbly, discreet and used to working within a busy household! 3+ year’s private Housekeeper experience essential and a driver would be a bonus. Hours; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7am -5pm (Hours can be flexible). Salary up to £390pwn (£25,771gpa). Starting ASAP. Send up to date CV to alice@imperialstaff.com job no: J34800.

Daily P/T Housekeeper Brentwood, Essex ASAP £13phn+
Daily P/T Housekeeper sought in Brentwood, Essex for a family of 4. Role duties; cleaning, ironing, running of errands, general tidying and taking shirts/ bed linen to the dry cleaners. The chosen candidate must be dog friendly as the family are getting two puppies in September. Family seek a candidate who is friendly, kind and hardworking. A driver is not essential for this role. Hours; between 25-30 hours a week. Salary: £13phn+. Role to commence ASAP! Send up to date to CV to alice@imperialstaff.com job no: J34788.

CSHK54561 Live-in Housekeeper/Cook Somerset ASAP £400 - £500 pwn
Recommended post with valued Staff of Distinction client for experienced Live-in Housekeeper/Cook to look after an informal residence on the borders of Somerset/Dorset. The couple have grown up children at university who visit on holidays and occasional weekends. They also have a small friendly dog. Duties include; domestic cleaning to a high standard; laundry and ironing; preparing healthy meals; local errands and walking the dog. Working hours are generally 40 hours spread across 5 days per week, mostly Monday – Friday. The family enjoy privacy at the weekends when not entertaining but you will need to be flexible to work approximately one (max two) weekends a month. Driving licence essential, as well as a cheerful attitude and previous experience working in large rural properties. 1 bed apartment provided on the grounds, and salary £400 - £500 per week net depending on experience. Position to commence ASAP. To apply please send current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J34743.

F/T daily House manager/ Nanny Near Pilton, Somerset ASAP £500pwn/ £35,000gpa
F/T daily House manager/ Nanny sought near Pilton, Somerset. Family of 4 include two boys ages 13, 11 and also Labrador. Chosen candidate will work closely with the weekly housekeeper to ensure a smooth running of the home. Role duties; food shopping, handling bills, managing family calendar, event planning, light housework, dog walking, running of errands and general organising of the home. Parents split week between family home in Somerset and London. They are away on average 3 days/nights each week and approx. 1 week at a time overseas every 6 weeks. When away, candidate will be required to stay overnight (accommodation provided; own bedroom and en suite) and will be responsible for all child related duties on sole charge basis. Employer seeks candidate who is a good communicator, cheerful, proactive, flexible and organised. 3+ years private House manager/ Nanny experience is required. Driver essential (car provided whilst on duty). Hours; Tuesday – Friday, full time. Salary; £500pwn/ £35,000gpa depending on experience. Position to commence ASAP. Send up to date to CV to alice@imperialstaff.com job no: J34567

Live-in Child Friendly Housekeeper Hampshire Flexible £34,700 - £38,700gpa +Separate annex
An outdoorsy family are looking for an organised live-in child friendly housekeeper for their home in Hampshire. The family consist of professional parents, three school-aged boys (6, 9 & 10 years old), and 3 affectionate dogs! They require someone who is energetic, outgoing, and able to keep family life running smoothly. Duties would include domestic cleaning; tidying; stocking the household; laundry and ironing; linen care; running errands; cooking healthy family meals; walking the dogs, supervising homework; and helping with bath and bedtime. The candidate must be child friendly to help with school runs or babysitting when needed. Working Monday - Friday, 9:00am-7pm or 8:30am-6:30pm, with a break in the afternoon. A full driving licence is essential, and a car can be made available on duty. Experience working in rural locations would be a bonus! A private annex will be provided, which has its own bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen (plus private entrance & parking). Salary negotiable around £500pwn/£34,700gpa 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: J32635

Part time Daily Housekeeper Rode, Somerset ASAP £12phn (£180pwn)
Part time daily Housekeeper sought in Rode, Somerset. The 4 bedroom Georgian property is home to a professional couple. Role duties will include carrying out washing, ironing, changing of beds and cleaning of the home. The employer seeks a Housekeeper who is organised, proactive and responsible. Experience caring for delicate fabrics and antiques is highly desirable. 3+ years private Housekeeper experience and a driver is essential. The hours will be 15 hours a week across 3 days and the position is to start as soon as the right candidate has been found. The salary on offer is £12phn (£180pwn). If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J34364

Full time daily Housekeeper Bath ASAP £560pwn/ £40,000gpa
Full time daily Housekeeper/ Driver/ Family cook sought in central Bath. The fully staffed Georgian townhouse is home to a HNW family of 5 (including their 3 children). Role duties will include; assisting with general housekeeping, collecting the children from school, airport runs, running of errands and some family cooking. 3+ years private Housekeeping experience and a driver is required (car provided on duty). The employer seeks a candidate who has a personality and a proactive attitude. The hours will 9am – 5pm across 5 days on a rota basis alongside the current Housekeeper. Generous salary on offer up to £560pwn/ £40,000gpa depending on experience. Position to commence ASAP. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J34319

Live-in Housekeeper Marlborough ASAP £30,000-£35,000gpa
Live-in Housekeeper sought for employers weekend residence in Marlborough. The family live in London during the week and then come to Marlborough for weekends and holidays. They have two school aged children but no childcare is required. Duties will include cleaning and tidying the home, keeping everything ticking over during the week, being conscious of security, organising contractors if needed and preparing the home for the family’s arrival. When the family are in residence the housekeeper will help where required, set the tables and cook meals for the family. Working hours are 9am-6pm, 5 days per week. The housekeeper will need to work weekends when the employer is in residence (with Tues & Weds off), but can have weekends off when they are away or staying in London. They also have a small dog who travels with them. The ideal housekeeper will be experienced and proactive, with a sunny disposition. The accommodation for the candidate is a 3 bedroom cottage in the village and a salary of £30,000-£35,000 gross per annum is negotiable dependant on experience. Interviewing now to start ASAP. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference:J34312

Daily Housekeeper P/T or F/T Burford, Oxfordshire As soon as the right candidate is found £12phn
Daily Housekeeper sought in the town of Burford, Oxfordshire. The wonderful farmhouse is home to 3 adults and an array of animals such as Alpacas, wallabies and dogs. Duties will include but will not be limited to the following; cleaning of the home, putting away of laundry, assistance with animal care and occasionally helping with events. The chosen Housekeeper must be very trustworthy, proactive, organised and be able to work to a high standard. A minimum of 3 years recent experience working as a Housekeeper within a private Household is required. The hours on offer can be flexible; Monday- Friday either part time working 20 hours a week or full time 40 hours a week! The salary on offer is £12phn (up to £480pwn). Due to the location of the property, a driver is required. The position is to start as soon as the right person is found. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to alice@imperialstaff.com quoting reference no: J33959

CSHK54444 Chef/Butler & Housekeeper Hampshire ASAP £60k gross pa/£950pwn
Super post for vibrant and energetic couple to look after young family’s weekend residence on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders.. Duties to include cooking to dinner party standard, serving/butler duties, driving and all housekeeping. Other staff employed including team of gardeners so no gardening required. Any experience working on shoots advantageous but not essential as training given. Two drivers preferred (but not essential) for this role due to country location Opportunity to travel to employers other homes during school holidays (max 2 weeks at a time). Weekend work essential with 2 consecutive days off in the week. 1 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation. Pets welcome. Salary negotiable for the ideal couple around £60k gross pa/£950pwn.If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33864

Live-in Housekeeper/Nanny role Oxford ASAP £30,600gpa
Staff of Distinction client based in Oxford are seeking a full-time live-in Housekeeper/Nanny, to maintain their modern and newly refurbished home and help to look after their children after school. The clients are busy professionals who have further properties in Norway and Switzerland. They have four children between the ages of 16 and 5 years old but the eldest is away at boarding school. They have had a part-time nanny and housekeeper, but they would now like to combine the two roles and find a live-in candidate to join them. They are looking for someone happy and flexible who has a pro-active work ethic. Duties required will include helping around the household with domestic cleaning, family laundry/ironing and running errands while the children are at school, then picking the children up in the afternoon, taking them to activities or helping with homework and preparing a healthy dinner. This role is Monday-Friday and the hours will be 9am-6pm with a lunch break. The candidate may be asked to work occasional Saturdays and would get a Monday off in return. The family will also require the housekeeper to travel with them on holiday. A driver is essential for the role and a car will be provided. Accommodation will be a separate two-bedroom flat, furnished with all costs covered. Salary on offer is £450pwn/£30,600gpa depending on experience. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33837

Live-in Housekeeper Oxford ASAP £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. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference: J33474

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

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

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CSB64700 Live-in/out House Manager/Chauffeur/Butler West Sussex ASAP Competitive
Well presented and flexible candidate sought to manage a manor house estate in West Sussex. Must be a driver with car provided on duty. Duties involve helping with renovations, overseeing staff, dealing with contractors, security of the property, serving at dinner parties, chauffeur duties, vehicle maintenance and maintenance of the property. 5/6 days a week working 10 hours a day. Live-in or live-out. Accommodation provided on the grounds with utilities included, suitable for pets and dependents up to the discretion of the employer. ASAP start. Competitive salary depending on experience. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35372.

CSB64690 Live-in Gardener/Handyman Andover Spring 2020 £23kgpa
Live-in Gardener sought for 3-acre garden near Andover. Driver essential and must be able to take instructions from lady of the house. Main duties include mowing and lawn care, hedge work and pruning, looking after the greenhouse and soft fruit, tending to roses, clearing up leaves, watering, maintaining garden machinery, car washing and occasionally looking after chickens when other staff are unavailable. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm with one hour for lunch. Depending on season hours may be spread over longer or shorter days and if bad weather makes it impossible to garden some evening work will be required to make up hours. 3-bed cottage provided suitable for a partner. Council tax and water charges paid. Up to £24.5kgpa including allowance for protective clothing and fuel. Start Spring 2020. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35312.

Handyman/Gardener/Driver Ascot ASAP Negotiable
Child friendly handyman/gardener/driver with good knowledge of seasonal requirements sought for property in Ascot. All typical duties such as property & pool maintenance, tending to the garden, driving principles and their children and dealing with contractors. 5 days a week 8am-5pm with an hour for lunch. Live-out or live-in, 1-bedroom studio apartment provided. ASAP start. Negotiable salary. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35207.

CSB54657 Live-in Dinner Party Cook Oxfordshire January TBC
Cook sought for family’s weekend residence in Oxfordshire. Must be happy to travel to family’s other home in Switzerland approx. 3 times a year for up to 3 weeks at a time. No housekeeping required as Housekeeper employed just keeping the kitchen etc tidy and fridge/larder well stocked. Menu planning, serving, sourcing the best ingredients and cooking for the family and for formal/informal dinner parties will be required. On occasion may be required to help at their London home so a flexible attitude important but principally role based in Oxfordshire working weekends. Driver essential. Separate cottage provided as staff accommodation. 5 day week (potentially could be less in Oxfordshire). Salary negotiable according to experience. Interviewing now to start in January. Send CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting ref num: J35165.

Daily Gardener/Groundsman East Burford, BA4 ASAP Negotiable
A well-kept and active daily Gardener/Groundsman is sought for a 6 acre estate containing lakes, greenhouses, gardens and fields (additional 6 acres of fields) based in Somerset, East Burford. The successful candidate will be passionate about gardening and will be able to use their own initiative. You must have at least 5-10 years’ experience working as a gardener with the ability to work independently giving advice to the owners on the daily upkeep as well as managing the property bringing forward ideas etc. Daily responsibilities will include taking care of the grounds, picking up items from the garden centre and starting up a new garden space in the grounds (already in progress). Working hours will be Monday to Friday for 35 hours a week. Driving is essential for this role and you will need to be pet friendly. The role is to commence as soon as the right person is found for a negotiable salary depending on experience. If you are interested in this role please email bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J34335.

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