House & Garden

Live in Housekeeper/Cook required

A household in a village in the Marlborough/Hungerford area is looking for an experienced, discreet, dog-friendly Housekeeper/Cook.

Duties to include:

• Hands-on housekeeping, cleaning, washing and ironing
• Cooking daily meals for the family and for guests when required (simple, light, healthy meals using the produce of the kitchen garden – an interest in gardening would be a bonus)
• Occasional help with preparation for weekend dinner parties
• Household shopping
• Dog walking and helping with the dogs (they have two medium- to large-sized friendly dogs)
• House- and occasional pet-sitting (dogs)

The ideal candidate will be:

• Able to manage their time and be happy with their own company
• Comfortable working alongside other staff employed (gardeners)
• A good cook
• Flexible to work occasional weekends
• Happy to lend a hand in kitchen garden, and feed old horse

This would suit someone looking for a long-term position. Partners and pets will be considered, but please no cats.

Driving: A full driving licence and a car are essential, although a car can be provided for work purposes. The house is a 10-minute walk from the village.

Hours: Five days per week, approx. 40 hours per week with flexibility.

Accommodation: Small, self-contained cottage within estate grounds.

Salary: Competitive. To be discussed.

Start date: July/August 2018.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter explaining your situation, and why you are suitable for the role. Send to Charmaine Dean at

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