Live In Couple – Chef / Housekeeper – West Sussex

Location West Sussex
Role Domestic Couples
Salary Salary £900 nett per week.

Position filled.

Our international client is seeking an experienced couple with proven longevity in previous roles, to tend to a large property. The house comprises 9 bedrooms, set in large grounds in delightful countryside near Chichester.

This is caring for a couple, who’s children are grown up, but visit on occasions, as do house week-end guests, and there are occasional casual or black-tie silver service lunch/dinner parties.

He, will drive, collect daily paper from village, table, prepare simple breakfast, general duties, snack, light lunch, and light low calorie dinners however must have a wide menu repertoire for entertaining, clean down, along with other general household duties and maintenance. Set fires, manage waste and recycling, wash car, and driving when required etc.

She, lay breakfast table, and assist with meal sittings thereafter, and silver service when entertaining. General housekeeping duties and laundry, to high standards. Confident floristry skills, flower arranging etc. Silver and brass cleaning, shoes, sewing.

Other staff include 2 housemaids, and adequate gardening staff who maintain the gardens with flowers and vegetables produced on site for the house. Must be dog friendly, 3 small friendly dogs onsite, and happy to walk and care for the dogs daily. There is are also 2 donkeys and 2 ponies, who occasionally need feeding, if other staff have not tended to.

This is not a 9am to 5pm job. Start around 8am and finish around 8pm, with a break throughout the day. Week-ends are hands-on, particularly when occasionally guests stay over-night. The present couple (who are retiring after 11 years’ of loyal and happy service with this employer) normally retires for the rest of the day after Sunday lunch and after the kitchen and lunch table have been cleared; 2 days off either Mon-Tue or Tue-Wed

Accommodation is a one bedroom cottage, some 150 yards from the house, and a VW-Passat estate car is available as the ‘household’ car. Salary £900 nett per week. Start with one week hand over, April 2017

This job is listed under the Domestic Couples section of our jobs board.

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