Housekeeper/cook – Fulmer, Berkshire


Masseys Agency

Fulmer, Berkshire


Job Summary: Experienced housekeeper is needed for a large home in South Buckinghamshire for an active couple.

Accommodation: Newly built self-contained one bedroom annex with full kitchen and living room/TV area. Fully furnished with own entrance. All utility bills included.

Other details: The household is casual and informal (apart from very occasional more formal dining occasions) The house is set within beautiful grounds which are surrounded by countryside. There is a large vegetable garden and ponds. The staff accommodation is to a very high standard.

A car is provided.

General duties required:

• Taking care of the household. All cleaning duties to include bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas; as well as unused rooms on a regular basis. Cleaning inside windows on the ground floor, mopping floors, sweeping porches and cleaning skirting boards. Freshening rooms. Organising cupboards etc.

• Maintaining good hygiene practices throughout the house and especially in the kitchen. Awareness of stock control and checking foods for sell by dates.

• Laundry, ironing and changing bedsheets.

• Cooking (healthy meals normally one main meal a day).

• Food shopping and running errands.

• Feeding, grooming and walking 1 tame German shepherd dog around the grounds.

• Administration – dealing with household maintenance issues and following up on any problems. Responsibility for scheduling maintenance appointments for services including boilers, heaters, gutters, alarms etc.

• Petty cash records.

• Watering indoor plants.

Candidate details:

• High calibre, pro-active with the ability to undertake tasks without supervision.

• Energetic and fit

• Driver with a clean driving licence (automatic car provided)

• Good standard of written English

• Non smoker

• Willing to be on the premises to feed the dog at the weekends when the employer is travelling or away.

• Must be able to provide excellent verifiable written and verbal references.