Live-out Housekeeper/ Cook, Putney, London

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Live-out Housekeeper/ Cook, Putney, London
UK 2054
on trial
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
£40000 - £45000 gross per annum

For a small family we are looking for a Live-in Housekeeper/ Cook (separate accommodation) who is well experienced in cooking classic British meals. Ideally Tagalog speakers. No driving required.

The family lives in a 4 bedroom house in Putney, spread over 4 floors with a large garden at the back. They have one 14 year old boy and the mother works p/t from home. She does the shopping (mostly online) and some of the cooking but sometimes needs help. Their Housekeeper/ Cook, who had worked for the family for 6 years had to return to the Philippines and they are seeking her replacement. The family has one small dog and one cat so candidates need to be pet friendly.. This is an informal and very friendly household.

The duties of the Housekeeper/ Cook:

  • All housekeeping duties (cleaning mopping, vacuuming, polishing, dusting)
  • Caring of all laundry and ironing
  • Making and changing beds
  • Storing shopping bought online
  • Planning meals with the parents
  • Preparing and cooking (mostly British dishes) when required
  • Laying tables
  • Decorating the house seasonally
  • Liaising with the handy-man (who cares for the outside once a week)
  • Reporting any issues
  • Occasional child minding (paid extra)
  • Running errands
  • Caring for the pets

The requirements of the Housekeeper/ Cook:

  • 5 years’ experience within a family setting
  • Longevity in past roles
  • Fluency in English, Tagalog speakers preferred
  • Confident cooking skills (largely healthy and British cuisine)
  • Able to follow recipes
  • Work to high hygiene standards
  • Excellent housekeeping and laundry skills
  • References from past families
  • Recent security check

There is a self-contained apartment to the side of the property on the ground floor comprising of one bedroom and a kitchen/ living room with a small terrace leading into the garden. The family is very happy to have the Housekeeper/ Cook become part of the family and join them for meals if the Housekeeper/ Cook wishes to. They seek someone calm and competent with a happy outlook.

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm (1 hr for lunch)

Salary: £40000 - £45000 gross per annum depending on experience, separate accommodation provided plus holiday

To start: as soon as possible