Live In Housekeeper

Live In Housekeeper – Marlborough, Wilts

My Client would be willing to employ a Housekeeper who has a Partner following their own occupation to accompany them. Applicants with a dependant at university who wishes to stay during the holidays, a well behaved dog or cat might also be considered.


A Housekeeper is sought, by a Client who has been personally recommended to Dallas Dacre Lacy Domestic Recruitment Agency, to look after a beautiful 3 bedroomed house in the picturesque town of Marlborough in Wiltshire. This is a wonderful opportunity to work for an appreciative, mature but active lady employer.

This position would suit a Housekeeper who has travelled overseas, has an interest in the arts and will enjoy the country location.

Duties will include:

·       Daily cleaning and tidying of used rooms

·       Beds made & bathrooms cleaned

·       Doing the washing & ironing.

·       Doing the shopping.

·       Cooking for the employer & occasional guests who visit for lunch.

·       Driving the employer if she requires.

·       Arrange cut flowers from the garden.

The employer’s preference is for simple food using fresh ingredients. You will not be asked to prepare 3 meals every day but it would be appreciated if you are able to follow recipes & are happy to cook as & when the Client needs you to.

The working week will be approx 30 hours a week spread over 5 days.  On average you will be required to work approx 6 hours a day but this may vary depending on the Client’s activities.

The Client’s children all live in London or abroad so the Housekeeper will be responsible for ensuring that the Client remains safe, healthy & her life runs smoothly. She would like to remain independent & follow her own interests in the arts for as long as possible. Therefore this position would suit a Housekeeper who has their own interests but will make themselves available should she need their help.

All applicants must be confident drivers with full EU Licence & a non smoker.

A Gardener is also employed at the property.

A beautiful 2 bedroomed bathroom cottage with spectacular views over the employer’s garden is provided for the Housekeeper.

All utility/council tax bills are paid by the employer.

The Housekeeper will be given two days off per week, to be agreed with the employer on a weekly basis although she is happy to work around any appointments with prior notice.

Start date: ASAP.

A salary of £18,000 gross per annum is offered.

This is a long term position so applicants must show a long term track record in their previous jobs. 

Fluent written and spoken English is required and experience of working in the countryside. It would be beneficial to the Housekeeper if they have family or friends living in the Marlborough area.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years experience in one similar position & verifiable written references from these employers.

If you meet these criteria please send your CVs making sure your relevant experience for this job is shown on the CVs & copies of written references to me. I will not consider candidates without verifiable written references. All applicants must have a visa/passport to work in the UK & be available to attend an interview with the agency in London before their details will be sent to the client.

To apply for this position please quote ‘LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER-MARLBOROUGH, WILTS’ in your application.

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