Domestic/Ski Couple - Housekeeper/Cook/Houseman

Competitive salary with benefits
09 Feb 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a hard working, flexible and proactive couple to join our team on an Oxfordshire shooting estate. The couple will work alongside the current House Manager and Head Housekeeper to help look after a family of five. 

The family also own two ski properties in the Alps. The family visit these properties during school holiday in the winter. You will be required to travel out before the family arrive, set up ready for them, and look after all their needs while on holiday.

The family also own a summer holiday home in Cornwall, you may be required to travel with them to this property but this is yet to be decided.

Interchangeable duties will include but not limited to:


Hands on housekeeping and cleaning to a high standard.

Deep cleaning.

Assisting in keeping the house organised.

Laundry, ironing and garment care.

Service at table both informal and formal.


Childcare (3 children from ages 11-16).

Pet care (family have two dogs and chickens).


Family cooking.

Cooking for approximately 16 shoot days a year.

Occasional dinner party cooking.

Basic household maintenance, interior and exterior.

Ensuring the household equipment is in working order.

Good IT skill would be useful.

Basic maintenance of vehicles, motorbikes, quads and bicycles etc.

Care and maintenance of sports equipment.

Driving duties

The position requires a couple who are able to respond to the changing needs of the family, and understand the importance of being a team player. Self-motivation and initiative is an important part of a varied skill set required.

One half of the couple must be a fantastic cook or chef. They will be required to cook for the family most weekends, while they are on holiday and occasionally during the week. The family love food and enjoy a healthy life style.

The position is generally five days a week including weekends. You will usually get two days off together during the week. There maybe some periods when this is not possible a flexible outlook is essential for this role.

Along with a competitive salary the successful couple will have a lovely one bedroom separate flat on the estate will all bills paid.

While in the Alps another separate one bedroom flat will be available. Ski passes and insurance will be provided for when you are in resort.

This is a great opportunity for a couple looking to get into Domestic Service who have possibly previously worked in a ski resort.

Position to start in late April.

You must be fluent in English and hold a UK driving licence.

If you are interested in this role please send your CV’s with a little cover letter telling us a bit about yourself.

Interviews can be held in Oxfordshire, London, French Alps or via Skype

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