Jun 15, 2022

Housekeeper/Cook Sought for Family of Five in Richmond, London

  • Polo & Tweed
  • London, UK

Job Description

A family of five who live in Richmond, London, TW9 are looking for a new, long-term housekeeper/cook to cook for them and look after their beautiful home on a long-term basis.   Package Offered Up to £25 gross per hour, depending on experience Working Monday – Friday, 2pm – 7pm, working 25 hours each week Family Background A friendly family who live in Richmond, London, are looking for a new housekeeper/cook. In the family is the mother, father and their three boys who are 7 months, 6 years old and 8 years old. The family have had a chef previously who had to leave due to personal reasons, but they are now looking for someone to join them on a long term basis who can assist with both the cooking and the cleaning. They are a lovely, down to earth family who like a variety of different cuisines. They have no pets in the household.    Duties You should be a skilled housekeeper/cook, able to cook for a young and busy household. The family have no allergies, and their only dietary requirement is that it is a pork-free household. The mother does not eat red meat. They like to eat healthy meals, lots of vegetables and fresh smoothies. The children have a mature pallet for their ages. You will be in charge of all the food ordering and ensuring the menus are planned each week. The family have a daily Ocado delivery slot, so you can order fresh food each day if needed.  You should be flexible and willing to cook as to the preferences of the family, and happy to be led by the tastes of the family to adjust the menus as required. You should be comfortable in a family setting, able to cook for children and be happy to be in a busy household and be highly discreet and well mannered. The eldest child has a mature pallet, and his favourite meal is lobster risotto with samphire. The middle son also has a mature pallet but does sometimes enjoy home-made burgers and chicken nuggets, and the baby is on pureed food currently. The mother and father eat mainly fish, chicken and vegetables but enjoy a wide variety of foods/cuisines. The father and boys do enjoy red meat. The most important aspect is that they all eat healthily and that the children are happy. Most often the whole family eat the same meal, however occasionally you may have to do a couple of different dishes. The family usually sit together and eat quite early, around 5:30pm each evening, and you should be happy to serve at the dinner table and then clear the kitchen and dining room each evening before finishing your shift. You are also required to prepare fresh and health snacks for when the children get home from school at around 3.30pm - 4pm. The family do not have any other staff in the household. You should also be happy with the housekeeping aspect of the role, ensuring that the house is kept clean and tidy. You will be responsible for laundry and ironing, making beds, vacuuming, mopping the floors.    Location The family property is in Richmond, London, TW9. This is a live-out role, and you should be able to commute easily by bus, underground or overground.   Days/Hours Monday – Friday, 2pm – 7pm, working 25 hours each week   Languages You must speak a good level of English. Additional languages are a bonus.   Special Skills You should be a skilled chef and be able to cook for a young family and have some qualifications (not necessarily in cooking).    Interview/Start date ASAP - we will be following the government guidelines to safely recruit within COVID-19 regulations.

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