Pembury Partners are looking for a full time live in Head Housekeeper Cook for a private household in SW London. The property is split over three levels and the tone of the household is formal; the Clients employ a launderess therefore the Head Housekeeper will entirely manage the upkeep of the property together with the menu planning, provisioning and preparation of the family meals (family of 3). The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for details, will be proactive ad ensure the smooth running of the property. The professional will work alongside the PA and make sure all that needs organising is taken care of. Knowledge of silver service is a huge bonus. The role is to start at the end of April.

Amongst the duties:

    • 5.5 days per week,  with 3 hours breaks each day , half day on a Saturday and Sunday off
    • Housekeeping of the property
    • Menu planning, shopping and cooking of family meals  – vegetarian and healthy/Mediterranean dishes
    • Collaborate with the PA and the launderess
    • Ensure the house is fully stocked, purchase provisions if and when necessary
    • Liaising with contractors, tradesmen and third parties
    • Taking the lead when needed
    • Travel with Family

Skillset required:

    • Experienced in similar settings, longevity sought after
    • Cooking skills and service
    • Eye for detail
    • Leadership within role and proactiveness
    • IT savvy (online shopping etc)
    • Spoken Italian a bonus not a must

Salary and accommodation: self-contained accommodation with Kitchenette, courtyard, bathroom and own entrance. Salary up to £45gpa.

To discuss this role further, please contact Elvie Dakin at elvie.dakin@pemburypartners.com