Live in Couple required OR single housekeeper - Estate in East Yorkshire - to start ASAP

A live in couple is required for a young family living in a large Estate house in East Yorkshire. The clients will also consider employing a housekeeper on their own for this position. (Accommodation can be provided for a couple if it is just a housekeeper applying, but the other part of the couple could be working elsewhere).

This job is starting in October and is a live in position. Accommodation is provided in a 3 bed apartment adjacent to the house. You must drive as you are in a very rural area. This family are looking for a couple/housekeeper who are looking to settle into a rural location and stay for a good long time.

The main part of the family consist of two adults and 3 children, with one child away at school during the school term. Job duties for one part of the couple (housekeeper) will be laundry, making beds, day to day cleaning (knowledge of cleaning & looking after antique furniture preferred) and light cooking, babysitting and entertaining the children on occasions and helping look after the dog when the clients go away. You must actually enjoy cleaning, this is very important to the client, they are aware that cleaning and mundane jobs can become boring for some, so you must be someone that really wants a job that involves cleaning, washing and ironing as this is 80% of the job.

Job duties for the other part of the couple include outside duties such as the gardening and assisting with jobs on the Estate. Heavy lifting is involved, such as bringing logs in etc.

During the winter months there are regular weekends where the clients entertain - shoot dinners etc - and the couple/housekeeper will be required to help with these (serving, clearing, making beds etc). The job is a 5 day week. Monday-Friday day time hours 8.30am-5pm Monday - Thursday and 8.30am-4pm on Fridays, with 1 hour break during the day, and approx 10 weekends a year with any extra over time worked given as time off in lieu.

This is a really lovely job for a couple/housekeeper that would like a rural way of life and to work in a beautiful house in a stunning part of the world. For more information please e mail

Combined salary in the region of £36,000 - £38,000 (with the higher end being for experienced couples only) with accommodation provided. 4 weeks holiday per year (to be agreed in advance with the client).