ASAP - Temp or Permanent - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Cook/Extra pair of hands

An outgoing, competent, child friendly individual is required for a family of 6 based near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. To work Fridays - Mondays. This job is to start ASAP - ideally the family would like a regular person to join them (permanently) but they are happy to take on a temp in the meantime. It could suit a university leaver looking for work, or a student with weekends free.

Ideally the right candidate should be country minded, enjoy country activities and be willing to do the cooking, looking after children, keeping the house clean and tidy, doing washing/laundry and a general all rounder who is flexible.

The clients are healthy eaters and enjoy using organic, local produce. You will be doing the cooking and shopping, and cleaning up after meals - it is all relatively ‘informal’ in the household - you don’t need stacks of cooking experience but must be a capable cook. They don’t entertain a lot, and if they do, plenty of notice will be given and you would be expected to cook for dinner parties. The family are organised and have a rota, so there is always a plan.

The family live in a large home with a rural environment so you should be a country lover and enjoy all country pursuits including dogs, horses, pheasants etc! There are four children in the family aged 6, 9, 11, 13 (youngest is a girl, the rest are boys). The boys are at boarding school and home in the holidays and exeats, the daughter is at day school locally and home all the time.

Core working days and hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7.30am-7.30pm (with breaks, but flexibility required as with all private house jobs) plus occasional baby sitting.

Accommodation can be provided on site if you are not local, but you should have your own car (ideally) to get there. There is a work car provided for work duties - you must be a driver. If you are local, you can live out.

Generous hourly rate paid.

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