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Private House Keeper

North Dorset

Ref 2176/1 £18,000.00 Part time Permanent

Our client is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Housekeeper to work part time within a formal Country House in the North Dorset area. You must be a reliable, presentable and physically able, with experience of live-in work but you will be working alongside one other part time housekeeper.


This role would suit someone who loves the countryside and is happy to be flexible. The residents do spend a few days a week at their London residence and two overnight stays per week will be required.

The role will entail taking care of all the household chores, daily cleaning, organising the home, flower arranging, and looking after fine furnishings. It is essential that you will have experience dealing with laundry and can hand wash delicate items and iron to a high standard. You will also assist with the care of the house dog, accept deliveries and manage maintenance schedules.

Duties include:

  • Laundry and Ironing
  • Light cooking
  • Care of the dog (feeding and walking).
  • Helping with front of house service when the couple entertain
  • Ensuring the house is fully prepared for family and guests
  • Running errands
  • Dinner party preparation alongside the chef
  • Care of artwork, delicate surfaces, and fine linens and fabrics.

Confidentiality and discretion is essential.

The ideal candidate for this role will be organised, have a good attention to detail and always be one step ahead. Due to the location of the role a driving license is essential.

The hours of the role are 9am – 1pm, Monday to Friday and the two overnight stays will be from 9pm. You will have flexibility to increase days and hours on occasions and time off in lieu will then be given.

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