We are looking for a brilliant steward / cook for our country estate, based in Oxfordshire, working five days a week (weekends within those 5 days). you can live in. or out. or something in between.
Would best suit someone who loves service. food & wine. you can really own this job. its a brilliant position for the right person. its vacant after 6 years from our last employee who we hired from the local high end gastro pub (and he then transferred onto our boat for the summer and then back to land).
Your job will be in charge of making family and guests feel welcomed and have all they need. Mostly food and drink related.
Shopping on a weekly basis / provisioning for planned meals. You will be responsible for staying within an allowance figure allocated, accounting for all expenditure.
asic cooking and covering all aspects of serving.
A great love of food and passion for cooking to a good dinner party standard a must. Further training given. But the interest has to be there.
Proven experience of working in a team environment with the ability to work on your own.
Adhoc duties may include filling cars with fuel / cleaning them (full driving license needed). Re-positioning some of the children's quad bikes. Helping the estate gardening team (of 4) move some logs to baskets around the house. Really hands on. Team player needed. someone who wants to get involved. Ultimately the position is service and cooking. but having someone who wants to get involved is vital.
Managing the wine cellar and keeping the system up to date.
Self motivation, ability to juggle a number of things at any time & a strong work ethic.
With all the above duties in mind it’s imperative that you are able to manage, prioritise and develop your own routine to achieve superb results and exceed your own expectations.
Grafters! We need people who love a bit of hard work... because it really is hard work now and again. yet some days are much more relaxed.
its a non stuffy, non formal house. we are ex-yacht owners. and really are have relaxed and looking for a happy and easy individual to add to the running of the estate. No silly relentless requests will apply!
Naturally hugely professional, reliable and flexible. And last, but by no means least, a great sense of humour!
All applicants must have: EU passport UK National Insurance Number UK bank account
Salary up to forty thousand. With twenty eight days holiday.