Jet-setting UK couple seek 'travelling housekeeper'

By Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline

The couple included a picture of their lavish house in North Berwick, East Lothian. Photo / Gumtree
The couple included a picture of their lavish house in North Berwick, East Lothian. Photo / Gumtree

A wealthy couple has advertised online for a housekeeper willing to work in their various lavish homes around the world.

The "permanent travelling housekeeper" will be primarily looking after the mystery couple's luxurious home in an affluent area of North Berwick, East Lothian in the UK.

But the lucky employee will also follow the couple for "long periods" to Dubai - where the expats are thought to reside - Italy and the south of France, helping to keep their lives running "smoothly and efficiently".

The couple also have a residence in Dubai. Photo / iStock
The couple also have a residence in Dubai. Photo / iStock

The advert posted on UK classified site Gumtree last weekend reads: 'We are an expat couple looking for a full time housekeeper to look after our large home in North Berwick.

"Additionally the applicant will need to have the ability to travel for long periods in south of France and Italy also Dubai where we are resident."

While not necessarily a first job, the ad says that previous paid experience is "not essential".

But it's not just the jet-set couple that the housekeeper has to look after, their duties will also include any guests.

The advert reads: "We regularly have house guests staying with us. You will be required to help us to take care of our guests by organising their bedrooms and en suite, preparing breakfast and other meals, taking care of their laundry as and when required."

The winning applicant would spend 'long periods' in the south of France. Photo / iStock
The winning applicant would spend 'long periods' in the south of France. Photo / iStock

There's also a long list of roles and duties, including housekeeping and meal preparation.

However, the advert warns: "Please note, if you are selected for an interview we will ask you to demonstrate some practical skills such as ironing and basic meal preparation."

Although the salary is unknown, the offer states that pay will be "negotiable upon experience".

Permanent travelling Housekeeper: The listing in full

We are a expat couple looking for a full time housekeeper to look after our large home in North Berwick. Additionally the applicant will need to have the ability to travel for long periods in south of France and Italy also Dubai where we are resident. Ideally the applicant will not have dependents and would suit a single person with ambitions of seeing other places around the world working for an affluent family.

Experience in similar paid roles would be an advantage but not essential if experienced in, for example, raising a family over a long period.

We are looking for someone who can work unassisted and help to make our lives smooth and efficient. If you have thorough cleaning and laundry standards and are able to prepare basic meals, then please apply.

The main duties are:

Preparing breakfast table and occasional breakfast meal preparation such as eggs and making tea and coffee.

Clearing away after breakfast and cleaning kitchen to high standard.

Daily housekeeping:

Keeping the house clean and tidy.

Vacuuming, dusting, tidying, making beds, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens.

Laundry:

Taking care of clothing and laundry.

Pressing clothing and linens to a high standard.

Organising dry cleaning to be sent and collected.

Washing bed linens weekly and pressing.

Looking after table linens.

We regularly have house guests staying with us. You will be required to help us to take care of our guests by organising their bedrooms and en suite, preparing breakfast and other meals, taking care of their laundry as and when required.

Please note, if you are selected for an interview we will ask you to demonstrate some practical skills such as ironing and basic meal preparation.

Reference required.

Hours: 40

Pay: Negotiable upon experience

- Daily Mail

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