Housekeeper or a carer


The United Kingdom your ideal GAP YEAR or EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME


There's so much history and ancestry to explore and discover - the home of the Queen, castles, rolling English countryside, warm beer, country pub culture, fashion, theatre, markets, London with all its wonders. Oxford and Cambridge - university cities. Bath - with the still used ancient Roman baths said to have healing properties. The home of Jane Austin and the Bronte sisters, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Madame Tassaud's wax museum, central to the rest of Europe, an easy train or hovercraft ride for a fantastic European weekend!

JCR Au Pairs and Nannies provide safe and secure placements and "in country" back up and support throughout your placement.


Age 20-60, non smoker, mainly females but males can also apply.

Period of commitment: 6, 12, 24  month placements all year round.                           

Visa: 2 year Youth Mobility Visa age limit 18-30 incl. Only Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and Japanese passport holders may apply for this visa.
5 year Ancestral visa. No age limit
Right of Abode Visa. No age or length of stay limit
British /EU passport. No age or length of stay limit.

All positions are live-in. You pay your own airfare.  As the YM visa is a 2 year visa you would fly on a one way ticket. Australian passport holders are able to use the British National Health scheme as they would use Medicare.  Canadians, New Zealanders and Japanese provide their own health insurance cover.

Housekeepers run the home for the family they work for.
  • We require dedicated housekeepers who preferably have had previous experience or worked in hospitality.
  • You should be flexible and adaptable so as to fit in with a family's requirements.
  • Be responsible and reliable.
  • Have a mature and positive attitude.
  • If possible, have a driving licence.
  • All general household duties such as cleaning, vacuuming, dusting etc.
  • Polishing silver and brass.
  • Shopping.
  • Organising wardrobes, cupboards etc.
  • Laundry and ironing.
  • Dealing with tradespeople.
  • Taking messages.
  • Help at dinner parties with serving and washing up.
  • Cooking or food preparation.
  • Childcare and babysitting where required.
  • Other activities such as care of pets.
  • Housekeepers normally work a five and a half day week.
  • Normal full time working hours are from 8.00am to 6.00pm. This needs to be flexible according to the requirements of the family.
  • Some housekeepers are expected to work over the weekend, with perhaps half a day or a whole day on Saturday and being given half or a full day free during the week in lieu.
  • Live in  £150 - £300 net per week
  • On average, 20 days paid leave per year

General Information

Family requirements and the rate of pay offered will differ in each position.

In general the process for the youth mobility visa takes about 4 - 6 weeks. We can recommend a specialist visa company who can help you obtain your visa for a small fee.

The UK is well placed to visit Ireland, all of Europe, Scandinavia, and New York in your free time.

The amount paid to you will enable you to do lots of sightseeing. If you wish to travel, we suggest you take additional money with you.

JCR provides this program working together with their associate office in the UK. These are safe and secure placements with families known to our associate office. You will be provided with contact details of our associate in the UK before leaving. You will have back up and support at all times from our associate and from JCR head office in Australia.


Application fee AU$200, payable when starting your application. Placement fee AU$700, when you have accepted a family's offer and have the signed agreement.

We recommend you apply at least 3 - 4 months before you wish to go.

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