Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Driver with clean UK license, Pet friendly, Child friendly
Residential grounds and estate handy – person / security and housekeeper
Newly created position for a flexible security and handy-person with Partner to act as Housekeeper, assisting the owners to run and manage this immaculate large country residence for a family of 5, which includes 3 school age children. The property stands in a total of approximately 400acres.
The effective responsibilities are as follows:
FOR GROUNDS AND ESTATE HANDYPERSON-SECURITY
General Security to the House and whole Estate, House and estate maintenance. This is to include lawn cutting, hedge cutting if possible, driveway and exterior sweeping, gravel raking, leaf blowing, general cleaning to all external areas, garages etc, power washing to terraces etc.
Car Cleaning and fleet management - arranging servicing, tyre change etc. Driving for all family members. Possible collections from school for children, airport runs etc. Handyperson activities, such as changing light bulbs, log collection and storage.
Checking and receiving deliveries for packages and utilities, controlling access to and from the house for contractors, rubbish control, such as putting out the bins weekly etc. Possible assistance with the horses, such as feeding them, bringing them in etc.
FOR RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER
First-Class high-end cleaning and laundry. Simple family cooking, child and animal friendly. Flexible and organised with great attention to detail in this primary residence, newly built, with high end finishes and in immaculate condition.
Main duties for the housekeeper will be an excellent standard of day-to-day housekeeping, which will include washing and ironing, cleaning, organisation of contractors, deliveries etc. Ideally, occasionally you will be willing to prepare simple fresh family dishes, shared with madam as she likes to cook and possibly assisting with childcare when needed.
The family have a pony and a dog, so animal lovers are essential.
You will be required to wear a simple casual uniform of polo shirt and chinos.
The working day will start early 6.45 am to assist with children’s breakfast during term time, then taking a long break once the house duties are complete and starting again 3-8pm.
SALARY Negotiable depending on experience. Circa £60,000-70,000 per annum. Beautiful one bedroom flat for sole use. Strictly non-smokers, no dependants, but small pet considered. Security/Maintenance person must be a driver with clean licence essential. 2 flexible days off per week - flexibility to cover for some weekends. Excellent references required. (HU3603)
JOB REF: HU3603