NORTH DORSET-SOMERSET BORDER
5 Miles to Sherborne -Rural Location
Experienced Domestic Couple
HOUSEKEEPER & EXP MAINTENANCE PERSON -DRIVER -ASST GARDENER -SECURITY
APPROX 45 HRS PER WEEK
Experienced, self-sufficient, flexible domestic couple required for an informal family home in a Rural village location. The family of five includes 3 children 10yrs, 8yrs and 6yrs and the family Labrador dog.
The newly refurbished property has five bedrooms, with numerous reception rooms within the older, listed Manor house, running into an attached new build and detached guest accommodation as well as various outbuildings.
This is a busy, but well organised, happy home. It will be essential that you enjoy working with children and are completely animal friendly. The owners both have full time professional roles so experience in running a family home, and undertaking all day-to-day housekeeping duties, independently, is important. Duties within the house will include detailed cleaning to a high standard, washing, sewing and ironing, food and grocery shopping, care of flowers and plants, running errands (eg dry cleaning, supervising contractors, organising repairs, taking deliveries): generally ensuring a smooth daily running of the home.
Property maintenance (indoors and outdoors), care of the plant room and indoor swimming pool, and liaising with suppliers and contractors are also part of this role. Part of this refurbishment will still be underway during the coming summer, so it will be necessary to liaise with the builders, deal with snagging issues and generally oversee the care of this property as it is being brought up to standard and furnished. There is a small fleet of cars to be managed: washing and valeting them, fuelling, organising services and MOT etc, and there will be some family driving from time to time, including occasional evening driving. If and when time allows any assistance in the grounds, mowing, weeding etc is welcomed.
Although a nanny will be employed there will be occasions that you will be asked to help with and interact with the children, possibly undertake a school run and generally become part of this lovely family. You
During school holidays, the family often travel overseas at which time house sitting, including care of animals, (eg dog & chickens) will become part of the role. You will be a key holder for the property and alarm systems.
The vacancy is primarily Monday to Friday, but you will occasionally be required to work a weekend but with advance notice. You need to be a good team player, be well organised and proactive, with plenty of energy and above all enjoy your role.
You will both need to drive and have your own car due to the location of the property – strictly Non-Smokers and fluent English essential. Reasonable level IT/Tech Skills required.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING UPON EXPERIENCE. 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE SEPARATE FROM THE MAIN HOUSE CURRENTLY UNFURNISHED WITH OWN GARDEN. Well behaved dog considered. May/June start. (HU3683)
JOB REF: HU3683