NORTH DORSET, SOMERSET BORDER
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
NORTH DORSET, SOMERSET BORDER
5 Miles to Sherborne -Rural Location
HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK & EXP MAINTENANCE PERSON -DRIVER -ASST GARDENER -SECURITY
8AM TO 6.30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY.
Essential Requirements – Pro active family orientated couple, with previous experience working in a busy family home. BOTH must drive. Flexible to assist with school runs, after school activities and general assist busy working parents. Excellent standards of housekeeping, good family cooking and working as a part of a team.
Experienced, self-sufficient, flexible domestic couple required for an informal family home in a Rural village location. The family of five includes 3 children 13yrs, 10yrs and 8yrs 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, including a swimming pool complex, large office and storage areas.
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 preparation 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. A second housekeeper is also employed, so a team of 3 to manage the smooth running of the property.
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 is still ongoing, so it will be necessary to liaise with the builders, deal with snagging issues and generally oversee the care of this property.
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, but a gardener is employed.
Both parents are very hands on with the children, but there will be occasions that you will be asked to help with and interact with the children, undertake the school run, arrange and support after school activities, assist with bath and bedtime and generally become part of this lovely family.
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 DAYS OFF PER WEEK
2 BEDROOM FURNISHED COTTAGE SEPARATE FROM THE MAIN HOUSE WITH OWN GARDEN. Well behaved dog considered. Previous experience working together in a family home is essential (HU3683)
JOB REF: HU3683