LIPHOOK-HAMPSHIRE– Long weekend residence
Experienced Domestic Couple
Housekeeper- Laundress –Asst Gardener, handy-person, driver
A Hampshire Estate requires an experienced domestic couple to work in association with the family within this large, historic country home, set in formal and informal gardens which extend to approximately 4 acres. The position includes all aspects of housekeeping, laundry, and care of this gorgeous 6-bedroom home. Applicants must have a fine eye for detail and knowledge in the care of fine furnishing fabrics and delicate clothing. There is another housekeeper who has worked for this family for the past 15 years.
The individual must have a keen eye for detail to care for a beautiful interior, which will include thorough basic household duties and laundry. The ability to undertake some front of house and food and beverage service would be a huge plus. Chef employed. A flexible, proactive approach and willingness to embrace and adapt to a variety of tasks is required as well as a self-motivating and positive outlook.
Partner will be required to work alongside the Estate Manager and gardener, assisting with general garden maintenance and indoor and outdoor maintenance. Good DIY skills and use of chain saw, ride on mower are required. You may occasionally be asked to assist with some heavy high-level cleaning and assist the housekeepers with any heavy lifting. You will care for the cars, washing and polishing, ensuring they are fuelled etc. There will be some driving for the principals which will include station pickups, airport runs and shopping.
The property is situated in over 150 acres of land - and although situated fairly close to towns with good transport links - a passion for rural life is essential. Beautiful private onsite and newly refurbished 2 bed accommodation can be provided.
SALARY circa £60,000 Gross depending on experience but longevity in previous positions is essential, you will be joining an existing team of staff who have worked with the family for many years. Driver and Non-Smoker essential. Please note that during the Pandemic the family are in residence full time. Tagalog speakers very welcome. (HU3594B)
A highly experienced and professional chauffeur with Bentley Mulsanne experience is required for a daily position based in Regent’s Park. It is essential that you have excellent knowledge of London. This is a full-time role that will require flexibility; general working week will be Wednesday – Sunday; varying hours with some later starts and finishes (9-10pm). The role will require a formal lounge suit. Previous police or military experience is a bonus. A Professional and efficient candidate with excellent communications skills required. Strictly non-smoking. English mother tongue. Candidates must live within 30 minutes of Regent’s Park with own transport (car/motorbike). This position is for a September start and is contracted until 30th JUN 2021. Salary circa £50,000. (HU3474)
HOUSEKEEPER -FAMILY COOK
GARDENER /HANDY-PERSON /DRIVER
Daily working hours 9am to 5pm
Active, flexible, country loving couple required for large family home- a six-bedroom, six-bathroom property which is kept to immaculate standards.
The housekeeper will be required to run and manage this beautiful home on a day to day basis, which includes all hands on general household cleaning to a high standard, this will include the polishing and care of antique furniture, polishing silver and family laundry, shopping and fresh family cooking.
You will need to be organised, efficient and enjoy country life.
Partner will be required to care for 6 acres of grounds which includes pasture, lawns, and a small copse. There are 2 herbaceous borders, roses, hedges to trim and pruning. A horticulturist is not required, but a good maintenance/ hobby gardener who loves to maintain and keep the gardens neat and tidy. You will need to be able to drive a tractor and use machinery to top the paddocks etc. In addition, you should have good DIY, care for the outdoor swimming pool and deal with fence repairs. You will also care for the cars and be willing occasionally to undertake airport runs and station pickups.
A good sense of humour and a genuine love of dogs is essential. The family have a young Labrador who is exercised at both ends of the working day, one-hour morning and evening, this task can be shared between the couple.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely 2 bedroom furnished cottage, no dependent children, or cats, but a well-behaved dog may be considered.
2 days off each week usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The house is busier at weekends than during the week as 2 grandchildren visit regularly.
This is a long-term position, requiring commitment and flexibility. Fluent English and ideally both to drive. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a domestic Country position preferred (HU2395)
Full time position for an experienced gardener with good maintenance skills to manage this large garden at a Victorian townhouse based in Central Oxford. This is a young International family with a full team of staff, so essential that you are a team player with good communications skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for caring for the garden, lawns, planting, etc, maintaining and keeping the gardens neat and tidy always. In addition, we seek a candidate with good handy-person skills who can perform most DIY duties. You should also be willing to undertake occasional driving duties including airport runs and station pick-ups. The family have an additional property nearby that will require the gardener to make a weekly visit to check the grounds and tidy the lawn. 5-day working week, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with flexibility and the occasional weekend. Previous private house experience and clean UK drivers’ licence required. Salary negotiable based on experience, circa £35,000. (HU3605)
An experienced, flexible, and professional chauffeur is required for our client based in Chigwell, Essex. This is a full-time position working 5 days per week, generally Monday-Friday with an occasional Saturday. Driving will be for the main Principal and will include taking him to work, meetings and venues. The principal’s office is based in Canary Wharf. It is essential that you keep the car immaculate, stocked, and ready to go always. This role will require you to be extremely flexible and patient as there is not a daily set schedule. Hours will vary, but you will generally start at about 9am and will often finish by about 9pm, there will be downtime/breaks during the day. You must be discreet and organised with very good communication skills. Security knowledge is a bonus. Experience driving a Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentleys essential. Non-smoker. Salary circa £45,000-£50,000. ASAP start. (HU3610)