South Central Germany
CARETAKER / HANDYPERSON & COOK / HOUSEKEEPER/STEWARD(ESS)
South Central Germany
LIVE-OUT (Couple or Single position)
Private client based in South Central Germany owning an estate with several properties and agricultural land require professional household staff.
Duties and responsibilities will include.
CARETAKER AND HANDYPERSON
HOUSEKEEPING /COOKING AND SERVICES
This position requires hardworking, flexible candidates who work in an efficient and structured manner. Candidates must be reliable and discrete. Must also be dog lovers as you will be required to feed and exercise the dog when employer is unavailable.
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar environment. It is essential that you speak good German and Fluent English (written and spoken).
Permanent, full-time role, with an immediate start. Excellent references and valid drivers license required. Salary negotiable based on experience. (HU3871)
DAILY HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK
9-5pm- Monday to Friday
Essential Requirements – Previous Experience working in a large family home. Ability to manage the household. Good communication skills. Great attention to detail, experience with fine Art, fine fabrics and Antiques. Household and personal Laundry and wardrobe management. Team Player with a happy, friendly disposition. Child and dog friendly. Strictly Non Smoker.
Long term position for an experienced family sole housekeeper who enjoys working in a small team. This is a family of four which includes 2 school age children, one at home and one at boarding school-- a full time nanny is employed.
Both principals work full time so look for a housekeeper who really understands how a home should run. You will be responsible for cleaning, washing and ironing, making and changing beds -wardrobe management and arranging dry cleaning and errands.
Ideally one evening per week, you should be prepared to cook a supper, simple straight forward fresh healthy meal for the principals and their friends, usually four adults. The day you cook you can start later and finish later, approx. 12-8pm.
This is a large home, with many stairs, so essential that you are fit and energetic, with previous long term references and experience. It is essential that you have previous experience working in a private family home and have experience of special finishes, cleaning and caring for silver, antiques and fine fabrics.
The average working day will be 9-5 pm but with a degree of flexibility. You must enjoy working with children. Flexibility, a happy disposition, good team player and being part of the family for the long term is essential.
Most important is a happy, flexible, energetic person, who takes pride in their work, with a good level of English looking for a long term position. Simple uniform will be required.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE – 2 days off per week. Driver not required. Non smoker essential (HU3878)
Housekeeper / Cook / Grounds and Household maintenance.
Duties are interchangeable
Essential Requirements: Long term position, strictly non-smokers, clean driving licence. Experienced, professional couple, with great attention to detail, proactive and discreet.
Capable to work as part of a small team which currently includes full-time live-in Housekeeper, driver and part time gardener. Fluent Spoken and written English is essential. Security aware.
A new opportunity for an experienced, energetic, and flexible couple to join a formal family of four. This is a large property with gardens, kitchen garden and a tennis court.
All duties for the couple are interchangeable, the primary duties will encompass total care of the interior.
Housekeeping -to include cleaning, washing and ironing, care of antiques, fine furniture/ fabrics. Wardrobe management experience is a big plus, polishing shoes, home style cooking and some formal entertaining – ability to lay a formal table is required. Care of flowers and plants.
Cooking – Meal planning, preparation, and cooking of fresh, healthy family meals. Weekly shopping of groceries, provisioning and organisation of household supplies. Family and friends do visit on a regular basis in normal times, the family enjoy entertaining and in the long-term hope to return to this. For large dinner parties catering staff are brought in, and you will be required to assist with greeting guests and service.
Gardening and Property Maintenance – Assisting with general garden maintenance, working alongside the weekly gardener. Assist with planting and maintenance of the kitchen garden and greenhouse. General property maintenance and organisation and supervision of external contractors and trades. The driver also assists with garden maintenance and DIY as necessary.
The family have 2 medium size dogs, between the staff they will require walking, grooming, feeding and general care.
Two teenage children are boarders and return home at weekends and exeats, they are very independent. When the principals are away on business, you will be required to keep an open eye.
SALARY Competitive depending on experience. 2 bedroom furnished cottage with small outdoor terrace. 5 day working week with 2 days off, flexibility to cover some weekends will be required. Strictly non-smokers, excellent checkable references and enhanced DBS Check required. This is a unformed position (black trousers – black top- gilet all provided).
SORRY NO PETS OR DEPENDANTS. (HU3821)
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK-DRIVER-MAINTENANCE & HANDYPERSON
Essential Requirements: Previous experience working in a private residence.
Hands on couple who work well together. Good communication skills, driving licence and being self-motivated is a must.
New position for large private residence close to Hyde Park. The vacancy requires a flexible hands-on housekeeping couple to maintain and care for this beautiful home.
Duties will include all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning to a high standard, washing, ironing, wardrobe management, arranging flowers, running errands & shopping.
Ability to prepare breakfasts and cook light fresh healthy meals when required.
One of the couple must drive and be confident driving in London, there will be some driving duties for the principals and also airport runs. You will care for the cars and be proactive in their maintenance.
You will also be responsible for liaising with external contractors and general day to day maintenance of the property. Running errands, dealing with food shopping, provisioning and ensuring the residence runs smoothly.
Hours are longer when the owners are in residence, you will need to manage your own time, plan ahead and be well organised.
You will report daily to the property manager, so a good level of English and basic computer skills a must. Tagalog speakers very welcome.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Own suite of rooms provided. 2 days off per week with flexibility to work longer days and take time back when the principals are away. Good communication skills and good team players essential Sorry no pets or dependants. (HU3844)
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER/ FAMILY COOK
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Good technical skills, Hands-on, Exceptional attention to detail – Good family level cooking. Driver essential.
Experience with SMART home and computer literacy preferred.
We have a fantastic position for a dedicated and flexible house manager/ butler to work as part of a team taking care of a beautiful country house near Reading.
The ideal candidate will have experience running and taking care of the interior of a private household. This is a combination of both a formal and informal household, a large country house, refurbished SMART property on a very beautiful estate. The successful applicant must be resourceful and self-sufficient. The property is maintained to extremely high standards.
We are looking for a meticulous, hands on, Household Manager/Butler to oversee, manage and work alongside a team of staff. Exceptional attention for detail with a “can do” attitude along with being highly discreet and professional are essential.
You will be required to have very good administrative skills as you will be managing budgets, expenses, inventories, etc. The property has many special finishes and fine furnishings. Experience with care of artwork, fine finishes and fabrics is a great advantage. It would be useful if successful applicant had a good technical understanding of the property (plant rooms, pools, boiler rooms, Creston, dealing with contractors etc.) Hands on is extremely important as this is not a job for someone sitting in the office all day.
The Estate is fully staffed, and you must have a helpful and positive attitude and work well within a team. The property has 9 bedrooms and 3 guest houses and is situated on 1000 acres of land.
Duties to include but not limited to:
This is a part time residence; the working week will be on a rota system to ensure the family’s needs are met.
Start date: As soon as possible
Accommodation: 2-bedroom basement apartment
Working week: 5days (on a rota system)
Salary: £55-60,000 Gross depending on experience
Sorry no pets or dependants. Driver essential. (HU3901)
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Driver, Fluent English and Conversational German, Pet Friendly
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Monday to Friday with flexibility to cover occasional weekends
New position for a young professional couple who require an experienced housekeeper to care for the family villa approximately 10 mins drive from Zurich City.
The housekeeper will have sole responsibility for the day-to-day housekeeping of this family home which will include all household cleaning, making beds, changing linens, laundry and co-ordinating and scheduling servicing contractors and suppliers.
You will be required to provision and keep the residence well stocked with supplies, run errands, and ensure that linens, writing supplies, bathroom items etc are all replenished. You should have experience with delicates and fine fabrics and ideally wardrobe management skills with couture clothing experience.
Fresh healthy cooking is required and ideally previous experience of table service.
A gardener is also employed, any assistance in the gardens would be welcomed as time allows.
You should be pet friendly and willing to assist with feeding the chickens, in the future the family may acquire a dog.
The principals are looking for a long-term housekeeper with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private residence. The working week is Monday to Friday, 42 hrs per week, but with flexibility for occasional extra duties if there are guests. Overtime hours will be paid.
Occasionally you may be asked to travel to additional properties in Switzerland and Europe.
Salary negotiable depending on experience, fluent English and conversational German.
New build one bedroom apartment will be provided. Driver essential.
DBS Check and excellent written references essential (HU3622)
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