Hands on Housekeeper / Family cook / Gardener / handy person / security
Country loving, self-sufficient and pro active couple is required for a traditional period farmhouse, 5 bedroom 4 bathroom in 2 acres of gardens.
This is a weekend and holiday home of a professional couple whose main residence and business is in Central London. They live an informal lifestyle, arrive on Friday afternoon and leave Sunday evening. The property will be used by family members and their guests, mainly as a relaxing weekend retreat, but occasionally during major holiday times i.e. Easter, Summer and Christmas, larger numbers of family including children may visit.
You will be responsible for the day to day running of the property and grounds, covering all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning, washing and ironing, food shopping, household provisioning, gardening, household maintenance and overseeing contractors etc.
When in residence the housekeeper will prepare lunch and dinner for the principals and any guests, good fresh healthy home cooking, lots of fish, vegetables, variety of salads mainly based on Mediterranean style dishes including vegetarian options. Although the principals like to entertain family and friends, all entertaining is informal and no more than 8-10 people. For any formal entertaining outside caterers will be available.
Partner will be responsible for the day to day management of this small estate, which will include the gardens and greenhouse, vegetable garden, lawns, flower beds, pond and small area of woodland. Other duties will include general property maintenance, hence good DIY skills are required. There is an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court to care for, cars to fuel and clean and occasional driving to the local station and airport occasionally. A major refurbishment programme is planned and the couple will be required to oversee contractors, manage the works and oversee security. Good communication skills are essential. Both of the couple should drive, a car is provided for work related use.
Salary negotiable depending on experience.
2 days off mid-week
One bedroom furnished cottage provided - one well behaved pet welcome
Must be non-smoking and speak fluent English
Previous estate experience essential
Cook- Housekeeper/houseman- Security- General Maintenance
A beautiful newly refurbished country house in 23 acres, requires an experienced, well presented, domestic couple to manage the day to day care of this 9 bedroom property to a high standard. The family of four includes 2 teenage children, one at University, one a boarder and 2 small dogs. The role requires a practical, hands on approach and will suit a well organised and efficient couple. Duties are interchangeable, but primarily comprise of daily family cooking, cleaning and laundry with ad hoc outside duties as and when required.
A full time gardener will be employed, but a willingness to lend a hand with basic garden duties when required ie mowing, watering etc a big plus.
Duties will include :
Salary £55,000 Gross per annum. Large one bedroom fully furnished, all found flat with own entrance. 2 days off per week ( Tuesday and Wednesday) Drivers with own car & Non Smokers essential. Well behaved dog accepted.
DALLAS, TEXAS RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD COUPLE
Very high profile clients of mature years, but completely independent, and absolutely delightful employers.
On offer salary of $150,000.00 + 100 % medical coverage, 401k and a structured and very generous annual bonus. Current employees of almost 20 years to retire.
APPLICANTS MUST BE LEGAL TO WORK IN THE US - Green Card or US passport AND WE INSIST ON AT LEAST 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN UHNW PRIVATE SERVICE.
Immediate hire, for an exceptionally experienced and caring couple to manage a large property in Dallas, with the willingness to also oversee, and occasionally travel to, Santa Barbara and Carmel.
Additional responsibilities include:
Our clients are looking for a proactive couple who don’t need to be micromanaged.
The right couple will have complete oversight and report to one of our client’s children and CFO. All the support mechanisms are in place to succeed.
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for a couple that has 10 years’ or more experience, and a willingness to relocate or currently live in Dallas. You must have long-term intentions and a record of longevity in previous employment to be considered. Must be able to pass a detailed background check (no exceptions).
Only the most experienced professional please. Generally, Monday to -Friday working with occasional weekend support. Flexibly with scheduling would be appreciated.
This is a live-in position
Competitive salary and structured bonus
Clean Driver’s License & and able to pass a Level-3 Background check
MUST be legal to work in the United States
Local candidates preferred. May consider relocations.
The ability to respect privacy and maintain confidentially is a must.
E HAMPTON, NEW YORK
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE – E HAMPTON -NY
Seasoned Domestic Couple needed for E. Hampton residence. The main house has approximately 10,000 sq. ft. There is also a guest house on the property. This is an amazing opportunity to work for a kind, considerate senior couple who appreciate hard work. Due to COVID, the principals are not going out and limiting anyone coming into their home.
The principals’ present staff have been with the family for close to twenty years. Having tenure in your previous roles is appreciated and a definite advantage. Our clients are private (not visibly social). During the summer months, they use their E. Hampton residence to relax and enjoy their two grandchildren who visit for two weeks in the summer. During this time, the principals commute between their Park Avenue apartment during the week and their E. Hampton retreat at the weekends. In the fall, they normally return to their Florida residence.
The summertime is busy when the principals are in-residence. Six days a week coverage will be expected. During the winter months, our clients travel south to their home in Florida. At that time, you can re-coop any overtime.
The ideal couple must have a minimum of 5 years working together consistently as a couple, and have excellent verifiable references. This is a newly created position. You would be part of a team, supporting the executive housekeeper who travels with the principals to their winter residence in Florida. The ideal couple must get on well with others; be respectful of vendors and the established support staff. The ideal couple will need to pass a criminal and credit check.
Due to COVID, our clients want to find a couple who are willing to take the appropriate precautions when in public and understand safe cleaning practices.
HOURS AND BENEFITS
Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday, in the summer season (expect a heavier workload in the summer months). Winter months are flexible, generally Monday-Friday 9-5.
Salary Range: $130,000 to $150,000 for highly qualified candidates.
Medical benefits package / housing / staff vehicle, during work hours.
Local NY candidates are preferred.
Relocation stipend for highly qualified candidates. (HU3595)
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)
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)
Newly created position for an experienced domestic couple to run and manage this immaculate large country residence for a family of 5 which includes 3 school age children.
This is the primary family home of a young couple who will move in beginning December 2020. The property stands in a total of approx. 400 acres. Main gardening duties will be outsourced, and additional housekeeping/ childcare assistance will be employed to compliment the skills of the successful couple.
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. Fresh healthy family cooking, shared with madam as she likes to cook, shopping, household provisioning and possibly assisting with childcare when needed.
Partner will be responsible for driving, care of the cars and general maintenance of the property. You will be required to assist with school, airport and station pickups, there will be some late evening driving if the principals are out for dinner, time off in lieu will be given.
Care of the grounds and gardens will be outsourced, but a helping hand with garden maintenance as time allows would be welcome.
The family have a pony and a dog, so animal lovers are essential and anyone with basic equine skills/knowledge much appreciated. You will be required to wear a simple uniform of polo shirt and chinos.
SALARY CIRCA £55,000 Gross per annum, 1 bedroom flat (500 sq. ft) all new and beautiful over the garages separate to the main house. 2 days off per week, flexible for some weekends. Both must drive with use of a car. Well behaved small dog considered. Strictly Non-Smokers and excellent references required. (HU3603)