HOUSEKEEPER / GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE PERSON / SECURITY
Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
Essential Requirements: Proactive domestic couple with previous experience working in a private household. Both must drive. Strictly Non-Smokers and excellent references. Occasional Good family cooking
Proactive, country loving domestic couple is required for a recently refurbished, 500-acre country estate in Kent. The 7-bedroom, grade 11 listed property is the permanent home of a down to earth couple and their very friendly dog and 2 cats.
The Housekeeper will primarily be responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and deep cleans of the 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom home, laundry, preparing the home for guests, running errands and pet care. Ideally the housekeeper will be able to prepare ingredients, cook occasionally and eventually serve at informal dinner parties.
Partner will be responsible for the day-to-day grounds’ maintenance of the property, which will include gardening, mowing, hedge trimming, greenhouse and vegetable garden. Other duties will include general property maintenance, overseeing contractors, swimming pool, spa and hot tub maintenance, car cleaning and care of the vehicles, ad hoc driving duties and generally assisting the housekeeper and two additional estate workers when required. You will also be responsible for the security of the estate.
This is a long-term role, suitable for a very hands-on, self-motivated couple who are used to working together in domestic service – you must be confident in your ability to provide high standards of work without supervision.
Accommodation and Salary
A beautiful, large 3-bedroom Oast house within the Estate, next to the main house. This can either be furnished or unfurnished. All bills included. Monday to Friday 8-4pm with weekends off, some flexibility will be required for driving duties. Salary circa £50-55,000 Gross per annum (Negotiable)
Well behaved pet considered, but sorry no dependent children. Both must drive. (HU3618)
HERTFORDSHIRE / BEDFORDSHIRE BORDER
DOMESTIC COUPLE –
MAINTENANCE GARDENER, HANDYPERSON, DRIVER. 40 HRS
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER – 40 HRS
Monday to Friday
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS – Previous experience working domestic service role. Love of the countryside, working outside with a passion for gardening. Dog lovers. Clean driving licence.
Mature employer with visiting children and grandchildren seeks a new couple due to the retirement of the long term current couple.
The housekeeper will take care of the interior of the residence, which will include
• Daily cleaning, hoovering, polishing, sweeping main areas of the house
• Care of the kitchen, cleaning the oven, surfaces and ensuring freezer and cupboards are clean and tidy.
• Polishing silver, brass, antiques and fine furniture.
• Washing and ironing to include bed, table linens and towels, dealing with hand washing, fine fabrics and arranging dry cleaning.
• Making and changing beds, arranging guest rooms.
• Feeding and walking the dog if the owner is absent.
• Watering and care of indoor plants and flowers.
• Keeping patio, doorsteps and downstairs windows clean and free of dirt.
Gardener-handyperson- all rounder
• Grounds and garden maintenance including repairs ie fencing, weeding, lawn mowing, pruning etc.
• Keep fireplaces clean and stocked with logs
• Swimming pool maintenance, clear of leaves and debris.
• Tennis court maintenance.
• Light household maintenance (light bulb replacements, minor plumbing, basic painting)
• Care for the cars, cleaning, polishing fuelling and occasional driving when required.
• Outdoor furniture care
Accommodation - Self contained flat with 2 double bedrooms attached to the house with separate entrance.
Salary up to £60,000 Gross per annum. 4 weeks holidays per annum. Presence is required on the property during the owners absence.
Sorry no children or dependants. Small pet may be considered. Clean driving licence essential DBS Checks will be required. (HU3747)
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 ASSISTANT MANAGEMENT COUPLE
(With previous YACHTING background)
Exuma Islands - Bahamas
Essential Requirements: Staff Management Experience, Strong Attention to Detail. Ability to enjoy an Island lifestyle. Good team players, working as part of the management team
New position for a Couple who work well together to assist the current managers to run a 32-acre estate in the Exuma Island Chain of the Bahamas. This is a formal household.
Proven experience is required as below.
Duties will include:
We seek flexible and discrete candidates with previous experience for this role. You should have strong organisational and communication skills with the ability to effectively prioritise and multitask.
Salary in the region of $300,000 gross per annum, health insurance allowance will be paid. Accommodation on the estate will be provided, flights, work permits will also be paid for by the employers. (No dependant children) This is a rotation position of 2 months on and 1 month off working in rotation with the current management couple. (HU3860)
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)
Rural Hampshire, NR Basingstoke
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
RURAL HAMPSHIRE - NR Basingstoke.
Essential Requirements – Previous experience working in a domestic environment. Clean driving licence. Flexible. Strictly Non smoker.
Family of four which includes 2 teenage children at boarding school/University, currently using this property as a permanent residence, in the long term it will revert back to being their weekend home.
The position requires a flexible couple who can demonstrate self sufficiency and autonomy.
The house has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, and is completely refurbished and easy to keep immaculate. The housekeeper should have an eye for detail, be able to provision and manage the household and undertake the day to day housekeeping duties.
Between you, you will also manage external contractors, deal with suppliers, deal with household expenses and ideally have basic computer skills.
You may be asked to assist the principal with food preparation and possibly some light cooking, but this is not essential. Any entertaining will be for family and friends and on a casual basis.
Partner to care for swimming pool and be able to tend the terraces, patio and undertake any maintenance duties around the property. You will need to lay and tend fires, manage the heating system and deal with any indoor maintenance as required.
There are large areas of lawns and at least 2 days per week will be spent cutting grass in the summer and 2 days dealing with leaves etc during winter months. Previous experience of using a chain saw and large pieces of garden equipment is essential. Contract gardeners are also employed, but any gardening knowledge and expertise highly appreciated.
Security of the property will therefore be part of the role. Ideally the couple should have their own hobbies and interests as this vacancy does not always allow for 2 people to keep busy for the whole week.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely one bedroom (large) self contained accommodation, two days off per week usually Tuesday and Wednesday and use of a car. Sorry no dependent children or pets. (REF HU1538)