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DOMESTIC COUPLE

NR CHELTENHAM

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU4049

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Housekeeper/Cook/Property Maintenance/Asst Gardener/Driver/Security
NR CHELTENHAM
Approx 8.30am to 5.30pm – 5days per week with flexibility to cover weekends when needed.
Essential Requirements: Experienced domestic couple with attention to detail. Good standard of home cooking, confident in the kitchen. Dog & Cat lovers. Both to drive with own car.
Team players. Caretakers of the property during the owner’s absence. Flexible to cover weekends for planned entertaining. Flexibility is key.

An experienced, proactive and self-sufficient domestic couple are required to manage and care for a well maintained, 11-bedroom country manor house in a rural village location close to Cheltenham.
The principals are a mature couple with adult children who visit on a regular basis. This is a family home but the principals do travel and also spend time in London.

Duties and experience required:

Housekeeping – including cleaning, care of Antiques, silver etc. Additional Housekeeping support is available.
Laundry - Washing and ironing. Packing and unpacking.
Cooking – Fresh home cooking using good quality ingredients. (Chef employed for dinner parties and events).
Shopping, errands to include post office, dry cleaning etc.
Assistance with Entertaining
Animal Care – as and when required -3 dogs 3 cats.
Assistant in garden and grounds maintenance – Head gardener and team employed, general assistance with garden maintenance.
Property Maintenance – General DIY indoor and outdoor, care of machinery and organisation of any specialist contractors as required.
Security and caretaking of the property in the owner’s absence. Housesitting & overnight sleep overs if non of the family members are present.
Care of the vehicles, occasional driving to include airport runs, organisation of servicing/MOT etc. A chauffeur is also employed.

Primarily a Monday to Friday position, however there will be occasions when weekend working will be required, usually pre-planned and in advance. The family are usually in residence over Christmas, and you will be required to be available to work.

Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience. Self-contained 2 bedroom small house in the village with small garden, approx. 5 min walk away. Sorry NO PETS or dependants. BOTH must drive with own car. (HU4049)

EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE

CIRENCESTER, GLOUCS

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU4139

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Facilities Manager Jobs, Head Housekeeper Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER – MAINTENANCE/FACILITIES PERSON
CIRENCESTER, GLOUCS
Essential Requirements: Professional and experienced domestic couple with exceptional eye for detail and understanding of first class levels of service. Flexible and pro active, with a “can do” attitude. Strong IT skills, technically minded with impeccable record keeping and good communication skills. Fluent English, Clean driving licences and Longevity in previous positions essential.

The property is a well-established, totally refurbished manor house in a beautiful location. This is a part residence property of long-term international clients who visit especially during the summer months, the house is also used by extended family and friends throughout the year. The current couple will shorty retire home to New Zealand, after 12 very happy years, but will be available for a handover period. The Interior team of 4 include: cook/ assistant housekeeper, daily cleaner.

Maintenance – Facilities management role

  • Develop and understand a working knowledge of the mechanical and electrical installations, including heating, lighting, security, alarm systems, swimming pool and boiler room. Working through daily/weekly/monthly checklists.
  • Ensure that all facilities are tested thoroughly prior to any member of the family visiting. To include all tech equipment, audio-visual and telephones.
  • Liaison with all external companies and contractors servicing these installations, ensuring timely implementation.
  • Ensure all operating manuals, warranties, guarantees are kept scheduled and up to date.
  • Maintain comprehensive inventories of household contents, maintain diary, log all faults, snags, breakages, operational costs and repairs.
  • Supervision of the care and maintenance of the fabric of the building and where appropriate liaison with the Managing Agents and contractors. To include and ensure windows are cleaner, chimneys swept, bird guards are cleaned. All outdoor furniture is well maintained and the gym, swimming pool, tennis court are all clean, well maintained and all manufacturers maintenance procedures are carried out by the relevant contractors.
  • Occasional driving duties may be required.

Housekeeping Role

  • To ensure that the interior of the property is always immaculate.
  • Maintain and care for all contents of the residence, which includes special finishes,   Antiques, fine art and high end fine fabrics.
  • Assist with Laundry, wardrobe management and packing and unpacking during visits.
  • When the property is occupied, you will be responsible for provisioning, maintain bedrooms and bathrooms, turn down service, serving food and beverages and generally taking care of the principal and family or guests.
  • Preparation and serve breakfast and provide support and kitchen assistance to the cook for any large dinner parties or functions.
  • Maintain and record household budget and expenditure.
  • Oversee, supervise and work with local part time staff. Interact with any travelling staff as required.
  • Occasional driving duties may be required.

Excellent salary depending on experience, with 2 bedroom all found cottage. Based on a 5 day week, you must be prepared to work as required when the house is occupied. This will include some weekend working. Time off in lieu can be taken when the clients are not in residence. Both must drive. Sorry No pets or dependants. (HU4139)

HOUSE MANAGEMENT COUPLE

WENTWORTH ESTATE, SURREY

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU4120

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, House -Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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HOUSEMANAGEMENT COUPLE
WENTWORTH ESTATE, SURREY
COOK/HOUSEKEEPER/DRIVER/HOUSEPERSON
Essential Requirements: Flexible, pro active, self sufficient experienced domestic couple who work very well together. Confident and experienced cook passionate in regards fresh produce and presentation. Dog friendly. Drivers essential. IT Literate and tech savvy.

Lovely position for long term clients with a beautiful property on the Wentworth Estate.
The main house is five bedrooms and bathrooms, with 3 reception rooms and a large indoor swimming pool and gym.

Duties are mainly “indoor” for both of the couple, which will include the day-to-day housekeeping duties, cleaning, laundry, flower arranging, organising deliveries and supplies and household maintenance. A full-time daily housekeeper is also employed.

Good family cooking will be required. The family enjoy international cuisine, including Asian style dishes. One should serve at table and ideally have good computer skills.

The house has been refurbished to a high standard with state of the art, computerised services. One of the couple will have the technical knowledge and interest to be able to liaise with suppliers and service providers in regards planned maintenance schedules.
In addition, one to act as driver, who will care for the cars, drive family members when required including into Central London and deal with local errands, shopping etc.
You must be dog friendly and willing to care for the dog in the principal’s absence.

This position requires an experienced domestic couple, with an eye for detail and with flexibility to work longer hours when the family are in residence and taking extra time off during the families time away. Longevity in previous positions a must.

Salary negotiable depending on previous experience and longevity in previous positions. Self contained 1 bedroom and small study apartment/annex with terrace area. 2 days off per week. Drivers’ essential, car provided if needed. Sorry no pets. (HU4120)