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Estate Management / Caretaking Couple

East Sussex

Contract:
Full-time

Accommodation:
Live-in

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3482

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Estate Manager Jobs
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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 

Domestic Couple

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
2 bedroom apartment

Salary:

Job Ref:
HU3561

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Handyman Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE

Butler -houseman – head housekeeper

Lovely new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced domestic couple to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.

You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail to high standards at all times.

The Estate is fully staffed and the couple must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.

The head housekeeper will ideally have previous experience overseeing a small cleaning/housekeeping team.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Taking care of antiques, brass, silver and fine fabrics.
  • Houseman duties
  • Butler service
  • Taking care of the wine cellar.
  • Turn down service
  • Light family cooking when and if required
  • Walking the dogs
  • Occasional driving duties
  • Keep the fires clean and stocked with logs

The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.

Salary between £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided. Tagalog speakers very welcome.

Residential Domestic Couple

Hampshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
1 Bedroom Split Level Accommodation

Salary:
£60,000

Job Ref:
HU3371

Job Category:
Domestic Couple Jobs
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ALRESFORD – HAMPSHIRE

RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE

DRIVER-HOUSEKEEPER-HOUSEMAN –STEWARD ( average 48-50 hrs per week).
Friday 10.30 - 22:00 
Saturday 13:00- 22:30 
Sunday 13:00- 22:30 

Monday 8.00-17.00

Tuesday 8.00-17.00

Experienced, full-time, live in domestic team of 2, required to partner with the existing long term domestic couple and work with other household team members including a House Manager, Chef and Nanny. The family consists of 2 principals and they have 4 children between 6 and 14. The property is used for weekends, holidays and during the Christmas period, although currently the family are in full time residence until September.

 

Between the 2 of you, the following responsibilities would be shared:   Heavy housekeeping such as changing lightbulbs, changing plugs and cleaning external windows.

Cleaning outside areas/furniture

Household maintenance/handy person duties.

Serving the family including formal dinners on occasion ( training available if required )

Driving the principals when required.

Assisting the house manager with overseeing the contractors.

Daily housekeeping to include cleaning, washing, laundry and ironing to a high standard.

Maintaining inventories for housekeeping supplies.

Assisting the chef washing up, preparing light snacks, beverages, juices and smoothies

Ad hoc tasks and errands as required.

Willing to learn and be trained.

This is a position for 2 people that will work well in a small team, and who both take pride in their work. You will both be hardworking, like to produce results, be hands on with a good eye for detail, diligent and reliable.  Able to follow instructions and use your initiative.

A good level of both written and spoken English is essential, one of you must be a very confident driver and ideally one of you should be tech savvy too. DBS checks will be required.
Accommodation:  Newly refurbished separate 1 bedroom split level accommodation away from the main house.

Salary: Circa £60,000 plus Gross per annum. Days off Wednesday & Thursday. Driver with own car essential, sorry no pets or dependents. Fluent English written and spoken and basic IT Skills required.

Domestic Couple

Oxfordshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
One Bedroom Flat

Salary:
£55,000

Job Ref:
HU3565

Job Category:
Domestic Couple Jobs
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NR WATLINGTON-OXFORDSHIRE

DOMESTIC COUPLE

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 :

  • Daily preparation and presentation of family breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Hands on detailed housekeeping, to include cleaning, washing and ironing
  • Care of Antique furniture, silver and fine china.
  • Walking the family dogs
  • Basic property maintenance & liaison with contractors
  • Oversee care of swimming pool and spa areas.
  • Alarms and Security in the absence of the owners

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.

Residential Household Couple

Texas, USA

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Included

Salary:
Competitive

Job Ref:
HU3582

Job Category:
Domestic Couple Jobs
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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.

  • The homes have museum quality art, so you should have an understanding of art, its storage, maintenance, and curation
  • You should have the ability to cook, set a lovely table, table scape, and plan and execute dinner parties
  • This role will require you to source, negotiate and maintain contractor agreements
  • You should understand HR and staff oversight responsibilities
  • Financial and basic bookkeeping skills are required with the ability to adhere to a budget
  • Able to communicate clearly in English
  • Being tech-savvy using Microsoft office suite, e-mails and texts
  • Having an aesthetic sense
  • The ability to document and maintain manuals, updating and implementing new SOP’s

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Housekeeping 
  • Managing household supplies
  • Household / grounds maintenance
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning tracking
  • Tending to the gardens& pressure washing
  • Season planning and décor management
  • Detailed calendar management
  • Document and inventory.

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

Benefits

Immediate Hire

Excellent references

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. 

Experienced Domestic Couple

Algarve, Portugal

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
2 BEDROOM SEPARATE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY

Salary:
circa 3-4,000 Euros per month

Job Ref:
HU3581

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Handyman Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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ALGARVE -PORTUGAL
EXP DOMESTIC COUPLE

Experienced domestic couple with at least 7 yrs. in a similar position, is required to have sole care and responsibility of this large property (1,500 m2) throughout the year. Primarily a holiday home, used by the principals and their family, guests and friends at periods throughout the year but mainly summer months. The property stands in one acre of gardens and a part time gardener is employed. This is a large property and physical fitness and energy is essential for the role.

Main duties between the couple are

  • Cleaning and maintenance of all rooms, bathrooms, and communal areas
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Serving
  • Light cooking if required
  • Provisioning – shopping management
  • Receive and serve guests
  • Contact service providers and suppliers
  • Accounts reporting and management
  • General maintenance of the property to include external cleaning, equipment maintenance, painting, minor repairs, pool, and HVAC & solar panel maintenance.
  • Car valeting
  • Security of the property
  • Ensure correct functioning of all equipment and automation.

Both must be very well presented and offer high end service, maintain the property in a spotless condition and be ready to receive the principals or their guests at any time. When the principals visit, they usually bring a team of staff with them, which includes 2 housekeepers, a chef and nanny.

SALARY circa 3-4,000 Euros per month. 2 BEDROOM SEPARATE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY WILL BE PROVIDED. FIRST CLASS WRITTEN REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED – STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS AND NO PETS OR DEPENDANT CHILDREN. Ideally both to drive. Fluent English essential, Portuguese a bonus but not essential. Pls note when the principals are in residence you will work a 6-day week and take time back when they are away. (HU3581)

 

 

 

Domestic Couple Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
2 Bedroom Apartment

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3581

Job Category:
Domestic Couple Jobs
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ALGARVE -PORTUGAL
EXP DOMESTIC COUPLE

Experienced domestic couple with at least 7 yrs in a similar position, is required to have sole care and responsibility of this large property ( 1,500 m2) throughout the year. Primarily a holiday home, used by the principals and their family, guests and friends at periods throughout the year but mainly summer months. The property stands in one acre of gardens and a part time gardener is employed. This is a large property and physical fitness and energy is essential for the role.

Main duties between the couple are

  • Cleaning and maintenance of all rooms, bathrooms and communal areas
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Serving
  • Light cooking if required
  • Provisioning – shopping management
  • Receive and serve guests
  • Contact service providers and suppliers
  • Accounts reporting and management
  • General maintenance of the property to include external cleaning, equipment maintenance, painting, minor repairs, pool and HVAC & solar panel maintenance.
  • Car valeting
  • Security of the property
  • Ensure correct functioning of all equipment and automation.

Both must be very well presented and offer high end service, maintain the property in a spotless condition and be ready to receive the principals or their guests at any time. When the principals visit they usually bring a team of staff with them, which includes 2 housekeepers,  a chef and nanny.

SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. 2 BEDROOM SEPARATE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY WILL BE PROVIDED. FIRST CLASS WRITTEN REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED – STRICTLY NON SMOKERS AND NO PETS OR DEPENDANT CHILDREN. Ideally both to drive. Fluent English essential, Portuguese a bonus but not essential. Pls note when the principals are in residence you will work a 6 day week and take time back when they are away.(HU3581) CV’s WRITTEN IN ENGLISH PLEASE

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