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
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:
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 circa 60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided.
ALRESFORD – HAMPSHIRE
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
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.
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.
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Nr STOWMARKET -SUFFOLK
HANDS ON ESTATE MANAGER & HOUSEKEEPER
Position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. The estate is newly refurbished and requires an experienced domestic couple to maintain and manage the house and grounds to a very high standard. The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).
The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.
Whilst duties are separate the couple must work well together and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day to day housekeeping of the main house with servicing of the cottages when required. You will need to supervise ad-hoc cleaners as needed. Your duties will include cleaning, bed changing, laundry, ironing, shoe cleaning, arrange dry cleaning, take deliveries, messages and oversee internal tradesmen. You should enjoy displaying cut flowers, working with the gardener to ensure good use of available flowers. You will need to arrange pantry and household supplies (principally online). Cooking is not essential to the role, but some may be required occasionally. Caterers will be available for any entertaining, but you will need to oversee this and assist with dinner parties and other events.
The house manager will be responsible for the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance and hard landscaping. You will be required to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will arrange external services i.e. window, pool, tennis court cleaning, maintain a stock of logs, lay fires and fill log baskets, monitor oil and re-order, and manage domestic finances, place orders, and pay bills. You will manage and work with all staff on the estate (housekeeping and gardening) and any external contractors. Gardening experience will therefore be necessary. Experience of overseeing building projects would be an advantage. There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals to and from airport- station pickups, restaurants etc.
SALARY IN THE REGION OF £55,000 GROSS PER ANNUM DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.
2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK WITH PLENTY OF WEEKENDS. USE OF FURNISHED SEPARATE ACCOMODATION WITH UTILITIES PAID. NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN OR PETS AND STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS. BOTH MUST DRIVE. (HU3309)
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)