GARDENER – HANDYPERSON – HOUSEKEEPER - FAMILY COOK - DRIVERS
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Flexible proactive couple with experience working for a busy family.
Genuine Animal and country lovers. Child friendly. Long term, family oriented, team players. BOTH must drive. Willing to work weekends.
Family of 6 are looking for an energetic, proactive, and dedicated couple who have a long term vision for their next role. Candidates must have a flexible and cheerful approach to work, be fond of children and animals and share a genuine love for countryside living.
This is a busy, but very well organised and structured household with four school-age children between 14 & 5 years old (eldest is at boarding school) A long term couple who will share the daily running of their home and gardens in the Meon Valley, Hampshire.
Grounds/General Household responsibilities
Working week: 5 days inc. weekends (Days off Tuesday & Wednesday with a weekend off every 4- 6 weeks by negotiation).
Accom 2 bed/2 bath cottage with own garden provided next door. All bills included (except Wi-Fi)
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ASAP Start. (HU3938)
RURAL SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
RURAL SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
COOK – HOUSEKEEPER – GARDENER - MAINTENANCE PERSON - DRIVER
Essential Requirements: Good communication skills, clean driving licence. Flexible, self starters, team players. Ability to deal with external contractors, engineers, deliveries, pet feeding and security checks. Passionate cook to dinner party standard.
Professional couple with 6 grown up children, 3 cats and 4 chickens, currently require an experienced domestic couple to join the team caring for this large country manor house in 11 acres of both formal and informal gardens and woodland. There is also a 3 bedroom guest cottage, garden office and builders on site currently renovating additional outbuildings.
The youngest child will shortly leave school and go on a gap year, 2 are at University and the elder ones live independently. The principals hope to travel a lot more and hence the couple will need to take responsibility for the property in their absence. The family also have an apartment in London and a holiday home in Cornwall.
Housekeeper should be experienced, with excellent cleaning and laundry skills, have an eye for detail and have experience with caring for Antiques, fine fabrics, artwork and delicate silverware, china and glass.
The role requires a passionate cook who actively enjoys Vegetarian and fish cookery, ideally can initiate new dishes and try new recipes. A kitchen garden provides fresh vegetables, fruits and salad items, so making chutneys, jams etc all part of the role. Meat is rarely served, unless for a dinner party.
A part time cleaner is also employed 3 days per week.
Partner will work as part of the outdoor gardening and maintenance team, duties encompassing maintenance gardening, general property maintenance, wood management ie logging and fire laying. Path clearing, care of outdoor furniture, car washing and ensuring servicing and MOT’s are scheduled.
There will be occasional driving duties, airport runs, shopping and errands.
Indoor maintenance to include cleaning indoor windows, high level cleaning to assist the housekeepers and any minor repairs.
Full Time Salary circa £65-70,000 Gross – currently one bedroom cottage available which will be made 2 bedroom by the end of this year. This vacancy can also be Live out for a local couple and 3-4 days per week also considered (salary pro rata)
BOTH MUST DRIVE, have clean licence and car. Occasional weekend/bank holiday working will be required but time off given in lieu. (HU4034)
Housekeeper - Cook- Property Maintenance- Asst Gardener-Driver-Security
Approx 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, with flexibility.
Essential Requirements: Experienced domestic couple with attention to detail. Good standard of home cooking, confident in the kitchen. Dog & Cat lovers. Both to drive.
Team players. Caretakers of the property during the owner’s absence. Flexible to cover weekends for planned entertaining.
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.
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, 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. One dog acceptable but sorry no dependent children. BOTH must drive. (HU4049)
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
Exp Gardener – Handyperson-Driver- Housekeeper-Family Cook.
40 hrs per week Tuesday to Saturday
Essential Requirements: Both to drive with full clean licence. Enthusiastic gardener who will work as part of the gardening team. Experience with all garden machinery and ride on mowers. Experienced housekeeper with attention to detail. Dog friendly. Excellent English and computer literate.
Our clients require an enthusiastic and practical couple with a friendly and willing disposition for all housekeeping duties/gardening/maintenance on a small estate in West Kent for busy principals.
There is a high proportion of gardening required in immaculate well stocked gardens, working as part of an established small team reporting to the head gardener. You must have knowledge of all garden machinery, ride-on mowers with good gardening knowledge.
Housekeeping duties include general cleaning of a five bedroom house, laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, and some basic cooking and food preparation. Attention to detail and high standards essential.
Other duties include house security, property and pool maintenance, car valeting and occasional driving. There will be occasional dog sitting, walking and general day to day care when required.
Job descriptions available upon application.
Salary between £65,000-£70,000 Gross depending upon experience with a spacious one bedroom, well-furnished cottage provided. Working a 40 hour week (Tuesday - Saturday) with some flexibility when required. 20 days paid holiday and contributory workplace pension provided. Both must have full clean driving licences, have excellent English and be computer literate. A valid Enhanced DBS check will be required at offer stage. A small well behaved dog welcome but sorry no cats. Interviewing now for start as soon as possible. (HU4010)