BUTLER / HOUSEPERSON / DRIVER / PERSON FRIDAY
Experienced, full-time, live in person to work with an existing domestic couple and other household team members including a House Manager, Chef and Nanny.
The family consists of two principals, four children and a small dog.
The property is used for weekends, holidays and during Christmas.
Between you, the following responsibilities would be shared:
Heavy housekeeping such as changing lightbulbs, changing plugs and cleaning internal windows.
Cleaning outside areas/furniture
Household maintenance/handy person duties
Serving the family both informal & formal dinner settings
Driving the principals when required
Assisting with overseeing the contractors
Washing, laundry and ironing to a high standard
Maintaining inventories for housekeeping supplies
Assisting with chef with washing up, preparing light snacks, juices, and smoothies
Ad hoc tasks and errands as required
We need the kind of applicant who is willing to learn and be trained in this families likes and dislikes and a person that will work well in a small team, and who takes pride in their work.
A hardworking, “like to produce results,” hands on, person with a very good eye for detail, who is diligent and reliable. Able to use your initiative and a person who likes to contribute - striving for perfection.
A good level of both written and spoken English is essential as is driver who must be a very confident driver and ideally technically savvy too. DBS check will be required, with excellent references.
Monday - 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 8:00 - 16:30
Friday - 10:30 - 21:30
Saturday - 13:00 - 22:30
Sunday - 12:00 - 21:00
Excellent self-contained accommodation and salary (Circa £40,000) are on offer for this lovely long-term client of ours. (HU3371B)
Hampshire/Berkshire Border - Nr Basingstoke
Cook – Housekeeper – Driver - Grounds and Household Maintenance.
Hampshire/Berkshire Border - Nr Basingstoke
Essential Requirements – long term position. Clean driving licence. Experienced, professional couple, with great attention to detail, proactive and discreet. Confident family cook who enjoys cooking, can follow recipes and care for the kitchen. Capable to work as part of a team who are all long-term employees.
A newly created vacancy for an experienced, energetic and flexible couple to join an established team on a small estate 50 mins from Central London. This is a 6-bedroom property in 200 acres with outbuildings including formal gardens (which are sometimes open to the public), woodland, pasture and a wonderful kitchen garden. This is the primary residence of the principals, but they do travel frequently.
All duties for the couple are interchangeable.
Cooking – Meal planning, preparation and cooking of fresh, healthy family meals. There is access to a large kitchen/vegetable garden for seasonal produce so lots of soups, vegetables and fruits are enjoyed. Weekly shopping of groceries, provisioning and organisation of household supplies. Family and friends visit on a regular basis and the principals enjoy entertaining. However, if required for larger or more formal entertaining, catering staff can be brought in and you will be required to assist with service.
Housekeeping - To include assistance with daily cleaning, washing and ironing, care of antiques, fine furniture/ fabrics. Wardrobe management experience is a big plus, polishing shoes, ability to lay and serve at table is required. Care of flowers and plants.
Driving – Airport runs, meeting guests and occasional evening driving. General care of the cars ie fuel, checking tyres and valeting etc.
Gardening and Property Maintenance – Assisting with general garden maintenance, working alongside the garden team. Assist with maintenance of the kitchen garden and greenhouse. General property maintenance and organisation.
The principals have 2 small dogs & chickens who need to be fed. There are horses on the estate, but no care is required.
An opportunity to travel with the principals to other properties (Belgium, Italy & Switzerland) is optional.
SALARY – competitive, depending on experience. Suitable accommodation will be provided depending on the couples’ needs. 5 day working week with 2 days off, flexibility to cover some weekends will be required. Non-smokers, excellent checkable references and enhanced DBS Check will be required. Well behaved dog welcome. (HU3910)
This vacancy is also open to a single cook-housekeeper.
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 & 4 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 6 weeks).
Accom 3 bed cottage with own garden provided next door. All bills included (except Wi-Fi)
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ASAP Start. (HU3938)
HEAD CHAUFFEUR/FLEET MANAGER
KENSINGTON, LONDON W8.
Essential Requirements – Clean UK Driving Licence. Previous UHNW Private family driving experience. High end luxury car Central London driving & multiple car fleet Management Experience. Flexible and adaptable, discreet and immaculate personal presentation.
We are seeking an experienced Chauffeur/Fleet Manager, to drive a VIP Principal and care of some luxury vehicles, together with several smaller cars kept at the residence. The candidate should have high levels of staff management experience looking after a team of 6-7 staff members.
This is a part-residence household, where normal working hours are from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, however, flexibility is essential when the family are in residence for between 3 to 4 months annually.
An ability to deal with the quieter, routine times and then step up to longer hours is required.
Experience in dealing with fleet management issues, always keeping the vehicles immaculate and arranging for routine fluid checks to be carried out.
You should have an excellent knowledge of Central London and be able to get the principal to functions and events in a timely and efficient manner.
This role requires a person with previous high level/VIP chauffeuring experience and staff management skills, and superb manner. Candidates Should have a proven track record of having worked as a chauffeur/Head of transportation for a UHNWI with other drivers under his/her guidance. Previous long term position essential.
Salary in the region of £45,000 per annum. (HU3893)
Live in or Live out
Essential Requirements – Previous long term employment in a similar high end household. Minimum of 3 yrs in one position. Driver and Non Smoker essential. Ability to work weekends. Housekeeping to minimum of 5* Boutique standards.
Yachting background as Chief Stewardess / Stewardess a big plus
A new vacancy for our client with a large residence near Beaconsfield who requires an experienced hands-on head housekeeper to join a team of staff. A large country house within its own estate within easy access to London.
A good team spirit is required, and you must always be willing to work with the team to keep this large home immaculate.
Business family of 3 adults are looking for a hands-on head housekeeper who is willing to undertake varied and diverse roles and who is totally hands on. 5* boutique level housekeeping standards required for this estate.
You must have previous long term hands-on housekeeping experience and be willing to undertake varied duties including cleaning, dusting, polishing, making beds, changing sheets, caring for fine finishes. You will work closely with 2 cleaners, always ensuring exacting standards and detailed presentation of the property.
You will be responsible for the day to day running of the interior, ensuring personal items and provisions are kept well stocked, ordering of same, ensuring deliveries are made in a timely fashion and external services arranged accordingly.
Previous experience with front of house and table service, flower arranging as well as turn down service is essential.
Weekend working will be required, so 5 days working over 7 days, with daily hours of 8-5pm if the principals are not in residence – 11-8pm if they are. Therefore, flexibility is key.
We seek an energetic and dynamic candidate with a “can-do” attitude; possibly from a yachting background, immaculately presented for this long term position.
Excellent Salary will be offered, negotiable and based on experience. If you choose to live in, lovely accommodation will be provided, but sorry no dependants or pets accepted.
If you live locally and choose to live out, you must be able to cover the weekends working. 2 days off Mid Week
Fluent English and strictly non smoker essential. Checkable references and enhanced DBS Check will be required. Drivers licence and own car essential. (HU2944)
Between Petersfield and Winchester, Hampshire
RESIDENTIAL COMPANION - HOUSEKEEPER-DRIVER
Live out considered providing the overnight stays can be met.
Between Petersfield and Winchester
Essential Requirements – Working knowledge and experience in the care of young adults with Autism. Flexible, caring and energetic. Housekeeping and family cooking experience. Driver with own car. Non smoker.
Family of four – 1 son at University, the younger son who is autistic aged 18yrs at home. The property consists of 2 houses side by side. The parents live in one house, the son has his bedroom in the second house with its own facilities offering him independent living. His interests and hobbies are mainly creative eg music, playing guitar and drums, singing, listening to music, playing board games and art. Also enjoys the gym and will shortly start some voluntary work locally and start driving lessons.
Hours: When parents are in the house 40 hours per week which includes 2 -3 evenings companionship. Flexible hours depending on parent’s movements, but generally between 9.30 to 6 unless staying for evening. Days are generally Monday to Friday but on an ad hoc basis including Saturday/Sunday occasionally.
When Parents are staying at home overnight.
Housekeeping – Few hours per week.
Additional duties when parents are away from home.
When parents are away overnight, full time including overnight to provide cover for parents.
Stay overnight required 1 – 2 nights in the week a few times a month, occasional week when parents away, maybe one every 6 -8 weeks)
SALARY £40-45,000 Gross depending on previous experience, Accom provided large bedroom and ensuite bathroom, use of kitchen/dining room, sitting room in the 2nd house where the son sleeps.
Driver, enhanced DBS Check and checkable references essential. (HU3934)
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILYCOOK-DRIVER-MAINTENANCE & HANDYPERSON
Essential Requirements – Previous experience working in a high-end luxury private residence. Excellent standard of housekeeping skills. Understanding of AV/Creston systems.
Hands on couple who work well together. Good communication skills, driving licence and being self-motivated is a must.
New position for large luxury 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.
The property will need to be cleaned on a daily basis and various maintenance checks carried out daily.
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.
The family will not be residing in the property for long periods but using it more for entertaining and inviting Overseas guests to stay. During occupancy, you will be required to work throughout the length of time the owners or their guests are in residence. All overtime hours /days can be taken once the house is serviced and no one is 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 on 3rd floor comprising bedroom with ensuite bathroom, private living room, and kitchenette. 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)
ALRESFORD – HAMPSHIRE
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
DRIVER-HOUSEKEEPER-HOUSEMAN –STEWARD (average 48-50 hrs per week).
Friday 10.30 – 21.30
Saturday 13:00- 22:30
Sunday 13:00- 21:00
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, Nanny and 4 gardeners. The family consists of 2 principals, and they have 4 children between 9 and 16 and a small dog. The property is used for weekends, holidays and during the Christmas period. You should be child and dog friendly
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 both informal and formal dinners on occasion.
Driving the principals when required.
Cleaning and assisting with a special collection of cars (Vintage and supercars)
Assisting the house manager with overseeing the contractors.
Daily housekeeping to include cleaning, washing, laundry and ironing to a high standard. Wardrobe management.
Maintaining inventories and stock levels 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: TOP END - Days off Wednesday & Thursday. Driver with own car essential, sorry no pets or dependents. Fluent English written and spoken and basic IT Skills required. Uniformed position – chino’s and polo shirt. (HU3371)