Housekeeper / Cook / Grounds and Household maintenance.
Duties are interchangeable
Essential Requirements: Long term position, strictly non-smokers, clean driving licence. Experienced, professional couple, with great attention to detail, proactive and discreet.
Capable to work as part of a small team which currently includes full-time live-in Housekeeper, driver and part time gardener. Fluent Spoken and written English is essential. Security aware.
A new opportunity for an experienced, energetic, and flexible couple to join a formal family of four. This is a large property with gardens, kitchen garden and a tennis court.
All duties for the couple are interchangeable, the primary duties will encompass total care of the interior.
Housekeeping -to include cleaning, washing and ironing, care of antiques, fine furniture/ fabrics. Wardrobe management experience is a big plus, polishing shoes, home style cooking and some formal entertaining – ability to lay a formal table is required. Care of flowers and plants.
Cooking – Meal planning, preparation, and cooking of fresh, healthy family meals. Weekly shopping of groceries, provisioning and organisation of household supplies. Family and friends do visit on a regular basis in normal times, the family enjoy entertaining and in the long-term hope to return to this. For large dinner parties catering staff are brought in, and you will be required to assist with greeting guests and service.
Gardening and Property Maintenance – Assisting with general garden maintenance, working alongside the weekly gardener. Assist with planting and maintenance of the kitchen garden and greenhouse. General property maintenance and organisation and supervision of external contractors and trades. The driver also assists with garden maintenance and DIY as necessary.
The family have 2 medium size dogs, between the staff they will require walking, grooming, feeding and general care.
Two teenage children are boarders and return home at weekends and exeats, they are very independent. When the principals are away on business, you will be required to keep an open eye.
SALARY Competitive depending on experience. 2 bedroom furnished cottage with small outdoor terrace. 5 day working week with 2 days off, flexibility to cover some weekends will be required. Strictly non-smokers, excellent checkable references and enhanced DBS Check required. This is a unformed position (black trousers – black top- gilet all provided).
SORRY NO PETS OR DEPENDANTS. (HU3821)
Rural Hampshire, NR Basingstoke
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
RURAL HAMPSHIRE - NR Basingstoke.
Essential Requirements – Previous experience working in a domestic environment. Clean driving licence. Flexible. Strictly Non smoker.
Family of four which includes 2 teenage children at boarding school/University, currently using this property as a permanent residence, in the long term it will revert back to being their weekend home.
The position requires a flexible couple who can demonstrate self sufficiency and autonomy.
The house has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, and is completely refurbished and easy to keep immaculate. The housekeeper should have an eye for detail, be able to provision and manage the household and undertake the day to day housekeeping duties.
Between you, you will also manage external contractors, deal with suppliers, deal with household expenses and ideally have basic computer skills.
You may be asked to assist the principal with food preparation and possibly some light cooking, but this is not essential. Any entertaining will be for family and friends and on a casual basis.
Partner to care for swimming pool and be able to tend the terraces, patio and undertake any maintenance duties around the property. You will need to lay and tend fires, manage the heating system and deal with any indoor maintenance as required.
There are large areas of lawns and at least 2 days per week will be spent cutting grass in the summer and 2 days dealing with leaves etc during winter months. Previous experience of using a chain saw and large pieces of garden equipment is essential. Contract gardeners are also employed, but any gardening knowledge and expertise highly appreciated.
Security of the property will therefore be part of the role. Ideally the couple should have their own hobbies and interests as this vacancy does not always allow for 2 people to keep busy for the whole week.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely one bedroom (large) self contained accommodation, two days off per week usually Tuesday and Wednesday and use of a car. Sorry no dependent children or pets. (REF HU1538)