KINGS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience and Longevity in Previous Positions, Drivers Licence Genuine love of animals, willingness to learn to assist with care of small ponies
Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 pm
Five-bedroom contemporary family home in 5 acres of land. A rural location with limited village services 1 mile away, but close to Watford, serviced by good rail links and easy driving distance of the M25. Informal family of four adults. There are 3 very small ponies, who are cared for by a part time groom in the mornings, but you will need to be able to learn to prepare hay nets at lunch time, feed and medicate, collect droppings and stable the ponies in the evening, so previous equine experience or a willingness to learn and a genuine love of animals essential. The family will in the near future have dogs too.
The family seek a proactive, creative and forward-thinking couple who are used to working together as a couple. The position comes highly recommended by current and previous couples.
Duties will include all general housekeeping duties, daily cleaning, washing, ironing, household errands, and potentially dog walking twice daily in all weathers. There is no cooking with this position, no assistance is required for entertaining and driving is limited to running errands and occasional airport runs. There is a pool and spa complex to be kept clean and maintained and specialist pool contractors to liaise with.
An experienced handyperson is required with a really good skill base to accommodate most DIY type duties, you will be required to care for all property maintenance indoor and out which will include local tenanted properties. A gardener is employed but some assistance will be required. House sitting and security during the owner’s absence is also part of the role and hence holidays must be taken outside the family’s holidays.
Salary £850 npw –mainly weekends off (some flexibility required to house and animal sit when the owners are away) 1-bedroom self-contained furnished apartment. Business use of car.
BOTH must be non-smokers, BOTH speak fluent English, BOTH drive manual cars and have experience driving in the countryside with own car for pleasure. Sorry NO PETS or dependants. PREVIOUS DOMESTIC COUPLE EXP AND LONGEVITY IN POSITIONS ESSENTIAL (CC1694)
Nr Exeter, Devon
Nr Exeter, Devon
Essential Requirements: Previous Experience in Private Residence or Yachting, Both Must Drive, Own Car and Dog Lover Essential
COOK-HOUSEKEEPER- HANDYPERSON, ASST GARDENER -HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT
The position is for a full-time live-in couple consisting of a family cook/housekeeper together with a genuine all-round maintenance/houseman/gardener.
The property is a Grade I listed historic building in rural Devon not far from Exeter and close to the sea, due to its rural location driving licenses for both are essential. Own car is required, there is a car that can be used for shopping and other necessary work-related trips.
The property is owned by a family with young children who live in London, this property is their weekend and holiday home. The family anticipate using the property at least every other weekend and every half term and holiday.
Hours of work are based around a 45-hour working week with flexibility expected regarding hours and days off, Tuesday and Wednesday can be taken as days off.
There are 30 days holiday per year inclusive of bank holidays, where it is necessary to work on bank holidays these days can be taken in Lieu.
There is a family dog who will remain at the property therefore it is important to be very comfortable with dogs and be willing to take excellent care of the dog.
The couples expected duties are:
Handyperson/ Asst Gardener/ Household Assistant
Salary in the region of £60,000 - 65,000 gross per annum. Accommodation is included consisting of a 2-bedroom cottage with a nice garden. The role is not suitable for candidates with children, but pets can be considered. (HU3706)
Essential Requirements: Italian & English Speakers. Previous Experience in a Similar Position or Hospitality Industry. Capable to Work Independently.
Hands on and Practical. Clean Driving Licence. High-end Customer Service
Housekeeper/ Cook /Steward/ Handyperson/Driver/Security
Part residence holiday home of an international family of 3. Their extended family and guests will also visit from time to time. The couple will be responsible for the efficient running of the villa, providing personal service with a distinctive, hands on involvement. In charge of the efficient, cost and service and maintenance of the household all year round. A combination of the following skill sets is required: Housekeeping, cooking, waiter service, chauffeur, handyperson with some knowledge of dealing with technology of a smart house. The property is newly purchased and will undergo a large renovation project over the coming months.
The housekeeper will manage the interior on a day-to-day basis, undertaking general housekeeping duties including cleaning, washing and ironing, packing and unpacking suitcases as required. Good fresh healthy style cooking for family and guests during their stay – light and simple but very well presented.
You will prepare the house for the arrival of family and guests, run errands and manage the household provisioning.
Partner should have good DIY and handy skills, have a technical mind and be able to oversee the boiler room, CCTV and alarm systems.
You will care for the swimming pool and oversee contractors and look after minor repairs and small day to day projects.
Laying and serving at table is also part of the role, but this is an informal home.
The cars will need to be washed and managed accordingly, airport runs and routine household provisioning etc will be required.
Light gardening work will be required but with ability to oversee the heavier work done by others.
You will manage the household accounts and be capable to prepare monthly reports on all household expenses. Arrange and co-ordinate external services and oversee projects and building work on a regular basis.
Salary negotiable depending on experience. Time off to be managed by the couple but flexible for when the family are in residence when longer hours may be required. Immaculate staff quarters, which will not be affected by the internal building project.
Nr Alresford, Hampshire
Nr. Alresford, Hampshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Pet Friendly
HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK-HANDYPERSON-ASST GARDENER-SECURITY
Large country estate in rural Hampshire, set in parkland, woodland and arable land with 11 acres of mature gardens and 1.5 acre walled garden.
This is the permanent residence of a family of 5, ( in normal times 2 eldest adult children come and go) and one teenager who is at boarding school and 2 dogs.
The housekeeper will be required to work closely with the lady of the house, you should be able to take initiative, be well motivated but at the same time open to suggestions. A traditional role for a housekeeper with an eye for detail is essential. You will need previous experience in the care of silver and antiques, working alongside a cleaner, but at the same time be very hands on with laundry, washing and ironing, caring for fine fabrics, happy to handwash fine china and glass, know how to lay a table for a formal dinner party, arrange flowers and be capable to deal with tradespeople and suppliers, ordering provisions and taking responsibility for the running of the household especially when the principals are away.
Ideally you will be confident in the kitchen, mainly to prepare light lunches or snacks occasionally, but willing to freeze vegetables and fruits from the garden, assist with jam making and generally assist madam with batch food preparation, but not every day cooking.
Partner will work alongside the outdoor gardening team, assisting with grounds maintenance, woodland maintenance, and general DIY tasks. Ideally you will be able to use a chain saw, chopping wood for the fires, and dealing with heavier indoor duties as needed. Laying fires, cleaning windows, driving airport and school runs, caring for the cars, assisting indoors during shooting weekends and generally a helping hand. So essential that you enjoy wearing many different hats and working as part of a team.
There are 2 black Labradors who between you will need feeding and walking each day too.
In normal times the family travel frequently and during their absence you will need to take care of the property and security, so essential that you have good levels of communications and during these times be self-sufficient and self-directing.
SALARY BETWEEN £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Private One bedroom flat is currently available in the main house, with an option for larger 2 bed accommodation Spring-2021.
2 flexible days off per week, average working day is 8am to 5pm. Eventually if there are house guests then additional hours will be required, time off in lieu will be given. Ideally both should drive a car is available if required. Well behaved dog welcome. (HU3631) ON HOLD