Experienced Domestic Couple
Housekeeper, family cook, maintenance gardener, handyperson, security, driver.
Pro active, self sufficient and experienced, energetic couple required to run and manage this part time residence in Rural Oxfordshire. The property is a large country house in its own grounds which has recently been refurbished and is easy to care for. The family and their dog visit mainly at weekends and some holidays.
Duties are interchangeable between the couple, working well together is key in a proactive and motivated manner. Between the couple you will take care of the daily running and maintenance of the property, this will include day to day cleaning, laundry, and wardrobe management. When the family are in residence fresh simple family cooking will be required. A lot of produce is grown in the gardens, so the ability to make fresh homemade soups, freeze and make preserves utilising the seasonal vegetables is a big plus. If the housekeeper enjoys being in the garden growing vegetables, there is plenty of time to do so.
The gardens are well designed, so a hobby/ maintenance gardener with ability to mow, prune and weed is required. Professional gardening team is employed, so a good team player is essential.
You will be responsible for arranging and liaising with contractors, liaising with the family and the family office, so a good level of computer skills are required.
The principal has a large car collection which any car enthusiast will enjoy to care for. There will be occasional driving for the principal which may include a very occasional evening drive but always with prior agreement.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. Separate furnished 2 bedroom cottage all found will be provided. 2 days off per week, usually midweek. Both should drive. Sorry no pets or dependant children. Minimum of 4 years experience in a domestic position and first class references are required.
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 between £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided. Tagalog speakers very welcome.