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Domestic Couple

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
2 bedroom apartment

Salary:
Circa £60,000

Job Ref:
HU3561

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, House -Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Live In Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Butler -House-Person – 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:

  • Housekeeping
  • Taking care of antiques, brass, silver and fine fabrics.
  • House-Person duties
  • Butler service
  • Taking care of the wine cellar
  • Turn down service
  • Light family cooking when and if required
  • Walking the dogs
  • Occasional driving duties
  • Keep the fires clean and stocked with logs

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 circa 60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided. 

RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE

Alresford, Hampshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Newly refurbished separate one-bedroom split level accommodation away from the main house.

Salary:
Circa £60-65,000 plus Gross per annum

Job Ref:
HU3371

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Head Housekeeper Jobs, House -Person Jobs
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ALRESFORD – HAMPSHIRE
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
DRIVER-HOUSEKEEPER-HOUSEMAN –STEWARD (average 48-50 hrs per week).
Friday 10.30 - 22:00 
Saturday 13:00- 22:30 
Sunday 13:00- 21:00
Monday 8.00-17.00
Tuesday 8.00-17.00

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 and Nanny. The family consists of 2 principals and they have 4 children between 8 and 15 and a small dog. The property is used for weekends, holidays and during the Christmas period. You should be child and dog friendly and be willing to travel occasionally with the family.

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 including formal dinners on occasion.

Driving the principals when required.

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 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: Circa £60-65,000 plus Gross per annum. 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 – chinos and polo shirt. (HU3371)