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DOMESTIC COUPLE

Edenbridge, Kent

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
A beautiful, large 3-bedroom Oast house within the Estate

Salary:
Salary circa £48,000 Gross per annum.

Job Ref:
HU3618

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs, Security Jobs
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Domestic Couple
Edenbridge, Kent
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers, Pet Friendly


HOUSEKEEPER – GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE PERSON-SECURITY
Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Proactive, country loving domestic couple is required for a recently refurbished, 500-acre country estate in Kent. The 7-bedroom, grade 11 listed property is the permanent home of a down to earth couple and their very friendly dog and 2 cats. 

Housekeeper
The Housekeeper will primarily be responsible for the day to day cleaning and deep cleans of the 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom home, laundry, preparing the home for guests, running errands and pet care. Ideally the housekeeper will be able to prepare ingredients, cook occasionally and eventually serve at informal dinner parties.

Grounds/Maintenance
Partner will be responsible for the day to day grounds maintenance of the property, which will include gardening, mowing, hedge trimming, greenhouse, and vegetable garden. Other duties will include general property maintenance, overseeing contractors, swimming pool, spa and hot tub maintenance, car cleaning and care of the vehicles, ad hoc driving duties and generally assisting the housekeeper and two additional estate workers when required. You will also be responsible for the security of the estate.

This is a long-term role, suitable for a very hand on, self-motivated couple who are used to working together in domestic service – you must be confident in your ability to provide high standards of work without supervision.

Accommodation and Salary

A beautiful, large 3-bedroom Oast house within the Estate, next to the main house. This can either be furnished or unfurnished. All bills included. Monday to Friday 8-4pm with weekends off, some flexibility will be required for driving duties. Salary circa £48,000 Gross per annum.

Well behaved pet considered, but sorry no dependent children. Both must drive. (HU3618)

 

 

DOMESTIC COUPLE

HERTFORDSHIRE / BEDFORDSHIRE BORDER

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Self-contained flat with 2 double bedrooms attached to the house with separate entrance.

Salary:
£50,000

Job Ref:
HU3747

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER & MAINTENANCE GARDENER, HANDYPERSON, DRIVER
Monday to Friday 8-5pm with occasional weekend cover
HERTFORDSHIRE/BEDFORDSHIRE BORDER
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience working as a domestic couple. Love of the countryside, working outside with a passion for gardening. Dog lovers. Clean driving licence.

Mature employer with visiting children and grandchildren seeks a new couple due to the retirement of the long-term current couple.

The housekeeper will take care of the interior of the residence, which will include

  • Daily cleaning, hoovering, polishing, sweeping main areas of the house
  • Care of the kitchen, cleaning the oven, surfaces and ensuring freezer and cupboards are clean and tidy. Setting table at mealtimes and assisting in the kitchen if required.
  • Polishing silver, brass, antiques and fine furniture.
  • Washing and ironing to include bed, table linens and towels, dealing with hand washing, fine fabrics and arranging dry cleaning.
  • Making and changing beds, arranging guest rooms.
  • Feeding and walking the dog if the owner is absent.
  • Watering and care of indoor plants and flowers.
  • Keeping patio, doorsteps and downstairs windows clean and free of dirt.

Gardener-handyperson- all rounder

  • Grounds and garden maintenance including repairs i.e. fencing, weeding, lawn mowing, pruning etc.
  • Keep fireplaces clean and stocked with logs
  • Swimming pool maintenance, clear of leaves and debris.
  • Tennis court maintenance.
  • Light household maintenance (light bulb replacements, minor plumbing, basic painting)
  • Care for the cars, cleaning, polishing fuelling and occasional driving when required.
  • Outdoor furniture care

Accommodation - Self-contained flat with 2 double bedrooms attached to the house with separate entrance.

Salary £50,000 Gross per annum. 4 weeks holidays per annum. 8-5pm Monday to Friday with occasional weekend cover. Presence required on the property during the owner’s absence.

Sorry no children or dependants. Clean driving licence essential DBS Checks will be required.

(HU3747)

House Manager / House -Person / Driver

Somerset

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Live in or Live out

Salary:
Circa £50,000 based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3758

Job Categories:
Driver Jobs, Gardener Jobs, House -Person Jobs, Household Manager Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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Live in or Live out House Manager / House -Person / Driver
Somerset
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Excellent technical skills, hands-on, Confident Driver

An exciting position for a private family based in Somerset to manage the maintenance and upkeep of a modern 6-bedroom home (main residence) and office complex.  This is a multi-faceted role that will require an all-rounder who can manage the property as well as the health / wellness facilities, manage the vehicle fleet, maintain and manage the upkeep of a smaller domestic property, equestrian facilities, an office and storage all based at the same site.  

In addition to the main residence, you will be required to manage a small office complex including a warehouse and cottage that is leased.  The office has a small team of staff and is located approximately 4 miles from the main residence.   Duties will include the hands-on maintenance and contracts to ensure correct level of operations, weekly and monthly checks of the buildings and land, management of the cleaners, direct mail as required, weekly fire drills to meet compliance, etc.  

The split would be 1-2 days at the offices and 3-4 days at the private residence.

You will be required to manage the maintenance contracts to ensure best cover for the family with minimal intrusion.   You will also be responsible for managing contractors when onsite.  

It is essential that you are hands-on with a strong technical background.  You should have the ability to diagnose and remedy minor faults. 

Additional duties will include

  • Manage the cleaning and servicing of the vehicle fleet including sales and purchases
  • Driving duties in the UK, so you must be a confident driver
  • Hands-on with regards to routine deep cleaning (windows, door runners, gutters, etc.)
  • Utilise and assist the handyman with projects and routine works
  • Conduct weekly and monthly checks of the house systems, buildings and ground
  • Procurement and sourcing for the family in tandem with the PA
  • Running general errands
  • Manage the security of the property, being a key holder for alarm responses
  • Manage the tenanted farmland in conjunction with the land agents
  • Assist the gardener as required

There is a small team of staff in place including a PA, housekeeper, handyman, labourer and gardener, so essential that you work well in a team environment.  This is very much a hands-on role that requires you to have the ability to prioritise and multi-task.   You should have experience working in a smart home and have a good understanding of electrics, heating, swimming pools, saunas, etc.  

5-day working week, Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm.   Salary circa £50,000 based on experience.   (HU3758)

 

 

LIVE-IN HANDY PERSON

St Tropez

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Shared house with own bedroom

Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 (based on experience)

Job Ref:
HU3742

Job Categories:
Driver Jobs, Grounds-Person Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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LIVE-IN HANDY PERSON
St Tropez
Essential Requirements: Good Handy-Person Skills, Confident Driver, Flexible, Fluent English

A live-in handy person is required to work in the role of caretaker / handy person for a large estate in St Tropez.  

The role will require a candidate who has previously worked in a similar role and someone who can manage various tasks with a good handy-person skillset.  

Duties will include

  • Managing courtyards and outside areas
  • Cleaning gutters
  • Mowing lawns
  • Cleaning pools
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • General handy-person tasks
  • Pool knowledge would be a bonus, but not essential as long as you are willing to learn
  • Confident driver
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical issues
  • Ability to troubleshoot

This is a full-time position working 5 days per week.   Accommodation provided, shared house with own bedroom.   Salary in the region of £25,000- £30,000 depending on experience.  Fluent English required.   (HU3742)

RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGER

French / Italian Border

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Separate apartment (attached to the main house) with a small garden provided.

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3739

Job Categories:
Household Manager Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGER
French / Italian Border
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Fluent English and French, Good IT skills, Flexibility

A formal/informal household looking for an experienced down to earth house manager to take care of their French summer residence and organise the maintenance. The ideal candidate MUST have prior management experience within private residences.  It is desirable to have prior experience working at management level in luxury hospitality/hotels, but also have affinity with technical aspects.

The candidate is expected to be a forward thinker with a proactive attitude, be organised and work to a very high standard. The principals have multiple properties and often travel, so flexibility is key for when they are in residence.

The House Manager is expected to support and report directly to the Family Office and manage the local staff daily, ensuring the running of the property operation and ensuring the delivery of the highest level of service to the principals. You will be expected to be very hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation.

Requirements:

  • Fluent spoken and written English skills as well as French.
  • IT literate to include Excel
  • Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive. 
  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include weekends and bank holidays at short notice.

Duties to include:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the running of the houses.
  • Managing the day-today running of the property, delivering the highest standard of service to the principals.
  • Maintenance of the interior and exterior of the property according to the maintenance schedule. When necessary, liaise with third parties.
  • Liaise with the Family Office, the Principals, kitchen and gardening team, as well as security team.
  • Currently extensive renovations are being caried out. Liaising with architect and building team will be necessary during this time.
  • Security of the property, visitor registration off season.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Principal and the Family Office.
  • Manage (season) staff including hiring, training, developing, and disciplinary measures.
  • Ensure that the day-to-day operations are well organised, efficiently run and impeccably maintained.
  • Maintenance of all technical and mechanical systems such as A/C, security, water & wastewater treatment, vehicles & equipment and swimming pool care.
  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.
  • Schedule and conduct detailed inspections throughout projects & after each trade has completed its project tasks. Dealing with contractors, local vendors.
  • Review and approve invoices before sending to FO for processing. Process follow up if needed. Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure.
  • Local errands and managing the household supplies. Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored.
  • Development of the household manual/ Database management and development (inventories etc).

Fulltime position, 5 -day working week with flexibility especially when the principals are in residence.  Separate apartment (attached to the main house) with a small garden provided.  Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3739)  ON HOLD

RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE / HOUSE - PERSON

Kensington, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
£35,000

Job Ref:
HU3723

Job Categories:
Handy-Person Jobs, House -Person Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE / HOUSE - PERSON
Kensington, London W8
Essential requirements: Strong experience in general maintenance and DIY duties, ideally from a private house background, yacht, or 5* boutique hotel

Duties include


  • Live in full time
  • Can perform house-person / handy-person responsibilities such as tidying up the garden, driveway by sweeping, power washing, watering plants, simple DIY tasks (light painting, fixed loose screws)
  • Contact contractors when needed and arrange for maintenance checks
  • Collect leaves, dispose wastes 
  • Walk the Principals dog, ensure the dog has sufficient food and water
  • Monitor fire alarms and occasional CCTV cameras
  • Do patrols in the evenings and ensure windows and doors are closed
  • Understand the basic gas, electric, water meters of the house
  • Can use Creston to control heat, AC, and lights
  • Understand the basic technical aspects of the house and access points for electrical units, AC, underfloor heating 
  • Someone who has good attention to detail and can find problems / resolve in a timely matter
  • Mow the lawn when needed
  • Occasional grocery shopping
  • Accepting deliveries 
  • Prepare weekly reports 

Salary circa £35,000 gross per annum based on experience.   Accommodation provided, bedroom and bathroom with a shared living staff area with access to a full kitchen. Immediate start.  (HU3723)