RURAL HAMPSHIRE - NR Basingstoke
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
Maintenance Grounds person/Handyperson/Security
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. These duties will include polishing silver and brass, polishing furniture, doing all the laundry including bedlinen and taking care of steaming more elaborate dresses/suits etc.
Between you, you will also deal with security, clean windows, clean the BBQ, manage external contractors, deal with suppliers 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. Occasional entertaining will be for family and friends and on a relaxed basis.
Partner to care for swimming pool, tennis court, cleaning of cars 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. Also have to co ordinate the servicing of all cars and garden equipment.
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. There are also Woodlands to keep tidy during Winter months.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely one bedroom (large) self contained apartment, two days off per week usually Tuesday and Wednesday and use of a car. Sorry no dependent children or pets. (HU1538)
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
HOUSEKEEPER/FAMILYCOOK/DRIVER/MAINTENANCE & HANDYPERSON
Essential Requirements: Previous experience working in a high-end luxury private residence, excellent standard of housekeeping and basic maintenance skills, understanding of AV/Creston systems, SMART home experience, hands on couple who work well together, good communication skills, driving licence and being self-motivated is a must
New position for large luxury private residence close to Hyde Park. The vacancy requires a flexible hands-on housekeeping couple to maintain and care for this beautiful home.
Duties will include all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning to a high standard, washing, ironing, wardrobe management, arranging flowers, running errands & shopping.
Ability to prepare breakfasts and cook light fresh healthy meals when required.
The property will need to be cleaned on a daily basis and various maintenance checks carried out daily.
One of the couple must drive and be confident driving in London, there will be some driving duties for the principals and also airport runs. You will care for the cars and be proactive in their maintenance.
You will also be responsible for liaising with external contractors and general day to day maintenance of the property. Running errands, dealing with food shopping, provisioning and ensuring the residence runs smoothly.
The family will not be residing in the property for long periods but using it more for entertaining and inviting Overseas guests to stay. During occupancy, you will be required to work throughout the length of time the owners or their guests are in residence. All overtime hours /days can be taken once the house is serviced and no one is in residence. You will need to manage your own time, plan ahead and be well organised.
You will report daily to the property manager, so a good level of English and basic computer skills a must. Tagalog speakers very welcome.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Own suite of rooms on 3rd floor comprising bedroom with ensuite bathroom, private living room, and kitchenette. 2 days off per week with flexibility to work longer days and take time back when the principals are away. Good communication/ IT skills and good team players essential Sorry no pets or dependants. (HU3844)