DAILY SECURITY CHAUFFEUR
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Security Background, Flexibility
A new position for an experienced daily security chauffeur to work for a family of three based in Mayfair. We require a professional candidate with previous private household experience. This is a fulltime position working 5-days a week, 12 hours per day on a rotation with a team of security chauffeurs, thus flexibility is essential.
You will be responsible for the care of the vehicles including keeping the cars immaculate, maintaining services and MOT’s as well as insurance. Daily driving will include school runs for the two young children as well as driving the principal to various venues, appointments, etc.
You should have Bentley and Maybach experience. It is essential that you have a security background, ideally previous police, or military experience.
Strong communication skills along with flexibility required. September start. Salary in the region of £50,000. (HU3736)
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.
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.
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)
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 Framlingham, Suffolk
Nr Framlingham, Suffolk
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Animal Friendly, Strong DIY Skills
Young couple with 2 small children recently moved into this small country estate during Summer 2021. The property is set in 38 acres in rural Suffolk, it is the family’s weekend and holiday home and over the next 2 years will undergo a refurbishment project, building work and major landscaping. There will also be several projects which will include reinstatement of a Victorian walled garden and creating a woodland space.
The housekeeper should have a detailed eye for cleaning, capable to deal with all family laundry including care of delicates and fine fabrics and ensure guest rooms are prepared within the main house and the guest cottages. You will be responsible for food shopping and household provisioning, arranging, and overseeing contractors for servicing and maintenance of household services.
Cooking for the family will be required on a regular basis, fresh healthy dishes, utilising fresh produce from the gardens as and when available. Batch cooking for the freezer, making jams and preserves etc. Ideally the housekeeper will be willing to assist in the gardens, weeding, watering, and harvesting fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Partner will be required to care for and develop the gardens, reinstating the walled garden into a kitchen garden to grow vegetables, fruit and develop new flower beds & rose garden. The role requires a knowledgeable gardener but not necessarily a horticulturist. All equipment including ride on mower / tractor will be provided.
You will have good DIY skills capable to repair fences, deal with small carpentry/ painting repairs, care for the swimming pool, tennis court, pressure wash pathways and patio areas. Weekly cleaning of the cars and the coordination of external contractors are all part of this role.
Both of the couple will need to be animal friendly as long term the family will have Chickens, Alpacas, dogs and possibly ponies in the future.
SALARY Circa £50-55,000 Gross per annum. Unfurnished (white goods supplied) 2-bedroom single storey cottage with small garden. Strictly Non-Smokers, enhanced DBS and excellent references required. Sorry no dependant children but small well-behaved dog considered. ASAP Start/ (HU3697)
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Driver with clean UK license, Pet friendly, Child friendly
Residential grounds and estate handy – person / security and housekeeper
Newly created position for a flexible security and handy-person with Partner to act as Housekeeper, assisting the owners to run and manage this immaculate large country residence for a family of 5, which includes 3 school age children. The property stands in a total of approximately 400acres.
The effective responsibilities are as follows:
FOR GROUNDS AND ESTATE HANDYPERSON-SECURITY
General Security to the House and whole Estate, House and estate maintenance. This is to include lawn cutting, hedge cutting if possible, driveway and exterior sweeping, gravel raking, leaf blowing, general cleaning to all external areas, garages etc, power washing to terraces etc.
Car Cleaning and fleet management - arranging servicing, tyre change etc. Driving for all family members. Possible collections from school for children, airport runs etc. Handyperson activities, such as changing light bulbs, log collection and storage.
Checking and receiving deliveries for packages and utilities, controlling access to and from the house for contractors, rubbish control, such as putting out the bins weekly etc. Possible assistance with the horses, such as feeding them, bringing them in etc.
FOR RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER
First-Class high-end cleaning and laundry. Simple family cooking, child and animal friendly. Flexible and organised with great attention to detail in this primary residence, newly built, with high end finishes and in immaculate condition.
Main duties for the housekeeper will be an excellent standard of day-to-day housekeeping, which will include washing and ironing, cleaning, organisation of contractors, deliveries etc. Ideally, occasionally you will be willing to prepare simple fresh family dishes, shared with madam as she likes to cook and possibly assisting with childcare when needed.
The family have a pony and a dog, so animal lovers are essential.
You will be required to wear a simple casual uniform of polo shirt and chinos.
The working day will start early 6.45 am to assist with children’s breakfast during term time, then taking a long break once the house duties are complete and starting again 3-8pm.
SALARY Negotiable depending on experience. Circa £60,000-70,000 per annum. Beautiful one bedroom flat for sole use. Strictly non-smokers, no dependants, but small pet considered. Security/Maintenance person must be a driver with clean licence essential. 2 flexible days off per week - flexibility to cover for some weekends. Excellent references required. (HU3603)
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience Required (Minimum of 5 years WITH LONGEVITY IN PREVIOUS POSITIONS), Drivers Licence. Capable to manage a small team. Good team players. Discreet, focused and self-sufficient with high end service background
ESTATE MANAGER & SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER
Exceptional first-class couple, required for this position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. This immaculate estate is newly refurbished and requires a very experienced, senior domestic couple to maintain and manage the house and grounds to a very high standard. A second couple will be employed who will report to you, but it is essential that you are both hands on to ensure 7 day per week cover between the 2 couples.
The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).
The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.
Whilst duties are separate the couple must work well together and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping function of the main house with servicing of the cottages as and when required. You will be able to delegate duties to the assistant housekeeper when recruited, but your duties will also include cleaning, bed changing, laundry, ironing, shoe cleaning, arrange dry cleaning, take deliveries, messages and oversee internal tradesmen. You should enjoy displaying cut flowers, working with the gardener to ensure good use of available flowers. You will need to arrange pantry and household supplies (principally online). Cooking is not essential to the role, but some prep/assistance may be required occasionally. Caterers will be available for any entertaining, but you will need to oversee this and assist with dinner parties and other events.
The Estate Manager will be responsible for the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands-on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance, but at the same time have the management skills to lead the team of 6.
You will be required when needed to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will arrange external services i.e., window, pool, tennis court cleaning, maintain a stock of logs, lay fires, and fill log baskets, monitor oil and re-order, and manage domestic finances, place orders, and pay bills. You will manage and work with all staff on the estate (housekeeping and gardening) and any external contractors. Experience of overseeing building projects would be an advantage. There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals to and from airport- station pickups, restaurants etc.
TOP SALARY IN THE REGION OF £80,000 PLUS PER ANNUM DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.
2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK WORKING ON A ROTA WITH SECOND COUPLE.
LARGE DETACHED IMMACULATE 2 BEDROOM FURNISHED, SEPARATE ACCOMODATION WITH OWN GARDEN & UTILITIES PAID.
SORRY NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN AND STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS. BOTH MUST DRIVE. ONE WELL BEHAVED DOG MAY BE CONSIDERED BUT NO CATS (HU3309)
Nr Alresford, Hampshire
NR ALRESFORD -HAMPSHIRE
RESIDENTIAL GROUNDS AND ESTATE HANDYPERSON-SECURITY
Newly created position for a flexible security and handyperson to assist the owners to run and manage this immaculate large country residence for a family of 5 which includes 3 school age children. The property stands in a total of approx. 400acres.
The effective responsibilities are as follows:
Salary in the region of £30-35,000 Gross depending on skills and experience. Beautiful one bedroom flat for sole use. Strictly Non-Smoker, no pets and no dependants. Driver with clean licence essential. 2 flexible days off per week. (HU3603C)