Experienced chauffeur/butler/security person required for a family of four based in Weybridge. The main duty for this position will be driving thus it is essential that you are a confident driver with very good knowledge of London. Driving duties will include journeys to London, airport runs, running errands etc. You will be required to keep the cars immaculate at all times, you will also be responsible for managing the service and MOT’s. You will mainly be driving a Range Rover and Mercedes. In addition to chauffeuring duties, we require a candidate who can work in the role of butler, meeting and greeting guests, serving at table, mixing and serving drinks, etc. Previous police or military experience is a bonus. A professional and efficient candidate with excellent communication skills required. Strictly non-smoking. Conversational French would be a bonus. 5-day working week with flexibility, working hours 10am-9pm. Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3674)
Nr Alresford, Hampshire
NR ALRESFORD -HAMPSHIRE
HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK-HANDYPERSON-ASST GARDENER-SECURITY
Large country estate in rural Hampshire, set in parkland, woodland and arable land with 11 acres of mature gardens and 1.5 acre walled garden.
This is the permanent residence of a family of 5, ( in normal times 2 eldest adult children come and go) and one teenager who is at boarding school and 2 dogs.
The housekeeper will be required to work closely with the lady of the house, you should be able to take initiative, be well motivated but at the same time open to suggestions. A traditional role for a housekeeper with an eye for detail is essential. You will need previous experience in the care of silver and antiques, working alongside a cleaner, but at the same time be very hands on with laundry, washing and ironing, caring for fine fabrics, happy to handwash fine china and glass, know how to lay a table for a formal dinner party, arrange flowers and be capable to deal with tradespeople and suppliers, ordering provisions and taking responsibility for the running of the household especially when the principals are away.
Ideally you will be confident in the kitchen, mainly to prepare light lunches or snacks occasionally, but willing to freeze vegetables and fruits from the garden, assist with jam making and generally assist madam with batch food preparation, but not every day cooking.
Partner will work alongside the outdoor gardening team, assisting with grounds maintenance, woodland maintenance, and general DIY tasks. Ideally you will be able to use a chain saw, chopping wood for the fires, and dealing with heavier indoor duties as needed. Laying fires, cleaning windows, driving airport and school runs, caring for the cars, assisting indoors during shooting weekends and generally a helping hand. So essential that you enjoy wearing many different hats and working as part of a team.
There are 2 black Labradors who between you will need feeding and walking each day too.
In normal times the family travel frequently and during their absence you will need to take care of the property and security, so essential that you have good levels of communications and during these times be self-sufficient and self-directing.
SALARY BETWEEN £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Private One bedroom flat is currently available in the main house, with an option for larger 2 bed accommodation Spring-2021.
2 flexible days off per week, average working day is 8am to 5pm. Eventually if there are house guests then additional hours will be required, time off in lieu will be given. Ideally both should drive a car is available if required. Well behaved dog welcome. (HU3631)
NORTH DORSET-SOMERSET BORDER
5 Miles to Sherborne -Rural Location
Experienced Domestic Couple
HOUSEKEEPER & EXP MAINTENANCE PERSON -DRIVER -ASST GARDENER -SECURITY
APPROX 45 HRS PER WEEK
Experienced, self-sufficient, flexible domestic couple required for an informal family home in a Rural village location. The family of five includes 3 children 10yrs, 8yrs and 6yrs and the family Labrador dog.
The newly refurbished property has five bedrooms, with numerous reception rooms within the older, listed Manor house, running into an attached new build and detached guest accommodation as well as various outbuildings.
This is a busy, but well organised, happy home. It will be essential that you enjoy working with children and are completely animal friendly. The owners both have full time professional roles so experience in running a family home, and undertaking all day-to-day housekeeping duties, independently, is important. Duties within the house will include detailed cleaning to a high standard, washing, sewing and ironing, food and grocery shopping, care of flowers and plants, running errands (eg dry cleaning, supervising contractors, organising repairs, taking deliveries): generally ensuring a smooth daily running of the home.
Property maintenance (indoors and outdoors), care of the plant room and indoor swimming pool, and liaising with suppliers and contractors are also part of this role. Part of this refurbishment will still be underway during the coming summer, so it will be necessary to liaise with the builders, deal with snagging issues and generally oversee the care of this property as it is being brought up to standard and furnished. There is a small fleet of cars to be managed: washing and valeting them, fuelling, organising services and MOT etc, and there will be some family driving from time to time, including occasional evening driving. If and when time allows any assistance in the grounds, mowing, weeding etc is welcomed.
Although a nanny will be employed there will be occasions that you will be asked to help with and interact with the children, possibly undertake a school run and generally become part of this lovely family. You
During school holidays, the family often travel overseas at which time house sitting, including care of animals, (eg dog & chickens) will become part of the role. You will be a key holder for the property and alarm systems.
The vacancy is primarily Monday to Friday, but you will occasionally be required to work a weekend but with advance notice. You need to be a good team player, be well organised and proactive, with plenty of energy and above all enjoy your role.
You will both need to drive and have your own car due to the location of the property – strictly Non-Smokers and fluent English essential. Reasonable level IT/Tech Skills required.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING UPON EXPERIENCE. 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE SEPARATE FROM THE MAIN HOUSE CURRENTLY UNFURNISHED WITH OWN GARDEN. Well behaved dog considered. May/June start. (HU3683)