HOUSEKEEPER, COOK/CHEF, DRIVER, GARDEN MAINTENANCE
Long term clients have a wonderful vacancy for an experienced couple to care for this beautiful weekend residence/home overlooking the River Thames.
Duties are interchangeable and essential that the couple work very well together.
The property is 9-bedroom with a separate guest-cottage of 3 bedrooms. The principals are in residence at weekends (not every weekend), but do spend Christmas at the house so you must be prepared to work over Christmas. The principals have adult children and occasionally they visit with the grandchildren, but there are no pets. They do enjoy entertaining and so often have guests.
Cooking can range between a family meal for 2 up to a large event usually buffet-style for 30. Extra help will be provided when there are a large number of people. They enjoy a diverse range of styles of cuisine which will need to include some vegetarian dishes.
The property is state of the art and any technical maintenance is carried out by the regular contractors; however, basic maintenance skills and an understanding of technology is a big advantage. The pool, underfloor heating etc. are managed by external contractors and the general maintenance by the principal’s maintenance team from his company, so essential that you can coordinate and manage the services required and give assistance as and when required.
A part-time gardener is employed but there will be some light maintenance gardening, tidying and weeding but mostly cleaning the patios, watering etc. Also there is a boat house which will need to be cleaned along with a small river boat.
Occasional driving will be required and occasional cleaning of the principals car.
The housekeeper will need to have an eye for detail with previous experience of fine fabrics, antiques and care of silver, china and delicate bed and linen.
Salary in the region of £55,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. First class 3 bed/3 bathroom accommodation, use of a car, 2 days off per week usually Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sorry No Pets and IDEALLY Non-Smokers, with Fluent English. (HU3053) Contact Hutchinson’s Domestic Staff Agency Couples Division for an exclusive service.
|Job Category||Full time, Live in|
|Duties||All hands on housekeeping, cooking, driving, contractors, security|
|Accommodation||3 bedroom apartment|
|Salary||Circa £55,000 Gross|